Album: Norah Jones, Featuring Norah Jones (Blue Note)

...Featuring Norah Jones, a compilation of her duets and collaborations with other artists, is remarkable not just for the breadth of those temporary associations – which range from Herbie Hancock to Foo Fighters, OutKast to Dolly Parton – but for the way her voice holds its own in such company.

Whether she's applying the hypnotic title mantra to Q-Tip's "Life Is Better", or matching Willie Nelson's epic languidity on "Baby It's Cold Outside", Jones's voice is the most compelling element, imposing its character throughout. Standouts abound, including her samba-jazz duet with Foo Fighters on "Virginia Moon" and her smoky reinterpretation of Irma Thomas's "Ruler of My Heart", alongside a restrained Dirty Dozen Brass Band and the eerie keening of Robert Randolph's pedal steel.

DOWNLOAD THIS Ruler of My Heart; Blue Bayou; Baby It's Cold Outside

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