Session Log - Frank Kimbrough tribute recording session
Welcome to the new year and the next adventure in our Session Log series! We had so much fun last year with the AngelHeaded Hipster story that we are continuing the series. This year we will focus on a different session every month, documenting studio sessions that were special, remarkable, or unique in some way.
One of the most meaningful recording sessions I participated in last year paid tribute to the great Frank Kimbrough, a celebrated pianist, composer, and educator who died of a heart attack at age 64 on December 30th, 2020. Frank was a teacher at Julliard since 2008, played in the Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra since 1993, appeared on over 100 albums as a session player, and recorded 16 albums under his own name. The one-year anniversary of his death was just a few days ago, and it seems appropriate to me that this first Session Log article be about this.