Norah Jones Kicks It Old School On Her New Album Day Breaks Due October 7th, Watch Video Of the First Single "Carry On", and More
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Norah Jones is set to deliver her sixth studio album, Day Breaks, on October 7th. The advance word from Jones is that on this record she returns to the piano and that jazz/blues/country vibe that characterized her first album. On August 5, she released the album's first single "Carry On". Watch the video, below. As soon as you hear it, you are reminded of what made Come Away With Me so appealing that it sold millions of copies and won Norah an armload of Grammys.
Day Breaks has a stellar cast of musicians surrounding Jones including Brian Blade on drums, Wayne Shorter on sax, and Dr. Lonnie Smith on organ. Also appearing on Day Breaks are two more members of the Brian Blade Fellowship Band, Chris Thomas on bass and Jon Cowherd on organ (Cowherd played the beautiful organ solo on "Carry On"). Some of New York's finest session musicians also appear, including John Patitucci (Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea) on bass, Tony Scherr on guitar, and Pete Remm on organ, among others. Of the twelve songs on Day Breaks, nine are Jones originals. The others are covers of songs by Duke Ellington, Horace Silver, and Neil Young; see tracklist below.
The Horace Silver cover is a song called "Peace", which dates back fifteen years to the sessions for Come Away With Me. The song was included on Jones' first Sessions EP, the deluxe version of Come Away With Me, and a multitude of holiday collections between then and now. When Day Breaks is released, it will be interesting to see if "Peace" gets a new recording.
Watch the official video of "Carry On"
Watch Norah Jones talk about "Carry On"
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Tracklist: All songs by Norah Jones except as noted.
04. "It's A Wonderful Time For Love"
05. "And Then There Was You"
06. "Don't Be Denied" [Neil Young]
07. "Day Breaks"
08. "Peace" [Horace Silver]
09. "Once I Had A Laugh"
10. "Sleeping Wild"
11. "Carry On"
12. "Fleurette Africaine (African Flower)" [Duke Ellington]
Bonus Video: The new single "Carry On" reminds me of the duet she did with Ray Charles, "Here We Go Again"
Watch Norah Jones talk about the recording of "Here We Go Again"
Listen to Norah Jones perform "Peace" on Marian McPartland's piano jazz radio program (2003)
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