ARMEN DONELIAN TRIO with DAVID CLARK and GEORGE SCHULLER at AMITY BLUES
Donelian's Oasis begins with the title track and it's a beautiful, floating piece with a rhythmic basis somewhere between a bossa nova and soft R&B. It might remind a listener of Chick Corea or Keith Jarrett, yet its originality is undeniable. Even the two non-Donelian pieces - “Sunrise, Sunset” and “Django” - are satisfyingly organic, compositionally and improvisationally seamless. On the latter, for instance, Donelian's florid piano introduction melts into a softly singing bass solo--then his solo starts as a spare counterpoint texture that eventually gives way to a slightly more traditional linear right-hand, ending on John Lewis' enthralling original melody. “Sans Souci” ('carefree' in French) closes this CD: its light mood is no less technically accomplished or sophisticated than the other tracks and like most of the CD, refreshingly free of stiffness or pretense. In a music market filled with choices, this recording is an oasis of honest, multifaceted, breathing music.
– Francis Lo Kee, All About Jazz (2008)
ARMEN DONELIAN TRIO with DAVID CLARK and GEORGE SCHULLER
at St. Paul's Lutheran Church
7412 South Broadway (Fisk Street)
Red Hook, NY 12571
Reservations: (845) 758-0151
Presented by Base Station 68
A New York City style Jazz venue, Amity Blues happens on the 3rd Sunday of each month at 5:30PM at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in the village of Red Hook, NY. A 3-to-5 course tasting menu is served.
Doors open at 5:15pm.