Tribute to Leonard Cohen features Gregory Porter, Norah Jones and more

A new album dedicated to the music of Leonard Cohen features contributions from several jazz luminaries including Gregory Porter, Norah Jones and Bill Frisell.

Here It Is: A Tribute to Leonard Cohen is the latest dedication to the legendary Canadian singer-songwriter and poet.

Among its 12 tracks, the compilation features other big names like Peter Gabriel, Sarah McLachlan (singing the classic Hallelujah), Mavis Staples, James Taylor and Iggy Pop.

Immanuel Wilkins and Luciana Souza are another couple of notable names in jazz who contributed to the record.

Here It Is is the latest of several compilation albums dedicated to Cohen: There was 2017’s Sincerely, L. Cohen: A Live Celebration of Leonard Cohen; 2005’s Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man; 1995’s Tower of Song: The Songs of Leonard Cohen; and 1991’s I’m Your Fan.

Cohen died in 2016 at the age of 82.


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Here’s the track listing for Here It Is: A Tribute to Leonard Cohen:

  1. Norah Jones – Steer Your Way
  2. Peter Gabriel – Here It Is
  3. Gregory Porter – Suzanne
  4. Sarah McLachlan – Hallelujah
  5. Immanuel Wilkins – Avalanche
  6. Luciana Souza – Hey, That’s No Way to Say Goodbye
  7. James Taylor – Coming Back to You
  8. Iggy Pop – You Want It Darker
  9. Mavis Staples – If It Be Your Will
  10. David Gray – Seems So Long Ago, Nancy
  11. Nathaniel Rateliff – Famous Blue Raincoat
  12. Bill Frisell – Bird on the Wire

Here It Is: A Tribute to Leonard Cohen will be released Nov. 11, 2022, via Blue Note.