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Souren Baronian’s Taksim

Saturday May 16, 2015

210 Yale Blvd SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

Phone: 268-0044
Website: Click to Visit



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Multi-instrumentalist and percussionist Souren Baronian and Taksim return to Outpost once again where they will be joined on a few pieces by special guest, New Mexico’s own jazz luminary, Arlen Asher. Fusing traditional instrumentation with Middle Eastern rhythms, a jazz vocabulary and bebop sensibilities, Taksim is a hybrid of Baronian’s ethnic Armenian heritage and the jazz idioms of his New York upbringing. Based in New York City the group has performed in most of the city’s major jazz clubs, have toured Europe extensively, and appeared at the 25th anniversary of the Montreal Jazz Festival. Baronian grew up in Spanish Harlem where he had one musical foot rooted in his ethnic Armenian heritage and the other firmly planted in jazz. Influenced by jazz greats such as Lester Young and Charlie Parker, he studied with the master teacher Lennie Tristano as well as with saxophonist and Tristano devotee, Warne Marsh, also playing and studying with many greats of the Middle-Eastern world. It’s Souren Baronian, reeds; Adam Good, oud (who takes the place of long time oud accomanist and musical partner, Haig Manoukian, who passed away in the Spring of 2014); Paul Brown, bass; Polly Tapia Ferber, percussion; Mal Stein, drums; plus Arlen Asher, reeds. Opening the evening is the duo comprising Moroccan-born oud player/percussionist Brahim Fribgane and the eclectic Albuquerque drummer, Jefferson Voorhees. Fribgane and Voorhees met in late 2014 and began collaborating and performing as a duet as well as a part of the group, Pray for Brain. Fribgane, now a regular visitor to NM from his base in New York City, has played with artists ranging from Peter Gabriel to Pete Seeger, Harry Belafonte, Larry Coryell, Zakir Hussain, and Morphine.