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Norah Jones Ditches Jazz; Jazz Distraught, Seeks Help

Singer Norah Jones, whose Blue Note debut, Come Away With Me, has garnered both critical acclaim for her and prodigious sales for her label, announced that she would “break up with jazz” in order to pursue her artistic future.

“I’ve had some great times with jazz, really,” she said in an announcement on her Web site, www.norahjones.com. “But I feel like we’ve been drifting apart for the last few months. I want to see other genres and what they have to offer. It’s the best decision for my artistic development. But I still hope jazz and I can be just friends.

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