Frank Kimbrough - The Friends' Mixtape Part 2

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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 second 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.


  • Ron Horton: The Herbie Nichols Project "Strange City" Strange City (Palmetto) 00:00
  • Michael Blake: Michael Blake "The Ambassadors" Tiddy Boom (Sunnyside) 04:32
  • Carl Allen: Frank Kimbrough, Scott Robinson, Rufus Reid, Billy Drummond "Played Twice" Monk's Dreams: The Complete Compositions of Thelonious Sphere Monk (Sunnyside) 12:11
  • Jimmy McBride: Thelonious Monk "Memories of You" It's Monk's Time (Columbia) 16:49
  • Ron Brendle: Frank Kimbrough "Whirl" Lullabluebye (Palmetto) 22:55
  • Noah Preminger: Noah Preminger "Quickening" Before the Rain (Palmetto) 28:13
  • Chris Ziemba: Frank Kimbrough "Blues in the Closet" Live at Kitano (Palmetto) 35:09
  • Jimmy Katz: Micah Thomas "Grounds" Tide (Self-released) 44:32
  • Katie Bull: Frank Kimbrough "Waiting in Santander" Play (Palmetto) 53:20
  • Maitland Jones Jr.: Frank Kimbrough, Joe Locke "All the Things You Are" Live at JazzNights, Princeton NJ [Unreleased] 1:01:22
  • Scott Robinson: Frank Kimbrough "Functional" Monk's Dreams: The Complete Compositions of Thelonious Sphere Monk (Sunnyside) 1:10:23
  • Jeff Hirshfield: Frank Kimbrough "Seven" Solstice (Pirouet) 1:14:42
  • Matt Balitsaris: Frank Kimbrough "Beginning 2" Play (Palmetto) 1:18:49
  • Micah Thomas: Frank Kimbrough "Solstice" Solstice (Pirouet) 1:22:42
  • Immanuel Wilkins: Jimmy Lyons, Andrew Cyrille "Burnt Offering " Burnt Offering (Soul Note) 1:30:46

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