Label: Leo Records - CD LR 358 • Format: CD Album • Country: UK • Genre: Jazz • Style: Contemporary Jazz, Free Jazz, Free Improvisation
The influences are myriad, and some of the names are inscribed artfully on the cover: RachmaninoffStravinskySchnittkeMessiaenand Stockhausenamong others. In his liner notes, Stuart Broomer writes of the French impressionism at work as well as "pan-serialism" and "tonal liberation.
His use of the pedals adds an atmospheric element that never devolves to mawkishness, but instead embraces life. The pianist shows a sense of humor, too: "One-Handed Bandit" is played by the right hand only; "U-Trillo" focuses on trills at midpoints.
At heart it is the Russian elements that predominate: the inconsistencies, the grandeur, the uncertainties. Nabatov explicates a symphonic magnanimousness, and a simple elegance, too, incorporating modern compositional strategies from the worlds of classical music and avant-garde jazz. Of course, improvisation is central to the pianist's concept. The line between solo and composition is Negative Transparency - Simon Nabatov - Perpetuum Immobilebut what is clear is that the pianist is completely comfortable with both.
His structures border on brilliance as he composes on the fly -- instant composition. Nabatov confidently forges a path that few have traversed, one that transcends genres and exploits a versatile technique and traditional training. It Negative Transparency - Simon Nabatov - Perpetuum Immobile impressive, more so in some ways than some of his previous recordings.
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Genre Jazz. Recording Location Loft, Cologne, Germany. Track Listing. Which Way Up? Simon Nabatov. In Motion. Flow Chart. Negative Transparency.
Polymorphous Perverse. One-Handed Bandit. Positive Transparency. In Motion Simon Nabatov. Chordal Simon Nabatov. Flow Chart Simon Nabatov. Negative Transparency Simon Nabatov. Polymorphous Perverse Simon Nabatov. One-Handed Bandit Simon Nabatov. U-Trillo Simon Nabatov. Positive Transparency Simon Nabatov.
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