A way to survive the empty nest and a "cracked "relationship with a fun daily challenge of new experiences, reflections, sources, and some biblical guidance. I hope this blog which offers a fun journey to survive by trying something new, either vicariously or by doing, will result in a survival tool kit to replace the past familiar doing, giving, and/or incorporating the interest of your child or your long gone love interest, with some new self interest(s).
Day 226 Diana Krall- Beautiful and Sultry (Benedum Center, Pittsburgh)
As an “empty- nester”
I have been drawn back to my past love for jazz. Diana Krall made a Pittsburgh stop during her “Turn Up the Quit” tour recently. This jazz pianist is a 5 time Grammy winner with 8 albums debuting on the top of the Billboard
Jazz charts. It’s her sultry sound and
her interpretation of many jazz classics
that makes her so unique and appealing to many, including me.
Diana Krall is known for her lower vocal range, sometimes whispering, almost
speaking the words. I love the way that she feels the music and her
smooth vibe radiates through her audience. She opened with the upbeat, “Do I Love You” and continued with “Look of Love” (Nat King Cole) , “Night and Day” (Cole Porter) and one of my favorites
“Blue Skies”(Irving Berlin). Then she continued for the next 2 hours! I appreciated that she dedicated “Sunny Side of the Street” to Pittsburgh native Mr. Rogers.
visually beautiful show
with a fantastic band who throughout the
show showcased their talent during these jazz standards. I loved the
violin player who seemed to take the musical part usually
reserved for a saxophone. He made that instrument sing and even sometimes plucked the strings. It produced a unique musical blend.
I expected to hear good music but I did not expect
such a wonderful visual experience at show. The screen back drop changed with the feel of the music projecting images and lights that intensified the musical experience. During the song “Temptation” it was flaming red
and then it
had a dreamy effect for “Moonglow”. Diana Krall created a truly beautiful musical escape.