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7 years, 8 months ago at Nov 20 2:38
Written during a road trip from Maine to California, Hejira (an Arabic word meaning ‘journey’) is the last in an astonishing run of six albums to come from Joni Mitchell’s most fruitful and creative period during the seventies. Filled with her weird and distinctive chords, layered and haunted backing vocals and explorations into folk-jazz-pop-rock, Hejira could be seen as the summarization o... read more
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Description: O O 0 0 Amazon.com essential recording After the expanded instrumental scale and sonic experimentation of Court & Spark and The Hissing of Summer Lawns, Joni Mitchell reverses that flow for the more intimate, interior music on Hejira, which retracts the arranging style to focus on Mitchell's distinctive acoustic guitar and piano, and the brilliant, lyrical bass fantasias of fretless bass innovator Jaco Pastorius. Known for his furious, sometimes rococo figures beneath the music of Weather Report, Pastorius is tamed by Mitchell's cooler, more deliberate ballads: these meditations coax a far gentler, subdued lyricism from P ... (more)
Manufacturer: Elektra / Wea
Release date: 25 October 1990
EAN: 0075596061421 UPC: 075596061421
Tags: Alternative (1), Joni Mitchell (1), Canada (1), Folk-jazz (1), Vocal (1), Folk (1)
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"There have been few artists who have evolved with as much artistic integrity and conviction as Joni Mitchell. Hejira (whose title, in short, means "journey") was composed during a series of cross-country trips by Mitchell in 1975 and 1976. It's an album inspired by solitude, using the highway as both metaphor and muse. As her sound started to incorporate more jazz influences, Mitchell recruited renowned jazz bassist Jaco Pastorius for the album — an ambitious move that paved the road for her w"

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