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Plain 10:10
Le Due Scale 10:10
Kryptisch 07:53
Fragment 1 05:44
Slow Thinker 09:15
Derivat 3 07:18
Fragment 2 05:26


Matthias Schubert - Simon Nabatov

The two met in New York in 1987, thanks to their mutual friend, the German drummer Ernst Bier. They jammed a lot and exchanged musical ideas, a common musical language and mutual understanding resulted, still valid today. Since Nabatov moved to Cologne in 1989, both have brought to life various bands and projects. Matthias Schubert Quartet (with Lindsay Horner on bass and Tom Rainey on drums) has toured Europe extensively and released 3 CDs - "For thieves and lovers" 1992, "Blue and Gray Suite" 1995 and "Momentum" 2000. Matthias Schubert can be heard on Nabatov’s quintet CD “Roundtrip” or the septet CD “Time Labyrinth”, as well as in the collective trio CD with the Dutch cellist Ernst Reijseger “Square Down”. Around 2000 they formed the Schubert - Nabatov Duo. Many concert appearances and the CD "Descriptions", released in 2013, followed.
„Fragment“ is a documentation of a happy occasion - the reunion of the duo after 7 years of hiatus.


released December 4, 2020

Matthias Schubert - tenor saxophone
Simon Nabatov - piano

all music by Matthias Schubert (GEMA) - tracks 2, 3, 6.
and Simon Nabatov (GEMA) - tracks 1, 5.
tracks 4, 7 - collective improvisations.
recorded live October 2 2020 in LOFT Cologne
recorded by Stefan Deistler
mastered by Simon Nabatov
cover design by Erich Teneta

special thanks to Benedikt Müller and Hans Martin Müller


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Simon Nabatov Cologne, Germany

Simon Nabatov, pianist and composer, was born in Moscow in 1959.
In 1979 he emigrated to the USA, spent in NY next 10 years and 1989 he moved to Germany.
Simon Nabatov played with the "who's who" of the jazz and improvised music community, gave concerts in over 60 countries, appeared on the numerous international festivals, received prizes and documented his music on 30 CD's under his own name.
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