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Aram Bajakian

The music of guitarist, composer and educator Aram Bajakian has been called “a masterpiece” (fRoots, July 2017), “shape-shifting” (FreeJazzCollective, January 2017), and “astonishing” (Georgia Straight, March 2017). As an instrumentalist, Bajakian had the privilege of performing alongside Velvet Underground frontman Lou Reed during his last two tours in 2011 and 2012. In 2013, Bajakian toured in Diana Krall’s band, performing over 100 concerts with the multiple-Grammy-award-winning singer, along with violinist Stuart Duncan (Yo-Yo Ma’s Goat Rodeo, Robert Plant) and drummers Karriem Riggins (Kanye West, Common, J-Dilla) and Jay Bellerose (Elton John, Rhiannon Giddens)

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Dalava: The Book of Transfigurations

Read "The Book of Transfigurations" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

On the tender and haunting The Book of Transfigurations vocalist Julia Ulehla and her partner guitarist Aram Bajakian interpret thirteen Moravian folk songs with a personal and contemporary touch. Joining them in the ensemble Dálava are a quartet of Canadian improvisers who add an additional layer of spontaneous lyricism to this memorable music. Majority ...

Music Inspired by the Color of Pomegranates

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2016
Track listing: The Poet's Inner World; Dust of the Earth; White Horse; The River Has Overflown; Nothing But Suffering; Variation 1-Refuge; Land of the Dead; Variation 2-Wax Built Castles; Laz Bar; Trio 1-You Are Fire; Trio 2-Your Dress Is Fire; Trio 3-You're Dressed in Black; Sacrificial Lamb; Aroutin; Kotcha; White Horse Reprise-St. Lazarus; The Good Immaculate Ones; Life Had Abandoned Me; Variation 3-the Soil; The World Is Like an Open Window; Coda-Sing in This World.

Aram Bajakian's Dolphy Formations

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2016
Track listing: Variation 1; Variation 2; Variation 3.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Handmade Blade: Aram Bajakian's Dolphy Formations

Read "Aram Bajakian's Dolphy Formations" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Guitarist Aram Bajakian has always played music that made things happen, whether it was with his contributions to Lou Reed's band, or Diana Krall's, or on his work on Tzadik Records, or his own self produced CD, 2016's superb Music Inspired By The Color of Pomegranate, an unofficial alternative soundtrack to the Russian movie of the ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Aram Bajakian: Music Inspired by the Color of Pomegranates

Read "Music Inspired by the Color of Pomegranates" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Aram Bajakian è un chitarrista assai eclettico, già accompagnatore di Lou Reed nei suoi ultimi tour, poi con Diana Krall, ma allo stesso tempo membro del gruppo Abraxas, due album con la Tzadik di John Zorn, e collabora con Marc Ribot e Yusef Lateef, Mat Maneri e Frank London, Nels Cline e lo stesso Zorn. Bajakian ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Frank London Ensemble al Teatro Manzoni di Milano

Read "Frank London Ensemble al Teatro Manzoni di Milano" reviewed by Paolo Peviani

Frank London Ensemble -The Glass House Project Aperitivo in Concerto Teatro Manzoni Milano 24.01.2016 Aperitivo in Concerto ha sempre avuto un rapporto privilegiato con musicisti e musiche di estrazione ebraica. In questa edizione, la rassegna ha scelto di celebrare la Giornata della Memoria proponendo The Glass House Project del ...

Music Inspired By the Color Of Pomegranates

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2015
Track listing: The Poet's Inner World; Dust Of The Earth; White Horse; The River Has Overflown; Nothing But Suffering; Variation 1-Refuge; Land Of The Dead; Variation 2-Wax Built Castles; Laz Bar; Trio 1-You Are Fire; Trio 2-Your Dress Is Fire; Trio 3-You're Dressed in Black; Sacrificial Lamb; Aroutin; Kotcha; White Horse Reprise-St. Lazarus; The Good Immaculate Ones; Life Had Abandoned Me; Variation 3-the Soil; The World Is Like an Open Window; Coda-Sing In This World.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Aram Bajakian: Music Inspired By the Color Of Pomegranates

Read "Music Inspired By the Color Of Pomegranates" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Guitarist Aram Bajakian found a fitting concept to tie together his creative ideas and the extended techniques he's been exploring: An obscure Russian movie about the 18th century Armenian poet, Sayat Nova. The resulting album, Music Inspired by The Color of Pomegranates, is pensive, layered, brilliantly virtuosic music, sometimes minimalist, sometimes orchestral, all of it created ...

Paal Nilssen-Love, Bruce Brubaker, Muzsikás & The Glasshouse Orchestra

Read "Paal Nilssen-Love, Bruce Brubaker, Muzsikás & The Glasshouse Orchestra" reviewed by Martin Longley

Paal Nilssen-Love's Large Unit First Unitarian Congregational Society June 13, 2015 There aren't many churches where a believer can purchase Large Unit underpants upon entrance. Brooklyn's Issue Project Room experimental music venue is currently undergoing even further renovations, so they've been promoting gigs at various temporary haunts around the ...


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