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Giancarlo Schiaffini & Sergio Armaroli and Kopasetic artists

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Deconstructing one of the original deconstructers of jazz, Thelonious Monk, is no easy task, but the Italian duo of trombonist Giancarlo Schiaffini and percussionist Sergio Armaroli do exactly that on their new album Deconstructing Monk In Africa. It's one of the more unusual releases of late; you'll hear an excerpt from their extended work. Monk is also relevant to the career of pianist Frank Kimbrough. His Monk's Dreams: The Complete Compositions of Thelonious Sphere Monk has been hailed by many ...

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Frank Kimbrough: A Musical Portrait, Part 2

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We continue our exploration of the musical world of Frank Kimbrough through his works as leader, co-leader, sideman in groups of long-time collaborators and in live unreleased recordings. For the part 1, click here. PlaylistBen Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Frank Kimbrough, Lucas Pino “The Spins" Live at Spectrum, NYC, 2016.10.29 (Unreleased) 0:16 Host talks 5:37 Rich Perry “Big Foot" Left Alone (SteepleChase) 7:00 Host talks 13:53 Ben Allison “Slap Happy" Peace ...

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Frank Kimbrough: A Musical Portrait, Part 1

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Frank Kimbrough carved out a unique place on the jazz scene—he was admired and respected by his peers for his capacity to inhabit the moment and in this way embodied the spirit of jazz itself. This week we'll highlight music from his discography as a leader, sideman, composer, producer and mentor of a new generation of musicians; including some unreleased recordings. Enjoy the show. PlaylistBen Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 ...

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Frank Kimbrough: From Now to Forever - A Remembrance

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On December 30, 2020, pianist Frank Kimbrough passed away at the age of 64. True to form, 2020 wreaked havoc until the end. The cause of death was not Covid-19, but the shock at the untimely loss of a revered artist was not any less powerful. Frank Kimbrough had the rare gift of touching lives with much more than his remarkable music. In order to pay tribute to his legacy, we have collected remembrances, anecdotes and ...

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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 ...

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Frank Kimbrough - The Friends' Mixtape Part 1

Read "Frank Kimbrough - The Friends' Mixtape Part 1" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


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 ...

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Frank Kimbrough: Disappearing in the music

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I was saddened to hear about the loss of Frank Kimbrough. I had the privilege of speaking with him in March of 2019 for LINER NOTES. I am sharing this episode from June of that year. A deep musician, he says at one point in the interview, that as opposed to striving for stardom, he just wanted to disappear into the music. Thanks for the music, Frank. This episode features music from Frank Kimbrough's recordings Monk's Dreams: ...


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