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Norah Jones

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Microbass, Jun 22, 2003.

  1. Wow. Just when I was starting to lose hope again, a friend told me to check her out...

    This is some awesome music!

    Anyone else ever heard of her?
  2. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    a few people. she won a grammy.
  3. Corbis

    Corbis Guest

    Feb 19, 2003
    Wamego KS
    I don't think she writes her own stuff or at least her most popular song. But oh well its still pretty cool.
  4. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    Her music has a really cool feel to it. It's refreshing to hear somethign like that compared to much of the rest of today's music.

    I like her stuff!
  5. Yes, "Come Away With Me" is quite a good album. In regards to its atmosphere it reminds me of Mark Knopfler's solo one "Golden Heart".
  6. Where have you been? as pacman said: "She won a grammy." She has some very beutiful music and I'm glad that somebody is bringing her up here, so don't take offense.

    I'm glad that she is breaking todays triend of crappy singers with the same sounding band behind them. It's getting old but maybe MUSICIANS like Norah Jones will help expand music even further. I said MUSICIANS because it seems like a lot of radio is made up of average singers with bands behind them.
    this has just turned into a rant:rolleyes:

    Did you know that Norah Jones can play a ton of instruments. Drums, piano, accordian...
  7. moley


    Sep 5, 2002
    Hampshire, UK

    So where have you been, Microbass? She's huge. I quite like the album, but for me the strongest song by far is her first single, "Don't Know Why".
  8. Chriss62


    Jul 24, 2000
    Austin, Texas
    Her voice is like cheesecake...
  9. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    While she didn't write most of the stuff on "Come Away With Me", she did write the title track. And, during High School, she won the Down Beat Student award for best composition. So it's not like she can't...
  10. moley


    Sep 5, 2002
    Hampshire, UK
    Most of the songs on there were written by members of her band - Jesse Harris (guitar) and Lee Alexander (bass). She wrote a couple of songs, co-wrote one, and there are a couple of covers.
  11. basementbill


    Jun 23, 2003
    Plus, her father is Ravi Shankar!
  12. er, at the risk of getting flamed, does anyone else find her stuff, um, a bit bland?

    and the lyrics on "don't know why"- a bit cheesy?

    I liked Pat Metheny's acoustic guitar version of "don't know why", though.
  13. heh, wow. i never pay attention to grammy's and I don't watch TV or listen to the radio. neer knew she was that big!

    i had a quick look on her webby, but I didnt get much time. quite a lot there. coo.

    ireally love the music that they play. 'Come Away with Me' is my favourite song, for sure!

    I dig Alex's tone, really... MPretty sure thats a double bass?

  14. moley


    Sep 5, 2002
    Hampshire, UK
    I like 'em.

    I'm never sure if "don't know why I didn't come" is supposed to be sexual or not... :D
  15. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    Yeah, all DB on that.
  16. Craig Garfinkel

    Craig Garfinkel

    Aug 25, 2000
    Hartford, CT
    Endorsing Artist: Sadowsky Guitars
    I'm with you Mock Turtle. Quite frankly, I don't "see the cheese" (Venezuelan saying).

    Nice voice. Nice playing. Nicely recorded. It's...nice. But as a record on the whole, it completely underwhelms me. Bores me, if truth be told.

    And it ain't jazz. "Don't Know Why"...she's on Blue Note :confused: .

    Just MHO though. I really don't want to offend anyone who digs her.
  17. Just what I was going to say
  18. I like Norah Jones's album, and it doesn't much matter to me that it's not really jazz. (That's Blue Note's problem, not mine--if it even is a problem! I doubt whether Blue Note has sold this many copies of a record in decades, if ever.) The record to me does a good job of hitting a certain mood and delivering a certain thing, and it's kind of a little jewel in its way IMO.

    That said, I hope when it comes time for #2, she shows a little more range (i.e., not Come Away with Me II). There's a certain kinda thing that's lovely when done once but palls on repetition, and I think this may be one of those things.
  19. 'jazz-informed' is what they're calling it. whatever...sounds like alt-country to me.

    I do like it, however.:)

    wasn't it like 8?? (her, the record, the song)

    and where is that Pat Metheny version of 'Dont Know Why'? I would love to hear it.
  20. Pat Metheny did a solo acoustic guitar rendition of "I don't know why" on Later with Jools Holland.
    I like the way he embellished on the basic idea.

    IIRC he recorded an electric jazz guitar version, which didn't sound as good IMHO.

    re. NJ's lyrics- the line "my heart is drenched in wine" struck me as being particularly sugary.
    I felt a bit queasy when that song was played in a bookshop a few days ago.
    I'd say her stuff is easy listening as opposed to jazz.

    anyway, credit to her for being successful with that genre amongst the Britneys, Christinas and Avrils.
    (BTW the UK now has its very own Avril in the shape of Amy Studt and her "misfit" song :rolleyes: )