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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
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A Finger Picker Salutes Herbie Nichols

Spinning Song: Duck Baker Plays The Music Of Herbie NicholsIn the New York jazz scene of the 1950s and early sixties, the breadth and depth of his talent won enormous respect for pianist and composer Herbie Nichols. One of those affected by Nichols is Duck Baker, a fingerstyle guitarist from Richmond. – Doug Ramsey
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Pianists Born 100 Years Ago Prove: There's No One Way To Play Jazz

Both Lennie Tristano and Herbie Nichols were active on the New York scene in the 1950s. Though worlds apart stylistically, their music demonstrates how the piano accommodates myriad personalities.
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Gisele, Burt and Miles

In The Wall Street Journal this week, I interviewed supermodel Gisele Bundchen for my "House Call" column in the Mansion section on her childhood in Brazi (go here). She talked about growing up with five sisters remai  best friends today. Her parents did something right. Gisele was discovered by a model scout in a Brazilian mall when she was 14. While I had her, I asked Gisele for two Brazilian album recommendations. Here's Tribalistas (2002)... And here's Maria Gadú (2009)... Black...
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Randy Weston: Music is Life Itself

Video presentations and photography by Molly Sheridan Transcription by Julia Lu It has been more than three quarters of a century since the bebop revolution transformed how people made music together. So it is not surprising that so few musicians who came to prominence during that era are no longer with us, especially since so many—like Charlie Parker, Clifford Brown, Herbie Nichols, Elmo Hope, Eric Dolphy, and on and on–had tragically short lives. But what is more surprising is that one of thes...
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