The club is in the middle of a piano festival that celebrates the work of improvisers who deserve a bit more love. Kimbrough is one of ’em, and his fetching solo pieces will have you immediately wondering why his star doesn’t shine brighter. Last year’s Air was beguilingly pensive yet playful. He’s worked hard on the specifics of the solo realm, finding ways to make a vaporous approach sound muscular—he’s much more deliberate than just a gig without sidemen. Sharing the bill is Dan Tepfer, who has been burrowing into the Goldberg Variations, and is ready to put a jazz spin on Bach’s baby.
Sat., Aug. 8, 9 & 10:30 p.m., 2009