Kin is a songwriting collaboration between Rodney Crowell and author/academic Mary Karr, responsible for 10 of the best new country songs I've heard in ages, brought to life by singers such as Emmylou Harris, Lucinda Williams and Kris Kristofferson.
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Monday 14 May 2012
The Great Escape, Brighton’s answer to Texas’s South-by-Southwest festival, has grown at an alarming rate in its six-year existence.
Wednesday 26 October 2011
Thursday 04 August 2011
Bob Dylan, Jack White and Norah Jones have recorded previously unreleased Hank Williams songs.
Sunday 14 November 2010
A more-than-defensible collection of Jones's collaborations over the past decade: 18 songs in the company of luminaries as diverse as Ray Charles and Belle & Sebastian, Willie Nelson and OutKast, Dolly Parton and Herbie Hancock.
Sunday 14 November 2010
You can't knock the sheer class of this major-label grand production matching bassist Haden's film noir-inspired quartet – one of the best groups of the past 20 years – with guest singers Cassandra Wilson, Diana Krall, Melody Gardot, Norah Jones, Renée Fleming and Ruth Cameron (Haden's wife, who co-produces).
Friday 12 November 2010
...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.
Sunday 10 October 2010
B&S's eighth studio album comes after a four-and-a-half year wait, but the hiatus hasn't altered them one jot.
Sunday 22 August 2010
She's still emulating Norah Jones more than Charles Mingus but with this third album the double bassist and singer Esperanza Spalding announces her arrival as a major star.
Friday 19 February 2010
Friday 04 December 2009
Norah Jones That's What I Said (remix by Adrock & Mike D)
Friday 20 November 2009
Parts of Norah Jones's 2007 album Not Too Late sounded rather like a scrubbed-up, housetrained Tom Waits, so it's no surprise that for this follow-up, she enlisted the services of producer Jacquire King in an attempt to obtain the "balance between beautiful and rough" that he secured for Waits's Mule Variations.
Sunday 15 November 2009
Another departure in the career of this unjustly resented pop girl.
Monday 21 September 2009
Friday 08 May 2009
Sunday 15 March 2009
Call it twazz, the admixture of twee female vocals with lite-jazz stylings, as heard by Norah Jones and Madeleine Peyroux. Like Miss P, Gardot is a class act produced by Larry Klein.
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