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Mimi Jones: Feet in the Mud

Bassist-vocalist Mimi Jones is joined here by soprano saxophonist Samir Zarif, pianist Jon Cowherd and drummer Jonathan Barber, settling into a comfortable groove pitched midway between ’70s-styled urban funk-jazz and straight-ahead swing. The opener, “Mr. Poo Poo,” sets the tone, with Jones’ alternating rhythmic conceits prodding Cowherd’s uptown-lounge Rhodes spicings. Jones’ solo summons a Blanton-like … Read More “Mimi Jones: Feet in the Mud”

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Mimi Jones Trio: A New Day

Bassist Miriam Sullivan has reinvented herself as Mimi Jones, her singer-songwriter alter ego cast in something of a Cassandra Wilson-meets-Patrice Rushen vein, with a little bit of Esperanza Spalding on the side. For this rather startling transformation she is accompanied by versatile guitarist Marvin Sewell (a longtime Wilson sideman), pianist Miki Hayama, trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire … Read More “Mimi Jones Trio: A New Day”

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