San Francisco Bay Area jazz-guitar wunderkind Mimi Fox is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the release of the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band — as well as San Francisco's "Summer of Love" — with May I Introduce to You[Ridgeway Records] by the San Francisco String Trio.
On this "reimaging" of the Fab Four's classic album, Fox is joined by bassist/vocalist Jeff Denson and violinist Mads Tolling.
"The idea was to do something different to shake up these fantastic songs, but not just for the sake of doing something new," says Fox. "We're all coming from a jazz background and we like to mix things up."
"We love to blend genres," adds Tolling, "and you can hear tango, R&B, pop and classical influences, too. We're all arrangers, and we'd work on pieces individually, and then bring them in to work on them as a group and really make them come to life."
May I Introduce to You is slated for release on September 8, 2017, and a CD release concert is planned for September 7 at Berkeley, California's Freight and Salvage club. Stay tuned to guitarplayer.com for more details.
Here's a little preview of May I Introduce to You...