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Mockroot

by Tigran Hamasyan

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drogoeisenschwein It's metal w/o sounding metal. It's dark and brutal, full of energy and unexpected twists and rhythms. It's joyful, full of love and stories. Chords and drums hit like a hammer, before they gently lift up to a golden harmony. Stunning. Favorite track: The Grid.
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jyrki63 I first heard Tigran play when he was in Lars Danielsson's group. Already then he offered interesting material drawing from traditional Armenian music. Delighted to see him develop that during a solo career also.
Eric Gedenk
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Eric Gedenk Emotional and virtuosic rarely go in the same sentence with music, but Tigran's albums hit that mark every time.
cetteSara
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cetteSara Mesmerizing, nostalgic. Such a beautiful piece. Love at first hearing. Favorite track: Lilac.
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To Love 02:06
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Kars 1 05:26
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Double-Faced 05:30
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Lilac 04:10
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Entertain Me 03:19
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To Negate 05:17
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The Grid 05:56
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Tigran Hamasyan's label debut, Mockroot, comprises new tracks written by Hamasyan, as well as his arrangements of traditional Armenian songs. Although trained as a classical and jazz musician, Hamasyan draws on a wide range of influences, including Armenian folk music, rock, electronica, poetry, and more. "There are many brilliant and perfectly finished young jazz pianists around," says the Telegraph, "but Hamasyan stands out because he has something important and urgent to say." "You will find it difficult if not impossible to get this disc out of your machine for quite a while," raves the Buffalo News. "Don’t count on getting it out of your head for a long while either."

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released February 17, 2015

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Tigran Hamasyan Los Angeles, California

With pianist/composer Tigran Hamasyan, potent jazz improvisation fuses with the rich folkloric music of his native Armenia. He’s one of the most remarkable and distinctive jazz-meets-rock pianists of his generation, a piano virtuoso with groove power.

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