RENOWNED PIANIST WITH SUBTLE TOUCH DIES AT 64

Jan 14, 2021

By Andy Johnson

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He was known as the pianist with a subtle touch who could hold the spotlight in everything from an 18 piece big band to a jazz trio.

Frank Kimbrough worked with Maria Schneider’s 18-piece Orchestra and other prominent groups and was the leader of his own small ensembles.

In 2018, he put forth “Monk’s Dreams: The Complete Compositions of Thelonious Monk,” the most ambitious recording of his career, a six-disc collection that spanned Monk’s entire songbook.

All told, he released well over a dozen albums, including “Star-Crossed Lovers”and “Lullabluebye.”

Kimbrough has died at his home in New York.  His publicist says the the cause wasn’t known but it was believed to be a heart attack.

Frank Kimbrough was just 64.

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