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Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter

It’s a beautiful and cold morning around here, sunshine but very windy. And what could be more perfect for such a Sunday morning than: “Joni Mitchell – Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter” ,1977, and not only a track or two, but the complete double album.

“Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter” is a Joni Mitchell solo album, but it is as much a collaboration with one of the best bassists Jazz have ever seen, Jaco Pastorius. The album is the culmination of Joni’s earlier efforts to combine her folk tradition, with other styles. On Don Juan’s her masterful poetry, her catchy folk songwriting, and the experimentation and fusion with Jazz, reaches new heights.

Joni Mitchell, (born Roberta Joan Anderson, 1943), is a Canadian musician, and painter.
Starting out as a folk singer songwriter, but exploring various other styles through her career. She has worked with a series of notable musicians, from Peter Gabriel to Herbie Hancock, and even more have been inspired by her works.

Jaco Pastorius, (born John Francis Anthony Pastorius III (1951 –1987) was an American bass player. He is best known for his work with Jazz Fusion group Weather Report. He redefined the role of the electric bass with his creative solo’s. Pastorius died on September 21, 1987, only 35 years old.