Primary Instrument: Bass
Relentlessly pursuing his love for his instrument, NYC bassist Albey Balgochian captures the pure essence of soul in his playing. Synchronistically introspective and extrospective, he explores self-expression, uncovering sounds of profound beauty. He ventures out beyond musical constraints, bending notes inside out, making them talk, sing and squeal. Most often melodic, each piece tells a short story, invoking images of animated characters as he captivates you with rhythmic, harmonic, melodic and percussive variations of strings and wood and fingers and bows and silence. Drawing from his vast musical roots, Balgochian's musical inspiration is the conversation of life's colors, textures, sounds and emotions, known and unknown.
A part of the downtown music scene since the 1970s, his public profile has escalated since joining with the Cecil Taylor Trio & Big Band. Best Performances '05 & '09 Cecil Taylor Trio & Big Band - All About Jazz
Balgochian on bass, no frills just thrills, with taste and style Off Beat Magazine, New Orleans Music & Arts
he's all over the music like a man with the most vibrant lust for life - Nic Jones, All about Jazz
Be prepared to go places you've never been before - Bass Inside Mag