Released on August 26, 2013, ‘Shadow Theater’ is the fifth studio album by Tigran Hamasyan.
Track listing : . 1.The Poet (Tigran Hamasyan) – 04:17 . 2.Erishta (Tigran Hamasyan) – 04:38 . 3.Lament (Tigran Hamasyan) – 03:46 . 4.Drip (Tigran Hamasyan) – 04:10 . 5.The Year Is Gone (Tigran Hamasyan) – 02:38 . 6.Seafarer (Tigran Hamasyan) – 04:27 . 7.The Court Jester (Tigran Hamasyan) – 05:45 . 8.Pagan Lullaby (Tigran Hamasyan) – 03:18 . 9.Collapse (Tigran Hamasyan) – 05:04 . 10.Alternative Universe (Tigran Hamasyan) – 06:35 . 11.Holy (Tigran Hamasyan) – 05:21 . 12.Road Song (Tigran Hamasyan) – 06:42 .
Musicians : . Tigran Hamasyan – Piano, Vocals . Nate Woods – Drums . Ben Wendel – Saxophone . Chris Tordini – Bass . Areni Agbabian – Vocals .
Released August 2013 by Universal.
The majority of compositions were written by me during the last 6 years. The album includes several Armenian songs, and a psalm (sharakan). Several compositions were created right before the recording; so, with numerous amendments and additions, the album was finalized, with much attention paid to its producing.
All About Jazz
“The Court Jester” and “Road Song” are unwavering examples of writing and improvisation with their vigorous changes and odd time signatures, but equally engaging through catching melodies and Hamasyan’s intrepid sense of imagination in one of the year’s more memorable recordings.
Hamasyan’s jazz sensibility and broad knowledge give him so many options that the music has a constantly capricious variety, even if the jazz soloing stays on a tight leash.