Diana Krall

  • Aired:  12/10/12
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Grammy winner Diana Krall talks about 1920s jazz and her provocative album cover. (3:46)

>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK, EVERYBODY.

MY GUEST TONIGHT IS A GRAMMY WINNING JAZZ PIANIST.

I WILL INTERVIEW HER IN THE KEY OF ME.

PLEASE WELCOME DIANA KRALL.

(APPLAUSE) GOOD TO SEE YOU.

WHOOO!

HOW ARE YOU?

>> REALLY GOOD, THANKS.

>> Stephen: ALL RIGHT, HOW YOU HAVE BEEN?

>> REALLY WELL, THANKS.

>> Stephen: THANKS FOR COMING ON.

>> THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.

A BIG FAN OF YOURS.

>> Stephen: I'M A FAN OF YOURS TOO.

EVEN THOUGH I DON'T ALWAYS UNDERSTAND JAZZ.

>> YEAH.

>> Stephen: OKAY.

SOME-- YOU DON'T PLAY THE KIND OF JAZZ YOU NEED A Ph.D FOR, DO YOU?

BECAUSE THERE IS SOME JAZZ THAT JUST --

>> I HAVE AN HONORARY Ph.D BUT IT IS NOT A REAL Ph.D.

>> Jon: .

>> Stephen: I HAVE AN HONORARY Ph.D THERE FINE ART TOOTS.

>> DOW.

I FEEL SO GUILTY WITH THOSE PEOPLE WALKING BY WITHOUT DID THE HARD WORK.

>> Stephen: CRUEL.

OKAY, NOW YOUR NEW ALBUM IS A BIT OF A DEPAR TURE.

IT'S CALLED GLAD RAG DOLL.

>> YEAH.

>> Stephen: WHAT IS DIFFERENT ABOUT THIS ALBUM THAN PREVIOUS ALBUMS OF YOURS?

>> DIFFERENT MUSICIAN, DIFFERENT PRODUCER, T-BONE BURNETT.

AND NO STANDARDS AT ALL.

JUST OLD SONGS FROM THE 1920s THAT I FOUND ON 78 RECORDS.

>> Stephen: WHERE DID YOU FIRST HEAR THESE.

>> ON 78 RECORD, GROWING UP.

>> Stephen: SO YOU WERE A CHILD OF THE 19 --.

>> YES, I WAS.

>> Stephen: YOU LOOK FANTASTIC FOR A 90-YEAR-OLD WOMAN.

>> WELL, YOU KNOW, I DRESSED UP LIKE GROUCHO MARX FOR HALLOWEEN.

I WAS REALLY INTO THE MARKS BROTHERS.

AND MY AUNT WAS INVOLVED IN 20s AND MY DAD COLLECTED RECORDS AND I THOUGHT EVERYBODY LOVED JAZZ AND OLD

MUSIC AND JOHNSON SO I DIDN'T START DISCOVERING UNTIL I WAS 16.

I MEAN YOU DIDN'T GROW UP IN GREAT AMERICA, YOU GREW NEWSPAPER CANADA.

>> BUT VERY CLOSE TO THE BORDER.

>> Stephen: SO-- YOU COULD PUT YOUR EAR TO THE BORDER AND HEAR MUSIC COMING OVER?

>> YES.

I ACTUALLY COULD.

BECAUSE WE LIVED RIGHT, WELL, ON VANCOUVER ISLAND.

>> Stephen: THE COVER OF THIS ALBUM, WE HAVE THAT COVER UP ON THE ALBUM RIGHT THERE.

I DIDN'T REALIZE HOW MUCH I LIKED JAZZ YOU GOT SOME HEAT FOR THIS.

WHY DID YOU GET HEAT FOR THIS.

ARE JAZZ WOMEN NOT ALLOWED TO BE ATTRACTIVE?

>> WELL, THE TITLE OF THE-- WELL IT WASN'T ABOUT BEING ATTRACTIVE.

WELL, THOUGH THAT WAS FUN TO PLAY DRESS UP.

I WAS JUST PLAYING OUT OF THE DRESS UP BOX.

>> Stephen: OKAY, SURE, DON'T NEED TO KNOW.

(LAUGHTER)

>> PUBLICLY IN THE DRESS UP BOX.

BUT A LOT OF THE IDEA OF THE FLAPPER IN THE 20s, THERE IS SORT OF A DARKER SIDE WAS

ALFRED FINNY JOHNSON PICTURES OF THE-- GIRLS WERE DRESSED VERY PROVOCATIVELY.

AND I WAS TRACTED TO THE SONG IN GLAD RAG DOLL WHICH I FOUND T IS LITTLE PAINTED

LADY, IT ISN'T 5 FOOT 2 EYES OF BLUE.

IT'S LITTLE PAINTED LADY, AND-- .

>> Stephen: ABOUT PROSTITUTES.

>> BASICALLY.

>> Stephen: WE'RE ALL ADULTS HERE.

>> BUT IF YOU LISTEN TO THE LYRICS YOU CAN FIND THOSE SAME GLAD RAG DOLLS TODAY AS

YOU DID AT THAT TIME.

I FOUND IT STILL-- .

>> Stephen: I WOULDN'T KNOW, I'M MARRIED.

>> IT WAS STILL CONTEMPORARY KIND OF TRAGIC SONG.

I'M DRAWN TO KIND OF TRAGIC TRAGIC-- DRAWN TO TRAGIC LYRICS, YES.

>> Stephen: WHEN WE COME BACK WILL YOU SHOW US WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT.

>> I WILL HAVE THE GREAT MARK RIB OT TO HELP ME DO THAT TO SING A SONG.

>> WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK WITH A PERFORMANCE BY

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