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Hard Sledding

Read "Hard Sledding" reviewed by Patrick Burnette

Like musicians in every genre, jazzers can't resist the lure of making Christmas and/or holiday themed albums from time to time. Some of the efforts turn into timeless classics. But let's be real—most of 'em don't. We talk about two recent efforts, an oddity from the 'ninties, and one of Capitol records many repackaging of their back catalog for holiday commerce. Straps yourselves in, elves. Playlist Discussion of the album A Capitol Christmas featuring various artists (Capitol) 6:25 ...


Radio & Podcasts

Joy and Wonder: New Holiday Releases

Read "Joy and Wonder: New Holiday Releases" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

This broadcast presents new holiday releases from harpist Jacqueline Kerrod, vocalists Alexis Cole, Norah Jones, Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet, Jose James plus seasonal singles from Elisabeth Lohninger, and flutist Ragan Whiteside, with birthday shoutouts to Dave Brubeck, Bob Dorough, Cory Weeds, Diane Schuur and more. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by purchasing their music during this time of pandemic so they can continue to distract, comfort and inspire. Playlist Geri Allen “Joy and ...


Album Review

Norah Jones: I Dream of Christmas

Read "I Dream of Christmas" reviewed by Jim Trageser

With Tony Bennett's retirement, the mantle of legitimate straight-ahead pop crooners is now firmly in the hands of subsequent generations: Harry Connick, Jr., Diana Krall and Norah Jones. Not pure jazz singers, of which there are numerous stellar examples, these singers are more in the Bennett-Sinatra-Fitzgerald mold, bringing a jazz sensibility to pop music. It is in the area of seasonal Christmas music that the crooners have had perhaps their greatest influence. From Andy Williams to Connie Stevens, ...


Album Review

Norah Jones: Feels Like Home

Read "Feels Like Home" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

How does a young jazz artist follow-up and debut release that sold 17 million copies and garnered six, count them, six Grammy Awards?

She relaxes.

Norah Jones answered her well-received recording Come Away With Me with the comfortable as quilt Feels Like Home. In its first week of release, the sophomore recording sold one million-plus copies, making Bruce Lundvall and the EMI suits some of the happiest men alive. There is really no downside to this. ...


From Far and Wide

Norah Jones and the Grammy Awards

Read "Norah Jones and the Grammy Awards" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Dateline, Little Rock, Arkansas, Monday, February 24, 2003.Subject: The 2003 Grammy AwardsThis morning, Bruce Lundvall, President of Blue Note Records, woke up, as if from a dream, the happiest man in the world.Why, might you ask?Because, in addition to selling over six million copies of her debut recording on the Blue Note imprint, Norah Jones made a clean sweep of the top five awards at this year's Grammy Awards held last night ...


Album Review

Norah Jones: Come Away With Me

Read "Come Away With Me" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Few artists have generated as much press in recent memory as Ms. Norah Jones. No fewer than five thoughtful reviews have been published in this magazine alone . A unifying theme found in all criticism is the question of whether the music Jones plays is jazz. This might be similar to the question of whether the music Josh Groban or Andrea Bocchelli is classical.

In keeping with the ecumenical spirit of this magazine, I submit that it makes little, or ...


Album Review

Norah Jones: Come Away With Me

Read "Come Away With Me" reviewed by Roger Crane

Okay--first things first. Yes, in my opinion, the strikingly beautiful, vaguely exotic Norah Jones is worthy of the buzz and publicity that she is receiving. But is she a jazz singer? Probably not but I don't know why anyone should care. Her singing is certainly jazz influenced. Jones does not use her lovely voice as a horn at the expense of lyrics. Jones is a natural storyteller and the stories that she chose to tell on her impressive debut, Come ...


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