Tuesday, May 14, 2013

musicality: joni mitchell

Do you listen to Joni Mitchell?  

What do you know about her?  I got into Joni through playing her song "A Case of You" as done by Diana Krall in High School.  (love Diana's smoky conviction & piano solos on this Live in Paris 2001 performance.)  

Over the years, I've come to love Joni and her music, especially during the 70's.  Her voice is so versatile and free.  Her playing is passionate.  Her comments, genuine, sometimes brash.  
Lyrics are wild and raw and make me want to sing.    

The thing I find most intriguing about Joni is she's said she's primarily an artist.  A painter.  
Music, it was more of a side thing.  
Oh, Canada.  

"He Played Real Good for Free" is my favorite.  Notice how she involves her body and in the music, so much resonance in her voice, active listening, feeling the music.  It's time to play.


  1. I'm definitely going to check her out!

  2. @Kierra- let me know what you think when you do! I think she has such a unique style.



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