One of the most influential musicians of all time turned 70 this month – the great Joni Mitchell
Joni first reached into our lives in the mid 60s, with songs most people would have called folk music. But there was always something more than that in Joni’s music, a sense of exciting possibilities that flourished over the following decades. She seemed always to be on a musical odyssey, drawing on jazz and sundry other styles to create a genre that is best described as Joni Mitchell.
Tony Hillier celebrates the occasion with songs from Joni’s jazz albums. LISTEN here
A Case Of You revisited on the 2000 album Both Sides Now
The Dry Cleaner From Des Moines from the 1979 album Mingus
Free Man In Paris from the 1974 album Court and Spark
Tony Hillier is one of Australia’s leading music journalists and a musician of long standing here in far north Queensland. His informed and insightful coverage of music features in The Weekend Australian and Rhythms magazine http://rhythms.com.au/
Tony Hillier’s World of Music is also available as a podcast. Search for Tony Hillier on your podcast app or in the iTunes store. And you can stay in touch with the FNQ music scene with Tony at http://www.entertainmentcairns.com/hilliers-hotline-archive.php
You can hear Tony on ABC Far North each Friday at 445pm.