Herbie Hancock – River: The Joni Letters (Expanded Edition) (2017)

Herbie Hancock - River: The Joni Letters (Expanded Edition) (2017)
Artist: Herbie Hancock
Album: River: The Joni Letters (Expanded Edition)
Genre: Fusion, Jazz-Funk
Origin: USA
Released: 2007/2017
Quality: mp3, 320 kbps
Court And Spark feat. Norah Jones
Edith And The Kingpin feat. Tina Turner
Both Sides Now
River feat. Corinne Bailey Rae
Sweet Bird
The Tea Leaf Prophecy (Lay Down Your Arms) feat. Joni Mitchell
Amelia feat. Luciana Souza
Nefertiti feat. Wayne Shorter
The Jungle Line feat. Leonard Cohen

Bonus Tracks:
A Case Of You
All I Want
Harlem In Havana
I Had A King


Verve Records/UMe have released a 2CD/digital expanded edition of pianist Herbie Hancock’s River: The Joni Letters. The new edition of Hancock’s tribute to Joni Mitchell, featuring songs composed by or influential to the singer-songwriter, was released in celebration of the album’s first decade and includes four bonus tracks.

River: The Joni Letters made history when it became only the second jazz album to win the GRAMMY Award for Album of the Year, with the first being Stan Getz and João Gilberto’s Getz/Gilberto in 1965, 43 years prior. It also won the GRAMMY Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album and peaked at #5 on the Billboard 200.

Guest vocalists on the album include Mitchell herself, Leonard Cohen Tina Turner, Nora Jones, Corinne Bailey Ray, Luciana Souza, and Sonya Kitchell. The four extra tracks span Mitchell’s expansive career and include “A Case of You” and “All I Want” (featuring Kitchell), “Harlem in Havana” and “Harlem in Havana.”
by Matt Micucci