Come Away with Me

Come Away with Me

by Norah Jones


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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: 02/26/2002
Label: Blue Note Records
UPC: 0724353208820
catalogNumber: 32088
Rank: 4696

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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Come Away with Me 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 124 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Just love this CD, this girl is going places. A voice you can listen to regardless what your taste in music is. Can't wait for her next CD to be released in Feb. I highly recommend this CD.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Just loved this CD. Can't wait to hear more from this talented artist. Margo
Guest More than 1 year ago
There aren't too many singers like Norah Jones, mixing a beautiful voice (and face) with a wonderfully melancholy bass and piano. Her eclectic musicianship soothed all my nerves throughout one sleepless night and after that, I slept like a newborn after breast feeding. She can imbue her music with her whole soul and then invite you into it. Not many modern singers-songwriters do that.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Listening to Norah on this CD was an emotional experience. I haven't been this stirred since I heard Eva Cassidy sing Over the Rainbow. I look forward to hearing more.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Every song on this CD is good. I highly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
DO NOT buy this album. B side most copies is warped very bad. this is a common problem with this LP. I will be returning it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
NaCl-1 More than 1 year ago
Norah has produced one great album with a wonderful cross section of songs. "Lonestar" and "Cold Cold Heart" sound like a lonely night with the wind blowing and the haunting sounds of "The Long Day is Over", all done with such feeling and moving music. A pure joy to listen to.
smgssg More than 1 year ago
Great CD to relax too after a tuff day at work. Great voice and great songs...I cant listen to this CD enough! I played it through four times the first evening it arrived!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was skeptical to buy this cd but I'm glad that I did. I turned off the lights, lit some candles and relaxed with my bottle of Hpnotiq. After listening to the cd four straight times I knew I was in love. Norah Jones is outstanding. Her voice is so soothing. Nothing compares to this cd!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is probably the best jazz-singer upcomer ever. I love this album because of the melodies, Norah's voice and the moods.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am not really into jazz or soul, and bought this on a whim, because it sounded like an interesting mix of the two. I have to say I can't stop listening to Norah Jones now! Even my little kids find it relaxing, and ask for ''that girl Norah'' when we are in the car...Highly recommend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I dont really have much more to add in comparison to the other reviews, but I can tell you that my tastes are far from country and blues. this has made my favorite list in my cd collection and i am really interested in discovering more artists of country, jazz and blues genre. thanks for opening my eyes!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Awesome vocals, light and jazzy, with a slap of country and a splash of pop. It's even better than my John Mayer cd, which I love.
Guest More than 1 year ago
WHAT A GREAT CD.... as soon as i heard "i don't know why" on tv i knew i had to have this cd and it is now my favorite. This is a must have for anyone who likes jazz, soul or blues.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I picked this cd up on a whim yesterday, and I immediately fell in love with it. It is an incredible album. Norah Jones has such an amazing feel for music, she is soulful, sexy, jazzy, etc, etc. This is a wonderful mix of jazz, soul and piano and I would recommend it to anyone, this is a MUST-HAVE. You will soon see Norah Jones everywhere!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is one the best vocal jazz albums to be produced in recent years. What a find for Blue Note! Norah Jones' sultry song stylings bring new life to some prerecorded songs and makes instant standards out of some original songs. In addition, she is a superb pianist and plays very well with her intensely talented band. See her in concert if you get the chance. She's even better live.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Norah¿s first release, Come Away With Me, is in this 44 year old¿s opinion, simply one of the finest collections of musical prodigy I have ever heard. Mark my words, if she stays on the straight and narrow in her aspirations, we are in for many treats to come. Imagine, all of these gifts given to us from a lady of 22 years, I simply melt away. Her voice is so buttery, her fingers dance on ivory and ebony like she was born to give us pure magic. Don¿t listen to her critics, for they don¿t even have a clue¿ for example: Steve Klinge of Barnes & Noble writes¿"Don't Know Why," written by her bass player, Jesse Harris, is a lovely folk-tinged melody that Jones sings slightly behind the beat.¿ Well Steve, Jesse Harris is NOT her Bassist, Lee Alexander is. Go back to Review 101. The remainder of your write up was quite enjoyable to read, however. David R. Adler of All Music Guide writes ¿While the mood of this record stagnates after a few songs, it does give a strong indication of Jones' alluring talents.¿ Stagnates David? I think your listeners disagree with you. All my friends love this CD, and that rarely happens with selections I make. Their reactions are amazing, they ALL want to put on my headphones and listen. Norah, way to go, and thank you so much! Please please keep raining your gift upon us. Warmest Regards to all of you, A listener in Colorado
Guest More than 1 year ago
Saw Norah on Letterman and went out the next day and bought the cd. Can't stop listening to the bluesy, sultry, somewhatcountry, jazz. Norah is a star.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This c.d. is amazing, brilliant. Her voice is enchanting and refreshing- a pleasant diversion from all of the other up-and-coming-female artists. An exceptional c.d. that every true fan of rare,good music should own!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This Whole CD from start to finish is just wonderful. I'd call it fall in love music or bathtub music. Light a candle close your bathroom door and put on this CD as you relax and unwind from your busy day.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD is soooo good i know it'll win a grammy!
Guest More than 1 year ago
nora jones is a breath of fresh air. her music is refreshingly unique and different from what is out today.she has made a blues/jazz fan out of me!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is by far one of the most relaxing and peaceful albums I have ever listened to. She lures you into oblivion with her sultry voice. She's amazing! And you have to respect her for playing the piano also. Truly, a gifted musician.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The instrumentation on this CD ain't bad either! Not exactly jazz...but so what? Her voice is smooth, but not too smooth if you know what I mean. I was stunned when I learned how young Ms. Jones was when she made this recording. I though she would be much older the first time I listened to her singing after I bought a copy of it on a whim. I say check it out if you like jazzy female vocalists. Eat your heart out Mouseketters!