Paul Mccartney: Live Kisses
Sunday, 5.30pm, Studio It was a brave move for Paul McCartney to do his jazz-pop standards album Kisses on the Bottom last year. It was an even braver thing for him to do it live, in the presence of Diana Krall and her magnificent band, with jazz luminaries such as producer Tommy LiPuma as well as McCartney’s rock contemporaries Eric Clapton, Joe Walsh and Stevie Wonder in the mix. By the way, this is not strictly a live concert, it’s more live in the studio. While McCartney remains disarmingly witty and charming in the many interviews to camera, there’s a tentativeness to his singing here that is hard to reconcile with everyone’s stated acclaim for his naturalness with the material. ‘‘ Having these brilliant jazz musicians around me was a bit intimidating,’’ he says. ‘‘ They’ve played with people who really know how to do this — I don’t know what I’m doing.’’ He is being modest, of course. But I’m betting there won’t be another jazz standards album. you are together, trust me, you’re special,’’ she told the dark-haired diva. Could a Mother’s Day card have said it any better?