Herbie Nichols Project

ALBUM INFO

The basis of the Herbie Nichols Project is twofold – to introduce the long-neglected music of this great American composer to musicians, audiences and record collectors; and to arrange, perform and record his work with horns – something he never was able to do in his lifetime.

Other musicians have recorded Nichols' music before – most notably Roswell Rudd and Steve Lacy – but this outgrowth of the Jazz Composers Collective has taken it one step further by creating a repertory band committed to annual performances, multiple recordings and unearthing never-recorded Herbie Nichols gems from the Library of Congress.

Co-leaders Kimbrough and Allison had little idea when they began the project what a life it would take on. Prolific media accolades poured in from the release of the first record and helped bring much-deserved attention to other Collective efforts as journalists overwhelmingly embraced the musical personalities behind the Project in addition to the Herbie Nichols repertory aspect.

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PALMETTO Mixes

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Latest events

3/20/2014

Matt Wilson with John Medeski

Workshop Capital University
Columbus, OH

3/20/2014

Matt Wilson with John Medeski

Jazz at the Bungalow
Columbus, OH

3/21/2014

Matt Wilson with John Medeski

Ashland University
Ashland, OH