New York City Jones and blues singer-songwriter Malick recorded this seven-song album in the fall of 2000, when Jones was still an anonymous troubadour. But it's hardly hidden… 2003-07-08 Norah Jones Peter Malick
Music Review

New York City (2003)

Norah Jones | 'CITY' GIRL Jones
Image credit: Norah Jones: Joann Savio
'CITY' GIRL Jones

Details Release Date: Jul 08, 2003; Lead Performances: Norah Jones and Peter Malick

Jones and blues singer-songwriter Malick recorded this seven-song album in the fall of 2000, when Jones was still an anonymous troubadour. But it's hardly hidden treasure for the Grammy winner's fans. Even when Jones vamps it up (usually subdued, she practically kicks out the jams here), Malick's clean-scrubbed take on the blues relegates this to background music at best. A cover of Dylan's ''Heart of Mine'' is a bit more savory, but mostly there's not much here to come away with.

Originally posted Jul 11, 2003 Published in issue #718 Jul 11, 2003 Order article reprints