Six strings, 10 fingers and one supremely accomplished woman named Mimi Fox is all it takes to turn an afternoon at a cemetery into a transporting jazz experience. A longtime force on the Bay Area scene, she plays a solo recital as part of the Jazz at the Chimes series, an exposed context in which she thrives. Whether she’s exploring tunes by Dylan or Woody Guthrie, Chick Corea or Wes Montgomery — composers covered on her latest album Standards, Old & New (Origin) — Fox is a breathtaking improviser with a beautiful, full tone and biting attack. Unfailingly swinging, she’s also an esteemed educator who has earned plaudits from pioneering guitar masters like Joe Pass and Jim Hall.
Mimi Fox 6 July,2015