Not Too Late - (Import CD)
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- Jazz Vocal
- Contemp. Jazz Vocals
- Mono / Stereo
- Lee Alexander; Lee Alexander
- Not Too Late [Digipak]
Personnel: Norah Jones (vocals, acoustic guitar, piano, pump organ, Wurlitzer organ, Mellotron); Norah Jones (Wurlitzer piano); Daru Oda (vocals, whistling, whistle); Adam Levy (vocals, electric guitar); M. Ward, Richard Julian (vocals); Tony Scherr, Robbie McIntosh (electric guitar); Lee Alexander (lap steel guitar, bass instrument); Rob Sudduth, Bill McHenry (tenor saxophone); Chuck MacKinnon (trumpet); J. Walter Hawkes (trombone); Jose Davila (tuba); Larry Goldings (organ, Hammond b-3 organ); Paul Bryan (keyboards); Jesse Harris (acoustic guitar); Kevin Breit (mandolin); Julia Kent, Jeffrey Zeigler (cello); Andrew Borger (marimba, drums, cymbals, pans); Tony Mason (drums).
Audio Mixers: Tom Schick; Lee Alexander .
Recording information: Brooklyn Recording, NY; The Coop, New York, NY.
Photographer: Todd Chalfant.
For a young and commercially successful artist, Norah Jones has admirably avoided playing it too safe. After scoring an unlikely sales sensation and multiple Grammy award winner with 2002's torchy COME AWAY WITH ME, Jones shifted gears slightly to accent that album's country and folk elements on the 1970s-styled follow-up, FEELS LIKE HOME. Following that, Jones deliberately played with expectations, first becoming a low-key sideman in a quirky alt-country band called the Little Willies, then playing the lead role in a new movie by Hong Kong arthouse director Wong Kar-Wai.
Jones's third album, NOT TOO LATE, is perhaps not as extreme as any of those other moves away from her initial comfort zone, but it's a departure nonetheless. Recorded by Jones and longtime collaborator Lee Alexander in their home studio and featuring only self-penned material, NOT TOO LATE is far less polished than Jones's previous records, with many songs featuring little more than the singer's familiar croon, a Floyd Cramer-influenced piano, and Alexander's subtle bass. Not quite jazz, country, or pop, NOT TOO LATE fuses all of Jones's influences into an immediately identifiable whole. It's easily her most mature and personal album to date.
- Country of Origin
- Blue Note
- EMI Music Distribution
- Norah Jones
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Wish I Could
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Sinkin' Soon
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Sun Doesn't Like You, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Until the End
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Not My Friend
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Thinking About You
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Broken
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] My Dear Country
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Wake Me Up
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Be My Somebody
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Little Room
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Rosie's Lullaby
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Not Too Late
- Studio / Live
Rolling Stone (p.66) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[S]he's quirkier lyrically than any of her helpmates. And she remains pop's nicest superstar..."
Entertainment Weekly (p.122) - "NOT TOO LATE has a slightly, rougher, home-studio sound....[With] slow, gorgeous dream-pop ballads..." -- Grade: B-
Q (p.98) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[An] understated blend of country, folk, jazz and soul....Simple songs, lovingly crafted and sweetly sung."
Uncut (p.75) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[S]omething altogether fresh....Just like that, Jones transforms herself into the gentlest of cutting-edge artists."
Down Beat (p.58) - "Jones still favors gentle love songs, tunes streaked with a mix of nostalgia and hope, and her elegant amalgam of acoustic pop, soft focus country and polished blues still goes down like a spoonful of sugar."
No Depression (p.108) - "NOT TOO LATE operates from an intimate stance.....Acoustic textures and bone-dry vocals draw the focus to the tune..."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.104) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Jones has reclaimed her music on her own terms, establishing a new level of artistry with a fascinating line in subversion of the politest kind."
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- Tom Schick; Tom Schick
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