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Radio & Podcasts

Kaja Draksler, Frank Kimbrough, Berta Moreno, Julien Lourau & More New Releases

Read "Kaja Draksler, Frank Kimbrough, Berta Moreno, Julien Lourau & More New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


This week's exploration of new and upcoming releases continues with a special focus on the late Frank Kimbrough through a preview of his posthumous CD Ancestors and some of the best renditions that appear on the monumental tribute conceived by pianist and producer Elan Mehler, Kimbrough, one of the best releases of the year. Punkt vs. Punkt [Kaja Draksler and Chet Doxas add to the depth and Julien Lourau's tribute to Creed Taylor and Berta Moreno add to the fun. ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Giancarlo Schiaffini & Sergio Armaroli and Kopasetic artists

Read "Giancarlo Schiaffini & Sergio Armaroli and Kopasetic artists" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


Deconstructing one of the original deconstructers of jazz, Thelonious Monk, is no easy task, but the Italian duo of trombonist Giancarlo Schiaffini and percussionist Sergio Armaroli do exactly that on their new album Deconstructing Monk In Africa. It's one of the more unusual releases of late; you'll hear an excerpt from their extended work. Monk is also relevant to the career of pianist Frank Kimbrough. His Monk's Dreams: The Complete Compositions of Thelonious Sphere Monk has been hailed by many ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Frank Kimbrough: A Musical Portrait, Part 2

Read "Frank Kimbrough: A Musical Portrait, Part 2" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


We continue our exploration of the musical world of Frank Kimbrough through his works as leader, co-leader, sideman in groups of long-time collaborators and in live unreleased recordings. For the part 1, click here. PlaylistBen Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Frank Kimbrough, Lucas Pino “The Spins" Live at Spectrum, NYC, 2016.10.29 (Unreleased) 0:16 Host talks 5:37 Rich Perry “Big Foot" Left Alone (SteepleChase) 7:00 Host talks 13:53 Ben Allison “Slap Happy" Peace ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Frank Kimbrough: A Musical Portrait, Part 1

Read "Frank Kimbrough: A Musical Portrait, Part 1" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Frank Kimbrough carved out a unique place on the jazz scene—he was admired and respected by his peers for his capacity to inhabit the moment and in this way embodied the spirit of jazz itself. This week we'll highlight music from his discography as a leader, sideman, composer, producer and mentor of a new generation of musicians; including some unreleased recordings. Enjoy the show. PlaylistBen Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 ...

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Profile

Frank Kimbrough: From Now to Forever - A Remembrance

Read "Frank Kimbrough: From Now to Forever - A Remembrance" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


On December 30, 2020, pianist Frank Kimbrough passed away at the age of 64. True to form, 2020 wreaked havoc until the end. The cause of death was not Covid-19, but the shock at the untimely loss of a revered artist was not any less powerful. Frank Kimbrough had the rare gift of touching lives with much more than his remarkable music. In order to pay tribute to his legacy, we have collected remembrances, anecdotes and ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Frank Kimbrough - The Friends' Mixtape Part 2

Read "Frank Kimbrough - The Friends' Mixtape Part 2" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


To celebrate the late Frank Kimbrough, whose untimely passing on December 30, 2020 added another unnecessary layer of grief on a challenging year, we have reached out to some of his long time friends and collaborators asking them to share a track that in their hearts immediately conjured up memories of Frank. It could be one of his compositions, a track featuring him as a leader or sideman, or something by a different musician that nevertheless was inextricably associated with ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Frank Kimbrough - The Friends' Mixtape Part 1

Read "Frank Kimbrough - The Friends' Mixtape Part 1" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


To celebrate the late Frank Kimbrough, whose untimely passing on December 30, 2020 added another unnecessary layer of grief on a challenging year, we have reached out to some of his long time friends and collaborators asking them to share a track that in their hearts immediately conjured up memories of Frank. It could be one of his compositions, a track featuring him as a leader or sideman, or something by a different musician that nevertheless was inextricably associated with ...


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