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A new CD celebrating guitarist, arranger and mentor
William G. Leavitt, with a special tribute to
Count  Basie


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Oct 29, 2020  

"Guitarist and composer Jim Fox has backed dozens of vocal luminaries over the years, including Barry Manilow, Bette Midler, Rosemary Clooney and Dean Martin. During this week's Fretboard Journal Podcast, we talk about his start in music, attending Berklee, his early stint backing Bobby Vinton, and the numerous years he spent accompanying Frank Sinatra, Jr. We also talk about Fox's jazz albums, his friendship with late studio legend Bob Bain, and his obsession with the archtop guitars of Australian luthier Steve Gilchrist..."

Jason Verlinde, Publisher
Fretboard Journal Magazine




"The music contained in this CD, Sunburst, is so richly melodic and full, it’s amazing to realize what you’re hearing is just one solo jazz guitarist. This remarkable musician is Southern California’s own Jim Fox, possibly the best guitarist you didn’t know you’ve heard before!"

Harvey Barkan - 
Just Jazz Guitar Magazine 
(Mar, 2005) 


"No less a musical icon than Frank Sinatra Jr. wrote some key liner notes for this 2004 CD release from California-based jazz guitar ace Jim Fox. Describing the recently released Sunburst, Sinatra adds,” If you find yourself in a quiet mood and a relaxing place, put this album on and rejoice in the hands of a true musician.” For fans of traditional jazz guitar sounds, it doesn’t get any better than the solo jazz guitar sounds on Sunburst..."

Robert Silverstein -
Twentieth Century Guitar Magazine
(Mar, 2005)



"Talk about a guitar feast! Fox, a fixture in L.A.'s jazz and studio scenes, goes toe to toe with two giants of those same circles, a generation his senior (John Pisano and Bob Bain), and the result is a feather in each of their impressive caps..."

Dan Forte -
Vintage Guitar Magazine
(Sep, 2009) 


Jim Fox, superb California guitarist, has once again given us a CD that is melodic, tasteful and a joy to listen to. Jim, a graduate of the Berklee College of Music has performed with artists such as Bette Midler. Barry Manilow, Michael Feinstein and too many others to list here...

Ed Benson, Publisher/Editor - 
Just Jazz Guitar Magazine
(May, 2009)