The Herbie Nichols Project

The Herbie Nichols Project recorded modern versions of compositions by the late pianist Herbie Nichols, for the Soul Note label and Palmetto label. In 1992, Frank Kimbrough, pianist, and Ben Allison, bassist, co-founded the group. They are also connected to the Jazz Composers Collective in New York, which was founded around the same time. Between 1995 and 1996, The Herbie Nichols Project recorded their debut album, Love Is Proximity. While the drummers changed with each album, trumpeter/flugelhornist Ron Horton was a mainstay, and saxophonist Ted Nash joined on by the time of the band’s 1999 recording Dr. Cyclop’s Dream, also on Soul Note. Matt Wilson was the drummer on their third album, Strange City (2001), which was also their first for Palmetto. Allmusic

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