Laura Antonioli – Songs of Shadows, Songs of Light: The Music of Joni Mitchell

November 4, 2014 / No Comments / Tags: Dave Mac Nab, John Shifflett, Laura Antonioli, Matt Clark, Origin Records, Sheldon Brown, Songs of Light, Songs of Shadows,, Theo Bleckmann

(Origin Records)

Singer Laura Antonioli latest effort is a thoroughly captivating tribute to the music of Joni Mitchell. On Songs of Shadows, Songs of Light , Antonioli paints an expansive sonic picture of works by the folk-pop music icon and one of her musical idols. Mitchell is a storyteller and Antonioli delivers her stories warmly and wonderfully. Arrangements by the singer as well as pianist -keyboardist Matt Clark, guitarist Dave Mac Nab, saxophonist Sheldon Brown, as well as the singer, contribute to the quality of the renditions. The outstanding musicianship also includes contributions from bassist John Shifflett and vocalist Theo Bleckmann. A really nice first class recording that requires listening.

Click to listen to a clip of “Rainy Night House”:

Tracks: People’s Parties, Rainy Night House, Eastern Rain, Cold Blue Steel and Sweet Fire, Both Sides Now, Hissing of Summer Lawns, Woman of Heart and Mind, This Flight Tonight, River, I Don’t Know Where I Stand, California, Marcie.