Come Away with Me

Come Away with Me

by Norah JonesNorah Jones

Vinyl LP(Long Playing Record)

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Overview

Although her debut, Come Away with Me, comes from the famed jazz label Blue Note, 22-year-old Norah Jones works at a crossroads of styles: She's partly pop, partly soul, and, yes, partly jazz. In a way, she's the younger sister of artists such as Cassandra Wilson, Holly Cole, and Madeleine Peyroux, singers who bring a jazz sensibility to pop melodies, and vice versa. Produced by the legendary Arif Mardin -- who worked with Aretha Franklin, Dusty Springfield, and Laura Nyro -- Come Away with Me has an easygoing sophistication that belies Jones's age. A native of Texas, where she grew up studying jazz piano and voice, Jones ended up in New York, and recently she contributed vocals to Charlie Hunter's Songs from the Analog Playground, covering songs by Bryan Ferry and Nick Drake. On her own, Jones presents an understated confidence, both in her light and melodic piano playing and in her seductive and sensual voice. In a feat of alchemy, she transforms Hank Williams's honky-tonk classic "Cold Cold Heart" into a smoky ballad with a walking bass line. "Don't Know Why," written by her bass player, Jesse Harris, is a lovely folk-tinged melody that Jones sings slightly behind the beat. The melancholy "The Long Day Is Over," which Jones wrote with Harris, features shimmering guitar work from Bill Frisell. It adds up to an impressive debut, and Come Away with Me is an invitation that's hard to resist.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/20/2004
Label: Blue Note Records
UPC: 0724353208813
catalogNumber: 32088
Rank: 3890

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Norah Jones   Primary Artist,Piano,Electric Piano,Vocals,Wurlitzer
Brian Blade   Percussion,Drums
Bill Frisell   Electric Guitar
Dan Rieser   Drums
Adam Rogers   Guitar
Tony Scherr   Acoustic Guitar,Slide Guitar
Kevin Breit   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,national steel guitar
Kenny Wollesen   Drums
Jesse Harris   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Rob Burger   Accordion,Pump Organ
Sam Yahel   Hammond Organ
Jenny Scheinman   Violin
Adam Levy   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Jesse Harris & The Ferdinandos   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Lee Alexander   Bass

Technical Credits

Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
J.C. Hopkins   Composer
John D. Loudermilk   Composer
Arif Mardin   Producer,String Arrangements
Jay Newland   Producer,Engineer,Remixing
Craig Street   Producer
Ned Washington   Composer
Hank Williams   Composer
Jesse Harris   Composer
S. "Husky" Hoskulds   Engineer
Jessica Novod   Art Direction
Norah Jones   Composer,Producer
Lee Alexander   Composer

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