After two decades as a recording artist, Canadian jazz singer-pianist Diana Krall decided to gently shake things up.
So the artist, known for her smoky contralto and jazz standard covers, decided to hook up with producer T Bone Burnett and a new band to record Glad Rag Doll, an album of largely '20s and '30s songs culled from her father's collection of 78 rpms.
"It all started when I was four years old -- my dad collected 78s and cylinders so I grew up hearing this music," says Krall, 48, from New York City where her six-year-old twin boys with husband and fellow musician Elvis Costello are currently in kindergarden.
"Then I went to visit my dad for awhile this summer on my breaks and we started listening to 78s again ... I fell in love with the music when I was very young but it's inspired by my dad."
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