Speculating About the Cover of Diana Krall's Christmas Songs
by Mike Guy
I lack proper jurisdiction to be included in the collection of SJS holiday tunes for December, but as the cat who types the Notes, I have appropriated limited powers. I've got several favorite holiday albums, many of them not even close to jazz (Bob Dylan & Los Straitjackets, among others), but my jazz favorite is Diana's. The cover is odd. Is she really tired from a glamorous photo-shoot? Waiting for her chiropractor? I think she is resting after cleaning up the holiday meal. She always looks good, so her stereo-typed matriarchal efforts result no visible wear n' tear. She must be tired though. She's married to Elvis Costello and they have twins. The kids must be nine or ten at this point and one can only imagine what Elvis drags home over the holidays. Who's in charge of the music server?
Regardless, here's a great cut from the album, Christmas Time is Here. I can't believe she'd have the nerve to include those gratuitous pictures of herself in the video. Elvis must have posted it.