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Joni Mitchell

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Joni Mitchell as a musical artist, has been restlessly innovative, her music evolved from deeply personal folk styling into pop, jazz, avant-garde, and even world music, presaging the multicultural experimentation of the 1980s and 1990s by over a decade. Fiercely independent, her work steadfastly resisted the whims of both mainstream audiences and the male-dominated recording industry. While Mitchell's records never sold in the same numbers enjoyed by contemporaries, none experimented so recklessly with their artistic identities or so bravely explored territory outside of the accepted confines of pop music, resulting in a creative legacy which paved the way for performers in a broad range of genres to cover her songs. Born Roberta Joan Anderson in Fort McLeod, Alberta, Canada, on November 7, 1943, she was stricken with polio at the age of nine; while recovering in a children's hospital, she began her performing career by singing to the other patients

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Threeway with special guest John Etheridge: Harken!

Read "Harken!" reviewed by Neil Duggan


2024 marks the 20th anniversary of Threeway. This chamber jazz trio without drums consists of bassist Ben Crosland, pianist Steve Lodder and Steve Waterman on trumpet and flugelhorn. They have released three previous albums on the Jazz Cat label: Conversations (2005), Songs of the Year (2009) and Looking Forward, Looking Back (2013). For this recording, they ...

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Take Five with Evgeny Lebedev of LRK Trio

Read "Take Five with Evgeny Lebedev of LRK Trio" reviewed by AAJ Staff


Meet Evgeny Lebedev of LRK Trio Billboard award winner and laureate of numerous jazz contests, Evgeny Lebedev has quickly established himself as one of the brightest jazz musicians of his generation. A graduate of the Berklee College of Music in Boston he is a winner of the international jazz competition in Belgium, prize-winner of the Bösendorfer ...

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Diggin' Me Diggin' You - Celebrating Blossom Dearie's Centennial, Ella Fitzgerald, Ma Rainey & More

Read "Diggin' Me Diggin' You - Celebrating Blossom Dearie's Centennial, Ella Fitzgerald, Ma Rainey & More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast concludes Jazz Appreciation Month with new releases from Jacqui Naylor, Amina Figarova, Irina Zubareva and Gabrielle Stravelli, with birthday shoutouts to Ella Fitzgerald, Ma Rainey, Blossom Dearie (100!), Kendra Shank and Lara Downes, among others. Happy listening and please support the artists you hear by seeing them live and online. Purchase their music so ...

Results for pages tagged "Joni Mitchell"...

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Martha J.

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Still young, she embarked on her journey into singing and guitar as an enthusiastic self-taught artist, driven by an unwavering passion for music.

Her career began in 1986, performing in various venues in Milan and Northern Italy as a singer and guitarist with a repertoire of renowned singer-songwriters and English and American bands such as Joni Mitchell and James Taylor, as well as English and Irish folk music with influences like The Pentangle.

She explored classical singing under the guidance of sopranos Edith Martelli, Mary Lindsay, and Eun Sun Park. Perfecting her vocal technique with the assistance of Andrea Tosoni and Monica Scifo, she immersed herself in the art of jazz through seminars led by luminaries such as Sara Serpa, Sheila Jordan, Kevin Mahogany, Rachel Gould, Patricia Williamson, Jeff Ramsey, and Dennis Montgomery. Additionally, she trained as an actress at the Studio Laboratorio dell'Attore and studied modern dance with Miguel Angel Cragnolini.

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Lorne Lofsky: Steward of the Canadian Guitar Tradition

Read "Lorne Lofsky: Steward of the Canadian Guitar Tradition" reviewed by John Chacona


Guitarist Lorne Lofsky rocketed to fame when It Could Happen To You (Pablo Records, 1981), his debut release as a leader, was produced by fellow Canadian Oscar Peterson. Lofsky has since toured and recorded with a wide range of musicians from all around the world, including Peterson, but his hometown of jny: Toronto has been his ...

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Aubrey Johnson, Randy Ingram: Play Favorites

Read "Play Favorites" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Il debutto discografico del duo Aubrey Johnson/Randy Ingram nasce dopo una lunga frequentazione tra la cantante e il pianista, frequentazione iniziata quasi per caso nel 2015 in un recital di facoltà e proseguita con costanti esibizioni negli ultimi anni. Docente al Berklee College of Music, Aubrey Johnson ha rivelato le sue alte capacità ...

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New Releases From Giorgia Hannoush, Yuhan Su, Amanda Gardier, Mary Halvorson, Eugenie Jones & More

Read "New Releases From Giorgia Hannoush, Yuhan Su, Amanda Gardier, Mary Halvorson, Eugenie Jones & More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast includes new releases from guitarists Giorgia Hannoush and Mary Halvorson, vibraphonist Yuhan Su, saxophonist Amanda Gardier, pianist Myra Melford and vocalist Eugenie Jones, with birthday shoutouts to Marc Cary, Lil Hardin Armstrong, Jutta Hipp, Jeanne Lee, Cindy Scott, and Caili O'Doherty, among others. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by ...

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Jo Lawry: Acrobats

Read "Acrobats" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Ha trovato un intrigante, e quanto mai riuscito, equilibrio tra sperimentazione e mainstream la cantante australiana Jo Lawry nel suo pieno ritorno al jazz dopo il debutto del 2008 con I Want to Be Happy. Il merito va condiviso con la contrabbassista Linda May Han Oh e la batterista Allison Miller, magnifiche co-leader di ...

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Article: From the Inside Out

2000 Rewind

Read "2000 Rewind" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


You can drive yourself crazy trying to determine the “best" releases of this or any other year. But this past year, perhaps like every year, presented admirable music of excellent quality that did not stir my passions. And it also brought music of dubious quality that I enjoyed almost despite myself (this year, heaven forgive me, ...


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