To jazz buffs outside New York City, Frank Kimbrough is probably best known as the pianist for Maria Schneider’s big band. If you live around here, you’ll have heard him in any number of other contexts, both on his own and as an indispensable sideman. Either way, he’s one of my favorite jazz pianists, but I’ve never heard him play a solo recital, so it’s great news that he’s planning to do just that.
The date is this Sunday, Dec. 14. The place is the Blah Blah Lounge in Park Slope, Brooklyn. I’ve never been there, but Frank, who has high standards when it comes to clubs and their pianos, describes it as “a rarity, an intimate space with a good piano, minimal listening distractions (the bar is in another room), and a friendly staff.