First Sessions

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First Sessions
EP by Norah Jones
Released 2001
Recorded October 8–October 9, 2000
Genre Jazz
Length 19:17
Label Blue Note Records
Norah Jones chronology
First Sessions
(2001)
Come Away with Me
(2002)
Singles from First Sessions
  1. "Don't Know Why"
    Released: July, 2002
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars1
Norah Jones's "Don't Know Why" from First Sessions and Come Away with Me

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First Sessions is an EP by singer Norah Jones, released in 2001. The EP was a limited release of approximately 10,000 copies which were available on Jones' website and at live shows.2

Background

As the name suggests, "First Sessions" marked the first recordings made by Jones after being signed with Blue Note Records.2 Label A&R Brian Bacchus put the singer with experienced engineer Jay Newland to record demos of around nine songs. Six of these were chosen for the sampler release "First Sessions", while the remainder were set aside for consideration for her debut album "Come Away With Me".2 Ultimately, most of the songs featured here ended up on "Come Away With Me."

Track listing

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Don't Know Why"   Harris 3:11
2. "Come Away with Me"   Jones 3:06
3. "Something Is Calling You"   Harris 3:25
4. "Turn Me On"   Loudermilk 2:37
5. "Lonestar"   Alexander 3:07
6. "Peace"   Silver 3:51

Personnel

  • Norah Jones - piano, vocals
  • Lee Alexander - bass
  • Jesse Harris - guitar
  • Dan Reiser - drums
  • Adam Rogers - guitar (4)
  • Tony Scherr - guitar (5)

Production

  • Engineer: Jay Newland
  • Mixing: Jay Newland

References

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ a b c "Interview With Brian Bacchus". HitQuarters. Sep 3, 2002. Retrieved April 10, 2011.