Release date:  November 1976

Album Notes

Bass Jaco Pastorius
Rhythm guitar Mitchell
Lead guitar Larry Carlton
Percussion Bobbye Hall

Rhythm guitar Mitchell
Lead guitar Larry Carlton
Vibes Victor Feldman

Drums John Guerin
Bass Max Bennett
Harmonica Neil Young
Guitar Mitchell

Rhythm guitar Mitchell
Lead guitar Larry Carlton
Percussion Bobbye Hall

Bass Jaco Pastorius
Guitar Mitchell
Percussion Bobbye Hall
Clarinet Abe Most

Drums John Guerin
Bass Max Bennett
Vocals & Guitar Mitchell

Bass Jaco Pastorius
Rhythm guitar Mitchell
Lead guitar Larry Carlton

Bass Chuck Domanico
Drums John Guerin
Acoustic guitar Larry Carlton
Electric guitar Mitchell

Bass Jaco Pastorius
Drums John Guerin
Guitar Mitchell
Horns Chuck Findley & Tom Scott

Recorded at A&M Studios in Hollywood by Henry (Inspirational) Lewy
assisted by Steve Katz
Musical Director Mitchell Mixed by Lewy & Mitchell
Mastered by Bernie Grundman

John Guerin, Max Bennett & Victor Feldman appear courtesy of Caribou Records – The L.A. Express
Larry Carlton appears courtesy of ABC/Blue Thumb Records
Jaco Pastorius appears courtesy of Epic Records
Neil Young appears courtesy of Warner Bros. Records, Inc.
Bobbye Hall appears courtesy of 20th Century Records
Tom Scott appears courtesy of Ode Records
Henry Lewy appears courtesy of Nado Lewy

All songs by Mitchell ©1976 Crazy Crow Music (BMI)
All songs used with permission
All rights reserved

Cover design Mitchell
Art Direction Glen Christensen
Photos by Norman Seeff & Joel Bernstein
Photo prints Keith Williamson

Special thanks Toller Cranston
Personal management Elliot Roberts

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Doot on

Joni's performance of "Coyote" in "The Last Waltz' was the key that unlocked my appreciation of her music. Hejira was the first of her albums that I really loved and the one I have listened to the most. I sometimes wake up with this music running through my head.

weeder on

I have always loved this so much. It is so beautiful it makes me cry.

Danishdog on

Hejira is the most important soundtrack to my life. The times I have listened to it must be in the thousands.

Kaboodle on

Not only my fave JM record, but one of my favorites period. Up there with Layla, et al.

afriendofspirit on

Favorite Joni, by a long shot. It took me a while to warm up to Hejira, but I now go back to it over and over and over again. Song For Sharon is probably my favorite song, but its so hard to pick!!

erzulieloo on

my favorite joni.

jonboy on

Breathtakingly original, beautifully atmospheric. Unique. Love it!

simper on

Joni has made many fine albums and if anyone had to be the best this is it Phil UK

sweet.bird on

when i first heard this record, it was something so fresh and profound.
when listening to 'coyote', i felt as though i were hearing a more mature side of joni's music, and onto the entirety of the record.

my thoughts remain the same as that first listen.
this is one of my most favorite records of hers!

ruidodemagia on

For ever and ever. Excellent!

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