The Simians of Swing are no ordinary jazz group; they are
story tellers in the great comic book tradition. Each
number on this album is a soundtrack to a hero or
villain; some of the characters are good, most are bad …
but all are legends with tales of revenge, tragedy and
romance. Set in a post-apocalyptic world the Simians
narrate their stories through the medium of jazz.
As for the Simians themselves, they are led by two urban
warriors: Andy ‘Monkey’ Davies and Lorenzo Bassignani.
Based in London, ‘Monkey’ is a trumpet player who dabbles
in the magical American art form of Bebop