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Post bop” jazz pianist Frank Kimbrough Dies At 64

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Post bop” jazz pianist Frank Kimbrough Is Dead

Post bop” jazz pianist Frank Kimbrough has passed away. He was reported to have died today December 30 2020. Circumstances surrounding his death is not yet known as at the time of filing this report.

Reacting to his death singer, Aaron Parks described Frank as a beautiful human and musician who had the most amazing stories.

Via his official Facebook page, he wrote – Rest In Peace, Frank Kimbrough. What a beautiful human and musician. He had the most amazing stories, and what touch on the piano. One of our poets. I always figured we’d get a chance to hang more. Damn, this breaks my heart.

Frank Kimbrough was born and raised in North Carolina. He did some work at Chapel Hill before moving to Washington, D. C. in 1980.

His influences include Herbie Nichols, Thelonious Monk, Bill Evans, Vince Guaraldi, Keith Jarrett, Cecil Taylor, Paul Bley, and Andrew Hill.

In 1981 he moved to New York City and released his first CD in 1988. In the 1990s he became the co-leader of the Herbie Nichols Project alongside Ben Allison.

He had also worked with Joe Locke and was with the Palmetto label. Kimbrough played in sessions with Paul Murphy. He also played in the Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra.

In 1997 Frank Kimbrough was Marian McPartland’s guest and was performing regularly with the Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra at Visiones Jazz Club in New York, where he has been active on the jazz scene for nearly four decades.

 

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