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Albey Balgochian

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

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Balgochian's exploration of the underbelly of the bass is a study in the flexibility of the instrument and its alter-ego to depict the world of the dark andmysterious psyche. Susan Frances - Jazz Review.com
”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

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