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Joni Mitchell on Nonesuch

She’s not a jazz singer, but Joni Mitchell (pictured) did record with Jaco Pastorius and she was asked by Charles Mingus to collaborate on the project that eventually became Mingus, her 1979 Asylum release. Mitchell is in fact pals with many famous jazz musicians and, earlier this year, brought some of them into Sir George Martin’s AirStudios in Lonodon to record Travelogue, a double-disc set to be released by Nonesuch on Nov. 19.

Travelogue is Mitchell’s first release since 2000’s Both Sides Now and features the singer with a 70-piece orchestra, a 13-voice choir and a band that includes Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Brian Blade, Billy Preston and others. Larry Klein, Mitchell’s longtime producer and ex-husband, produced Travelogue, which contains a number of Mitchell’s hits and a few lesser-known tunes from the singer’s catalog.

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