Nabatov, Simon/Han Bennik / Chat Room
Album:Chat Room Collection:Jazz
Artist:Nabatov, Simon/Han Bennik Added:Dec 2003
Label:Leo Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-01-05 Pull Date:2004-03-08 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Feb 22Feb 15Jan 18Jan 11

Recent Airplay
1.Jul 06, 2006:Cognitive Overload
Slightly Off
4.Jan 13, 2004:Baptism of Solitude
Chat Room
2.Feb 20, 2004:Memory Select
Slightly Off
5.Jan 09, 2004:Memory Select
Es Lauft!
3.Feb 13, 2004:Memory Select

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2004-01-04 
Piano-drums duets, the drums being Dutch master Han Bennik. Improvised, but with mostly a formal jazz/classical feel, which is Nabatov's usual piano motif. Also lots of Bennik bombast (a good thing), using his trademark style of alternating precise, agile, light drumming with big loud clatter. Nabakov sometimes uses clattery prepared piano for a dual-percussion effect (1, 2)

1- Plinky, clattery hailstorm
2*- Quietly fast, gets louder and clattery
3- Slow prodding, lots of low notes
4- Loudly stabbing, starts quiet
5*- Mid/slow loud tumbling. Goofy ragtime ending.
6- Quiet, crystalline. Loud crescendo
7- Off-kilter march, dissonant
8*- Midtempo, upbeat blues piano. Opens w/deft Bennik solo
9- Busy and fast little study
10*- Mostly gentle, even swingy, w/super fast piano segment.
11- Slow

Track Listing
1.Chat Room 6.Unperturbed
2.Foaming 7.Slightly Off
3.Don't Bother 8.Sorrow
4.Prediction 9.Sync
5.Es Lauft! 10.The Lost One