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NEW ALBUM: NORAH JONES | I DREAM OF CHRISTMAS

Norah Jones has released her first-ever holiday album, "I Dream Of Christmas," a delightful and comforting collection of timeless seasonal favourites. The nine-time Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, and pianist has recorded a collection of covers of seasonal classics alongside her original Christmas-themed songs. The covers featured on the album include “White Christmas,” “Winter Wonderland,” and “Run Rudolph Run.” “I’ve always loved Christmas music but never had the inclination to make a holiday album until now,” Jones said. “Last year, I found myself listening to James Brown’s "Funky Christmas" and Elvis’s "Christmas Album" on Sundays during lockdown for a sense of comfort. In January 2021, I started thinking about making a Christmas album of my own. It gave me something fun to work on and look forward to." Among the album’s many pleasures is Norah’s playful reinvention of The Chipmunks’ “Christmas Don’t Be Late” by David Seville (aka Ross Bagdasarian), which is given a languid beat and swaggering horns. On "I Dream Of Christmas," Jones worked with producer Leon Michels (Aloe Blacc, Hanni el Khatib), who co-wrote some original songs and contributed saxophone, flute, percussion, and more to the record. It also features musicians Brian Blade (drums), Tony Scherr and Nick Movshon (bass), Russ Pahl (pedal steel guitar), Marika Hughes (cello), Dave Guy (trumpet), and Raymond Mason (trombone).