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Loco Motion

by Simon Nabatov

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Harlequin 07:05
Gnome 06:07
Compassion 05:03
Locomotive 06:12
Linear 02:32
Secret Wish 05:48
Lost 02:07


Third item from the „Oldies but…“ series.
My first solo album ever, recorded in Cologne during the last year of living in New York.
Wrote most pieces of the program, combining them with some standards.

Carl E. Baugher said in October 1992 (Cadence):
"While previous Nabatov recordings have impressed me, nothing has been as satisfying as this disc. With ideas galore and enough tools to get the job done, Simon Nabatov is a pianist of prodigious powers. "Loco Motion" is a fine effort by this original and inventive keyboardist. Nabatov blends stride, bop and free styles as if the improvising piano tradition were merely one long stream of symbiotic chain-links, which of course it is. Fortunately, the recording and the instrument were equal to the musicianship on this session. Is it too much to ask that the compositions be winners as well? No, it's not and they are.The result is an outstanding release."


released February 10, 2018

Simon Nabatov - piano

Recorded at Cornet Studio Cologne April 18 and 21 1988
Sound engineer Thomas Kern
Cover design by Evelyn Schroeder
Cover art by Sabine Herting
ASP 11988

all compositions by Simon Nabatov (GEMA)
#5 Victor Young, #6 Ornette Coleman,
# 8 Thelonious Monk and # 11 Cole Porter


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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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