Frank Kimbrough – Solstice (2016) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Frank Kimbrough – Solstice (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 56:01 minutes | 1,01 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download  | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Pirouet Records

Frank Kimbrough counts among a handful of New York-based pianists who have been re ning and expanding the language of ensemble playing over the last few decades (this November he marks 35 years in New York and his sixtieth birthday). Declared a “a near-visionary whose piano-improvising, composing, and band-leading skills seek out the dark corners of untrod jazz terrain” by The New Yorker, Kimbrough is noted for his exquisite ensemble, trio and solo recordings as well as his duo work with Lee Konitz, Scott Robinson, Joe Locke and Paul Bley, his work as a sideman in Dewey Redman’s quartet, and his long-term involvement with the Jazz Composers Collective and the Maria Schneider Orchestra. On Solstice, acclaimed players and longtime musical companions, bassist Jay Anderson and drummer Jeff Hirsh eld join Frank to explore the music of some of the jazz masters who have left a personal imprint on his life.

““Solstice” may well be this veteran pianist’s masterwork. It’s a sparkling consideration of favored pieces by such Kimbrough heroes as Paul Motian, Andrew Hill, and Annette Peacock, which also displays his telepathic rapport with two trusted associates: the bassist Jay Anderson and the drummer Jeff Hirshfield.” (The New Yorker)

“astute and poetic” (Nate Chinen, NY Times)

“a subtle pianist of uncommon finesse, a master of introspective piano art. Fabulous, fine-tuned, inspired music….a miracle in chamber format.” (Peter Ruedi, Die Weltwoche, Switzerland)

1. Seven 04:12
2. Here Come the Honey Man 07:55
3. Solstice 08:13
4. The Sunflower 05:30
5. Albert’s Love Theme 07:41
6. Question’s the Answer 05:07
7. From California with Love 04:54
8. El Cordobes 04:41
9. Walking by Flashlight 07:48

Frank Kimbrough, piano
Jay Anderson, bass
Jeff Hirshfield, drums