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    and yes I've been a huge admirer of Joni since I first heard her back in 1970...she couldn't make it to Woodstock her tune captured everything that Woodstock stood for...so nice to see her do it on guitar



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    Oh, it's hard not fall in love with her. Such a great songwriter, with a really unique guitar style, interesting technique with occasionally surprising harmonic shifts. What's not to like?

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    Big, big fan!
    When I was young and discovered jazz I sold all my 'rock' lps but kept hers (not that I'd classify her as a rock artist, she's unclassifiable, if that's a word )

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    She lookin’ pretty Fly with that guitar...

    I’ve never seen her with that. Concert recorded in ‘98–one of her last live performances, I think.

    The guitar and the effects complement her singing.

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    She shows that immense talent, creativity and hard work lead to success but not necessarily happiness.

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    Sometimes happiness without success...

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    The Boho Dance is a such an exquisite, humbling masterpiece in all senses that I wouldn't know where to start.
    Oh ... it's way too short.

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    Huge fan...she's absolutely brilliant.

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    Wow! I remember seeing Joni's studio live in Finnish tv with that Parker guitar and it made a huge impact.

    Just about a month ago tried to find out what concert was it but didn't find. And now You put a song from that concert here. Great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob MacKillop
    Sometimes happiness without success...

    She's had a difficult decade.

    I'm a huge fan. Her voice is angelic. I love her poetry and painting.

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    Genius. Ain't no other word for her.

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    joni !
    yeah !

    you made me go youtubing some joni
    and listened to some versions of
    Woodstock

    wonderful .... it’s kinda modal
    I dropped one then both my E strings to
    D and jammed on Woodstock in D minor
    never done this or other tunings before
    loving it

    so thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perdido;[URL="tel:1103137"
    1103137[/URL]]Genius. Ain't no other word for her.
    totally , her timing and her bar lengths
    are a thing of wonder to me
    I can’t count em
    Amelia etc

    maybe be she just feels it
    maybe it’s like the old country blues guys
    who just played the number of beats as
    they felt it ?

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    Saw her with Metheny, Lyle Mays and Tommy Scott, would that be the 'miles of aisles' tour? Breathtaking mastery.

    I think it was later, but Edith and Kingpin stops me in my tracks every time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marty Grass
    She shows that immense talent, creativity and hard work lead to success but not necessarily happiness.
    Well said. All too true.

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    I've been a Joni fan since purchasing Hissing of Summer Lawns on vinyl a very (very) long time ago.

    Here's a very fine tribute to Joni by another master. Joni appears to be enjoying it:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor Jeff
    She lookin’ pretty Fly with that guitar...

    I’ve never seen her with that. Concert recorded in ‘98–one of her last live performances, I think.

    The guitar and the effects complement her singing.
    She hardly ever wrote two songs with the same guitar tuning. This eventually led her to consider retiring from live performing - she was tired of retuning for each song, plus was concerned that was going to damage her guitars.

    I think it was David Crosby who suggested trying a Parker Fly with the Roland VG-1. With that combo, she could simply step through all of the various tunings with a tap of her toe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grandstick01
    She hardly ever wrote two songs with the same guitar tuning. This eventually led her to consider retiring from live performing - she was tired of retuning for each song, plus was concerned that was going to damage her guitars.

    I think it was David Crosby who suggested trying a Parker Fly with the Roland VG-1. With that combo, she could simply step through all of the various tunings with a tap of her toe.
    She would accept advice from a former boyfriend? Never worked for me...

    Interesting though. One would think she could afford a guitar tech who would manage all the tuning stuff and guitar selections for her.

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    For me there was only Blue. And maybe a bit of Big Yellow Taxi :-)


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    My favorite, on Court and Spark:



    That melody. That HARMONY.

    Joni was hip and a beautiful story teller.

    And...



    Tina, wow!

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    I'm going to be in the minority but I dug her debut lp "Song To A Seagull" best, though I like most of her stuff.
    I did kind of lose track of her track of her after Mingus.

    Here's "Nathan LaFraneer" from Seagul, brilliant lyrics

    Last edited by wintermoon; 03-03-2021 at 04:18 AM.

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    "Marcie" another from Seagull, very sad tune, she really paints a picture.....
    might be my favorite tune of hers and that's saying something.

    Last edited by wintermoon; 03-03-2021 at 04:18 AM.

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    Something went wrong between Pat and Joni during the Shadows and lights tour, even though it was a big success. Pat said he had a great respect for Joni but he joined the band mainly because he liked to play with Jaco. Also, Pat was not a Mingus fan.
    Joni and Pat never recorded again nor Metheny is present on Herbie's The Joni letters, for instance. Anyone can help?

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    I wonder why Pat was not a Mingus fan?

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    I think she's on record as saying the Polio she contracted as a child left her with fingers that couldn't / wouldn't make the chords she knew...lowering the pitches made playing easier.

    Meeting a drummer who said 'Oh cool, so we do 5 bars of 7/4 & then 4 of 3/4 ?' instead of 'you're playing that wrong'

    The rest is genius...