2 Aug 2006

Joni Mitchell Part 4

From Composer of the Week, 9:00 am on 2 August 2006

"Now we are black and white, embracing out in the lunatic New York night" - Joni and the jazz bassists

Rebecca Blundell looks at the three albums Joni Mitchell made with fretless jazz bass player Jaco Pastorius in the late '70s.

Mitchell's alter ego, the black man Art Nouveau made an appearance on the album cover of Don Juan's Reckless Daughter and intrigued the terminally ill Charles Mingus into asking her to work on his last project.

Mitchell explores elements of world music and jazz.

Music Details

Composer, Work, Label & Catalogue Details

Joni MITCHELL, Goodbye Porkpie Hat, Asylum 7559 60557
Joni MITCHELL, Coyote, Asylum 7559 60331
Joni MITCHELL, Amelia, Asylum 7559 60331
Joni MITCHELL, Black Crow, Asylum 7559 60331
Joni MITCHELL, Paprika Plains, Asylum 701
Joni MITCHELL, A Chair in the Sky, Asylum 7559 60557
Joni MITCHELL, Goodbye Porkpie Hat, Asylum 7559 60557
Joni MITCHELL, God Must be a Boogie Man, Asylum 7559 6055