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Jazz Pianist Frank Kimbrough Dead At 64

“Casual of gesture but deeply focused in demeanor, [he] had an understated style that could nonetheless hold the spotlight in trio settings, or fit slyly into [Maria] Schneider’s 18-piece big band. In many ways, his playing reflected the Romantic, floating manner of his first jazz influence, Bill Evans. But his off-kilter style as both a player and a composer also called back to two of his more rugged bebop-era influences: Herbie Nichols and Thelonious Monk.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, Bill Evans, Frank Kimbrough, Herbie Nichols, 01.12.21, Maria -RSB- Schneider


2 New Albums Confirm Thelonious Monk's Genius As A Composer

Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews two new interpretations of Monk's complete works: Monk's Dreams, by pianist Frank Kimbrough, and Work, by guitarist Miles Okazaki.
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Frank Kimbrough: Monk's Dreams: The Complete Compositions of Thelonious Sphere Monk

None There was something in the air in the past year, and part of it was the recent centennial of the birth of pianist and composer Thelonious Monk. What else can account for the 2018 release of two very different recordings of Monk's entire catalog of published compositions, about 70 strong. The less obvious set was recorded by guitarist Miles Okazaki using no overdubs, a remarkable achievement. Pianist Frank Kimbrough has been a Monk fan and interpreter for decades—of course, what modern jazz...
Tags: Music, Review, Jazz, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Music Review, Coltrane, Robinson, Drummond, Hackensack, Reid, Nellie, Maria Schneider, Elvin Jones, Okazaki, Scott Robinson


Frank Kimbrough On Piano Jazz

On this episode of Piano Jazz, the pianist and master collaborator displays his graceful, romantic style and duets with host Marian McPartland.
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Misty, Loudon and Walter

For my "House Call" column in the Mansion section of The Wall Street Journal this week, I interviewed American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Misty Copeland (go here). Misty talked about the bubble of tranquility she created growing up with a passion for dance in a home with enormous stress. It's remarkable what she went through, emerging as one of the great ballerinas of our time. Here's Misty in action in 2015... And here's another clip... For my "Playlist" column in the WSJ's R...
Tags: New York, Los Angeles, Jazz, Mansion, Misty Copeland, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, Walter, Donald Fagen, Gibbs, Loudon, Loudon Wainwright III, Steve Williams, Terry Gibbs, Marc Myers, House Call