Willie Nelson and Norah Jones sing “Crying Time” at Lincoln Center with a style that makes the song all theirs. Something about Jones’ magnificent ease dolefully shimmers against Nelson’s deep, plain, profound narration.
The virtuoso musicians led by Wynton Marsalis–Mickey Raphael, Walter Blanding, Dan Nimmer, Carlos Henriquez and Ali Jackson–all do equal time behind the vale of tears. “Now everything is changed,” Marsalis says in introduction. “You know how that happens? Suddenly your heart is unchained and it’s crying time.”