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When Herbie Hancock released Possibilities (2005), a collaborative effort that paired the great pianist and composer with a group of pop and rock stocks from the world over, it was obvious the restless master was entering a new phase of his long career. In that context, River: The Joni Letters makes perfect sense. Hancock and his fine band – Lionel Loueke (guitar), Wayne Shorter (soprano and tenor saxophones), Dave Holland (bass), Vinnie Colaiuta (drums) – prepare a series of instrumentals… read more

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  • Tender Dreamy Atmospheric Enigmatic Ethereal Reflective Wistful Romantic Reserved Bittersweet Playful Calm/Peaceful Refined/ Mannered Poignant Witty Sensual Laid-Back/ Mellow Organic Intimate Literate Elegant
  • Vinnie Colaiuta Rulez!
  • Rarely does the Grammy get it right. But they did this time. Although I'm reluctant to give new material a listen, this one doesn't disappoint.
  • best contemporary jazz.
  • Yes - whoever added the tracks tagged them very oddly (1, 6, & 10 I mean, of course).
  • 1. Court And Spark (feat. Norah Jones) 2. Edith And The Kingpin (feat. Tina Turner) 3. Both Sides Now 4. River (feat. Corinne Bailey Rae) 5. Sweet Bird 6. The Tea Leaf Prophecy (Lay Down Your Arms) (feat. Joni Mitchell) 7. Solitude 8. Amelia (feat. Luciana Souza) 9. Nefertiti (feat. Wayne Shorter) 10. The Jungle Line (feat. Leonard Cohen)
  • just great!
  • good thing too
  • ... and Album of the Year it is... :-D

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