Simon Nabatov Solo
Simon Nabatov has been giving solo concerts since 1983. He has performed his solo programs in U.S.A., Canada, Ireland, Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Belgium and Holland. It's the environment of a solo performance that allows him to combine most fluidly his classical background and new music influences with the jazz and improvised music sensibilities.
"Spinning Songs of Herbie Nichols" Leo Records LR 632
listen to some excerpts here
"Simon Nabatov plays Herbie Nichols" new
DVD on PanRec
Simon Nabatov has released 6 solo cd's.
The first one, " Locomotion" has been enthusiastically received by critics and listeners.
"Dancing On The Edge" has been recorded on the world largest upright piano, designed by the German piano maker David Klavins.
"Shall We Dance?" presents a fresh take on the challenge of improvising on the themes of classical music; pieces of Bach, Chopin, Brahms and Prokofiev serve as a departure point for spontaneous, yet compositionally thought - out musical explorations.
The next solo CD, "Perpetuum Immobile", released on Leo Records , is a performance of free improvised pieces, caught live at LOFT, Cologne.
The 5th CD release, "Around Brazil" on ACT Music, is a set of interpretations of the great Brazilian classics - from Ernesto Nazareth and Ary Barroso to Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso and Antonio Carlos Jobim.
The most recent CD + DVD releases deal with the music of the great Herbie Nichols.