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Tigran Hamasyan Trio - New Era (2007)

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Tigran Hamasyan Trio - New Era (2007)

Tigran Hamasyan Trio - New Era (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 411 Mb | Scans ~ 122 Mb | Time: 01:17:36
Label: Plus Loin Music/Nocturne | # NTCD4502, NT98
Contemporary Jazz, Post-Bop, Ethnic Jazz, Piano Jazz

Young Armenian born pianist Tigran Hamasyan is the next rising star in progressive and modern jazz piano, following paths of the bop innovator Bud Powell, post-Powell contemporary icon Chick Corea, and peer Eldar Djangirov. Brimming with talent so extreme it boils from his fingers, Hamasyan's second release as a leader displays all the power, chops, and verve one could want if you are into visceral, steam-powered jazz. Inspired by his bandmates, the twin Moutin brothers, Hamasyan paints an ethnic palate of music from his homeland mixed with witty fervor and no small sampling of sensitivity within measured parameters. Bassist François Moutin and drummer Louis Moutin are so dynamic, in tune with each other and virtuosic, it is Hamasyan who has to keep up, and he does it well. Most of the music here is composed by the leader, ranging from the technically busy and impatient "Homesick" and spacy, modal, up and down dynamics of the title track, to the fast bopper "Memories From Hankavan & Now," to the more melodic organ and piano based wandering 5/4 riffs of "Gypsyology." Two standards are re-phrased; "Well, You Needn't" sports a light contemporary reggae feel which displays distinct musicality, while "Solar" is quirky, with dizzying meter shifts and accents – very unpredictable. Two other pieces are based on Armenian traditional or folk songs, noted by Hamasyan as outdated or not played much anymore. The 14 to 5/4 dervish dance of "Aparani Par" is a paean to harvest time, while the waltz "Zada Es" (for an ill-fated girl) has a siren singing quality. On these cuts, which can neatly fit into the Balkan, Middle Eastern, or ethnic fusion of recent times, guest Vardan Grigoryan plays exotic instruments as the duduk, shvi and zuma. This is an impressive debut, with certainly more to come, and with seasoning and a calming maturity not driven by merely showing off, Hamasyan is certain to elevate his art to a top tier of jazz and world music expressionism.

Review by Michael G. Nastos, Allmusic.com

Tigran Hamasyan has been fascinated with music since the age of two. Born in Gyumri (Armenia) in 1987, he caught the jazz bug at age seven and was soon playing piano and experimenting with improvisation. Studying music formally and practicing constantly, Hamasyan also immersed himself in his native land's rich folk music, which he incorporated into his jazz performances. He won prizes in a number of music contests, though his crowning achievement was his first-place award in the 2006 Thelonious Monk Jazz Piano Competition.

Bassist Francois Moutin and drummer Louis Moutin join him for his second CD, where he shows off his tremendous chops without overpowering the listener, as many a young jazz virtuoso has done in the past. He opens the disc with a two-part piece—the thunderous post-bop "Homesick" and the hypnotic title track, the latter building upon a vamp and gradually growing in intensity, using electronic keyboards for color.

By contrast, his "Leaving Paris" is a somber romantic waltz. The traditional Armenian folk song "Aparani Par" celebrates harvest time, wildly alternating between 14/8 and 5/4 time signatures, adding Vardan Grigoryan on duduk and shivi. Hamasyan's loopy, reggae-accented arrangement of Thelonious Monk's "Well, You Needn't" is humorous, and he takes quite a few liberties with Miles Davis' "Solar" by altering its rhythmic structure and using its theme as a launching pad for his driving improvisation. The leader introduces his infectious "Gypsyology" on organ before returning to piano, conjuring images of a giant outdoor celebration centered on a circle of dancers.

Hamasyan's ability to blend so many musical influences makes New Era stand out from the flood of new CDs.

Review by Ken Dryden, AllAboutJazz.com

Tigran Hamasyan Trio - New Era (2007)



Personnel:
Tigran Hamasyan: piano and keyboards
Francois Moutin: bass
Louis Moutin: drums
Varden Grigoryan: duduk (4, 8), shivi (4), zuma (8)

Tracklist:

01. Part 1: Homesick (7:49)
02. Part 2: New Era (5:50)
03. Leaving Paris (5:04)
04. Aparani Par (The Dance of Aparan) (11:53)
05. Well, you needn't (4:21)
06. Memories from Hankavan and now (7:56)
07. Gypsyology (9:49)
08. Zada es (You're an ill-fated girl) (10:05)
09. Solar (8:22)
10. Forgotten World (6:27)


EAC extraction logfile from 11. November 2007, 9:41 for CD
Tigran Hamasyan Trio / New Era

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Track 1
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Track 7
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Analyzed: Tigran Hamasyan Trio / New Era
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR15 -0.20 dB -18.97 dB 7:49 01-Part 1 : Homesick
DR13 -0.20 dB -17.50 dB 5:50 02-Part 2 : New Era
DR15 -0.20 dB -18.59 dB 5:04 03-Leaving Paris
DR11 -0.20 dB -15.60 dB 11:53 04-Aparani Par (The Dance of Aparan)
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Number of tracks: 10
Official DR value: DR13

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 16
Bitrate: 535 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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Tigran Hamasyan Trio - New Era (2007)

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