Mimi Fox is a blazing improviser equally at home playing a simmering blues or a harmonically sophisticated standard. Her first impression is made with her phenomenal technique, but it's her emotional depth as a player that leaves an enduring mark.
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Ferociously talented, Mimi Fox is world renowned for her shimmering chords, dazzling facility, and gorgeous sensitivity. She brings a fresh and fluent guitar voice to the world of jazz with her blazing bebop, lush and lyrical ballads, passionate Brazilian rhythms, and greasy blues.
1. All Blues (Miles Davis) 7:06
2. Lady Byrd (Tadd Dameron) 1:34
3. Donna Lee (Charlie Parker) 4:29
4. Naima (John Coltrane) 4:09
5. Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most (T. Wolfe) 3:59
6. Footprints (Wayne Shorter) 6:04
7. Wave (Antonio Carlos Jobim) 6:05
8. Stella By Starlight (V. Young/N. Washington) 5:03
9. My Foolish Heart (V. Young/N. Washington) 2:33
10. Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star (Jane Taylor) 1:12
11. Satin Doll (Duke Ellington) 4:21
Mimi Fox - guitar
Produced by MIMI FOX
Recorded March 6, 2001 at MOON DOG STUDIOS, Oakland, CA by CELSO ALBERTI
Tracks 1, 6 & 11 recorded August 8, 1999 live at THE JAZZ SCHOOL, Berkeley, CA by BRIAN WALKER of SYNTROPY AUDIO for broadcast on SUNDAY NIGHT SUITES (presented by See's Candies) on KCSM-FM, San Mateo, CA
Field Producer: BUD SPANGLER
Assistant Engineer: SCOTT ADLER
Mixed and Mastered by CELSO ALBERTI at MOON DOG STUDIOS
Photography by TOM MEHREN,
B&W photos by crazy-fan MICHAEL
Design and Layout by JOHN BISHOP/ORIGINARTS
All Music Guide (Dave Nathan)
Making a solo guitar album work is not an easy task. It's not enough to be a technical wizard; veteran Mimi Fox is that and more. You also have to be able to blend a tasteful play list, sensitivity to the music, enough fresh ideas so as not to become dull, and a certain flamboyance (but not so much that it overwhelms the listener). Fox achieves all ...
Cadence (Jim Josselyn )
The music and the song flow profusely from the gifted hands of Mimi Fox on Standards. As she proves throughout, anybody who can breathe so much new life into yet another version of "All Blues," and truly make the number her own, can PLAY. Done wisely on an acoustic guitar, the choice of so many of the early bluesman, the number is first cast as a D ...
All About Jazz (Jack Bowers)
We can wrap this one up in short order. Mimi Fox is a terrific guitarist who possesses an immaculate touch and electrifying awareness, who swings hard and whose love for the music she plays is obvious. There's no doubt about that. And Standards is a marvelously recorded sample of her superb artistry. There's no doubt about that either. On the o ...