Norah Jones

Biography: Norah and his her mother lived in an old building of red bricks in New York until she was four years. Then they changed to Grapevine (near Dallas, Texas), where she lived until the twenties, with her mother, who at the time was devoting herself to supervise TV's scripts. In her house there were never absent discs of the classic ones of the blues and the jazz: Billie Holiday, Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Bill Evans, Joni Mitchell … To the musical mother influence it is necessary to add the one that received of her grandmother, carried away of the stout country of the outlaws, from Hank Williams Willie Nelson. " Mom always tried to give me quite. To the 11 it happened to her that it ,she wanted to be going to live through Alaska. " We load a car and we went away, as Thelma and Louise. We do not kill anybody, but to six months we were of return.
As it was said, her mother chiselled her musical taste: " I Started by listening to the discs of my mom: Etta James and
Aretha Franklin, when it she was going to fifth degree. To Joni Mitchell, in the institute, and to Billie Holiday in the university. In the secondary one you want to be depressed. I never wanted to find music to bother my relatives. My mom listens to music cool. I suppose that the only thing that her was not pleasing what I was putting was A Nirvana, because it seemed to her to be very noisy ". With this spirit, Norah started studying singing and added to the choir of the church to sing gospel, at the time that it she was initiating the classes of piano and saxophone . she was far from being a pupil model: she was vague enough and the study was left several times. Without the effort of her mother, her grandmother, and her teachers Renetta Frisque and Julie Bonk, probably she had left the musical way.
at her, 20 she was listened by Shell White, member of the record EMI, one night of the year 2000. The man liked what heard and asked for a demo with her songs. he give the demo to his friend Bruce Lundvall, the director of Blue Note, the renowned stamp of jazz. And it succeeded, because this company was in the search of new artists, which now is called a jazz - informed
Norah's offer could not be more tempting: a young and suggestive, voice full of hot sensuality, singing almost as if some secret close friend was revealing. Lundvall contracted her in spite of three songs had listened scarcely of this to cassette and entrusted the producer Craig Street who was working Norah's material and was surrounding it with instrumentalists of luxury. The result, much more pop than the final version, did not convince anybody and Lundvall entrusted his major producer, Arif Mardin, a new version, which was centering in the voice. The package was ready and " Come away with me " her record début, it went out to the sale in February 2002.

Norah Jones' Scores

Average career score: 71
Highest Metascore: 82 Come Away With Me
Lowest Metascore: 63 Here We Go Again: Celebrating the Genius of Ray Charles
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
8 music reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
71 Foreverly Nov 25, 2013 Primary Artist 8.5
69 Little Broken Hearts May 1, 2012 Primary Artist 8.1
63 Here We Go Again: Celebrating the Genius of Ray Charles Mar 29, 2011 Primary Artist 6.7
68 ...Featuring Norah Jones Nov 16, 2010 Primary Artist 8.5
73 The Fall Nov 17, 2009 Primary Artist 8.1
68 Not Too Late Jan 30, 2007 Primary Artist 7.4
74 Feels Like Home Feb 10, 2004 Primary Artist 7.6
82 Come Away With Me Feb 26, 2002 Primary Artist 8.7