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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. ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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Norah Jones: Come Away With Me

Read "Come Away With Me" reviewed by Bobby Dodd

One can't help being curious about the contents of Norah Jones' music collection after listening to her debut, “Come Away With Me". They would probably not be far off in assuming she grew up singing into various makeshift microphones around her household alongside the vocals of Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Joni Mitchell, and Sarah Mclachlan. Despite the album's various jazz standards, one should not be so naïve to classify Norah Jones as a jazz singer. Hardcore jazz ...

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Norah Jones: Come Away With Me

Read "Come Away With Me" reviewed by Jim Santella

Convincing in her storytellin' role, Norah Jones sings popular ballads with an emphasis on the blues. Her delicate voice sparkles gently alongside the band's twangy guitar chorus and straightforward rhythm section. She accompanies on piano. The title song, resembling a spiritual, beckons the listener to waltz away with her to a place where life will be better: better than the tension-filled surroundings we face all too often. Her original, the song belies Jones' fragile persona and warm soul. Country ballads ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Norah Jones: Come Away With Me

Read "Come Away With Me" reviewed by Jim Santella

Convincing in her storytellin' role, Norah Jones sings popular ballads with an emphasis on the blues. Her delicate voice sparkles gently alongside the band's twangy guitar chorus and straightforward rhythm section. She accompanies on piano. The title song, resembling a spiritual, beckons the listener to waltz away with her to a place where life will be better: better than the tension-filled surroundings we face all too often. Her original, the song belies Jones' fragile persona and warm soul. Country ballads ...


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