Krall plays 'Fly Me to the Moon' for Armstrong
FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2009 file photo, Canadian jazz pianist and singer Diana Krall performs in Universal Hall in Macedonia's capital Skopje. Krall played the standard "Fly Me to the Moon" during a concert at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, in honor of astronaut Neil Armstrong, who died earlier in the day. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski, File)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Diana Krall knows how to pay tribute to Neil Armstrong.
The jazz singer-pianist tenderly played the standard "Fly Me to the Moon" during a Saturday concert at the Hollywood Bowl.
She once was lucky enough to share a glass of wine with the first man to walk on the moon, Krall said. The astronaut died Saturday at 82.
"He's probably thinking, 'Do I have to listen to that song again?'" Krall said lightly, after gazing up at the night sky from the stage of the outdoor amphitheater.
The musician, who sent her love out to Armstrong's family, also had a message for her husband, Elvis Costello.
FILE - This undated file photo provided by NASA shows astronaut Neil Armstrong. The family of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, says he has died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at age 82. Armstrong commanded the Apollo 11 spacecraft that landed on the moon July 20, 1969. He radioed back to Earth the historic news of "one giant leap for mankind." (AP Photo/NASA, File)
She performed the classic tune "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face," changing the lyric to "his face," then said she sang it with Costello in mind on his birthday. The rock musician turned 58 on Saturday.
"Happy birthday, EC," Krall said later as she closed the concert with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, conducted by jazz man Alan Broadbent.