We went to see Norah Jones the other night. Usually when it has been raining for the last umpteen days, the last thing you would want to do would be to go to an outdoor concert. And yet, the weather cooperated and held off raining until we were leaving. In fact, there was a nice breeze during the concert that made it not too muggy and kept the bugs away, at least for the most part.
Norah just rocks. I can usually overlook when a musician is not quite as talented, but has a unique sound, like Anthony Kiedis. He makes their sound work, but hearing him live you can tell he's making it up as he goes along. Or Britney Spears - when you hear her sing live you can tell how much work they have to do to put enough effects on her voice to make it palatable. Not Norah. I didn't have to overlook a thing - every single member of the ensemble was just solid. She sounded just like she does on the radio - just satiny smooth and beautiful. She only did one song (The Nearness of You) from jazz repertoire, and it was killer. I almost wished she had done more along those lines, since everything she sang made me go "aahhhhhhhh." The sort of music where you can just relax and enjoy.