Frank Kimbrough (born November 2, 1956 in Roxboro, North Carolina, died December 30, 2020) was a post-bop jazz pianist 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 was a member of the Herbie Nichols Project becoming co-leader with 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.
|1986?||Star Crossed Lovers||Mapleshade|
|1987?||Double Visions||Mapleshade||duo with Steve Williams|
|1988||Lonely Woman||Mapleshade||Trio, with Ben Wolfe (bass), Jeff Williams (drums)|
|1997?||Chant||Igmod||Trio, with Ben Allison (bass), Jeff Ballard (drums)|
|1997||Saturn’s Child||Omnitone||Duo, with Joe Locke (vibraphone)|
|1997||Noumena||Soul Note||With Scott Robinson (tenor sax, baritone sax), Ben Monder (guitar), Tony Moreno (drums, percussion); in concert|
|1998||Quickening||Omnitone||With Ben Allison (bass), Jeff Ballard (drums); in concert|
|2000||The Willow||Omnitone||With Joe Locke (vibraphone)|
|2002?||Autumn||LoNote||duo with Ron Brendle|
|2003||Lullabluebye||Palmetto||With Ben Allison (bass), Matt Wilson (drums)|
|2005||Play||Palmetto||With Masa Kamaguchi (bass), Paul Motian (drums)|
|2008?||Verrazano Moon||Omnitone||duo with Joe Locke|
|2012?||Live at Kitano||Palmetto|
|2013?||Afar||ScienSonic||duo with Scott Robinson|
|2018||Monk’s Dreams: The Complete Compositions of Thelonious Sphere Monk||Sunnyside||quartet with Rufus Reid, Billy Drummond, Scott Robinson|
With Ted Nash
- Rhyme & Reason (Arabesque, 1999)
- Leonard Feather and Ira Gitler, The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz. Oxford/New York 1999, ISBN 978-0-19-532000-8
- Henderson, Alex. “The Frank Kimbrough Trio: Lonely Woman”. AllMusic. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
- Adler, David R. “Frank Kimbrough: Chant”. AllMusic. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
- Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 824. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.
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