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Frank Kimbrough: Frank Kimbrough 2003 - 2006

Read "Frank Kimbrough 2003 - 2006" reviewed by Pierre Giroux


Frank Kimbrough, who died in December 2020, was a pianist of passionate originality, whose playing can be defined by an ease of technique coupled with a flow of ideas and meticulous execution. This current release, Frank Kimbrough 2003-2006, features newly mixed and remastered versions of the pianist's 2003 album Lullabluebye and the 2006 follow-up release Play. These albums were thought to be representative of a particularly productive period in his career. On Lullabluebye, Kimbrough is accompanied ...

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Celebrating The Work Of Frank Kimbrough

Read "Celebrating The Work Of Frank Kimbrough" reviewed by Bob Osborne


Pianist, composer, and educator Frank Kimbrough was a revered presence on the New York jazz scene for nearly 35 years prior to his untimely death in December 2020. This show celebrates his life and work. Due out August 12, 2022 with LPs following, a new collection Frank Kimbrough 2003-2006 brings together 2003's Lullabluebye, featuring long-time collaborators bassist Ben Allison and drummer Matt Wilson (drums); and the 2005 follow-up, Play, boasting a new trio with the then relatively unknown bassist Masa ...

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Album Review

Frank Kimbrough: Frank Kimbrough 2003 - 2006

Read "Frank Kimbrough 2003 - 2006" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Pianist Frank Kimbrough (1956 -2020) was involved in a good deal of collaboration throughout his career, with the Herbie Nichols Project and, most notably, his twenty-four year, seven CD stint in the piano chair of the Maria Schneider Orchestra, where he elevated an already high altitude music to an even loftier level. Such was Kimbrough's willingness to give his all in sideman contexts with like-minded artists that it could be argued that his own work as a leader may not ...

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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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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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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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