New Release: Norah Jones – ‘Covers’

 

Norah Jones has just released a very special new album called Covers. As suggested by the title, the album features all covers in the form of “ten rare and unreleased tracks recorded over the first decade of Jones’ career.”

Listeners can look forward to some of Norah’s favorites, which include Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Tom Waits, Wilco, and Horace Silver.

Above, find a video of Norah covering Johhny Cash’s “Cry Cry Cry” live!

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Blue Note Reissues Six Classic Jazz Albums in Hi-Def Audio

 

Blue Note this week released six classic jazz albums in high definition audio. Digitally remastered for the first time, these albums will be available on HDtracks for an unparalleled listening experience. All albums will come packaged with original liner notes, extra photos, and newly written essays. Folks can look forward to more reissues coming soon, but in the meantime, check below for the stellar works that have been made available this week:

John ColtraneBlue Train
Eric DolphyOut To Lunch
Herbie HancockMaiden Voyage
Wayne Shorter- Speak No Evil
Horace SilverSong for My Father
Larry YoungUnity

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GPWW 2/23/11: Nicolas Jaar Feature and dOP Mix

This GPWW features words and music from Nicolas Jaar, an electronic artist based in NY on a French-based label (Clown and Sunset), currently studying at Brown University in Rhode Island. His album was released on January 31st, called Space is Only Noise. While chatting with Gilles about his studies and music, Nicolas mentions that he’s happy to see artists like James Blake getting so much positive attention, because it represents this new, mellow electronic generation in a relatively accurate way. As Pitchfork said about Space Is Only Noise, “The textures and ingredients of Jaar’s music exist in the context of techno– rhythm and repetition are clearly important to him– but Space is not dance music. It’s too slow, sure, but it’s also too diffuse in its methods and results.”

Later in the show, Gilles brings a mix from dOP, going into their jazz box for Yusef Lateef, Horace Silver, Coltrane and more.

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