|Reprise | discogs.com|
Even when performing songs she didn't write herself, Joni Mitchell carries extraordinary weight. A consummate songstress, she here throws herself enthusiastically into a collection of jazz classics.
Enrobed in luxurious brass and swathed in sumptuous strings, these arrangements are as mature and deliberate as Mitchell's voice. Like a fine wine, it is at once sharp and smooth, rich and deep, settling comfortably into valleys and grooves carefully tailored to be filled thus.
The voice, the songs, the arrangements, the Christmas film in which they are featured — everything about this album is timeless.