Philipp van Endert & André Nendza
Christian Pabst – piano & rhodes
André Nendza – double & electric bass
Erik Kooger – drums
About the album
Italy-based German pianist and composer Christian Pabst loves to travel to imaginary places. This time, he goes to Balbec – the famous city that you won’t find on any map and the literary inspiration for the new exhilarating abum.
Together with German bassist and Jazz Echo – Winner André Nendza as well as Dutch drummer Erik Kooger, Pabst explores new musical horizons. Framed by the hopeful spirit of the energetic opening and closing songs, a poetic story emerges that evokes a wide range of fulfilling emotions. On two pieces you can also hear the warm sounds of Rhodes and electric bass.
With Balbec, Christian Pabst confirms his artistic identity by exhibiting an impressive command of the piano, a melodic sensibility and rhythmical fireworks that make you want to travel with him to one of those secret imaginary places right away.