MUSIC: AND SHE SWINGS TOO

SINGER-PIANIST DIANA KRALL HAS A ROMANTIC STYLE AND A THOUGHTFUL WAY WITH THE WORKS OF NAT KING COLE

When Diana Krall strode from the wings at a recent tribute concert to saxophone great Benny Carter, the Carnegie Hall audience might have briefly wondered whether Sharon Stone had wandered onstage. Smashingly glamorous, with lavish golden hair and a smoldering glare, Krall could easily have been mistaken for a big-screen starlet. But appearances aside, the moment she launched into the opening notes of Carter's classic heartbreaker, Fresh Out of Love, it was clear that this compelling new singer has more in common with Ella Fitzgerald than with any Hollywood actress.

Krall's stage presence and her romantic vocal style have been creating...

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