Pianist/composer Frank Kimbrough (b.1956, Foxboro, North Carolina, USA) grew up in a musical family, and has been playing piano ‘since before he can remember’. The New Yorker Magazine declared him »a near-visionary whose piano-improvising, composing, and band-leading skills seek out the dark corners of untrodden jazz terrain«. After moving to Washington DC in 1980, Frank met the exceptional singer/pianist Shirley Horn, who became his friend and mentor. The next year he migrated to Manhattan, where he quickly became an integral part of the contemporary jazz scene. Kimbrough is noted for his exquisite ensemble and trio recordings as well as his duo work with Lee Konitz, Joe Locke, and Paul Bley, his play as sideman for Dewey Redman and Anthony Braxton, and his long-term involvement with Maria Schneider’s orchestra. The New Yorker enthused that Kimbrough’s Pirouet album Solstice »…may well be this veteran pianist’s masterwork«, and The NY Times called it »astute and poetic«.