No Fools, No Fun
Label: Blue Note (BLU)
Norah Jones has now become fully ensconced in country music: as part of the Little Willies, as a principal player in the Foreverly tribute album, and now as one-third of Puss N Boots. Truth be told, No Fools, No Fun could be a smoother ride: the insertion of live tracks between studio-recorded is a bit jarring. But the blend of voices between Jones, Sasha Dobson and Catherine Popper is terrific. And so is their choice of covers, from Neil Young's "Down by the River" to The Band's "Twilight," alongside standout originals like "You'll Forget Me" and "Don't Know What It Means."