Rickie Lee Jones
Rickie Lee Jones is an American musician and storyteller who has been inspiring pop culture for decades, beginning with her first two seminal albums, Rickie Lee Jones and Pirates. Named the “premiere song-stylist and songwriter of her generation” (New Yorker), the two-time Grammy winner will release her first all jazz album in April 2023, produced by Russ Titelman. In 2021, Jones released her celebrated memoir Last Chance Texaco, named Book of the Year by MOJO and a Best Book of the Year at Pitchfork and NPR. The Independent writes, “There has always been something defiant about Rickie Lee Jones . . . a voice from a dream, elusive yet familiar, transcendent, a messenger from another place.”
Rickie Lee Jones’ latest album Pieces of Treasure is a reunion with her lifelong friend, legendary producer Russ Titelman, co-producer of Jones’ star-making debut and Pirates. Throughout her career, the Grammy-winning singer songwriter has interpreted an extraordinarily wide range of songs and has recorded celebrated jazz-leaning albums including Girl at Her Volcano and Pop Pop, but until now, she had never devoted an entire album to the American Songbook. “This album is as much about being human, the view of surviving—which means aging, and loving relentlessly—as it is about anything,” says Jones.
Her acclaimed memoir Last Chance Texaco is out now.
“★★★★” – MOJO
“Happy to meet you, new Rickie Lee — as great as all the ones who’ve come before.” – NPR Music
“a work of art…this is Rickie and Russ’ Kind of Blue.” – Jazziz
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Concert Review: Rickie Lee Jones Makes Historic Return To The Roxy
[Forbes] By David Hochman Rickie Lee Jones never made things easy for the casual listener. To truly plug into her iconic albums of the 1970s and 80s, you had to push past off-kilter rhythms and vocals that stretched to the edge of pitch and comprehensibility only to be cornered by misfit characters straight out of […]
For The Love of Lyrics: Rickie Lee Jones, Lucinda Williams
[New York Times] By Frank Bruni Although this feature of the newsletter began by showcasing Aimee Mann and has included shout-outs to Joni Mitchell, it has been a tad man-heavy of late: Leonard Cohen was the star of its most recent installment, and Jason Isbell got the spotlight in the edition before that. So today: women. A […]
Rickie Lee Jones Remembers Chuck E. Weiss: ‘He was a Svengali to Tom Waits and everyone who knew him’
[LA Times] BY RICKIE LEE JONES Musician and bandleader Chuck E. Weiss died on July 19 at 76, after an extended battle with cancer. Here, Rickie Lee Jones, who famously name-checked Weiss on her breakthrough 1979 hit “Chuck E.’s in Love,” recalls days and nights spent prowling L.A.’s hipster demimonde with Weiss and his partner-in-crime, Tom Waits. […]