Personnel: Joni Mitchell (vocals, guitar, electric guitar, keyboards); The Persuasions (vocals); Pat Metheny (guitar); Michael Brecker (saxophone); Lyle Mays (piano, keyboards); Don Alias (drums).
Audio Mixers: Joni Mitchell; Henry Lewy; Skip Cottrell.
Recording information: Santa Barbara County Bowl, CA (09/1979).
Photographer: Glen Christensen.
Unknown Contributor Role: Lee Keefer.
Although this incredible live unit never recorded a proper studio album we do have this as a reminder of just what is possible. Joni the folkie briefly became Ms. Mitchell the jazz singer, supported by the formidable talents of Pat Metheny, Lyle Mays, Jaco Pastorius, Michael Brecker and Don Alias. Many of Mitchell's jazz flirtations are given the full treatment with musicians who understood both her and the genre. It is a staggering marriage of talents and wholly successful. There are even obligatory bonus solos from Pat and Don. They should have stayed together for at least another album.
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