Here’s something for the Norah Jones fans, her sixth studio album, titled Day Breaks was released on October 7th. The 12 track album of ‘Day Breaks’ sees the 37 year old mother of two return to the piano to create splendid jazz melodies.
“It’s definitely more rooted in jazz than the first album,” says Jones, whose 2002 debut, Come Away with Me, fused jazz with pop, blues and country.
daughter of the late sitar master Ravi Shankar, won 5 Grammys and sold over 25 million copies of her first album, ‘Come Away With Me’, and now she’s back with her sixth album – ‘Day Breaks’.
Here’s What to Expect from her latest album – ‘Day Breaks’
Songs Composed on Piano
While at home, having had a new baby, she says that she was always up all night with musical thoughts going through her head, and you thought being an artist was easy. This is when she started to play the piano, not in her living room but in the kitchen; I bet you didn’t see that coming. The songs that she wrote were piano based making the record more rooted into the genre of jazz.
Influences from saxophonist Brian Blade and drummer Wayne Shorter
After playing at the Kennedy Center, Jones says that she was able to connect with her musical history. She played with Brian and Wayne who influenced the sound that she heard in her head; this is another reason ‘Day Breaks’ has a jazzy feel.
From protest songs to covers, this album seems to have everything
The album has original tracks like ‘Once I Had to Laugh‘, ‘Tragedy‘ and ‘It’s a Wonderful Time to Love‘ but it’s the song ‘Flipside’ stands out. Jones says that the song ‘Flipside‘ is influenced by the events going around the world, events that make her feel angry or sad every time she watches the news. The cover songs include Horace Silver’s ‘Peace’, Neil Young’s ‘Don’t Be Denied‘ and Duke Ellington’s ‘Fleurette Africaine‘. The album also features guitarist Jesse Harris.
You can catch Norah Jones in New York City today, as she resumes her North America tour! Here are the tour dates and timings;
October 10 to October 13, 2016 – The Sheen Center, New York city, New York, USA – at 7pm on all days
October 18, 2016 – Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, Canada – at 7pm
October 19, 2016 – Benaroya Hall, Seattle, Washington, USA – at 7pm
October 20, 2016 – Keller Auditorium, Portland, Oregan, USA – at 7pm
October 22, 2016 – Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View, California, USA – at 3pm
October 23, 2016 – Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View, California, USA – at 1pm
October 25, 2016 – The Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA – at 7pm
October 27, 2016 – Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, California, USA – at 7pm
October 28, 2016 – The Paramount Theatre, Oakland, California, USA – at 7pm
November 28, 2016 – Ulster Performing Arts Center, Kingston, New York, New York USA – at 7pm
November 29, 2016 – Beacon Theatre, New York City, New York, USA – at 7pm
December 2, 2016 – Academy of Music, Philadelphia, USA – at 7pm
December 3, 2016 – Lincoln Theatre, Washington DC, USA – at 7pm
December 4, 2016 – Lincoln Theatre, Washington DC, USA – at 7pm
December 8, 2016 – Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USA – at 7pm
December 9, 2016 – State Theatre, Portland, Maine, USA – at 7pm
December 10, 2016 – Orpheus Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts, USA – at 7pm