Norah Jones - Come Away With Me [Blue Note Records BTE 32088] (26 February 2002)

Released: 26 February 2002
Country: US
Label: Blue Note Records
Catalog: BTE 32088
Genre: Jazz, Vocal

Item# SR-BLBTE32088
Ratings: C=NM; LP=NM

Note: This reissue 2004

T R A C K L I S T:
01 Don't Know Why
02 Seven Years
03 Cold Cold Heart
04 Feelin' The Same Way
05 Come Away With Me
06 Shoot The Moon
07 Turn Me On
08 Lonestar
09 I've Got To See You Again
10 Painter Song
11 One Flight Down
12 Nightingale
13 The Long Day Is Over
14 The Nearness Of You

Come Away With Me
Norah Jones

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Album Review

David R. Adler []

Norah Jones' debut on Blue Note is a mellow, acoustic pop affair with soul and country overtones, immaculately produced by the great Arif Mardin. (It's pretty much an open secret that the 22-year-old vocalist and pianist is the daughter of Ravi Shankar.) Jones is not quite a jazz singer, but she is joined by some highly regarded jazz talent: guitarists Adam Levy, Adam Rogers, Tony Scherr, Bill Frisell, and Kevin Breit; drummers Brian Blade, Dan Rieser, and Kenny Wollesen; organist Sam Yahel; accordionist Rob Burger; and violinist Jenny Scheinman. Her regular guitarist and bassist, Jesse Harris and Lee Alexander, respectively, play on every track and also serve as the chief songwriters. Both have a gift for melody, simple yet elegant progressions, and evocative lyrics. (Harris made an intriguing guest appearance on Seamus Blake's Stranger Things Have Happened.) Jones, for her part, wrote the title track and the pretty but slightly restless ''Nightingale.'' She also includes convincing readings of Hank Williams' ''Cold Cold Heart,'' J.D. Loudermilk's ''Turn Me On,'' and Hoagy Carmichael's ''The Nearness of You.'' There's a touch of Rickie Lee Jones in Jones' voice, a touch of Bonnie Raitt in the arrangements; her youth and her piano skills could lead one to call her an Alicia Keys for grown-ups. While the mood of this record stagnates after a few songs, it does give a strong indication of Jones' alluring talents.