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Simon Nabatov: Solo: Spinning Songs of Herbie Nichols *

Track List

>2300 Skiddoo
>Spinning Song, The
>Blue Chopsticks
>Lady Sings the Blues
>Sunday Stroll
>Third World, The
>Twelve Bars

Album Remarks & Appraisals:

All About Jazz - Glenn Astarita
A heralded outsider, Russian pianist Simon Nabatov imparts a personal spin on a selection of legendary jazz pianist Herbie Nichols' discography. Here, Nabatov performs solo, exuding his habitual creative sparks during these interrogations and investigations of Nichols' often-overlooked body of work. Featuring integrations of traditional jazz applications with austere classicism, bop, world-beat grooves and more, the pianist duly underscores Nichols' knotty rhythmic persuasions.

Throughout, Nabatov tears down these compositions and re-engineers the various melodies and structures. With flourishing cadenzas, trickling harmonics and a host of expressive formations, the artist sustains a high-level of interest. On "The Spinning Song," he conveys great sensitivity yet flexes some muscle during various passages. ... read more...

Album Notes

Personnel: Simon Nabatov (piano).

Liner Note Author: Stuart Broomer.

Recording information: Loft, Cologne (09/22/2007).

Photographers: Hans-Martin Müller; Francis Wolff.


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