Frank Kimbrough - The Friends' Mixtape Part 1

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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 Frank Kimbrough.

Here's the first installment of this "Friends' Mixtape." The playlist includes the name of the selector followed by the details concerning the tune.

To read the tribute to Frank Kimbrough which this mixtape complements click here.


  • Steve Wilson: Frank Kimbrough "Kudzu" Quartet (Palmetto) 00:00
  • Patrick Cornelius: Frank Kimbrough "Quickening" Live at the Rubin Musuem -11.9.2007 [Unreleased] 05:17
  • Steve Cardenas: Ben Allison "Enter the Dragon" Layers of the City (Sonic Camera) 10:02
  • Luca Santaniello: Frank Kimbrough "Crepuscule with Nellie" Monk's Dreams: The Complete Compositions of Thelonious Sphere Monk (Sunnyside) 18:09
  • Rufus Reid: Andrew Hill "Domani" Shades (Soul Note) 20:35
  • Elan Mehler: Frank Kimbrough "Alabama Song" Meantime (Newvelle) 28:03
  • Ryan Truesdell: Gil Evans Project "Easy Living Medley" Lines of Color (ArtistShare) 31:59
  • Riley Mulherkar: Frank Kimbrough "Little Big Man" Play (Palmetto) 41:27
  • Andy Zimmerman: Frank Kimbrough "Elegy PM" Meantime (Newvelle) 45:42
  • Joe Locke: Frank Kimbrough, Joe Locke "Saturn's Child" Saturn's Child (OmniTone) 50:34
  • Evan Harris: Miles Davis "Litte Church" Live/Evil (CBS) 58:19
  • Ben Allison: Frank Kimbrough "The Spins" Noumena (Soul Note) 1:01:32
  • Jeff Cosgrove: Frank Kimbrough "Clara's Room" Chant (Palmetto) 1:10:17
  • Kendra Shank: Kendra Shank Quartet "For Duke" Mosaic (Challenge) 1:18:17
  • Ben Rosenblum: Duke Ellington "Melancholia" Mosaic (Capitol) 1:24:55
  • Landon Knoblock: Federico Mompou "Musica Callada I. Angelico" Mompou Plays Mompou (Ensayo) 1:28:11

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