by C. Andrew Hovan
Since 1992, the Herbie Nichols Project has been dedicated to performing the music of a gentleman who in his lifetime was sadly neglected but who left behind a body of work just as idiosyncratic and distinctive as that of Thelonious Monk. Following their two previous releases, Dr. Cyclop’s Dream and Love Is Proximity, the group now makes their debut on the Palmetto label with Strange City, a program made up almost exclusively by tunes that Nichols never recorded himself. Arguably, ...read more
by Mark Corroto
The Herbie Nichols Project releases its third recording of the one-time lost genius, Herbie Nichols. Co-led by bassist Ben Allison and pianist Frank Kimbrough, the HNP was created as part of the Jazz Composers Collective, a non-profit musician-run organization, to present original music. By choosing the work of Nichols, Allison and Kimbrough have re-ignited interest in a true genius of modern music.Herbie Nichols, born in 1919 in New York of immigrant parent from St. Kitt and Trinidad, was ...read more
by Glenn Astarita
As we celebrate new releases from the respective members of the Jazz Composers Collective" (see AAJ Nov'99 reviews) along with Allen Huotari's insightful interviews with constituents of the Jazz Composers Collective, we commence the festivities with the new release by The Herbie Nichols Project", titled Dr. Cyclops' Dream .
Featuring charter members of the Jazz Composers Collective, the Herbie Nichols Project" is an ever-evolving project devoted to interpreting and more importantly breathing new life into the poignant compositional legacy left ...read more