Pianist/composer Frank Kimbrough – Solstice feat. Jay Anderson and Jeff Hirshfield on Pirouet Records

frank-kimbrough-solstice Frank Kimbrough counts among a handful of New York-based pianists who have been refining 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 Hirshfield join Frank to explore the music of some of the jazz masters who have left a personal imprint on his life. The new album is now available in our Pirouet Label Shop and in stores worldwide on Friday. Pre-listen here.~Pirouet Records| 2016


Newvelle Records releases Noah Preminger’s “Some Other Time” along with vinyl recording’s by Frank Kimbrough’s Meantime & Jack DeJohnette’s first solo piano record, Return

Newvelle RecordsNewvelle Records has just released Noah Preminger’s Some Other Time, a new ballad record featuring Ben Monder, John Patitucci, and Billy Hart!

We are a vinyl only, membership driven label that launched in March with Frank Kimbrough’s Meantime. In April we released Jack DeJohnette’s first solo piano record, Return.  We are extremely proud to present this latest recording of Noah’s, backed by a world-class band.

Artwork by legendary French photographer Bernard Plossu

The eclectic array of songs on Some Other Time includes choice standards (“My Little Brown Book,” “A Ghost of A Chance”), Noah’s originals, some Bob Dylan and a piece by the turn-of-the-century Paraguayan composer, Agustín Barrios Mangore.

We are looking forward to hearing what people think of this one.

John Patitucci, Noah Preminger, Ben Monder and Billy Hart – ©WIlliam Semeraro
John Patitucci, Noah Preminger, Ben Monder and Billy Hart – ©WIlliam Semeraro
“Mr. Preminger designs a different kind of sound for each note, an individual destiny and story.” — The New York Times


Preminger, just 30 years old, has recorded numerous critically acclaimed albums and is currently listed as #2 among Rising Star tenor saxophonists in the annual DownBeat Critics Poll. Earlier this year Noah released Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground, his continued exploration of the Mississippi Delta Blues, in praise of which Ed Enright of DownBeat wrote: “This is storytelling at its very best, and the sincere personal spin Preminger places on the repertoire makes it that much more intense and compelling.
Noah Preminger – ©Jimmy Katz
Noah Preminger – ©Jimmy Katz

Click here to watch an exclusive video of Noah and the band recording his original composition “Semenzato.”

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Frank Kimbrough - Meantime
Frank Kimbrough – Meantime


“One of the better-sounding recordings I’ve heard in some time. The perspective is up front and personal – in a good way – and the recording oozes texture and tonal truth…” – The Audio Beat 


“This is surely among the best-recorded albums I have heard, but not in a clinical way. Turn it up, close your eyes, and the band is in the room, such is the dynamic range, accuracy, and richness of the sound.”
The Sydney Morning Herald


Jack DeJohnette - Return
Jack DeJohnette – Return
“The crystalline acoustics feature crisp pedal sustain, and the high register notes are almost piercing in their clarity. This is contemplative music, highly percussive, rhythmic, with deeply felt emotion.” –Audiophile Audition
“…the sound is extraordinary. As his lyrical peregrinations of rediscovery unwrap hidden layers from well-travelled pieces such as Lydia, lovingly dedicated to his wife, and Silver Hollow, celebrating his home in upstate New York, there is an extra depth and warmth to the sound quality that surpasses even the expectation that vinyl brings with it.” – London Jazz News
Coming soon:  A trio record from jazz great Don Friedman,  Ben Allison featuring Ted Nash and Steve Cardenas; and Leo Genovese, featuring Esperanza Spaulding and Jack DeJohnette.
SOURCEBraithwaite & Katz