Norah Jones Concert

Norah Jones Concert

Norah Jones Concert
Norah Jones Concert

Norah Jones took her tour to the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre on Tuesday evening for a mostly mellow 90-minute show. Relying heavily on her most recent album – The Fall – Jones hit the right tone with strong vocals and excellent performances by the band.

Norah Jones Concert

Norah Jones Concert Review

Some of the early songs were slightly more aggressive than the recorded version on her albums, but they rarely ventured out of the arrangements heard on the recording, with a few exceptions. Jones performed a couple of songs solo on her upright piano, including an ode to her dog (described as a very manly poodle) called “Man of the House” and a rousing guitar solo by Stormy Hormel.

Switching from a Fender Mustang electric guitar in center stage, Jones addressed both ends of the stage with performances on her Wurlitzer electric piano on the orchestra’s left side and upright piano on the right. The only sour part of the performance was a poorly tuned microphone by the electric piano that marred her sultry voice by making it sound tinny and always on the edge of distortion.

The night ended with an acoustic encore with all the performers around a single microphone. Jones started with a toy baby grand piano (which she played surprisingly well, given its size) that reminded me of Schroeder’s piano in Peanuts cartoons.

Elvis Perkins Opened the Show

The opening act, Elvis Perkins, seemed likable despite some of the most depressing songs I’ve ever heard. “Stay Zombie, Stay” and “Doomsday” was among its titles. The opening number serenaded the audience with lyrics including “black is the color of human blood.” While the songs were depressing, most of the audience adopted him as comic relief and even started rallying along one song by clapping in time.

The Bob Carr Theater Has Problems

As much as I enjoyed the show, I’m not that fond of Bob Carr as a venue. That’s because the only way to get to the center seats is to approach from the left or the right. An endless parade scooted past my knees as they went to their seats, back out for a trip to the bathroom, back to their seats, out to get a drink, etc.

You get the idea. My knees became quite friendly with a lot of strangers because I got tired of standing up for everyone who needed to get in or out. Why is it that the people in the center seats always arrive late when the performance is happening and want to leave early before it’s over? These people should get aisle seats.

Despite a few nits with the sound on one mic and the venue itself, the concert made for an enjoyable night out. Concerts are as much a visual feast as an auditory experience. Upon entering, most people noticed it was quite hazy in the theater. That haze provided a nice texture for the lighting, particularly the spotlights on Jones’s solo performance at the piano.

Norah Jones and the Crowd

Jones’s interaction with the crowd seemed tenuous at first, not speaking until after three songs when she sheepishly thanked the audience for their applause. As the night moved on, her comfort seemed to grow, and she mentioned that she enjoyed the back & forth conversation.

She talked about spending the previous day at Disney World and screaming on the rollercoaster rides, which she admitted probably wasn’t the best thing to do before you sing for a living. Still, her voice was strong and well received by the Orlando audience.

Norah Jones Tickets

Like most concerts in Orlando, TicketMaster is generally the right place to look to get your seats.

I reviewed this concert in 2010, but there aren’t any Orlando concerts on her current tour.

Bring Norah Jones Home

I have every one of these albums, and it’s hard to pick a favorite. Fortunately, there are a couple of live albums in case you missed Norah Jones on tour.

If you enjoy Norah Jones, you may find a few albums here that you didn’t know about and they all have wonderful songs and her sultry voice.

  1. Begin Again
  2. Begin Again
    $19.99

    Once in a while, an artist comes along and reminds us why we fell in love with music in the first place. Norah Jones is that artist. With her stunning voice and ability to evoke emotion through her songs, Jones has captured our hearts time and time again. And with her latest release, Begin Again, she does it again.


    Begin Again is a collection of singles Jones has recorded over the past year with collaborators including Jeff Tweedy and Thomas Bartlett. The result is a truly eclectic mix of songs that span genres and styles. Whether it's the riveting electronic experiments of "Just a Little Bit" or the starkly acoustic folk ballad "I've Got to See You Again," there's something for everyone.

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    12/09/2022 12:00 am GMT
  3. Come Away With Me (20th Anniversary)
  4. Come Away With Me (20th Anniversary)
    $13.98

    Norah Jones's debut album Come Away With Me was an instant classic when it was released 20 years ago, and it has only grown in popularity since then. This special 20th-anniversary edition has been remastered to sound even better than the original and includes a bonus disc of previously unreleased material.


    This is a must-have album if you're a fan of Norah Jones. And even if you're not familiar with her work, this is a great place to start. Her voice is beautiful and soothing, and the music is perfect for relaxing or entertaining guests. Whether you're looking to recapture the magic of the original album or experience it for the first time, this anniversary edition is a perfect way to relive a beautiful album.

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    12/09/2022 12:00 am GMT
  5. Day Breaks
  6. Day Breaks
    $9.68

    There's something special about Norah Jones' voice that makes you feel warm and fuzzy. And on her new album, Day Breaks, she brings that same magic to the table with some of the gorgeous piano playing and songwriting we've ever heard from her. With help from legendary jazz musicians like Wayne Shorter, Lonnie Smith, and Brian Blade, Norah has crafted an album that is both a return to her roots and a wonderful new chapter in her musical journey.


    The first single, "Carry On," is a beautiful ode to resilience, and it's already gotten rave reviews from critics and fans alike. We can't wait to see what else this amazing album has in store for us!

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    12/09/2022 12:21 am GMT
  7. 'Til We Meet Again
  8. 'Til We Meet Again
    $11.99

    Norah Jones is one of our most successful and respected singers, and we are so excited to announce her first live album, `Til We Meet Again. This incredible collection features performances from the US, France, Italy, Brazil & Argentina recorded between 2017-19.


    It spans her entire career from her 2002 debut to her recent singles "It Was You" and GRAMMY-nominated "I'll Be Gone." It closes with a cover of Soundgarden's "Black Hole Sun," a tribute to Chris Cornell recorded at the Fox Theatre just days after Cornell's death. This is a must-have for any Norah Jones fan!

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    12/09/2022 12:03 am GMT
  9. I Dream Of Christmas
  10. I Dream Of Christmas
    $8.79

    NORAH JONES has been a warm voice of comfort and reassurance for nearly 20 years since her cozy 2002 debut, Come Away With Me. Now, the 9x GRAMMY-winning artist has made her first holiday album with I Dream Of Christmas, a collection of timeless seasonal favorites ("White Christmas," "Winter Wonderland," "Christmas Time Is Here") and profound new originals that explore the complicated emotions of the past year and our hopes that this holiday season will be full of joy and togetherness.

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    12/09/2022 12:01 am GMT
  11. Pick Me Up Off The Floor
  12. Pick Me Up Off The Floor
    $12.66

    Norah Jones is back with her seventh solo album, Pick Me Up Off The Floor. This album features a variety of collaborators, from Brian Blade to Jeff Tweedy. The album grew out of her acclaimed singles series of the past 2 years, as the songs she hadn't yet released unexpectedly congealed into an album of tremendous depth and beauty.


    The album is connected by the sly groove of her piano trios and features lyrics that confront loss and portend hope. The album's overall mood leans into darkness before ultimately finding the light. This is an album that fans of Norah Jones are sure to enjoy!

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    12/09/2022 12:01 am GMT
  13. The Fall
  14. The Fall
    $13.98

    Norah Jones is one of the most successful and popular singer-songwriters of our time, and she's back with a new album that's sure to please her fans. The Fall is her 2009 release and features a different sound from her previous albums.


    She's taken a new direction with this one, experimenting with different sounds and collaborating with a new set of musicians, including producer and engineer Jacquire King. The result is an album that's both new and familiar, with the same beautiful voice and lyrics that we've expected from Norah Jones.


    It ends with a song about her very manly poodle!

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    12/09/2022 12:10 am GMT
  15. Little Broken Hearts
  16. Little Broken Hearts
    $8.34

    Norah Jones's Little Broken Hearts is a fascinating next step in the evolution of one of music's most intriguing artists. Produced by Danger Mouse (aka Brian Burton), the album was released to critical acclaim in 2012 and has become one of the best-selling records of the past decade.


    With her mellow, soulful voice and minimalist approach to songwriting, Jones signaled a shift away from the synthetic pop music prevalent at the time.


    From "Miriam" to "Happy Pills," this album runs the gauntlet of emotions and quirks.

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    12/09/2022 12:01 am GMT
  17. Not Too Late
  18. Not Too Late
    $11.90

    Norah Jones is one of those artists that just seems to get better with time. Her music has always had a pop sensibility while blending soul, folk, and country elements with a seasoning of jazz. But on her third album for Blue Note, "Not Too Late," she takes things to a new level.


    All the songs on the album are either written or co-written by Norah, and they showcase her incredible talent as a songwriter. The opening track, "Wish I Could," is a haunting ballad about lost love, while "The Sun Doesn't Like You" has an ominous undertone that hints at mortality.

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    12/09/2022 12:02 am GMT
  19. Feels Like Home
  20. Feels Like Home
    $5.00

    Come away with Feels Like Home, the Norah Jones record that will make you feel warm and fuzzy. Arif Mardin's cozy production pairs perfectly with Jones's jazzy country vocals and sparse acoustic and electric Wurlitzer piano lines.


    The 13 tracks on the album range from light and lively to soulful and introspective, with something for everyone to enjoy. Highlights include the single "Sunrise," the duet with Dolly Parton "Creepin' In," and the heart-wrenching piano/vocal rendition of Duke Ellington's "Melancholia." With Feels Like Home, Norah Jones once again proves her unlimited potential as a singer and songwriter.

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    12/09/2022 12:01 am GMT
  21. ...Featuring Norah Jones
  22. ...Featuring Norah Jones
    $13.49

    Norah Jones is one of those artists who can do it all. She first won our hearts with her debut album, Come Away With Me, a beautiful blend of jazz and folk with pop hooks. But she's so much more than that.


    This 2010 release, ...Featuring Norah Jones is a collection of collaborations that Norah has been involved with over the years. And it shows off her incredible range, appearing on records by Foo Fighters on 'Virginia Moon,' Q-Tip on 'Life Is Better,' and Belle & Sebastian on 'Little Lou, Prophet Jack, Ugly John.' Norah always brings her unique sound and sensibility to the table no matter what genre she's tackling. If you're a

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    12/09/2022 12:01 am GMT
  23. New York City
  24. New York City
    $12.98

    This one-of-a-kind album features 6 tracks recorded with the then little-known Norah Jones, plus four new compositions.


    As Malick describes it, "NEW YORK CITY is the intersection where B.B. King meets Lou Reed." That perfectly captures the feel of this album, which expertly blends blues, jazz, and rock influences. Whether you're a native New Yorker or just dreaming of visiting the city that never sleeps, this album will transport you to the heart of the Big Apple.


    So why not give it a listen today?

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    12/09/2022 12:13 am GMT
  25. Here We Go Again: Celebrating the Genius of Ray Charles
  26. Here We Go Again: Celebrating the Genius of Ray Charles
    $13.98

    If you're a fan of Ray Charles, then you'll want to check out this new collaboration between Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis. Here We Go Again: Celebrating the Genius of Ray Charles features some of your favorite songs performed by these two legends, along with Nora Jones.


    This is a must-have for any fan of Ray Charles or good music. The tracks are sequenced cleverly to tell the story of a love affair, and the performance is simply mesmerizing. This is it if you're looking for something new to add to your collection.

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    11/17/2022 06:45 am GMT
  27. The Little Willies
  28. The Little Willies
    $16.50

    The Little Willies are a band unlike any other. Hailing from New York, this group of five talented musicians brings a fresh take on country music that will delight fans of all ages. The band takes its name from legendary singer Willie Nelson and pays tribute to the great Western swing bands of the past with their unique style.


    At the forefront of this amazing group is the one and only Norah Jones, whose hypnotic voice and remarkable piano skills are guaranteed to transport listeners to another world. Whether you're a country music fan, The Little Willies will surely win you with their incredible talent and down-to-earth charm.

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    12/09/2022 12:21 am GMT
  29. For the Good Times
  30. For the Good Times
    $29.06

    The For the Good Times album is a 2012 release from the Country side-project led by Norah Jones. The material for the album was taken from the Willies' live repertoire and by passing around ideas drawn from disparate sources.


    The selections include more surprising choices, like the trucker classic 'Diesel Smoke, Dangerous Curves, and 'Foul Owl On The Prowl,' from the soundtrack to In The Heat Of The Night. Alongside the more obscure songs, though, For the Good Times also includes some of the best-known songs in the history of Country music, like Dolly Parton's 'Jolene' and the title track, written by Kris Kristofferson and made famous by such singers as

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    11/17/2022 06:55 pm GMT

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