Herbie Hancock - River: The Joni Letters (Japanese Edition) (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, m3u, artworks - 436 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 174 MB | 01:19:33
Jazz, Soul Jazz, Jazz-Pop, Contemporary Jazz | Label: Verve Records
When Herbie Hancock released Possibilities (2005), a collaborative effort that paired the great pianist and composer with a group of pop and rock stocks from the world over, it was obvious the restless master was entering a new phase of his long career. In that context, River: The Joni Letters makes perfect sense. Hancock and his fine band Lionel Loueke (guitar), Wayne Shorter (soprano and tenor saxophones), Dave Holland (bass), Vinnie Colaiuta (drums) prepare a series of instrumentals and vocal interpretations of the songs of Joni Mitchell. The vocalists here include those who were inspired by Mitchell, namely Norah Jones, Corinne Bailey Rae, and Mitchell herself on one number (her own recording, Shine, was released on the same day), and some of her peers in the pop world, including Tina Turner and Leonard Cohen.