Ben Allison, Ron Horton, Frank Kimbrough: A Collective Trio

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Ben Allison, Ron Horton and Frank Kimbrough have been collaborating for more than a quarter century, including as members of the influential Jazz Composers Collective.

During these years they have established themselves as stalwarts of the New York jazz scene and developed their own instantly identifiable sounds, solidifying their international reputations as leading voices of their generation.

This mixtape includes highlights of their extensive discographies, from their collaboration in the seminal Herbie Nichols Project, through countless projects as leaders like Allison's Medicine Wheel, Peace Pice and Man Size Safe and Horton's chamber jazz albums, all the way to the recent definitive Thelonious Monk Project by Kimbrough. A star-studded series of albums featuring the likes of Paul Motian, Michael Blake, Ted Nash, Scott Robinson, Jane Ira Bloom, Steve Wilson, Matt Wilson and many others.

Happy listening!

  • Ron Horton "Long Term Memories" Genius Envy (OmniTone) 0:00
  • Ben Allison & Man Size Safe "Mauritania" Little Things Run the World (Palmetto) 6:13
  • Frank Kimbrough "Chant" Quickening (OmniTone) 13:10
  • Herbie Nichols Project "Delights" Strange City (Palmetto) 22:37
  • Ron Horton "Lua Cheia Sobre Lisboa" Everything in a Dream (Fresh Sound/New Talent) 29:57
  • Ben Allison "Missed" Action/Refraction (Palmetto) 35:47
  • Frank Kimbrough "Question's the Answer" Solstice (Pirouet) 40:59
  • Herbie Nichols Project "The Bebop Waltz (feat. Ron Horton and Frank Kimbrough)" Dr. Cyclop's Dream (Soul Note) 45:58
  • Ben Allison "Blabbermouth" Cowboy Justice (Palmetto) 51:24
  • Frank Kimbrough "Quickening" Air (Palmetto) 57:05
  • Herbie Nichols Project "The Happenings" Strange City (Palmetto) 1:01:23
  • Ben Allison "The Ballad of Joe Buck" The Stars Look Very Different Tonight (Sonic Camera) 1:04:55
  • Ron Horton "Claude's Petite Bicyclette" Genius Envy (OmniTone) 1:10:35
  • Frank Kimbrough "As Sure as We're Here" Rumors (Palmetto) 1:15:22
  • Herbie Nichols Project "Riff Primitiff" Dr. Cyclop's Dream (Soul Note) 1:23:12
  • Ben Allison "The Detective's Wife" Layers of the City (Sonic Camera) 1:29:22
  • Frank Kimbrough "Kudzu" Quartet (Palmetto) 1:35:35
  • Ron Horton "Ruminations" Subtextures (Fresh Sound/New Talent) 1:40:51
  • Herbie Nichols Project "Spinning Song" Love Is Proximity (Soul Note) 1:49:23
  • Ben Allison & Medicine Wheel "Spy" Medicine Wheel (Palmetto) 1:56:47
  • Frank Kimbrough, Scott Robinson, Rufus Reid, Billy Drummond, "Teo" Monk's Dreams (Sunnyside) 2:04:28
  • Ben Allison & Peace Pipe "Peace Pipe" Peace Pipe (Il Manifesto) 2:10:27
  • Ron Horton "Mutability" Subtextures (Fresh Sound/New Talent) 2:16:42
  • Herbie Nichols Project "Enraptures" Strange City (Palmetto) 22:37
  • Ben Allison & Man Size Safe "Language of Love" Little Things Run the World (Palmetto) 2:26:25
  • Frank Kimbrough "Waiting in Santander" Play (Palmetto) 1:35:35


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