On August 23rd, pianist/composer Armen Nalbandian will release two new recordings via his label Blacksmith Brother Music. The first being a live recording with drummer Han Bennink
from January 2008 entitled Coup de Grace.
The second being a follow-up to his 2007 trio recording Manchester Born, features Nalbandian on the fender rhodes and in a trio setting featuring bassist Eric Revis
and drummer Nasheet Waits
. The album comprises of all original compositions by Nalbandian and is entitled Quiet, as it's Kept."
Both albums will be available digitally on August 23rd, 2011. Additional information can be found at www.armennalbandian.com
Armen Nalbandian is a truly great modern musician with an expansive understanding of the jazz tradition and then some. His work on prepared fender rhodes is a revelation..." Matthew Shipp