Quiet Nights (Diana Krall album)

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Quiet Nights
Studio album by Diana Krall
Released March 31, 2009 (2009-03-31)
Recorded 2009; Capitol Studios
(Hollywood, Los Angeles, California)
Genre Vocal jazz, Bossa Nova
Length 54:56
Label Verve
Producer Diana Krall, Tommy LiPuma
Diana Krall chronology
From This Moment On
(2006)
Quiet Nights
(2009)
Glad Rag Doll
(2012)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
The Boston Globe positive[2]
Entertainment Weekly B+[3]
The Hartford Courant positive[4]
Los Angeles Times lukewarm[5]
The New York Times positive[6]
The Observer 4/5 stars[7]
The Phoenix 3.5/5 stars[8]
PopMatters 5/10[9]
Toronto Star 3/4 stars[10]

Quiet Nights is the tenth studio album by Canadian jazz singer-songwriter and pianist Diana Krall, released on March 31, 2009 by Verve Records. The album marks Krall's first work with arranger Claus Ogerman since 2002's Live in Paris, and her first studio work with Ogerman since 2001's The Look of Love.[1] In 2010, the title track earned Claus Ogerman the Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s).[11]

The album's title comes from the English-language title of the bossa nova standard "Corcovado", written by Antonio Carlos Jobim and first made popular in the early 1960s. The title track is one of three selections written or co-written by Jobim. Krall had previously included the Jobim-penned "How Insensitive" ("Insensatez") on her 2006 release From This Moment On, and performed Jobim's "The Boy from Ipanema" with Rosemary Clooney on the latter's 2000 album Brazil.

Commercial performance[edit]

Quiet Nights debuted at number three on the Canadian Albums Chart, selling 24,000 copies in its first week.[12] Five weeks later, the album peaked at number two with 11,000 units in sales.[13] In the United States, it sold 104,000 copies to debut at number three on the Billboard 200 and at number one on the Top Jazz Albums, becoming Krall's ninth number-one album on the latter chart.[14] In mainland Europe, the album reached the top spot in Hungary, Poland, and Portugal and charted inside the top five in Austria, France, Greece, Norway, and Spain, as well as on the pan-European chart. It also debuted on the New Zealand RIANZ chart at number two. In late 2009, Billboard ranked Quiet Nights at number twenty-five on the Top Jazz Albums decade-end chart of the 2000s.[15]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Where or When"   Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart 4:10
2. "Too Marvelous for Words"   Johnny Mercer, Richard A. Whiting 4:05
3. "I've Grown Accustomed to His Face"   Frederick Loewe, Alan Jay Lerner 4:48
4. "The Boy from Ipanema"   Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes, Norman Gimbel 4:54
5. "Walk On By"   Burt Bacharach, Hal David 5:03
6. "You're My Thrill"   Jay Gorney, Sidney Clare 5:47
7. "Este Seu Olhar"   Jobim 2:45
8. "So Nice"   Marcos Valle, Paulo Sérgio Valle, Gimbel 3:52
9. "Quiet Nights"   Jobim, Gene Lees 4:45
10. "Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out to Dry"   Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn 4:59
11. "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" (bonus track) Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb 4:30
12. "Everytime We Say Goodbye" (bonus track) Cole Porter 5:18

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification
Australia[52] Gold
Austria[53] Gold
France[54] Gold
Hungary[55] Platinum
New Zealand[56] Gold
Poland[57] Platinum
Portugal[58] Platinum
Spain[59] Gold

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