Jan 14, 2021
By Andy Johnson
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.