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Here you will find my collection of accurate and detailed transcriptions as Guitar tabs + Piano sheets + Bass tabs with Chords and Lyrics that will teach how to Play Like The Greats.

"The Dry Cleaner from Des Moines" by Joni Mitchell || Voice + Bass: Sheet Music/Score + Chords + Lyrics

Joni Mitchell

"The Dry Cleaner from Des Moines" by Joni Mitchell || Voice + Bass: Sheet Music/Score + Chords + Lyrics

"The Dry Cleaner from Des Moines" by Joni Mitchell || Voice + Bass: Sheet Music/Score + Chords + Lyrics
"The Dry Cleaner from Des Moines" by Joni Mitchell || Voice + Bass: Sheet Music/Score + Chords + Lyrics
"The Dry Cleaner from Des Moines" by Joni Mitchell || Voice + Bass: Sheet Music/Score + Chords + Lyrics
"The Dry Cleaner from Des Moines" by Joni Mitchell || Voice + Bass: Sheet Music/Score + Chords + Lyrics

"The Dry Cleaner from Des Moines" by Joni Mitchell || Voice + Bass: Sheet Music/Score + Chords + Lyrics

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song: The Dry Cleaner from Des Moines
artist: Joni Mitchell
album: Mingus (1979)
writers: Music by Charles Mingus / Lyrics by Joni Mitchell

fretless electric bass: Jaco Pastorius
vocals: Joni Mitchell

This is a transcription of this iconic Joni Mitchell recording, "The Dry Cleaner from Des Moines", from the Mingus album (click video to the left). This recording notoriously features jazz bassist Jaco Pastorius, who played the bass part and arranged the horns. The rest of the music was originally composed by Charles Mingus, while the melody was adapted for singing by Joni Mitchell, who also wrote the lyrics.
This tune is rewarding practice for both jazz singers and bassists, as both of these instrumental feats are demanding and nuanced.

Also, check out this intense live performance also featuring Don Alias on the drums and Michael Brecker on the saxophone (click video below).