The Simians of Swing are no ordinary jazz group; they are story tellers in the great comic book tradition. Each number on this album is a soundtrack to a hero or villain; some of the characters are good, most are bad … but all are legends with tales of revenge, tragedy and romance. Set in a post-apocalyptic world the Simians narrate their stories through the medium of jazz.
Sara Dowling - Guest Vocals
Andy Davies - Trumpet
Ant Law - Guitar
Lorenzo Bassignani - Bass
Saleem Raman - Drums
All the music is written and arranged by hard bopper Andy Davies (Ronnie Scotts All Stars) & Lorenzo Bassignani (US star Lindsey Webster, Aubrey Logan). Their latest album, recorded at the iconic Konk Studios in London features beautiful songstress Sara Dowling (Simians of Swing), guitarist Ant Law (Jason Rebello), pianist Ivo Neame (Phronesis) and drummer Saleem Raman (Julia Biel).
"All the musicians sound superb throughout...a highly recommended recording."
"Slow or fast, upbeat or downcast, the Simians of Swing is an impressive and enjoyable outfit."
All About Jazz
"Gangster in Love' could be a latter-day James Bond title theme."
”More groove than a barrel of monkeys.”
Jane Cornwell – Evening Standard Jazz Critic
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