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River: The Joni Letters

Herbie Hancock

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1
Court And Spark (feat. Norah Jones)
Herbie Hancock; Norah Jones
7:37
2
Edith And The Kingpin (feat. Tina Turner)
Herbie Hancock; Tina Turner
6:32
3
Both Sides Now
Herbie Hancock
7:39
4
River (feat. Corinne Bailey Rae)
Herbie Hancock; Corinne Bailey Rae
5:28
5
Sweet Bird
Herbie Hancock
8:17
6
The Tea Leaf Prophecy (Lay Down Your Arms) (feat. Joni Mitchell)
Herbie Hancock; Joni Mitchell
6:35
7
Solitude
Herbie Hancock
5:45
8
Amelia (feat. Luciana Souza)
Herbie Hancock; Luciana Souza
7:29
9
Nefertiti (feat. Wayne Shorter)
Herbie Hancock; Wayne Shorter
7:31
10
The Jungle Line (feat. Leonard Cohen)
Herbie Hancock; Leonard Cohen
5:01
Total Playing Time    67:54
Billboard 200 - #5, 2008
Grammy Award - Album of the Year, 2008
Grammy Award - Best Contemporary Jazz Album, 2008

"... a pianist’s love note to a noteworthy voice ... an intimate reinvention issuing from someplace deep inside the music ... celebrates an artist with an evasive relationship to genre. It takes one to know one, as they say."
- The New York Times

"With some starry guest vocalists, Hancock pastes a selection of Mitchell tunes, plus standards, on to a high-octane ensemble (including Shorter) that aspires to the zeniths of the mid-1960s Miles Davis quintet. Sublime stuff ... accompanied by Hancock's peerless acoustic piano."
- The Guardian

"... unequivocally jazz ... quite simply, a superb disc that takes Joni Mitchell's extant jazz proclivities and gives them an even greater interpretive boost ... (Both Sides Now) defines the album's elegant but intrepid spirit ... both classic Hancock and proof of the potential for Mitchell's material to be taken even further into the jazz sphere, with a group that respects the writing while viewing it as grist for greater liberties."
- All About Jazz

The shocking winner of a Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 2008, Herbie Hancock's tribute to Joni Mitchell was only the second jazz album in Grammy history to win the coveted award. The resulting publicity and exposure propelled the album up the Billboard chart where it peaked at number five following the Grammy presentation. Co-produced by Mitchell's own producer and ex-husband Larry Klein, River features Mitchell sideman Wayne Shorter on saxophones and a cast of vocalists including Norah Jones, Leonard Cohen, Tina Turner and Mitchell herself.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – The Verve Music Group Studio Masters

Track 10 – 44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM, mastered in 96 kHz / 24-bit

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