Musician Armen Nalbandian has published his first book; Portrait of an Artist as a Young Improviser, featuring essays and articles written during his tenure as Artist-in-Residence and Musical Director of the Fresno Art Museum, in addition to chronicling the creation if his classic album Manchester Born. From Blacksmith Brother: A look inside Armen Nalbandian's thought process ...Read More
To commemorate his 35th birthday, Armen Nalbandian and his record label Blacksmith Brother will be reissuing his entire back catalog on April 6th, 2013. Many of his recordings were limited pressings when originally released and will now be available at music retailers worldwide. Included in the releases are Nalbandian’s experimental “prepared” fender rhodes album, Young Kings ...Read More
After weeks of speculation, Pianist/composer Armen Nalbandian announced via his twitter (@armennalbandian) on Friday afternoon that he would be releasing his 8th album entitled, Surrounded by Snakes, very soon." Nalbandian’s record label, Blacksmith Brother, recently tweeted the vague “Beware the Ides of March” in late January, possibly hinting at a potential release date. Nalbandian's most recent ...Read More
In an impromptu moment during comedian Dave Chappelle's first set at Yoshi's Jazz Club & Restaurant on Sunday August 14th, pianist/composer Armen Nalbandian joined Dave Chappelle on stage for the final 45 minutes of his set. Nalbandian improvised an accompaniment to Chappelle's routine, which resulted in Nalbandian performing notable hip hop songs with Chappelle both rapping ...Read More
Armen Nalbandian to release new trio album with Nasheet Waits and Eric Revis, and duet album with Han Bennink on August 23rd
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 ...Read More
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