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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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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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Frank Kimbrough, Kirk Knuffke, Masa Kamaguchi: Ancestors

Read "Ancestors" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Come hanno sottolineato i molti partner di Frank Kimbrough nel recente omaggio della Newvelle Records, c'è sempre stata una chiara vena lirica nell'arte musicale del pianista, espressa in equilibrio tra dimensione tradizionale e ricerca astratta. Nei suoi dischi da leader amava esibirsi in duo o in trio e quest'album postumo—registrato nel 2017—mostra già dall'organico la propensione a esplorare sentieri meno battuti. Assieme a Kirk Knuffke alla cornetta e Masa Kamaguchi al contrabbasso, Kimbrough presenta sette composizioni originali, tre ...


Frank Kimbrough: Un Ciclopico Omaggio

Read "Frank Kimbrough: Un Ciclopico Omaggio" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Kimbrough è l'ambizioso e ciclopico progetto discografico dedicato a Frank Kimbrough, il grande pianista e compositore scomparso il 30 dicembre 2020 a 64 anni. Prodotto da Elan Mehler della Newvelle Records, è stato realizzato da 67 musicisti che hanno inciso 61 composizioni di Kimbrough in differenti ensemble, dal piano solo al settetto. Molti dei protagonisti sono stati suoi partner o allievi, e, nel complesso, abbiamo quattro generazioni di jazzmen accomunati dalla stima per l'artista e l'amico. Tra ...

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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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