Norah Jones "Featuring" is a true smorgasbord for the senses. I've been a fan of Norah Jones' cool voice and jazzy pop stylings and was thrilled to see so many great collaborations of hers over the past decade with many of her favorite artists.
These collabs are so diverse that it truly makes for an exciting and fascinating album. I love the differing genres and the interpretations. I especially like the cover of Joni Mitchell's "Court and Spark" with the brilliant Herbie Hancock, which is moody and jazzy.
There is everything from rock (Foo Fighters, Ryan Adams) to hip-hop (Q-Tip, OutKast_ to country (Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson) to jazz (Herbie Hancock).
"It's so exciting and flattering and fun when I get asked to sing with somebody that I admire," Norah has said. "It takes you a little bit out of your comfort zone…kind of like being a little kid and having a playdate."
Check out this incredible track list:
"Love Me," The Little Willies
"Virginia Moon," The Foo Fighters feat. Norah Jones
"Turn Them," Sean Bones feat. Norah Jones
"Baby It’s Cold Outside," Willie Nelson feat. Norah Jones
"Bull Rider," Norah Jones and Sasha Dobson
"Ruler Of My Heart," Dirty Dozen Brass Band feat. Norah Jones
"The Best Part," El Madmo
"Take Off Your Cool," OutKast feat. Norah Jones
"Life Is Better," Q-Tip feat. Norah Jones
"Soon The New Day," Talib Kweli feat. Norah Jones
"Little Lou, Prophet Jack, Ugly John," Belle and Sebastian feat. Norah Jones
"Here We Go Again," Ray Charles feat. Norah Jones
"Loretta," Norah Jones feat. Gillian Welch and David Rawlings
"Dear John," Ryan Adams feat. Norah Jones
"Creepin’ In," Norah Jones feat. Dolly Parton
"Court & Spark," Herbie Hancock feat. Norah Jones
"More Than This," Charlie Hunter feat. Norah Jones
"Blue Bayou," Norah Jones feat. M. Ward
There are none I don't like and some I love! I love "Turn Them" with Sean Bones and its reggae feel. "Baby It's Cold Outside" is such a classic with Willie Nelson. It's such a great fit like a comfortable pair of worn-in-jeans. "Here We Go Again" with Ray Charles is playful and gorgeous. It surprised me that Norah was so natural with hip hop. She shines with Q-tip in "Life is Better" and with Talib Kewll.
This cd really has something for everyone. It's like a favorite mixtape and is great for driving or just lazing on a Sunday afternoon. "Featuring" shows off Norah's talent and charm, her versatility and her smoothness. It's eclectic, funky and fun.
So check it out on iTunes or Amazon !
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Disclosure: One2One Network sent me a copy of this album so I could review it and I will be entered to win a giftcard for posting. I was not compensated any further and the opinions here are solely mine.