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Vardan Ovsepian (piano), Andre Matos (guitar), Masa Kamaguchi (double bass), Tommy Crane (drums). Guest: Sara Serpa (vocals, on tracks #6, 10 & 12).
Recorded in Barcelona, 2012
Produced by Vardan Ovsepian
Executive producer: Jordi Pujol
"Vardan brings his own sound and ingredients... I have never heard any musician quite like him in terms of harmonic awareness and melodic power. I suspect that he will prove to be quite a sensation..."
"Having had the chance to play with him, (and to record with him) I can only say that he is 'the real deal, and the whole package"
"Vardan Ovsepian is an Armenia-born pianist/composer whose studies include Yerevan State Conservatory, Estonian Music Academy, Helsinki Jazz Conservatory, and Berklee College of Music. Performs solo as well as with artists such as Mick Goodrick, Peter Erskine and Jerry Bergonzi. In addition to teaching at The Musical Suite in Newburyport, MA, performed and taught master classes at Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival, Maine Jazz Camp (ME), Towson University (MD), Susquehanna University (PA), Bucknell University (PA), Wheeler School (RI), Estonian Music Academy (Tallinn, Estonia), Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music (Chennai, India), CalArts (CA).
Vardan has released 4 CDs with Fresh Sound New Talent label, plus independent releases of VOCE - Vardan Ovsepian Chamber Ensemble (2006 and 2013). Recent works include a publication of a book Mirror Exercises, and a release of Peter Erskine New Trio album Joy Luck."