Before Norah Jones became a Grammy-dominating marquee big shot, she could be found laying smoky vocals over tracks with jazzbos Charlie Hunter, trip-hoppers Wax Poetic and bluesmen like Malick.

Before Norah Jones became a Grammy-dominating marquee big shot, she could be found laying smoky vocals over tracks with jazzbos Charlie Hunter, trip-hoppers Wax Poetic and bluesmen like Malick. In late 2000, the then 21-year-old Jones hooked up with Malick in New York for recordings that became the 2003 EP "New York City." That album was afforded the remix treatment in 2004, and now comes this third version. With just eight tracks -- two remixes of four songs -- it feels not like home, as Jones might intone, but hitting the well one more time. That said, it's a perfectly accomplished and sweetly lulling dose of downtempo, particularly DJ Strobe's solid revisiting of "Things You Don't Have To Do" and the just-shy-of-haunting "New York City." And it's nice to hear Jones' husk before its found its dreamy groove; she bites into "Deceptively Yours" and meanders through "Things You Don't Have To Do" with a raw, not-yet-polished bravado sometimes missing from her headlining stuff. -- Jeff Vrabel