Diana Krall’s extraordinary new album ’Glad Rag Doll’ is an exhilarating and adventurous exploration of new sounds, new instrumentation and new musicians. It stars a singer and piano player, filled with mischief, humour and a renewed sense of tenderness and intimacy.
The record reveals itself at that remarkable vanishing point in time where all music; swinging, rocking and taboo, collide with songs of longing, solace and regret. All are made new again in a vaudeville of Krall’s own imagining.
Inspired by music from the 1920s, Krall’s vintage-blues style reflects famous Prohibition-era artists such as Annette Hanshaw, Bing Crosby and Gene Austin. She describes her music as “1920s music for the 21st Century.”