I purchased this CD as a present for my wife, who is a major Joni
lover. I saw her for the first time at Bethel,NY (Day in the Garden), and it sent chills down my spine. Unfortunately, this recording was extremely boring, both from a jazz perspective ( I'm a jazz drummer), and from a Joni perspective. I found that Joni herself is more "jazzier" than "Jazz Takes" will ever be. I've heard jazz interpretations of so-called popular music that were much better than this i.e. Joshua Redman- Timeless Tales (which incidentally covers Joni's "I Had a King" from her really early recordings. Stick to the real article here! Incidentally, both my wife and I agreed that this recording wasn't good enough to keep, and sold it to a local used CD store.