Nublu Sessions (2003) Nublu Sessions , the latest from inventive New York City collective Wax Poetic, is an airtight stunner whose swirl of styles ranges from trip-hop and… 2003-12-02 Wax Poetic
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Nublu Sessions (2003)

Norah Jones | LOVE JONES Norah's contribution to Wax Poetic's latest is the standout
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LOVE JONES Norah's contribution to Wax Poetic's latest is the standout

Details Release Date: Dec 02, 2003; Lead Performance: Wax Poetic

Nublu Sessions, the latest from inventive New York City collective Wax Poetic, is an airtight stunner whose swirl of styles ranges from trip-hop and acid jazz to spoken word. Guest vocalists like the great N'Dea Davenport (formerly of the Brand New Heavies) help make it a transcendent listening experience. But it's a reserved Grammy winner who provides the disc's peak performance: On the tropically tilted R&B cut ''Tell Me,'' Norah Jones infuses her natural restraint with an intoxicating vibrancy that will have you hitting repeat repeatedly.

Originally posted Dec 05, 2003 Published in issue #740 Dec 05, 2003 Order article reprints