Donelian, Armen

Sunnyside, 2022CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 28.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Pop+Jazz
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 77
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Composer, pianist Armen Donelian assembles a trio with bassist Jay Anderson and Dennis Mackrel on drums. They perform a dozen compositions including five originals making a refreshing, peaceful set. “Madagascar”, “Gale” and “Noviembre” are highlights. It’s excellent background music for a romantic dinner. Donelian is focused on respectful conversations and interactions as we emerge from the calamity of the past few years. Fresh Start is healing music towards that end.


Publicist: Terri Hinte