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David Lahm: More Jazz Takes on Joni Mitchell

Read "More Jazz Takes on Joni Mitchell" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

More Jazz Takes on Joni Mitchell signifies pianist/composer David Lahm’s follow up effort to Jazz Takes on Joni Mitchell. Once again, Lahm integrates a portion of the folk-rock singer’s body of work into the jazz genre while receiving sturdy and sympathetic support from saxophonists Roger Rosenberg and Vincent Herring along with the estimable trumpeter, Randy Brecker.

With this release, Lahm continues to delve into Ms. Mitchell’s recorded legacy while contributing three of his own compositions to this hearty mix. Herring ...

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David Lahm: Jazz Takes on Joni Mitchell

Read "Jazz Takes on Joni Mitchell" reviewed by Jack Bowers

It would be so much easier (I presume) to review this new release by arranger/pianist David Lahm if one were at all familiar with the music of Joni Mitchell. I blush to admit that I am not. The only song by Mitchell I can remember being drawn to is “Clouds,” and that one isn’t here. So it’s back to square one (which, come to think of it, could be another name for one who doesn’t know anything about Joni Mitchell). ...

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David Lahm: Jazz Takes On Joni Mitchell

Read "Jazz Takes On Joni Mitchell" reviewed by Mark Corroto

I somehow forgot just how intertwined pop star Joni Mitchell’s music has been with jazz. Maybe its because my sister bought the new Joni Mitchel records, and I only listened to them from the bedroom across the hall, that I didn’t memorize her album covers. But looking back on Mitchell’s work, up pops Bud Shank, Larry Carlton, and Jaco Pastorious. Her Mingus record was more a love offering than a musical statement. Now, twenty-years later she’s back, singing on Herbie ...


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