Norah Jones Is Playing Along

Norah Jones Is Playing Along

Norah Jones is a multi-GRAMMY winning singer and pianist who loves playing music with people, so she started her own podcast to do just that. Each episode, she sits down with a different guest for impromptu musical collaborations and candid conversation. Her guests come from all walks of life and every musical style and you never know where the songs will take them. So, come hang out in the studio. Norah Jones is Playing Along!

Episodes

November 21, 2023 71 mins
Norah is joined by Laufey, the honey voiced Icelandic singer-songwriter and multi instrumentalist whose modern jazz sound has won her both a GRAMMY nomination and millions of fans on TikTok. They talk about building a career in music while maintaining autonomy, and play some of Laufey's elegant originals, along with a lovely version of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," featuring Norah on piano and Laufey on cello. Recorded ...
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Norah sits down with the incredible singer, songwriter, and pianist, Rufus Wainwright, to talk about music and family, and to sing in sweet harmony. His gorgeous piano playing shines on songs from his early career, and Norah gets to play for him on an old standard from the Judy Garland "Live at Carnegie Hall" album. He tells some fabulous stories and they duet on a classic murder ballad from his new album, "Folkocracy.” Recorded 4/...
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October 24, 2023 105 mins
Dave Grohl and Norah hang out in Foo Fighters' studio to play through some choice songs from his epic career. Dave talks about why he decided to take the hard road after Nirvana, getting lost in the White House, and asks Norah to take him to music school. Norah and Dave duet on a song that he hasn't played in 20 years, and he makes her day by lending his powerful drumming to one of her songs. This warm and wide-ranging episode give...
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October 10, 2023 66 mins
Matt Berninger and Bryce Dessner of The National join Norah by the fireplace to talk about and play songs from their amazing new album, The First Two Pages of Frankenstein. They fill her in on what it was like to come together as a band while living in far away places, the inspiration for the album, and writers block. Matt's warm baritone inspires Norah to ask for a duet on the first-ever acoustic performance of a decade-old song. ...
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September 26, 2023 71 mins
Margaret Glaspy is a stellar singer-songwriter whose distinct approach has drawn in listeners far and wide. With her evocative lyrics, magnetic guitar playing, and unshakable vocals, Margaret’s performances are always inspiring and this episode is no exception! Listen in as Norah and Margaret rock out on her new singles, standouts from her catalogue, a powerful Lucinda Williams cover, and chat about the evolution from competitive f...
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September 12, 2023 133 mins
This special session features not one but two incredible and incomparable musicians - Questlove and Christian McBride. Both hail from Philadelphia and have become titans of the music scene, each in their own right. Go back in time as they relive shared hilarious high school memories, musically breakdown some of their greatest influences, and come together with Norah on inspired covers of D’Angelo, Pops Staples, Kris Kristofferson a...
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Today Norah is joined by masterful singer-songwriter, Alynda Segarra aka Hurray For The Riff Raff. Though a Bronx native, Alynda found a grounding music community in New Orleans, and through songwriting and performing, they evolved into the passionate and powerful musician they are today. The stillness of the pandemic inspired them to write. You’ll hear some of those songs in this episode, and Norah and Alynda come together on a he...
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August 15, 2023 63 mins
Today we feature Brooklyn-based singer songwriter, Max Clarke of Cut Worms. He’s an explorative musician, and an eloquent lyricist. Norah and Max discuss his musical beginnings, the art of the ’long song’, and his latest work. They perform together on some of his new music, a melancholic Carole King duet, and one of Norah’s favorite songs that grounded her through the pandemic. Recorded 5/10/23. Learn more about your ad choices. Vi...
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August 1, 2023 54 mins
This episode features Norah’s longtime friend, the prolific singer-songwriter, M. Ward. Though Matt and Norah have traveled the world together over the past 2 decades, she still had a lot to learn about this illustrious musician with an alluring, honeyed voice. Listen in for duets on Matt’s newest music, as well as a couple of his most treasured songs over the years. Recorded 5/3/23. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphon...
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July 18, 2023 63 mins
Today’s guest is a singer-songwriter with a powerful, captivating voice - Remi Wolf. Her innovative sound bends the rules of any genre. Norah and Remi talk about the ups and downs of a busy tour schedule, and the desire to find other creative outlets. Join us for intimate versions of songs from Remi’s catalogue, old and new, and Norah and Remi duet on a shared inspiration, Blossom Dearie. Recorded 4/26/23. Learn more about your ad ...
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July 11, 2023 46 mins
Today we’re doing something a little different. We’re sharing an episode from another podcast we love called Broken Record! On Broken Record, acclaimed producer Rick Rubin, bestselling author Malcom Gladwell, and others interview storied musicians from every genre about their lives, inspiration, and music. Norah has been a guest herself but today we’re sharing a recent episode with Feist! You can find more Broken Record, from Pushk...
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July 4, 2023 71 mins
Our guest today is the incredibly talented and versatile musician, Mickey Raphael. His legendary harmonica playing is the hallmark of many songs you know. Not only has he played with everyone from Elton John to Neil Young to Chris Stapleton, but has spent the last 50 years playing alongside Willie Nelson. Mickey and Norah connect on their musical beginnings, their chance meetings with Willie, and life on the road. You won’t want to...
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June 20, 2023 78 mins
Our guest today is the immensely talented, GRAMMY nominated singer, songwriter and dear friend, Emily King! From growing up in NYC, to navigating her way through her career, you’ll hear about how she’s stayed true to herself and her music. Listen in as Emily and Norah perform powerful songs from Emily's latest release, Special Occasion, beautiful favorites from her catalogue, and pay homage to their shared jazz roots. Recorded 4/21...
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June 6, 2023 79 mins
Norah sits down with one-of-a-kind singer, songwriter, and truly accomplished bass-player, Cat Popper. She’s toured with Ryan Adams, Grace Potter, Jack White and many more. She’s also a member of Puss N Boots, along with Norah and Sasha Dobson. Though you may have heard her bass stylings on several artists’ records, today you’ll get to tune in for live stripped down versions of Cat’s fabulous original songs and a striking Pere Ubu ...
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May 23, 2023 86 mins
Whether it’s producing, directing, writing, animating, comedy, voice-overs or singing - Seth MacFarlane can do it all! You may know him as the creator of “Family Guy”, “The Orville”, or the movie “Ted”, but in this episode, Seth and Norah take a step back in time to visit some old jazz standards, and duet on their Oscar-nominated collaboration. They may bond on some deep cuts, but can you guess the one era of music they don’t agree...
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May 9, 2023 69 mins
Norah sits down with the phenomenal singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, Andrew Bird. This episode is packed full of music that features his stellar violin playing, and his distinct whistling. You’ll hear some lovely original songs by Andrew from across his vast catalogue. Will Norah whistle along? Tune in to find out! Recorded 2/3/23. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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April 25, 2023 93 mins
Today we speak with the brilliant, world renowned sitar player, Anoushka Shankar, who happens to be Norah’s sister! Tune in for stories of the teen years when they first connected, the unique history with their father, Ravi Shankar, through their current GRAMMY night pajama hangs. You’ll hear the harmonious pairing of sitar and piano as they duet on a couple of Anoushka’s songs, one of Norah’s classics, and you won’t want to miss N...
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April 11, 2023 45 mins
In the second half of our first two-parter, we delve deeper into Norah and Robert’s shared roots. You’ll hear an unprecedented version of a Norah classic, one of Robert's songs off of his album Black Radio 2, and a very unexpected duet on one of the "greatest songs of all time”! Listen in to find out who Robert dreams of touring with - it might surprise you! Recorded 2/7/23. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adch...
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March 28, 2023 61 mins
A fellow piano player, songwriter and Texan, this episode with Robert Glasper was meant to be! Norah and Robert reminisce about their days at Performing Arts High Schools and band camp, and recollect all the alums that have inspired them from the start. They perform a stunning Radiohead cover, a recorded collaboration they’ve never played live together before, and a meditative composition by Duke Ellington. Get caught up in the wal...
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March 14, 2023 70 mins
On this week’s episode, Norah and Sarah check in with listeners to find out their dream guest and song ideas for the show. Tune in to hear some unexpected suggestions, and find out who was the most requested! The guest list is endless and the door is wide open! Recorded 3/6/23 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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