Joni Mitchell / Hissing of Summer Lawns

Who wouldn’t want to kiss Joni in France on Main Street in 1975?

Just previous to her collaborations with Jaco, the former Roberta Joan Anderson waxed yet another gem of a slab that, akin to many of her watershed works, met with critical indifferences whilst we the people knew better.

Bass giants Max Bennett and Wilton Felder dance among Mitchell’s mesmerizing melodies, cinematic libretto, and harmony vocals courtesy of Graham Nash, David Crosby, and James Taylor.  Note that Mr. Pastorius heavily referenced Max and Wilton’s work when rendering these songs live.