在今年度的爵士乐坛大放异彩的戴安娜．克瑞儿，其实已经出道多年，秉持著对爵士乐始终如一的热爱，我们可以从她的音乐中深深的感受到她的这份精神。本张专辑是克瑞儿在1993年所出的第一张个人专辑爵士大师雷．布朗特地为此张专辑写了简介和乐评，可见此张专辑的优秀。默契十足的爵士三重奏，克瑞儿身兼钢琴手和主唱的角色，不论是演唱或是钢琴即兴演奏，自弹自唱的稳健台风，都是可圈可点的极致表现。这张专辑中，收录的都是爵士乐的经典名曲，特别再加上一首从未收录在任何专辑的曲子「On The Sunny Side Of The Street」之后，重新发行，献给喜爱克瑞儿或是爵士乐的朋友们。
1993年，1名拥有漂亮金髮与抑鬱眼眸的加拿大女歌手发行了首张专辑《Stepping Out》开始初露锋芒，两年后再以专辑《All for You》引起轰动、蝉联告示牌70週，成为多数人心中的爵士天后，她就是拿下5座葛莱美奖的「戴安娜‧克瑞儿」，美国《时代杂誌》曾评论「无论何时何地，她就是一种凝聚灵魂音色与高雅音质的声音」，明年3月2日将於台北国家音乐厅演出，首首经典名曲，与乐迷共创难忘的夜晚。
「戴安娜‧克瑞儿」从2009发行的专辑《Quiet Nights》添加了Bossa Nova轻鬆慵懒的调性，将巴西音乐元素融合在每一首歌当中，声线没有过多的修饰、彷彿刚起床一样的呢喃，让人有耳目一新的变化，随著歌曲的旋律自在摇摆，而至后期她也尝试将70年代流行歌曲改编，又创造了自己独特的演唱方式，更加贴近听眾。虽然常被拿来与诺拉琼斯比较，或者评论她是知名女乐手艾拉费兹洁拉的影子，但是获奖无数肯定了她实力派的天份。
Audio CD (February 22, 2000)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Extra tracks, Original recording remastered
Label: Justin Time Records
Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars
5.0 out of 5 starsDiana Krall at her best: She sings! She plays! She swings!
By Trentcanuck on December 26, 2001
Format: Audio CD
This is a great CD: vintage Diana Krall before the marketing folks at GRP Records got ahold of her career. Unlike her three most recent albums of "easy listening" music, which see her talents as a jazz singer and pianist well hidden, this album swings! Unlike the overly-breathy sultriness of recent efforts, her singing style here is strong and effortless, reminiscent of Shirley Horn or Rosemary Clooney. Her playing, even at this early stage of her career, is melodic and complementary to her vocal phrasing. I owned the original release when it came out in '93, and just bought this remastered edition, which is well worth it. The sound quality was already just fine, but this new version is better yet, with increased detail and soundstage. Best of all, there is a bonus track, which was omitted from the original release, and is a real treat for a longtime Diana fan. After the disappointing schmaltz of Love Scenes and The Look of Love, it was exhilarating to hear a new track of Ms. Krall singing and swinging again!!
Label: Justin Time – JUST 50-2
Format: CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
Style: Contemporary Jazz, Swing
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
STEPPIN' OUT was singer Diana Krall's first released session, recorded in 1992. Jazz singing aside, what most attracts listeners at first are Krall's prodigious piano chops. A former student of legendary pianist Jimmy Rowles, Krall is eager to show her stuff here, making this release as much an instrumentalist's debut as a vocalist's. Unlike just about every other new pianist, Krall doesn't go in for the murky chromatic maelstroms that currently pass for improvisation. She's an unpretentious traditionalist with a big funky sound and splashy dynamics worthy of Erroll Garner and Red Garland. Check out instrumentals "Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea" and "Big Foot" for thoroughly hard swinging of the old school.
Of course Diana Krall has since made a name as one of our better jazz singers. The simplicity and taste marking her piano playing also characterize Krall's approach to singing. And the bluesy spare attack she employs leaves plenty of room for the liquid piano accompaniment to fill up. She's also fond of bending a phrase or two, but doesn't overdo it like many neophyte jazz singers. Most of all she sounds honest, a rarity in a young artist performing in such a classic style.
Personnel: Diana Krall (vocals, piano); John Clayton (bass); Jeff Hamilton (drums).
Personnel: Diana Krall (vocals, piano); Jeff Hamilton (snare drum).
Liner Note Author: Ray Brown .
Audio Mixers: Ian Terry; Denis Cadieux.
Audio Remasterer: Renée Marc-Aurèle.
Arranger: Diana Krall.
Recorded at Kingsound, North Hollywood, California and Group IV Studios, Hollywood, California. Includes liner notes by Ray Brown.
Recording information: Group IV Recording, Hollywood C; Kingsound, North Hollywood, CA.
Photographer: Michael Slobodian.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Justin Time Records
Copyright © – Justin Time Records Inc.
Recorded At – Group IV Recording Studios
Recorded At – Kingsound Studios
Mixed At – Studio Tempo
Remastered At – Disques SNB Ltée.
Published By – Chappell & Co.
Published By – EMI April Music
Published By – Janijam Music
Published By – Mills Music
Published By – Music Sales Corp.
Published By – Paramount Music
Published By – Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., Inc.
Published By – Warner Bros.
Arranged By [Arrangements By] – Diana Krall (tracks: 2, 4 to 12)
Bass – John Clayton
Design – Graphic Junction
Drums – Jeff Hamilton
Engineer – Hank Cicalo (tracks: 2, 9), Ian Terry (2) (tracks: 1, 3 to 8, 10 to 12)
Engineer [Assisted By] – Eddy King* (tracks: 1, 3 to 8, 10 to 12), Rick Winquest (tracks: 2, 9)
Liner Notes – Ray Brown
Mixed By [Ian Terry - Assisted By] – Denis Cadieux
Mixed By, Remastered By – Ian Terry (2)
Photography By – Les Paparazzi, Michael Slobodian
Producer – Jim West
Remastered By – Renée Marc-Aurèle
Vocals, Piano – Diana Krall
℗ & © 1993, 2000 Justin Time Records Inc. Made in Canada. (printed on the disc media label).
℗ & © 1993, 2000 Justin Time Records Inc. Printed and manufactured in Canada. (printed on the bottom right hand corner of the rear inlay)
Packaging: Standard jewel case with a clear tray and a leaflet tri-folded to form three panels.
Recorded at Kingsound in North Hollywood. Engineer - Ian Terry. Assisted by Eddy King.
[Tracks 2 & 9] were recorded at Group IV Recording, Hollywood, California. Engineer - Hank Cicalo. Assisted by Rick Winquest.
All tunes mixed in Montréal at Studio Tempo by Ian Terry. Assisted by Denis Cadieux.
Digitally remastered in November 1999 by Renée Marc-Aurèle and Ian Terry at SNB Mastering, Montreal, using 24-bit/96 kHz technology.
Track 12 is marked as 'Previously unreleased' and is a bonus track on this release.
Track 1 & 5: Chappell & Co.; Tracks 2, 3 & 11: Mills Music; Track 4: Paramount Music; Track 6: Warner Bros.; Track 7: EMI April Music; Track 8: No publishing credits are stated; Track 9: Music Sales Corp.; Track 10: Janijam Music; Track 12: Shapiro Bernstein & Co. Inc.
01. This Can't Be Love Diana Krall THIS CANT BE LOVE Lyrics 4:31
02. Straighten Up And Fly Right
03. Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
04. I'm Just a Lucky So and So
05. Body And Soul Diana Krall BODY AND SOUL Lyrics
06. 42nd Street
07. Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
08. Big Foot
09. The Frim Fram Sauce 5:00
11. As Long as I Live
12. On the Sunny Side of the Street (previously unreleased)
13. Summertime (Bonus Track)