Simon Nabatov

Swing Kings - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9298-2
  • Barcode: 6 14427 92982 2
  • German Release: 01/09/2001
  • Genre: World Jazz

Vierteljahrespreis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik 1/2002

Only digitally available

I have to admit it: I am a fan of Swing. Those concerts in which Armenian goatherders and a Berlin saxophonist throw phrases back and forth to each other, are alien to me. I feel closer to a trio of Hampton, Tatum and Rich. And my friend Wolfgang Schlueter (all of the world´s greatest vibraphonists shine through his playing, even Lionel Hampton) gives me the chance to answer the following "Tolstoy-esce" question: "How much Swing does jazz need?" The Swing Kings give the answer:One day I announced: "OK, we’re off to the club "Birdland"! The NDR is making a recording there!" That was September 12, 1996. One of those nights! The trio was nostalgic to their finger tips. No wonder, this longing for lost paradises, when we could still dance and dance to Count Basie in the cool hotels of New York, dock...

line up

Wolfgang Schlüter - Vibraphone
Simon Nabatov - Piano
Charly Antolini - Drums

Recording Information

Recorded "live" at Birdland, Hamburg on September 12, 1996
Engineer: Johannes Carstens
Digital mastering: Hugo Wiesner, Sesam Studio
Produced by Michael Naura for NDR - Norddeutscher Rundfunk