Downtowner in Tulsa from Tulsa, Oklahoma
WORST CONCERT: LOW ENERGY
I'm an avid live music fan. So I've seen dozens and dozens of concerts all over Tulsa. The PAC is a beautiful, acoustically balanced venue. But... Diana Krall was a complete disappointment. If we could have scooted out early, we certainly would have. But we were in the middle of the massively long row. That didn't seem to stop other fans, who bolted before the scant 80 minute show concluded. The title of her show having "Quiet" in it wasn't deceiving. You could BARELY hear her band. And they used a very mundane, routine formula in virtually every single song where she would sing one verse, then each of the 5 instrumentalists (including the drummer) would launch into a free-form jazz solo. This was so mind numbing, that you literally FORGOT what song they were performing when it came time for her to sing the next verse. CRAZY. Love her "recordings", but absolutely think she is awful live.
Ruth Rosado from Round Rock, Texas
DIANA KRALL LIVE CONCERT TRULY DISAPPOINTING
My husband enjoys Diana Krall’s albums and DVD concerts. I excitedly bought tickets to see her perform live, as a gift to him for our 32nd wedding anniversary. However, what we got was truly disappointing. It was more of a jam session by the band that consisted of far too many long and painful back-to-back solos. We paid to see Diana Krall perform and not so much for her to feature her band all night to do back to back solos. Most of the performance was devoted to her band players rather than her. The performance started at least 15 minutes after its scheduled start. Of the time on stage it appeared that less than 20 minutes was her singing and playing the piano. She dedicated much of her time sitting at the bench with her hands folded in her lap as she featured her band. She kept flipping her hair and crossing/uncrossing her legs and appeared to be in a fog. Bottom line: After last night, we will never pay to see her live again. It is retirement time for her!
Jason A. from San Antonio, Texas
I only wish I had seen this page before deciding to go to this....well, I guess you could call it a Jazz Ensemble. Krall can either not sing very well or decided that she just wasn't going to. I would have thought maybe there was something wrong (one person walking out said she might be stoned) but looking at the rest of the reviews here, I cannot help but think that this is the biggest sham since Milli-Vanilli. Her band was fantastic, and if I had bought tickets to see them I most likely would have stayed, but Krall spent most of her time hyping up the band, playing the piano for short stints (there is some talent there), and mumbling into the microphone... not to mention she was singing songs she admitted to not knowing the words to AND asked the audience on multiple occasions if they were going to sing?? I thought that is what we were paying HER to do. Sorry... I have seen Harry Connick Jr. and Michael Buble... Krall is no crooner and not in the same league. A real bummer.
Carol from Austin, Texas
Band and venue were great but Diana did not live up to expectations. She listened to the band more than she sang. Must be having relationship problems because all songs were unhappy. I wondered a couple times if she had a drink too many before the concert. Lyrics and commentary seemed to fade off occasionally. Save your money an buy a CD.
Betty Hall from Lubbock, Texas
Very disappointed. This was supposed to be the highlight of our 37th wedding anniversary but the concert was not at all what we expected. Krall’s voice did not sound good and she hardly played the piano, relying instead on the band. The band was good but we came to hear Diana Krall. The solos became repetitive and it seemed as if Krall was distracted and not really present. We did have a lovely dinner at Piccolo Mondo with some dear friends prior to the concert. Perhaps Krall was ill?
from Kansas City, Missouri
TO MUCH WALKING THE DOG
Great venue. Short show. Not alot of enthusiasm from Diana. She could of played and sang more of her standards. The band was very good but to mcuh time was spent wih individual solos. The violin started out interesting but by the end of the show it sounded like screeching. For $135/ticket we'll buy her next CD and go out to dinner.
from Appleton, Wisconsin
WHERE WAS DIANA?
Although not a super-fan of Diana Krall, I anticipated an enjoyable evening with friends, listening Diana actually sing and play her well-known songs, ACCOMPANIED by her stage musicians. With the exception of this talented ensemble, there was nothing at all pleasing about this disingenuous performance. Instead, we witnessed an amateurish execution with incoherent mumbling, unfinished sentences, and an overall disengaged demeanor, which was an insult to her audience. Much of her time was spent sitting at the bench with hands folded in lap as she featured her band. I don't know if she intentionally omitted most of the lyrics of her song "Temptation", or simply forgot them. Is she weary of performing live, unable to hit the notes [limited range to begin with], fulfilling a concert obligation by merely putting in her time, or simply does not care? Her fans deserve better. This concert is not worth the price of admission.
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