The message from this two-record set is clear. Those Mitchell fans who hoped she would double back from the jazzier roads her music has traveled recently are bound to be disappointed. "Shadows and Light," a live set recorded in Santa Barbara last year, finds Mitchell adroitly backed by a quintet of well-known fusion musicians—including Weather Report's Jaco Pastorius, Pat Metheny and Michael Brecker—with occasional vocal support from the Persuasions.
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