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Simon Nabatov

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His musical education began at the age of 3, his father, himself a musician, being the first teacher. The Central School of Music and Moscow Conservatory were the next steps. After the whole family emigrated and settled in New York in 1979, Nabatov continued his studies at the Juilliard School Of Music. By that time his interest and involvement in jazz and improvised music grew strong enough to make them his main activity. Since then he performed and recorded with many fine musicians such as Paul Motian,Tony Scott, Sonny Fortune, Kenny Wheeler, Alan Skidmore, Herb Robertson, Louis Sclavis, Charles McPhearson, Billy Hart, David Murray, Paul Horn, Ricki Ford, Marty Ehrlich, Mark Dresser, Jim Snidero, Herb Geller, Dave Pike, Attila Zoller, Matthias Schubert, Barry Altschul, Vladimir Tarasov, John Betsch, Ed Schuller, Arto Tuncboyaci, Adam Nussbaum, Jay Clayton, Ron McClure, Mark Feldman, Drew Gress, Phil Minton, Michael Moore, Han Bennink, Misha Mengelberg, Wolter Wierbos and many others. He enjoyed continuous work with Ray Anderson Quartet, Arthur Blythe Quartet, NDR Big Band (Hamburg,Germany), Steve Lacy - Simon Nabatov Duo, Perry Robinson Quartet, Nils Wogram Quartet, Nils Wogram - Simon Nabatov Duo, Matthias Schubert Quartet, Matthias Schubert - Simon Nabatov Duo, Klaus König Orchestra. His own projects and activities include solo recitals, trio with the bassist Mark Helias and the drummer Tom Rainey (both based in New York), quartet "Nature Morte" with the British vocalist Phil Minton, multi reed-player Frank Gratkowski and trombonist Nils Wogram (both from Germany), quintet including his trio plus the violinist Mark Feldman and the trumpet player Herb Robertson ( both residing in New York). The most recent addition to the list is the formed in 2003 trio Nabatov - Reijseger - Vatcher

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David Bindman/Stefan Bauer/Michael Sarin: Relative Motion

Read "Relative Motion" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


Reed player and composer David Bindman is most recognized for his decades in Royal Hartigan's Blood Drum Spirit group. Bindman has led a namesake sextet and ensemble and was a member of the Brooklyn Saxophone Quartet along with the late Fred Ho. The Relative Motion trio is a new collaboration with Stefan Bauer on marimba, and ...

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Gratkowski, Nabatov, Mahnig: Dance Hall Stories

Read "Dance Hall Stories" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Il titolo e la foto di copertina sono allusivi e non vanno presi alla lettera. Il pianista Simon Nabatov e il sassofonista Frank Gratkowski non hanno deciso di abbandonare la libera improvvisazione per un omaggio al repertorio da ballo ma includono nella collaborazione il giovane batterista Dominik Mahnig, che si aggiunge in metà dei brani del ...

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Simon Nabatov: Time Labyrinth

Read "Time Labyrinth" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Registrato il 17 aprile 2019 a Colonia, “Time Labyrinth" è la prima parte di un progetto di Simon Nabatov denominato Changing Perspectives, che sarà completato nel prossimo futuro. Il pianista e compositore di origine russa vive nella città tedesca da quasi tre decenni ed è una figura di primo piano nell'universo della musica improvvisata ...

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Plain

Label: Clean Feed Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Plain; Copy That; Cry From Hell; Break; Ramblin’ On; Slow Thinker; House Party Starting.

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Time Labyrinth

Label: Leo Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Waves; Metamorph; Reader; Right Off; Repeated; Choral.

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Dance Hall Stories

Label: Leo Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Hopeful Glances; Wrong More Reflected; It’s All in the Hips; Slinky; Gradual Enticement; Sitting One Out; Cautious Invitation; Pocket Found.

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Simon Nabatov: Plain

Read "Plain" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Dopo aver riallacciato proficui rapporti con l'ambiente musicale di New York (e il precedente album per la Clean Feed, Last Minute Theory lo dimostra), il pianista Simon Nabatov coinvolge altri notevoli esponenti del jazz più innovativo, in equilibrio tra mainstream avanzato e post-free. Nomi d'alto rilievo come il sassofonista Chris Speed, il trombettista Herb Robertson, il ...

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Rez Abbasi: Django-shift

Read "Django-shift" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


Django Reinhardt's music is so ubiquitous that it's easy to forget his career was relatively brief. The gypsy guitarist/composer had recorded hundreds of 78s and acetates before he died of a stroke in 1953 at age forty-three. On many early sides, he played a six-string banjo-guitar hybrid tuned in the standard tuning of a guitar. Norman ...

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Simon Nabatov: Time Labyrinth

Read "Time Labyrinth" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


Pianist Simon Nabatov is well-known for his explosive semi-structured presentations and freely navigated improvisational advances within this seemingly limitless musical space. But Nabatov is a composer who often stretches the perceived limits of avant-garde jazz. With this effort, he pursues a largely new approach by employing chamberesque forums via an acoustic-electric platform, intensified by consummate woodwind ...


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