The Songs of Joni Mitchell
Ian Shaw and Claire Martin
The Sage Gateshead
While Bryan Ferry impressed
in Hall One (see review), at the same time Hall Two brought together pianist
Ian Shaw and jazz singer Claire Martin for an evening celebrating the songs of
Joni Mitchell in the week the Canadian singer-songwriter turned 70.
Starting with the title
track of my favourite Joni album, Blue, Shaw and Martin skilfully segued into
Blue Motel Room from Hejira. Throughout an...