Aram Bajakian

Brooklyn based guitarist Aram Bajakian started performing at the age of ten, emulating Jimmy Pages “Dazed and Confused” violin bow on guitar cacophony at the Fifth Grade talent show.

Since then Bajakian has performed/recorded with Lou Reed, Grammy winner Yusef Lateef, Marc Ribot, James Carter, Steven Bernstein, Billy Martin, Kenny Wollenson, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Mat Maneri, Sean Noonan, Darius Jones, Mike Pride, Calvin Weston, Dougie Bownes, Andrea Parkins, Abdoulaye Diabate, Iranian-American Songstress Haale, Can Singer Malcolm Mooney, and Hugh Masekela.

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”Aram Bajakian plays his guitar like a percussion instrument, in the East Village no-wave tradition, shooting sparks rather than notes or chords.” --The Metroland

“Bajakian's piece “Scabies” may be the record’s masterpiece... It’s noisy, but as was the case of the great 1980s quartet Last Exit (whose gloriously loud jazz the track resembles), you can really tell the musicians are listening to each other.” --Troy Collins, All About Jazz

“The interlocking guitars of Marc Ribot, Jon Madof and Aram Bajakian parry and feint with fervent intensity across the album. The visceral charms of such force are undeniable..” --Chris Nickson, All Music Guide

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