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posted 7/30/2009

Pianist, Singer and Barbra Streisand Producer Diana Krall Talks Obama, Tom Waits, And More

Pianist, Singer and Barbra Streisand Producer Diana Krall Talks Obama, Tom Waits, And More

Diana Krall recently sat down with NPR Morning Edition's Steven Inskeep for one of her most candid interviews to date, and shared her unique method for interpreting standards including "The Boy From Ipanema" from her chart-topping album Quiet Nights. Listen to the full segment and web-only extras - including Krall's impromptu performances of songs by Randy Newman, Tom Waits and more here.

In the interview, Krall also discusses her children's love of astronauts and outer space, which was certainly on her mind last week when Krall had the prestigious honor of performing at NASA's gala celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the moonwalk.

You can hear more of Krall as she tours the West Coast throughout August and appears on Willie Nelson's new album American Classic (out Aug 25th on Blue Note Records). Krall, who has co-produced her last three albums, is also the producer and pianist behind the eagerly awaited new studio album from Barbra Streisand called Love Is The Answer (available September 29 on Columbia Records). This marks the first time that Krall has produced a record for other artists.

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