THE JAZZ COMPOSERS COLLECTIVE AND SOUL NOTE RECORDS ANNOUNCE THE RELEASE OF NOUMENA BY FRANK KIMBROUGH, with SCOTT ROBINSON, BEN MONDER and TONY MORENO
RELEASE DATE - JUNE 13th
The album's title is taken from Jack Kerouac's book On The Road, where he writes that Noumena is what you see with your eyes closed". Kimbrough's compositions are what we hear with our eyes closed, loosely written to encourage freedom, spontaneity, interpretation and improvisation, with melody and form as high priorities. Noumena was recorded at a Jazz Composers Collective concert in New York City on September 25, 1997, and is presented in order and in its entirety. It is the first release from the Collective's concert series archives.
Frank Kimbrough (piano) is a founding member and composer-in-residence of the Jazz Composers Collective (est. 1992). His previous trio recordings include Chant (IGMOD), and Lonely Woman (Mapleshade); duets with vibraphonist Joe Locke - Saturn's Child (OmniTone); and The Herbie Nichols Project's Love Is Proximity and Dr. Cyclops' Dream (Soul Note). He is involved with other JCC projects including Ben Allison's Medicine Wheel (Palmetto), Michael Blake's Free Association (Intuition), Ted Nash's Double Quartet (Arabesque), the Ron Horton Quintet (OmniTone), and other Collective groups focusing on the music of Lennie Tristano and Andrew Hill.
Scott Robinson (tenor and bass saxophones) has recorded with Anthony Braxton (Braxton House), Roscoe Mitchell, the Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra (Enja), Toshiko Akioshi, Randy Sandke, Frank Wess, and Ruby Braff. In the 80's, he released two recordings on his own label. Recent recordings for Arbors Records include Thinking Big, and his latest,
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