Monday, March 30, 2009

Music Monday - The Look Of Love is in Elvis Costello's Eyes!

Maybe the saying "the third time's a charm" is ringing true for Diana Krall!
Krall was born into a musical family in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada on November 16, 1964. She began learning the piano at the tender young age of four. She maintained this interest and in high school she played in a small jazz group. When she was 15, she started playing regularly in several Nanaimo restaurants and would eventually win a scholarship from the Vancouver International Jazz Festival to study at Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Her career took off in 1993, when she released her first album, Stepping Out, which she recorded with John Clayton and Jeff Hamilton. Tommy LiPuma saw promise in Krall and produced her second album, Only Trust Your Heart (1995). Her third, All for You: A Dedication to the Nat King Cole Trio (1996), was nominated for a Grammy and continued for 70 weeks in the Billboard jazz charts. Love Scenes (1997) quickly became a hit record with the trio of Krall, Russell Malone (guitar) and Christian McBride (bass). Her sultry voice and talent on the piano have helped her find a place in musical libraries around the globe. I've selected "The Look of Love" by Diana Krall as my Music Monday.... (a tad bit late).....pick.

Once again, I've learned something while researching my Music Monday pick. Krall is married to Declan Patrick MacManus, who was born 25 August 1954. Now I'm sure most of you have no idea who MacManus is. Here's a big hint.....

Elvis Costello

Diana Krall and British musician Elvis Costello were married on December 6, 2003 at Elton John's estate outside London. They have twin sons Dexter Henry Lorcan and Frank Harlan James, who were born December 6, 2006 in New York City.

This is the third marriage for Elvis Costello. In 1974, MacManus (Costello) married Mary Burgoyne. The couple had a son, Matthew, and divorced in 1984. In 1986, Costello married Cait O'Riordan, then bassist for the band The Pogues. The couple split at the end of 2002.

Let's hope for the best this time around!

Here's a bonus play from Elvis.....


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dickster1961 said...

wow, thanks for the EC bonus play. Love that song and love his Buddy Holly look.

intrepidideas said...

You're welcome. Thanks for the visit. Elvis has an interesting past. And Definitely a Buddy Holly look in that photo.

Heather Dugan ("Footsteps") said...

Great choice! I have a couple of her CDs; she's such a talented lady!

Emotionally Entertaining said...

Blog hops from MM.