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'It Was You' drawn from Norah Jones live album 'Til We Meet Again streams

Key points from news posted by Blue Note about the upcoming Norah Jones first ''full'' live album …'Til We Meet Again include details that the producers are Jones and Jamie Landry (who mixed some of the tracks on last year's Pick Me Up Off the Floor

Published: 25 Mar 2021. Updated: 28 days.

Key points from news posted by Blue Note about the upcoming Norah Jones first ''full'' live album …'Til We Meet Again include details that the producers are Jones and Jamie Landry (who mixed some of the tracks on last year's Pick Me Up Off the Floor).

The live shows captured were in the US, France, Italy, Brazil, and Argentina and spanned 2017-2019. Material touched upon stretches back to 2002. 'It Was You' was recorded in Dana Point, California and on it with Jones are organist Pete Remm, bassist Christopher Thomas and drummer Brian Blade. Personnel elsewhere on the record include bassist Jesse Murphy, guitarist Jesse Harris, flautist Jorge Continentino, and percussionist Marcelo Costa.

Tracks are: Hank Williams' 'Cold, Cold Heart'; Jones' 'It Was You' and co-write 'Begin Again'; Alexander/Julian song 'Those Sweet Words'; Jesse Harris song 'I’ve Got To See You Again'; Jones co-write 'After The Fall'; Remm's 'I’ll Be Gone'; Jones co-writes 'Just A Little Bit', 'Falling', 'Tragedy, 'Sunrise' and 'Flipside'; Harris classic 'Don’t Know Why'; Chris Cornell's 'Black Hole Sun'. Release date is 16 April. Norah Jones, top. Photo: Vivian Wang

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Astral Spirits to release Ahmed's Nights on Saturn (Communication)

Excerpts are streaming by the band Ahmed of their storming version of double bassist Ahmed Abdul-Malik's 'Nights on Saturn' parenthesized 'Communication'. 'Nights on Saturn' was on The Music Of Ahmed Abdul-Malik (New Jazz, 1961). Ahmed (pianist …

Published: 25 Mar 2021. Updated: 28 days.

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Excerpts are streaming by the band Ahmed of their storming version of double bassist Ahmed Abdul-Malik's 'Nights on Saturn' parenthesized 'Communication'. 'Nights on Saturn' was on The Music Of Ahmed Abdul-Malik (New Jazz, 1961). Ahmed (pianist Pat Thomas known for his work with Black Top, bassist Joel Grip, drummer Antonin Gerbal and alto saxophonist Seymour Wright) recorded the piece live at east London venue Cafo Oto. Released by Astral Spirits tomorrow the bits I've heard sound excellent so it will be very good to hear the full version after release. Most of the players are unfamiliar to me apart from Thomas who I first saw live in Peter Ind's Bass Clef in Hoxton in the early-1990s when he was playing along with the former Time Out writer Linton Chiswick (last I heard a scriptwriter for TV soap Emmerdale). Thomas is now fairly widely regarded as one of the UK's finest free-improvisers whose work sits primus inter pares alongside the work of fellow pianists Alexander Hawkins and Matthew Bourne on the freer end of the spectrum among top UK jazz pianists. SG

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