Norah Jones: Day Breaks
Jones is back with a brand new jazz relaxation. Her sultry voice is still soothing, but her keyboard chops is improving. She even swings on “It’s a Wonderful Time for Love.” Highlights, however, are recordings, including the album opener and the title track, with the backing of legend saxophonist Wayne Shorter. “Peace,” in particular, is an affectionate collaboration between Shorter’s soulful, fluid solo and Jones’s fragmented keyboard. Somehow “Tragedy,” which refers to a different kind of self-destruction, is so fitting to the current presidential nominee from the Republican Party. His addiction to fame is far more tragic than alcohol, and the way Jones phrases the hook in various vocal ranges gets me every time.