...Featuring Norah Jones

...Featuring Norah Jones

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In the wake of her 2002 blockbuster debut, Norah Jones became an in-demand duet partner, popping up on albums from all manners of musicians. The 2010 compilation, …Featuring, helpfully rounds up 18 of these guest appearances, including a cut by the Jones-fronted country cabaret outfit the Little Willies, and what impresses is the range of collaborators and the consistency of the music. Anybody who called Norah up for a duet was clearly smitten by her way with slow-burning seduction, as they almost without fail cast her in that role for their own recordings, smoothing out rough edges or adding some sultry sophistication. This would seem like a limited specialty, but Featuring proves it's not. Jones sounds as comfortable trading verses with Willie Nelson and Ray Charles as she does acting as a counterpoint to Q-Tip and Outkast, providing alternating contrasts according to the setting; she freshens the veterans and provides a touch of timeless elegance to her modern rock peers. It may all be variations on a theme, but the sounds and songs change just enough for the music to be quietly absorbing. Better still, when these side shows are grouped together as a main attraction, they manage to sound of a piece. These may be songs that appeared on other artist's albums, but when presented as a collection, they seem to belong only to Norah Jones.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/16/2010
Label: Blue Note Records
UPC: 5099990986826
catalogNumber: 09868
Rank: 13588

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Norah Jones   Primary Artist,Guitar,Piano,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Willie Nelson   Guitar,Vocals
Dolly Parton   Vocals
Ray Charles   Keyboards,Vocals
Billy Preston   Hammond B3
Jeff Hamilton   Drums
Herbie Hancock   Piano
Dave Holland   Bass
Wayne Shorter   Soprano Saxophone
Mickey Raphael   Harmonica
Robert Hurst   Bass
Tom Fowler   Bass
Ray Brinker   Drums
Vinnie Colaiuta   Drums
Gregory Davis   Trumpet
Dave Grohl   Vocals
Richard Julian   Guitar
Julia Kent   Cello
Roger Lewis   Baritone Saxophone
Q-Tip   Vocals
Dan Rieser   Drums
Efrem Towns   Trumpet
Kevin Breit   Acoustic Guitar
Jim Campilongo   Electric Guitar
Gillian Welch   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Nate Mendel   Bass
Anthony Wilson   Guitar
David Rawlings   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Kevin Harris   Tenor Saxophone
Jon Dryden   Organ
Jon Graboff   Pedal Steel Guitar
Ryan Adams   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Talib Kweli   Vocals
Julius McKee   Sousaphone
Chris Shiflett   Guitar
Rob Burger   Pump Organ
Chris Geddes   Wurlitzer
Sarah Martin   Synthesizer
Taylor Hawkins   Drums
Frederick Sanders   Keyboards
Andrew Borger   Drums,Vocals,Saw,Snare Drums
Claudia Chopek   Violin
Terence Higgins   Drums
Stevie Jackson   Electric Guitar
Stuart Murdoch   Vocals
Stephen Chopek   Drums
Chris Lovejoy   Percussion
Richard Colburn   Percussion,Drums
Eric Krasno   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards
M. Ward   Guitar,Vocals
André 3000   Guitar,Vocals
Adam Levy   Background Vocals
Mick Cooke   Bass
Bob Kildea   Acoustic Guitar
Ryan Thornton   Drums
Adam Deitch   Drums,Wurlitzer
Sammie Williams   Trombone
Robert Glasper   Keyboards
David Gold   Violin,Viola
Catherine Popper   Bass,Background Vocals
Lionel Loueke   Guitar
Sasha Dobson   Guitar,Vocals
Daru Oda   Bass,Vocals,Background Vocals
Joe Beebe   Guitar
Jamie McLean   Acoustic Guitar
Brad Pemberton   Drums
Mike Bones   Bass
Sean Bones   Guitar,Piano,Vocals,Melodica
Marc Colenberg   Drums,Keyboards
Irv Kramer   Guitar
John Ellis   Tenor Saxophone
Antuan Barnett   Bass
Mark Phillips   Organ,Piano,Clavinet
Lee Alexander   Bass

Technical Credits

Rodney Crowell   Composer
Red Steagall   Composer
Ray Charles   Composer
Bryan Ferry   Composer
Joni Mitchell   Composer
Roy Orbison   Composer
Herbie Hancock   Arranger,Producer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Frank Loesser   Composer
Joe Ferla   Producer,Engineer
David Hough   Engineer
Charlie Hunter   Producer
Larry Klein   Arranger,Producer
Don Lanier   Composer
Tommy LiPuma   Producer
Arif Mardin   Producer
Jay Newland   Engineer
Q-Tip   Producer
Schmitt   Engineer
Mike Stoller   Composer
Craig Street   Producer
Townes Van Zandt   Composer
Foo Fighters   Composer,Producer
Terry Howard   Engineer
Tom Schick   Producer,Engineer
Todd Burke   Engineer
Steve Genewick   Engineer
Frank Harkins   Art Direction
S. "Husky" Hoskulds   Engineer
Nick Raskulinecz   Producer
Joe Melson   Composer
Naomi Neville   Composer
Ryan Adams   Composer
André Benjamin   Composer
Blair Wells   Producer
Kamaal Fareed   Composer,Producer
Tony Hoffer   Producer
Andrew Borger   Composer
Richard Colburn   Composer
Eric Krasno   Producer
André 3000   Producer
Madlib   Producer
Mick Cooke   Composer
Norah Jones   Composer,Producer
Robert Glasper   Composer
Jay Braun   Producer
Daru Oda   Composer
Matt Boynton   Engineer
Sharon Cullen   Engineer
Sean Bones   Composer,Producer
Helik Hadar   Engineer
John Harris   Engineer
Jon Burk   Producer
Lee Alexander   Composer,Producer
Talib Kweli Greene   Composer

Customer Reviews

...Featuring Norah Jones 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 70 reviews.
heidijean25 More than 1 year ago
I am lucky enough to have recieved this Cd beofre it is available to the public. I must say I am very happy with this album. Theres a great variety of sounds, whether its a smoky jazz club feel, a nice little saloon in louisiana sound, or a cool hip hop club sound in NYC you want to hear, this CD got it all.Miss Jones voice is haunting,her voice is a one of a kind voice, she is one of the few artists in my opinion that with in milliseconds of hearing the first word in one of her songs you hvve NO doubt that its Norah Jones, not like the other cookie cutter artists out there where it could be anyone out of 5 artists, cause they all sound alike. . The artists she colaberated with are amazing as well. This is truly a wonderful CD that you will find both relaxing and dance inducing.
bridget3420 More than 1 year ago
This is a really great CD. There's a little bit of everything - Rock, Hip-Hop, Country, etc. My favorites off the album are Ruler Of My Heart and Life Is Better. I've been listening to it at least once a day while surfing the net. It would make a great cleaning companion too.
2manybooks2littletime More than 1 year ago
I am a big Norah Jones fan. She has a beautiful voice and a unique style BUT her voice does not always blend well with others.....this is the case in more than half the songs on this CD. Very disappointed in the CD. Half the songs were very good but the half that wasn't was VERY BAD...so bad I had to skip through them. There is such a thing as branching out TOO FAR and or stretching oneself TOO MUCH...both are appearant here.....Norah needs to stick to one style....her own style.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased this album for my husband, and we were both disapointed with the surprise of the 2 rap songs. It ruined the whole album for us. We love the easy listening of Norah's music..can we return this CD ?
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Sarah_B06 More than 1 year ago
Norah Jones came out with her first album while I was in college. I loved her voice and style, so I was super excited for the opportunity to review her latest album Featuring. If the name isn't a dead giveaway, this album features a wide assortment of musical collaborations. "A lot of the people on this record are people I've worshiped since I was a kid, and some of them are younger and more my contemporaries," says Norah. "Even though the musicians are so varied, the vibe of the songs makes sense when we put them all together." It's not every day that Dolly Parton, Outkast, and the Foo Fighters appear on the same album. Norah Jones ties it all together. Although the songs are as different as the artists themselves, they do fit together nicely. I think one of my favorites is "More Than This" by Charlie Hunter. I also liked "Court & Spark" by Herbie Hancock. I thought this was a thoroughly enjoyable album - perfect for a rainy afternoon with a cup of hot tea. For some reason, Norah Jones always makes me feel like I'm in a coffee house, she just has a nice laid back mellow vibe in her music. I received a complimentary album to facilitate my review as part of the One2One campaign. The opinions expressed are my honest thoughts of the product.
S_Corrie More than 1 year ago
Norah Jones shines once again. I've been a fan of hers, and this compilation shows a versatility. Her voice and style shine through while also showcasing some other familiar artists. Definitely one for the library. This has the first version of Baby It's Cold Outside that I can actually stand listening to.
seattle07 More than 1 year ago
I received a copy of Norah's latest CD from One2One Network to review. Spanning almost a decade, Featuring Norah Jones contains collaborations with various artists.. I recognized some big names: Dolly Parton, Herbie Hancock, Willie Nelson, Outkast, and Foo Fighters. Other names weren't familiar to me: Belle and Sebastian, Gillian Welch, etc. This CD showcases Jones' style: a skillful mix of blues, folk songs, and jazz. In the mood for some blues? You'll enjoy "Love Me" or "Here We Go Again." Hosting a winter open house? Crank up "Baby It's Cold Outside" or "Life is Better." Looking for a great break up song? Add "Turn Them" or "Dear John" to your playlist. Featuring Norah Jones is a great CD for old and new fans of Norah Jones.
GoddessMama More than 1 year ago
Alright so I'm a Norah Jones fan since her days of don't know why. From the collaboration list on featuring it seems like Norah has many fans in the music industry that love her soulful voice as much as I do. I was truly impressed with the list of collaborators and loved the mix created with Norah's voice along side hip hop. Who would have thought this would sound so good, but I enjoyed every song on the album and can listen to it again and again, unlike most albums out there. Thank you Norah for providing us with something different - it's like a genius playlist on one album.
Megaland More than 1 year ago
I really liked the compilation CD, some very interesting duets (especially the one with her and Willie Nelson). I have always loved that song, perfect for Christmas! I love that she mixed it up with some of the coolest hip hop artists out there. Though I don't think that is Norah Jones' best, I liked the idea of singing with some of the greatest artists. My favorite songs are #2 "Turn Them", #11 "Little Lou, Prophet Jack, and Ugly John, and #17 "More than This". *I am a member of One2OneNetwork and I'm part of the Norah Jones review project.
tgpez21 More than 1 year ago
I received a sample of this album through One2One and was pleasantly surprised at the different types of music on this album. There is everything from country, to duet, to jazz. I loved that the music was different because you could never get tired of it although I didn't care much for the country music. A great album that you could never get bored of.
tmdprince More than 1 year ago
I always love Norah Jones but I would have liked to hear more of her and less of others. I can appreciate a duet but I don't want it to be the whole albumn. I think this showcased her large range and that is fabulous. Overall I think it is still a good albumn to add to your collection!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked this album, but it was not my favorite by Norah. I would still recommend to any Norah Jones fan.
cinnor67 More than 1 year ago
As always, Norah Jones had released a bestseller. Love her voice. I still think her first album was her best but this one is great too. I liked that she has so many different singers on this one.
AnneYounger More than 1 year ago
I know I've tweeted a few times and posted to Facebook how excited I am for Norah Jones latest album, .Featuring Norah Jones. I've always liked Norah Jones and absolutely adore her voice. This latest album is a star-studded collection of Norah's musical collaborations from the past decade. My personal favorite is Baby It's Cold Outside with Willie Nelson. The album contains 18 songs including cameos, collaborations and duets with Ray Charles, Dolly Parton, OutKast, the Foo Fighters, Herbie Hancock and so much more! Loved, loved LOVED this album!
KimB32 More than 1 year ago
I have long been in love with the vocal stylings of Norah Jones. When I got this album, I was so excited. I was expecting songs I already knew with people doing duets with her. I was pleasantly surprised however to find that most of the songs I didn't know. I was able to get to know some new artists as well. I am not a fan of rap music, so there are 3 songs on the album I don't love. But, with 18 songs, I don't feel like I am cheated out at all and I will just remove those 3 from my playlist. This is a definite must have for anyone who likes Norah Jones. Great Holiday gift!!!
GotMyBenz More than 1 year ago
I remember the first Norah Jones song I ever heard "Come Away With Me", I instantly was drawn to her soft, mellow, beautiful tone. Her music is a blend of acoustic pop with soul and jazz. This new album "...Featuring" is a compilation of Norah Jones' features with other artists across all musical genres. From songs with Talib Kweli to the Foo Fighters, each track has a unique sound and feel. Music is something that connects us, and Norah Jones' work as showcased in this album has done just that. Combining and creating new sound is what Norah Jones has been known for since the beginning, and these collaborations are something all music lovers can enjoy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I received this CD to review and I have been listening to it ever since I got it. She is very talented and all these duets showcase her different sides. My favorites are Virginia Moon and Turn Them. I highly recommend this CD.
animalgal More than 1 year ago
Norah Jones.featuring Norah Jones This CD is Norah Jones's musical collaborations from the last 10 years. There is quite the variety, from Dolly Parton to Ryan Adams to Outkast! Most of the songs are breathy, earthy, & simple. Classic Norah. For me, there is no one song that really stands out, I do like the song Loretta-Jones featuring Gillian Welch and David Rawlings. And you REALLY need to listen to Baby Its Cold Outside with Willie Nelson! A treat for your ears!!! 1. Love Me - The Little Willies 2. Virginia Moon - Foo Fighters featuring Norah Jones 3. Turn Them - Sean Bones featuring Norah Jones 4. Baby It's Cold Outside - Willie Nelson featuring Norah Jones 5. Bull Rider - Norah Jones and Sasha Dobson 6. Ruler Of My Heart - Dirty Dozen Brass Band featuring Norah Jones 7. The Best Part - El Madmo 8. Take Off Your Cool - Outkast featuring Norah Jones 9. Life Is Better - Q-Tip featuring Norah Jones 10. Soon The New Day - Talib Kweli featuring Norah Jones 11. Little Lou, Prophet Jack, Ugly John - Belle & Sebastian featuring Norah Jones 12. Here We Go Again - Ray Charles featuring Norah Jones 13. Loretta - Norah Jones featuring Gillian Welch and David Rawlings 14. Dear John - Ryan Adams featuring Norah Jones 15. Creepin' In - Norah Jones featuring Dolly Parton 16. Court & Spark - Herbie Hancock featuring Norah Jones 17. More Than This - Charlie Hunter featuring Norah Jones 18. Blue Bayou - Norah Jones featuring M. Ward
occupationmommy More than 1 year ago
This album is comprised of tracks recorded throughout Jones' career, and each track is a duet with a different famous vocalist. The songs span all kinds of styles of music. While I didn't enjoy all of the songs (I'm not a fan of rap music), it was amazing to hear Norah Jones' vocal ability in so many different genres.
DebraBoston More than 1 year ago
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." 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.
JessieO More than 1 year ago
Norah Jones' distinctive voice shines on Featuring in her collaborations with diverse artists. Most tracks show off Ms. Jones' diverse talents beautifully as she seamlessly melds with artists such as The Foo Fighters on "Virginia Moon" and Sasha Dobson on "Bull Rider." A few tracks are awkward matches, like "Life Is Better" by Q Tip featuring Norah Jones, which seems to fall short of the other songs. None the less, the CD makes for excellent background music while driving, relaxing, working or at a dinner party. Ms. Jones does not disappoint with her new release. I received a copy of this CD from the One2One Network to review. This review was not edited nor influenced in any way.
Smiles11 More than 1 year ago
Wow, this new Norah Jones album "Featuring." is stunning! It is full of soul and heart. The duets are amazing and it will be your new go to album for fun and nostalgia. She is so talented and gifted. Her voice is amazing and different than the normal musician today. This collection is sincere and vibrant. There is so much variety and I was delighted. My favorite song by far is "Virginia Moon" featuring Foo Fighters. Loved hearing Ray Charles on "Here We Go Again." Duets with Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson are not to be missed either. What a collection!
Lacibird More than 1 year ago
Once again, Norah Jones does not disappoint. Her new album is such an ecclectic mix of collaborating musicians that you feel like you are going back and forth through different time periods. As someone born and raised in Louisiana, her rendition of "Blue Bayou" with M. Ward takes me right back to my childhood! I definitely recommend this CD...would even be a fabulous gift!