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Armenian adventurer

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Page added Jun 8, 2017 Updated Jun 21, 2017

Tigran Hamasyan has been Australia for jazz festival season. Hear from a live concert he gave this week at the Sydney Con Jazz Fest.

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You'll also hear some backstage interviews from the Melbourne International Jazz Festival - we talked to Tigran Hamasyan and also to Bill Frisell, who is in Australia with his When You Wish Upon a Star project. Plus music from several other artists still touring the country, including Dianne Reeves and Poland's NAK Trio.

Tracks in this program

1. ‘Afro Blue’ - Dianne Reeves
CD: The Best of Dianne Reeves, 2002

2. Interview with Tigran Hamasyan (excerpt)
2017 Melbourne International Jazz Festival

3. Some Day My Prince Will Come - Tigran Hamasyan
Sydney Con International Jazz Festival, 2017 (ABC Jazz recording)

4. ‘Triad Song’ - Wolfgang Muthspiel
CD: Rising Grace, 2016

5. ‘Since I Fell For You’ - Brad Mehldau Trio 
CD: Blues and Ballads, 2016

6. ‘Response’ - Ambrose Akinmusire 
CD: A Rift in Decorum, 2017

7. ‘Patterns’ - Linda Oh Trio 
CD: Entry, 2010
8. ‘Between Now and Never’ - NAK Trio 
CD: The Other Side of If, 2015

9. ‘So’ - Vince Jones & Paul Grabowsky 
CD: Provenance, 2015

10. ‘Dearest Thou’ - Andrea Keller  
CD: Still Night (unreleased)

11. Interview with Bill Frisell (excerpt)
2017 Melbourne International Jazz Festival

12. ‘Moon River’ - Bill Frisell
CD: When You Wish Upon a Star, 2016

13. ‘Easy Healing’ - Stefano Bollani 
CD: Joy in Spite of Everything, 2014

14. ‘Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain’ - Nick Haywood Quartet
CD: 1 2 3 4, 2011

15. ‘Ubud Bubble’ - The Vampires & Lionel Loueke 
CD: The Vampires Meet Lionel Loueke, 2017

Presenter: Jessica Nicholas
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Jun 8, 2017. 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Jun 11, 2017. 12:00pm - 2:00pm

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Artist Biography


Tigran Hamasyan (Armenian: Տիգրան Համասյան; born July 17, 1987) is an Armenian jazz pianist. He plays mostly original compositions, which are strongly influenced by the Armenian folk tradition, often using its scales and modalities. In addition to Tigran's folk influence, he is much influenced by American jazz traditions and to some extent, as on his album Red Hail, by progressive...

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