Genre: Jazz
Label: Palmetto
Size: 12"
Format: 33RPM,


Frank Kimbrough Lullabluebye / Play 4LP

Frank Kimbrough

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Kimbrough's 2004 & 2006 Albums In One Package!

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"Frank Kimbrough has been a valuable pianist based in the New York area ever since the early '80s. On this [album] he is teamed with bassist Ben Allison (who along with Kimbrough co-founded the Jazz Composers Collective and the Herbie Nichols Project) and drummer Matt Wilson. They perform six of the pianist's originals plus 'You Only Live Twice' from a James Bond movie and Allison's 'Ben's Tune.' The music is unpredictable post-bop jazz and it includes 'Centering' (which is influenced a little by Thelonious Monk), a piece dedicated to Andrew Hill ('Ode'), the well-titled 'Whirl,' and 'Ghost Dance,' which is inspired by the unusual avant-garde music of Annette Peacock. The music on Lullabluebye often sounds simpler than it is, setting impressionistic and sometimes introspective moods and swinging in its own fashion without being overly tied to earlier jazz styles. The three musicians often play as one, although Kimbrough is clearly the leader; it is just that he seems open to the musical suggestions of Allison and Wilson. This is an excellent program of modern jazz that grows in interest with each listen due to its subtlety and quiet surprises." -praise for Lullabluebye, Scott Yanow,, 4/5 stars

"Pianist Frank Kimbrough delivers more of his deeply introspective, harmonically complex jazz on Play. Working with a trio, Kimbrough is supported here by the adept bassist Masa Kamaguchi and drummer Paul Motian. A phenomenal pianist, Kimbrough's mix of Thelonious Monk's cubist bumptiousness and Bill Evans' impressionistic colorations is thoroughly modern and prefigures the work some of his younger, more ballyhooed contemporaries, like Brad Mehldau and Jacky Terrasson. Moving from tumbling ballads to playful waltzes and enigmatic modal pieces, Kimbrough has crafted a challenging, atmospheric, and subtle album that makes the most of his sensitive group's interplay." -praise for Play, Matt Collar,, 4/5 stars


  • 2 Frank Kimbrough Albums - Lullabluebye (2004) & Play (2006)
  • 4LP Set


Ben Allison bass (Lullabluebye)
Masa Kamaguchi bass (Play)
Frank Kimbrough piano (Lullabluebye & Play)
Matt Wilson drums (Lullabluebye)
Paul Motian drums (Play)


LP1 & LP2 - Lullabluebye (2004)

Side A:
  1. Lullabluebye
  2. Centering
  3. Kid Stuff
Side B:
  1. Fu Bu
  2. Ode
  3. Ben's Tune
Side C:
  1. Whirl
  2. Ghost Dance
Side D:
  1. You Only Live Twice
  2. Eventualities

LP3 & LP4 - Play (2006)

Side A:
  1. Beginning
  2. The Spins
  3. Lucent
Side B:
  1. Waiting in Santander
  2. Conception Vessel
Side C:
  1. Jimmy G
  2. Regeneration
Side D:
  1. Play
  2. Little Big Man
  3. Beginning 2

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