[ Blue Note Records / CD ]
Release Date: Monday 11 March 2002
Norah is a sultry singer with God-given talent, possessing a fragility and interpretative understanding beyond her years. This is her legendary debut album.
Norah is a sultry singer with God-given talent, possessing a fragility and interpretative understanding beyond her years. 'Come Away With Me' is her legendary debut album.
Norah won the following awards at the 2003 Grammys:
- Album of the Year for 'Come Away With Me'
- Best Female Pop Vocal Album
- Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "Don't Know Why"
- Record Of The Year for "Don't Know Why"
- Song Of The Year for "Don't Know Why"
- Best New Artist
- Best Engineered Album
- Producer Of The Year: Arif Mardin (non classical)
"Norah Jones is the latest 'Big Thing' in jazz/pop. Her 'Come Away With Me' album has been greeted with a mixture of reverence and enthusiastic endorsement the media usually reserves for artists who have attained living legend status - not 22 year old newcomers launching their debut out into the world. And for once, this proves to be more than industry hype and hyperbole. 'Come Away With Me' is a truly stunning album. Like her Blue Note labelmate Cassandra Wilson, Norah Jones seems insistent on exploring work from beyond the established jazz canon.
Her background as a New York born, Texas raised music student is apparent in the shimmering hybrid sound she has perfected (there are equal parts Billie Holiday and Emmylou Harris' 'Wrecking Ball' on show here). Indeed, it is the fusion of various streams of sound which make the album difficult to categorise (if it is solely jazz then so are large parts of Joni Mitchell's and Rickie Lee Jone's careers). But most of all you will fall in love with her voice - sultry, knowing and possessing a fragility and interpretative understanding beyond her years."
Norah Jones is a 22 year old singer / songwriter who has set the jazz world on fire with her stunning Blue Note debut 'Come Away With Me'.
A musical original of a calibre that is rarely seen today, Norah Jones cites a diversity of influences - from Billie Holiday and Nina Simone to Carole King - but always maintains her own musical identity. One could imagine fans of Sade, Charlie Rich and Nick Drake all deriving equal enjoyment from this record.
With her honey-and-smoke voice, Norah transcends musical genres, drawing as much upon folk-based pop and country as she does jazz and classic soul.
Norah Jones and her album 'Come Away With Me' offers a dept of feeling that would be uncommon in any era. In the present day, in a performer just 22 years of age, these qualities are truly remarkable.
Norah sang two songs (Roxy Music's 'More Than This' and 'Day Is Done' by Nick Drake) on guitarist Charlie Hunter's Blue Note album 'Songs from the Analog Playground' which was released in 2001.
So sit back, relax and enjoy the fine talents of this remarkable singer. You'll be hearing a lot from her...
'Norah Jones is clearly a musician we'll be hearing a lot from in the future' - Washington Post
'At 22, Norah Jones has the jazz world at her feet' - Daily News
'Expect big things from this blossoming singer / songwriter' - Musictoday.com
'A New generation of musicians and singers has burst upon the jazz scene, all hoping to build on the legacy of past greats like Miles Davis, Billie Holiday and John Coltrane. Among the most promising is 22 year-old singer Norah Jones' - New York Post
'There are those who are good, those who are great and those with special, special magic. And what she has is God-given' - Dallas Observer
'Norah Jones is a serious jazzbo unafraid to get in touch with her inner Joni Mitchell' - Billboard
Don't Know Why
Cold Cold Heart
Feelin' The Same Way
Come Away With Me
Shoot The Moon
Turn Me On
I've Got To See You Again
One Flight Down
The Long Day Is Over
The Nearness of You