A decade on from her smash 2002 debut, Norah Jones is still inviting listeners to come away with her. But these days, instead of taking us to sleepy time, the New York–based singer uses her music to visit darker, most restless places; Little Broken Hearts, her recently released collaboration with Danger Mouse, contains scenes of heartbreak, jealousy, even murder. The album’s sound is murkier, too, than Jones’s previous work, with loads of detail-blurring reverb. But onstage, this onetime jazz nerd remains a committed tinkerer. In Central Park tonight, she might turn her grim new tunes into happy little thoughts.
Tue., July 3, 7 p.m., 2012