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San Francisco String Trio: May I Introduce To You

Read "May I Introduce To You" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

This year is the 50th anniversary of the release of The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, one of the most iconic albums in popular music history, so naturally a lot of musicians are celebrating it. Here the San Francisco String Trio try their hand at interpreting the album in a jazz context.This group is made up of three noted string players, violinist Mads Tolling, guitarist Mimi Fox and bassist Jeff Denson. They have no trouble paring ...

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San Francisco String Trio: May I Introduce To You

Read "May I Introduce To You" reviewed by James Nadal

Fifty years after its release, The Beatles masterpiece, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, has not only seen a resurgence in its popularity, but a slew of inquisitive musicians continue to glean from its creative depths. May I Introduce To You is an intellectual tribute to this iconic album by the San Francisco String Trio, who discovered a treasure trove of material for musical exploration, setting a new standard for jazz interpretation of the Fab Four. The trio ...

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Mimi Fox: Standards, Old & New

Read "Standards, Old & New" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Guitarist Mimi Fox's nearly 30-year career has produced several solo standards recitals. Standards, Old & New steps out of the box for some not-so-standard standards from the folk realm (pastoral arrangements of Woody Guthrie's “This Land is Your Land," The Beatles' “She's Leaving Home" and Bob Dylan's “Blowin' In The Wind") and more recent jazz (a marching rendition of pianist Chick Corea's “500 Miles High").Fox received kudos from guitarist Joe Pass before his death and it was certainly ...

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Mimi Fox: Perpetually Hip

Read "Perpetually Hip" reviewed by Edward Zucker

Recently having heard and been impressed by Mimi Fox's performance on Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz, I was looking forward to hearing the guitarist's most recent CD, Perpetually Hip. The double-disc release is actually two separate albums.

The first features Fox with the excellent rhythm section of pianist Xavier Davis, bassist Harvie S. and drummer Billy Hart. This disc features seven tracks, three of which were penned by Fox, including her beautiful original title tune, which features a wonderful solo by ...

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Mimi Fox at the Dana Point Community House

Read "Mimi Fox at the Dana Point Community House" reviewed by Jim Santella

Mimi Fox Solo Guitar Concert Series Dana Point Community House Dana Point, California April 21, 2006

About an hour's drive south of Los Angeles, the quaint beach community of Dana Point sits nestled between rolling hills and coastal bluffs that overlook the harbor. Along with recreational boating, sport fishing, bicycling, parasailing, surfing and a host of similar leisure activities, the city pays homage to the arts in general--jazz and blues in ...

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Mimi Fox: Perpetually Hip

Read "Perpetually Hip" reviewed by Jim Santella

While the title track for Perpetually Hip was written for a friend, it also describes the composer, Mimi Fox, who wrote three of the songs that she interprets on this two-disc set. She works with her New York band on disc one, giving a standout performance that has everyone working cohesively and soloing with spontaneity. Straight-ahead jazz is certainly her forte.

When working with her quartet, Fox creates airs on her guitar that are as lovely as Diana ...

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Mimi Fox: Getting Her Due

Read "Mimi Fox: Getting Her Due" reviewed by Forrest Dylan Bryant

Mimi Fox is slowly but surely beginning to get her due. Named a “rising star" in the DownBeat magazine critics' poll in 2003 and again in 2004, signed to a growing young label (Favored Nations), and with a discography that's up to seven discs under her own name (alongside dozens of side gigs), Fox's fluid guitar chops are finally beginning to reach a wide audience.

In January 2005, Fox will conduct a clinic on the art of ...


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