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Interview

Jamie Fox: My Long, Strange Trip

Read "Jamie Fox: My Long, Strange Trip" reviewed by David Miller


Jamie Fox's path to recording his first album as a leader has been anything but mundane. Growing up listening to, well, just about everything, Fox began his career as a musician in San Francisco. There he followed his eclectic ear to playing gigs with such diverse names as Brother Jack McDuff, Dr. John, Joan Baez, and his own collective, The Blues Among Us. After tiring of the San Francisco scene and looking for a little more stability, Fox arrived in ...

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Album Review

Jamie Fox: When I Get Home

Read "When I Get Home" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone


Guitarist/Composer Jamie Fox has plenty of experience to bring to his debut album as a leader. The Californian has been the musical director for Joan Baez for a three-year tour, played lead guitar for Blood Sweat & Tears, and worked for artists including Dr. John, Carla Thomas and Otis Clay. Fox, it seems, wants to bring as many influences as possible to this album so that it is not just your average blowing session.

The ensemble that Fox ...

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Album Review

Jamie Fox: When I Get Home

Read "When I Get Home" reviewed by John Kelman


These days it's all too easy to hear the reference points for younger guitarists. Metheny, Frisell, Scofield... it's hard to find up-and-coming players who haven't been touched by at least one of these benchmarks, and Jamie Fox is no different on his debut as a leader, When I Get Home. Still, one would be hard-pressed to find any artist who hasn't some frame of reference in other artists past or present. The question is: what are they doing with it?

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Album Review

Jamie Fox: When I Get Home

Read "When I Get Home" reviewed by Jim Santella


With his focus on smooth melodies and graceful rhythms, guitarist Jamie Fox brings us a comfortable ride that honors the impact of great jazz melody-makers such as Joe Pass, Charlie Byrd, Jim Hall, Pat Metheny and George Benson. Interpreting ten original songs with his core trio and added guests, Fox creates impressions as varied as tango and modern jazz. Originally from Southern California, the guitarist identifies with a smooth West Coast sound on this session that provides impressions of Santa ...

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Album Review

Jamie Fox: When I Get Home

Read "When I Get Home" reviewed by Mark F. Turner


There are many musicians flying under the radar of the limelight who are just as masterful as those receiving more notoriety. Having played in various bands, some notable (singer Joan Baez, Blood Sweat and Tears), some eclectic (Combo Nuvo), and a memorable contribution to jazz bassist Stephan Crump's Rosetta (Papillon Sounds, 2006), its clear that guitarist Jamie Fox is one such player. Impeccable chops, a seasoned and modern sound, when you hear him play, there's something special, as heard on ...


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