Anoushka Shankar And Norah Jones: Half-Sisters Collaborate At Last : NPR
Norah Jones is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. She has won many awards and Jones made her film debut in My Blueberry Nights, which was released in Jones is the daughter of Indian sitar player and composer Ravi Shankar, and is the half-sister of fellow musician Anoushka Shankar. Anoushka Shankar is the daughter of Ravi Shankar, and half-sister of Norah Jones She had a half-sister in the US, the singer/songwriter Norah Jones. Shankar from the East London home she shares with her husband. Nick Duerden: Anoushka Shankar is from a world-famous musical family. get to know her father – or meet her half-sister Norah Jones – until well into her childhood Ravi Shankar was Indian music's first international star.
A creative influence on the Beatles — George Harrison took sitar lessons from him and became a friend — he is musical royalty on a global scale. He was aware, says Anoushka, that she might attempt to follow in his footsteps, so he decided early on to make it easy for her. Without it, there might not have been a bond at all.
Ravi Shankar was 61 when Anoushka was born. His personal life was a full one. He had already been married and divorced, had fathered a son who died inaged 50, of pneumonia and had had an affair with a New York concert promoter, Sue Jones which produced a daughter, the singer Norah Jones when Anoushka's mother, Sukanya Rajan, a longstanding friend of Shankar's, briefly got together with him.
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She did so, Anoushka suggests, "because she very much wanted a child. And so she had one. Essentially, she was a single-parent family, though the roaming musician did remain on the outer edges of their orbit. For the first six years of her life, she would see him all of two days a year. We attended his concerts when he came over and his arrival was always a very big deal.
They moved to San Diego, California, where her father, then 70, decided to tutor her in the instrument that was to dominate their lives. Though she would continue collaborating with her father well into adulthood, Anoushka released her first solo album at 17, and then promptly branched out, working in films, writing columns for Indian newspapers; she even wrote a biography of her father, inBapi: The Love of My Life.
Little wonder that today she exudes such a quiet satisfaction, of the kind so often denied the children of overachieving parents. It has to be purely internal. I grew up with less knowledge of it and over the years, going to visit, getting to know my family, I have more knowledge of it now. I hope that we have a good time, you know. What was it like finally working with Anoushka?
Was the fact that you were sisters help bridge the gap between your disparate music styles? It was really fun. We actually did it again this month and it was much more intense — it was more involved this time, so it was really nice. Working with you and Anoushka, I remember being most impressed with how well you knew your way around the recording process. What is your history with studios as a recording artist? I think I just picked things up on the way.
How do you feel about your first tour in India? This time I planned it a while ago and my dad was really asking me to do it, and I thought it would be nice for him and nice for me. How she unwinds In all kinds of ways. I love to cook, I love to hang out, I love to go on walks, I love to listen to music. Journey through music Next year, she earns the second best jazz vocalist award. She starts writing songs and appears regularly with the trip-hop electronica band, Wax Poetic.
The group goes on to record a handful of demos for Blue Note Records and on the strength of these recordings, Norah is signed by a jazz label the next year. Norah Jones debuts with Come Away With Me, which goes multi-platinum, selling 18 million copies and winning Jones five Grammy trophies.
Jones releases her follow-up album, the very country Feels Like Home. After meeting Jones, Harris started sending her lead sheets of his songs.
Less than a year later, she started a band with Harris, and her recordings with them were bestsellers. On a Tuesday night, I walked into the Living Room just as the singer announced the last song of the set.
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Here, in the tradition of Billie Holiday, was a stunningly beautiful, blues infused voice. This was my first contact with Norah Jones. The signing came as an indirect result of her performing as lead singer for the JC Hopkins Biggish Band.
Shell White, who was the wife of J. The demo contained two jazz standards and a song by Jesse Harris. The two executives agreed that Jones had potential.
Despite their misgivings about the direction of her music, they signed her to the label. Bacchus told HitQuarters"We let her find her own direction We knew that if she could develop her songwriting and we could find great songs, it would work. Four appeared on the sampler First Sessions The rest were set aside for her debut album.
The single " Don't Know Why " hit No. On Februaryit was certified diamond for selling ten million copies. Not Too Late and film debut[ edit ] Main article: The album was the first for which she wrote or co-wrote every song. She has said some of these songs are much darker than those on her previous albums.
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It is her first album without producer Arif Mardin, who died in the summer of Jones described the sessions as "fun, relaxed and easy" and without a deadline; Blue Note executives reportedly did not know she was recording an album. The song "My Dear Country" is political commentary; she wrote it before the United States Presidential election day in Not Too Late reached the No. Jones as Elizabeth is a young woman who goes on a soul-searching journey across the USA to resolve her questions about love, and finds along the way a series of curious characters.
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