Hudson Hall welcomes pianist-composer Armen Donelian as he emerges from the COVID-inspired shutdowns with a newly refined conception on both instrument and pen on the soon-to-be released album Fresh Start. The album is the recorded premiere of Donelian’s new trio featuring bassist Jay Anderson and drummer Dennis Mackrel. Healing and stimulating, it’s music that both soothes the soul and sparks the imagination. The group’s unabashedly beautiful debut, Fresh Start, is Donelian’s 14th album.
According to Donelian, Fresh Start evolved mysteriously over many years. At times, exciting compositional ideas emerged from nowhere, only to lead back there. Inspiration came equally from Standards, great composers, doing gigs with other musicians, teaching and from the roller coaster of life, but these moments were separated by months and at times years of fruitlessness. In responding to the calamity of the pandemic, this trio offers a balm in troubled times.
Armen Donelian (Piano)
Jay Anderson (Bass)
Dennis Mackrel (Drums)
$20 General Admission
$35 Premium Admission (includes a free copy of Fresh Start)
Hudson Hall’s programs are made possible with support from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.