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Jamie Fox

 


JAMIE FOX

When I Get Home

RareCatRecords RCR 011

 

 

 

 


1. Five & a Half
2. Row After Row
3. All In Time
4. Moniker
5. Ognat
6. Leisure
7. Mine & Yours
8. Childhood
9. New News
10. When I Get Home
 
Jamie Fox - Guitar
Stephan Crump – Bass
Michael Sarin – Drums
Kenny Werner – Piano
Dan Willis – Saxophone
Peck Allmond – Saxophone, trumpet, euphonium 

Jamie has worked with a very diverse set of artists including Brother Jack McDuff, Dr John, Ernie Watts and Gene Harris, and he was lead guitar with Blood Sweat & Tears for some three years.  

The problem with albums that are composed solely of originals is that on first hearing, there is nothing familiar. This is not necessarily a bad thing, because it does cause you to devote more listening time, but somehow the task of writing reviews seems more daunting when there is not a standard to be found. 

Jamie writes very pleasant melodies thankfully, and that makes the extra listening time worth while. Undoubtedly one of the stars of this album for me is Dan Willis on tenor. He is a major contributor: he has a good warm sound and ideas a-plenty! Stephan Crump is a fine bass player and Kenny Werner on piano is good at accompanying the other musicians and also an accomplished soloist. 

Jamie himself is a very accomplished guitar player, capable of playing in many styles. On different tracks, he plays with several Latin flavours, as well as demonstrating his ability to swing in a straight-ahead way. 

I enjoyed this album, but I do wish record producers would use record sleeves for the purpose they were intended, to give more information on the musicians involved. 
Don Mather

 

 

 



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