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She's the Woman

She's the Woman

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by Mimi Fox
     
 
Named a "rising star" in Down Beat's 2003 Critics Poll not long after being profiled in the magazine's feature "66 Hot 6 Stringers," Mimi Fox takes her best jab at transcending the status of up-and-comer on this tight and swinging, supremely melodic, yet wildly improvisational modern bop date. Lest listeners forget the vibe she's aiming for, the San Francisco-based

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Named a "rising star" in Down Beat's 2003 Critics Poll not long after being profiled in the magazine's feature "66 Hot 6 Stringers," Mimi Fox takes her best jab at transcending the status of up-and-comer on this tight and swinging, supremely melodic, yet wildly improvisational modern bop date. Lest listeners forget the vibe she's aiming for, the San Francisco-based guitar goddess starts from the gate with a furious flurry of electricity on the speedy intro tune, "East Coast Attitude." Jazz fans who prefer finesse and cool over frenetic chops will enjoy the more subtle rhythms and lush melody of the Caribbean-flavored "Sosua," which was inspired by some impromptu jamming with street musicians in the Dominican Republic. The most appealing aspect of the disc is her eclectic stylistic approach, which ranges from the seductive soul of "Buddy's Blues" to the graceful contemplation of "Raquel, Mi Amor" and the tender solo exercise "Darn That Dream." She swings back up for the strutting vibe of "On the Sunny Side of the Street" before closing with a jazz-rock arrangement of the Beatles' "She's a Woman," essentially a bouncy duet between Fox and bassist/clapper Jon Evans. That song inspired the album's title, but on a deeper level, it's a declaration that when it comes to great new females in jazz, Fox is clearly at the top of a short list.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/23/2004
Label:
Favored Nations
UPC:
0823475701025
catalogNumber:
7010

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mimi Fox   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals,Hand Clapping
Ray Drummond   Bass,Double Bass
Tom Miller   Percussion,Conga,Steel Drums
Paul van Wageningen   Drums
Jon Evans   Bass,Vocals,Double Bass,Hand Clapping
Randy Halberstadt   Piano
Tim Bulkley   Drums

Technical Credits

Fred Koller   Composer
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Matt Dennis   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Mimi Fox   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Audio Production
James Van Heusen   Composer
Jon Evans   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Bernice Petkere   Composer
Andrew Gilbert   Liner Notes

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She's the Woman 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am very specific about what Jazz I listen to - I like upbeat and fun, but it has to show off musicianship. I am a huge Joe Pass fan, so it is no surprise I love "She's The Woman".. She learned a lot of what she knows from him, and she has truly mastered the jazz guitar. Give me this, some Tuck and Patti, and some Coltrane, and I am set!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mimi's is a monster player and also a great teacher. I highly recommend this album or anything else she's recorded. For all the guitar players out their check out her book Graduated soloing too.