Mimi Fox releases new CD Perpetually Hip
Wednesday, April 05, 2006
FIRST DISC FEATURES MIMI PLAYING WITH A FULL
BAND, WHILE SECOND DISC IS SOLO JAZZ GUITAR.
“She plays with tremendous fire. She can do pretty much
anything she wants on the guitar.” - Joe Pass
Los Angeles CA: A New York native based in the Bay Area of CA, Mimi Fox will release her unique and inspired double album on 4/4/06. Perpetually Hip, her second release for Steve Vai’s Favored Nations Cool label, is the eagerly awaited follow-up to the acclaimed She’s The Woman.
The two-disc set sees Mimi Fox distinguish herself in both group and solo settings. Disc one captures seven studio recordings in a band setting where Fox is accompanied by a stellar cast of New York musicians including: bassist Harvie S, drummer Billy Hart and pianist Xavier Davis. On the more intimate second disc, Fox personally interprets jazz standards while preserving the melodic integrity of timeless gems from the great American songbook such as George Gershwin’s “Someone To Watch Over Me” and Hoagy Carmichael’s “Skylark” in a medley on track five.
Mimi Fox began playing guitar at age 10 and she was inspired by the wide variety of music enjoyed by her family — show tunes, classical, Dixieland, Motown — and her own youthful inclination toward pop, folk, and R&B. She began touring right out of high school and eventually moved to San Francisco in 1979, where she became a sought-after musician. Perpetually Hip is a true demonstration of Fox’s background, talent and passion for making her own unique take on Jazz tradition.