No further news about the musical, but Diana and Elvis invited Burt in San Diego during Diana's tour: http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/ent ... story.htmlDiana Krall draws three legends to her San Diego concert at Humphreys
Diana Krall drew not one, not two, but three legends to her often sublime Tuesday night performance at Humphreys Concerts by the Bay in San Diego. She acknowledged the first prior to launching into the first of her three encore numbers.
“I don’t usually get to meet the writers whose songs I perform,” Krall said, before telling the audience just how excited she had been to spend time with Burt Bacharach. “I’ve been verklempt
Krall and her ace band then launched into “The Look of Love,” the 1966 Bacharach/Hal David song that became a 1967 hit for Dusty Springfield and, in 1970, Isaac Hayes. It was also the title track to Krall’s chart-topping 2001 album.
Upon completing “The Look of Love,” she noted that “the writer of this next song is also here tonight.” Without naming him, she then launched into a stunning version of “Almost Blue,” a 1982 gem by her husband, Elvis Costello.
She introduced Costello by name — his exact location in the venue was unclear — after the song concluded, adding with a sly wink to him: “I’ll see you later tonight!”
Krall’s final encore was another Bacharach/David classic, “Walk On By,” which won a 1965 Grammy Award for Dionne Warwick.
Costello and Bacharach are, incidentally, longtime collaborators who teamed up for the 1998 duo album, “Painted From Memory.” In recent years, the two and Chuck Lorre have been working on a musical adaptation of “Painted” that they hope will be Broadway-bound.
Krall received impeccable musical support throughout her Humphreys’ concert from guitarist Anthony Wilson, former North County violin master Stuart Duncan, bassist Robert Hurst and drummer Karriem Riggins.
Their extended version of former San Diegan Tom Waits’ red-hot “Temptation” was so transcendent it elevated the concert to another musical dimension.
Equally impressive was Krall’s deeply moving solo rendition of Allen Toussaint’s 1975 chestnut, “Southern Nights.” She dedicated it to Glen Campbell, who died Tuesday and whose 1977 version of the song topped no fewer than three different Billboard charts.
As for the third legend on hand Tuesday, Krall did not introduce him. But he stood out regardless, despite remaining seated, as is typically the case for San Diego basketball legend Bill Walton.
Fun fact: In 2012, Walton came up on stage at Humphreys, where he added enthusiastic vocal support to Costello’s version of the Grateful Dead’s “Ramble On Rose,” a song performed at longtime Deadhead Walton’s request.
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