Looking ahead to the frontier of new music in 2012 my exploration takes me to the campsite of Norah Jones and the Little Willies. I am always interested in how Norah Jones reinvents herself. Norah Jones is a self-assured artist who pursues her musical vision with a stated conviction that I admire and respect.
For The Good Times is her second recording with the band known as The Little Willies. They are Lee Alexander (bass), Jim Campilongo (guitar), Norah Jones (piano, vocals),Richard Julian (guitar, vocals) and Dan Rieser (drums).
For The Good Times is purported to be a rousing follow-up to their eponymous 2006 debut, and it will be released on January 10, 2012.
There will be plenty of promotional activities associated with For The Good Times. The Little Willies will appear on Letterman on January 10th. They will have their release party in Brooklyn on January 11th at The Bell House.
Here are The Little Willies from a past Late Night with Letterman broadcast.
The “For the Good Times” tracklist is as follows:
- I Worship You (Ralph Stanley)
- Remember Me (Scott Wiseman)
- Diesel Smoke, Dangerous Curves (Cal Martin)
- Lovesick Blues (Cliff Friend/Irving Mills)
- Tommy Rockwood (Jim Campilongo)
- Fist City (Loretta Lynn)
- Permanently Lonely (Willie Nelson)
- Foul Owl On The Prowl (Quincy Jones/Alan Bergman/Marilyn Bergman)
- Wide Open Road (Johnny Cash)
- For The Good Times (Kris Kristofferson)
- If You’ve Got The Money I’ve Got The Time (Lefty Frizzell/Jim Beck)
- Jolene (Dolly Parton
- Norah Jones and the Music She Loves (nytimes.com)
- The Little Willies: Fall Dates, New Album January 2012 (jambase.com)