DATE: NOVEMBER 16, 2004
Note Records will release a new DVD from Norah Jones, entitled Norah
Jones and the Handsome Band: Live In 2004, on November 16. Shot August
8 and 9 at Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium, the concert film includes
performances of several songs from Jones' quadruple platinum 2004 release
Feels Like Home and her landmark debut album Come Away With Me. Special
guests include Dolly Parton, reprising her duet
on "Creepin' In," a standout track from Feels Like Home that
was recently nominated for a Country Music Award; Gillian Welch
and David Rawlings, who toured with Jones last year;
Handsome Band alumnus Kevin Breit; and Richard
Julian, another former tourmate of Jones' and co-writer of two
songs on 'Feels Like Home.' The guest spots add to the already
stellar musicianship of Norah and her versatile Handsome Band—bassist
Lee Alexander, drummer Andrew Borger, guitarist Adam Levy, guitarist Robbie
McIntosh, and backing vocalist Daru Oda.
songs on the DVD include the hits "Come Away With Me," "Don't
Know Why," and "Sunrise," as well as the Gram Parsons gem
"She." The new film will also include several behind-the-scenes
mini-documentaries. Shot on 16mm film, Norah Jones and the Handsome Band:
Live 2004 is mixed in 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound. Hamish Hamilton
(Madonna, U2) directed the concert film.
Jones is in the midst of a fifty-one-city U.S. tour. In a recent review
The New York Times critic Jon Pareles praised her "musician's poise,"
noting that she performed "with outward humility and inner assurance."
He went on to observe, "Ms. Jones finds peaks and valleys in her
songs, but she never comes close to melodrama. She is better off lingering
over her ballads, letting her misty voice provide all the mystique she'll