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Frank Kimbrough’s Air

Music from Frank Kimbrough's latest release, as well as a conversation with the pianist.

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This week on Afterglow we listen to Frank Kimbrough’s newest album, Air.

This week on Afterglow we’ll feature music from pianist Frank Kimbrough’s new release Air, and we’ll talk with Kimbrough himself as well about the music and the circumstances that led him to undertake a solo-piano effort.

We’ll also hear music from Helen Merrill, Joe Locke, Fred Astaire, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Chet Baker, Larry Willis, and more.

Music Heard On This Episode

Jackie-ing
Frank Kimbrough — Air (Palmetto, 2007)
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Jackie-ing
Frank Kimbrough — Air (Palmetto, 2007)

Notes: New release. Thelonious Monk composition.

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Born to Be Blue
Helen Merrill — Helen Merrill (EmArcy, 1955)

Notes: With Clifford Brown on trumpet.

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Angel Eyes
Frank Sinatra — Sings for Only the Lonely (Capitol, 1958)
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Time Like the Present
Joe Locke — Sticks and Strings (Jazz Eyes, 2007)
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There Shall Be No Night
Duke Ellington — Never No Lament (Bluebird, 1940)

Notes: Herb Jeffries on vocals.

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It Should've Happened a Long Time Ago
Frank Kimbrough — Air (Palmetto, 2007)

Notes: New release. Paul Motian composition.

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Quickening
Frank Kimbrough — Air (Palmetto, 2007)

Notes: New release. Frank Kimbrough composition.

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Coming On the Hudson
Frank Kimbrough — Air (Palmetto, 2007)

Notes: New release. Thelonious Monk composition.

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Change Partners
Fred Astaire — Steppin' Out: Astaire Sings (Verve, 1952)

Notes: Irving Berlin composition.

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Slow Boat to China
Dee Dee Bridgewater — Live at Yoshi's (Verve, 2000)
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Make It Last
Betty Carter — I Can't Help It (Impulse, 1958)
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Long Ago and Far Away
Chet Baker — Let's Get Lost: Best of Chet Baker Sings (Pacific Jazz/Blue Note)
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It's Crazy
Sarah Vaughan — Sarah Vaughan (EmArcy)

Notes: With Clifford Brown on trumpet.

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Theme From Star Trek
Larry Willis — The Offering (HighNote, 2008)

Notes: New release.

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I've Got a Crush On You
Petra Haden/Bill Frisell — Petra Haden and Bill Frisell
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Air
Frank Kimbrough — Air (Palmetto, 2007)

Notes: New release. Frank Kimbrough composition.

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Wigwise
Frank Kimbrough — Air (Palmetto, 2007)

Notes: New release.

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The Spins
Frank Kimbrough — Air (Palmetto, 2007)

Notes: New release. Frank Kimbrough composition.

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Poundcake
Lee Konitz/Warne Marsh — Live at Club Montmartre V. 1 (Storyville, 1975)
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David Brent Johnson

Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, David Brent Johnson moved to Bloomington in 1991. He is an alumnus of Indiana University, and began working with WFIU in 2002. Currently, David serves as jazz producer and systems coordinator at the station. His interests include literature, history, music, writing, and movies.

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