In late 2012, Rodger Fox took his Wellington Jazz Orchestra to record at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles, one of the most iconic studios in the world, and a fitting place to record a big band at the peak of its powers. And what better venue could there be for Rodger to mark 40 years of unwavering commitment to big band jazz.

The Capitol Sessions stands confidently alongside the great Jazz Orchestra albums coming out of America and Europe at this moment. Ultimately, the recording is a testimony to the leadership of Rodger Fox, who, with so many gifted soloists at his disposal, never loses sight of the collective.

Produced by Rodger Fox & Talley Sherwood
Recording & mixed by Talley Sherwood at Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, July 9-10 2012
Additional recording at Tritone Studios, Los Angeles, July 11-13 2012
Mixed at Tritone Studio, Los Angeles, August-September 2012
Assistant engineer: Jake Gorsky
Senior setup engineer: Bruce Monical
Recording & mixing assistance by Bill Cunliffe
Photography by David Hyams, Anita Schwabe, Nick Granville, Kurt Gibson, & Nick Tipping
Design by UnkleFranc


Released: 03 March 2013
Catalogue: IA-1005