12th Street Serenade is an album that has something for everyone, and each song stands out and is fashioned by different poignant emotions. Through joy, pain, elation, and hope, this recording uses life’s unrelenting march to bring listeners a thing of beauty.”

Chicago Jazz Magazine

Brent Kimbrough & Company is honored to announce the release of our new album, 12th Street Serenade. This, our 4th studio album, marks a pinnacle of creative, deeply personal original songwriting for the band. 

Much of the music was written not, per usual, in Chicago, but during a sojourn in Washington, D.C. where my wife, an art conservator, was on a project with the Smithsonian Museum of American Art. During which time we experienced a personal tragedy from where much of this music was born. The album though is not entirely cathartic, through songs like “Sweeping” and “Acceptance”, but is also joyful with exuberant, playful melodies like “Los Changos” and the hopeful, up tempo samba, “La Danza de Carmen” written for our daughter who seemed to us dancing in utero in a sonogram! 12th Street Serenade embraces not only straight ahead jazz, blues but also Latin, classical music and even funk-rock fusion with catchy social commentary on “Puniverse”. 

Personnel includes Chicago’s finest instrumentalists: 

Victor Garcia – Trumpet 
Chris Neal – Sax 
Tommy Bradford – Sax 
Chris Mahieu – Piano 
Daniel Tabion - Keyboards 
Chris Carani – Bass 
Kurt Schweitz – Electric Bass 
Phil Fornett - Drums 
All compositions, electric & acoustic guitars and vocals by Brent Kimbrough.

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  1. 1 12th Street Serenade 07:03
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  2. 2 La Danza de Carmen 05:18
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  3. 3 Los Changos 06:18
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  4. 4 The BIG Flip 06:50
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  5. 5 I Can Only Dream 07:46 Info
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  6. 6 Not Just Anyone, But You 06:58 Info
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  7. 7 What's Next 07:09
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  8. 8 End of Days 04:55 Info
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  9. 9 Bail Out Blues 08:31
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  10. 10 Wandering 07:00
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  11. 11 Corcovado - Old Devil Moon 10:31
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  12. 12 On The Sunny Side Of The Street 04:54
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  13. 13 Unrequited 08:22
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  14. 14 Yesterdays 08:01
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  15. 15 There Will Never Be Another You 00:00
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  16. 16 Pass The Peas 03:14
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  17. 17 Riverside Suite 07:34 Info
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  18. 18 Hornet's Nest 06:16 Info
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12th Street Serenade: CD
  • 12th Street Serenade: CD

12th Street Serenade: CD

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Brent Kimbrough & Company is honored to announce the release of our new album, 12th Street Serenade. This, our 4th studio album, marks a pinnacle of creative, deeply personal original songwriting for the band. Much of the music was written not, per usual, in Chicago, but during a sojourn in Washington, D.C. where my wife, an art conservator, was on a project with the Smithsonian Museum of American Art. During which time we experienced a personal tragedy from where much of this music was born. The album though is not entirely cathartic, through songs like “Sweeping” and “Acceptance”, but is also joyful with exuberant, playful melodies like “Los Changos” and the hopeful, up tempo samba, “La Danza de Carmen” written for our daughter who seemed to us dancing in utero in a sonogram! 12th Street Serenade embraces not only straight ahead jazz, blues but also Latin, classical music and even funk-rock fusion with catchy social commentary on “Puniverse”. Personnel: Victor Garcia – Trumpet Chris Neal – Sax Tommy Bradford – Sax Chris Mahieu – Piano Daniel Tabion - Keyboards Chris Carani – Bass Kurt Schweitz – Electric Bass Phil Fornett - Drums All compositions, electric & acoustic guitars and vocals by Brent Kimbrough.

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The BIG Flip
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On November 20th, Brent Kimbrough & Company will celebrate the release of The BIG Flip. This all-original album, "six distinct reflections of my life since our last album, Wandering, in 2010" has been three years in the making. This performance, at the world-famous Jazz Showcase, is our most highly anticipated show to date.

We'll be featuring the Quintet on the album: Brent Kimbrough, Guitar & Vocals, Chris Neal, Sax - Chris Mahieu, Piano - Kurt Schweitz, Bass and Phil Fornett, Drums. *We'll also be featuring trumpet virtuoso Victor Garcia as special guest!

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Wandering
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Wandering
1. Bail Out Blues (Brent Kimbrough)
2. Corcovado – Old Devil Moon (Antonio Carlos Jobim - Burton Lane)
3. Unrequited (Brent Kimbrough)
4. The Way You Look Tonight (Jerome Kern)
5. Yesterdays (Jerome Kern)
6. Wandering (Brent Kimbrough)
7. On The Sunny Side of the Street (Jimmy McHugh & Dorothy Fields) Brent Kimbrough – Guitar & Vocals
Chris Neal – Saxophone
Chris Mahieu – Piano
Chris Carani – Bass & Vocals (tracks 2, 4, 7)
Kurt Schweitz – Bass (tracks 1, 3, 5, 6)
Ben Scholz – Drums " Duke Ellington once said 'good music is music that sounds good' Brent Kimbrough & Company, Wandering, is good music. Check it out" ~ Al Carter-Bey, Radio DJ, Jazz Historian & Musical Commentator

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Brent Kimbrough & Company at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago in 2012. Performing, 'Bail Out Blues', an original composition. Featuring Victor Garcia, trumpet, Chris Neal, Sax. Hosted by Al Carter-Bey, Chicago's "Impresario of American Classical Music". Videotaped by Ed Meade.