07. november 2006

The record companies had this idea of taking a Diana Krall and putting lots of money behind her and selling her in the way that they do pop artists – putting her out there and having her visible, a huge marketing scheme, and people bought into it.
And then Norah Jones kind of took off, and that has enabled these record companies to redefine what a jazz singer is. To me, true jazz singers try to do something different with their music, to explore different ideas. But what (record labels) are trying to do now is make jazz a kind of easy listening, a hip new Muzak.
(Houston Chronicle, 2004)