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Hoodman's Blind

by Arshak

Contemporary Jazz Album featuring Mike Stern, Omar Hakim, Eric Marienthal, Chieli Minucci, Bob Franceschini, Raul Pineda, Cheikh NDoye, John Lamkin III, Arto Tuncboyaciyan, Artyom Manukyan, Artur Yeghiazaryan, Vardanyan String Quartet & more..
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Preface (feat. Arto Tuncboyaciyan)
2:06 album only
2. Valor & Triumph (feat. Chieli Minucci, Cheikh Ndoye, Raul Pineda, Arto Tuncboyaciyan, Albert Ordinyan, Arshavir Isahakyan & Vardanyan String Quartet)
6:15 $0.99
3. Celebration (feat. Arto Tuncboyaciyan & Raul Pineda)
2:38 $0.99
4. Hoodman's Blind (feat. Chieli Minucci, Cheikh Ndoye, Raul Pineda, Arto Tuncboyaciyan & Vardanyan String Quartet)
6:49 $0.99
5. The Dawn Is Promised
1:57 album only
6. The Warrior Song (feat. Chieli Minucci, Cheikh Ndoye, John Lamkin III, Arto Tuncboyaciyan & Vardanyan String Quartet)
8:39 $0.99
7. Uncharted
1:14 album only
8. Messenger (feat. Mike Stern, Cheikh Ndoye & Raul Pineda)
6:33 $0.99
9. The Dusk Settles
0:20 album only
10. Prelude
0:58 album only
11. Imperfect Pearl (feat. Eric Marienthal, Artyom Manukyan, Cheikh Ndoye, John Lamkin III & Arshavir Isahakyan)
8:07 $0.99
12. Your Highness (feat. Arto Tuncboyaciyan & Artur Yeghiazaryan)
0:45 album only
13. King's Fool (feat. Bob Franceschini, Artur Yeghiazaryan, Cheikh Ndoye, Raul Pineda & Arto Tuncboyaciyan)
5:19 $0.99
14. Old Market (feat. Omar Hakim, Cheikh Ndoye, Arto Tuncboyaciyan, Vardanyan String Quartet & Artur Yeghiazaryan)
6:08 $0.99
15. Fallen (feat. Vardanyan String Quartet)
3:32 $0.99
16. Epilogue
0:43 album only
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
This album is inspired by medieval times when life was experienced in the rawness of the moment, in the daily living of life, of love, of war, of victory and of loss. Sensations were vivid, with the smells of the day up one's nose, or the gore of battle on one's skin, all immediate and pungent.
A thematic element of my story is the game of 'Hoodman's Blind', a precursor to the game we know today as 'Blindman's Bluff.' In medieval times, it was a rough fray where the person who was 'it' had the hood of his garment turned around to obscure his vision. Other players would spin him around to disorient him. It was his goal to capture someone else and make them take a turn at being 'it,' all while fending off the torments of being shoved, tugged at, or whipped by the other players.
This game illuminates the unvarnished chafe of life in the middle ages. It was, perhaps, a preparation for the chaos the players would endure on the battlefield. The bravery and honor of soldiers who marched into the uncertainty of battle with no promise of survival holds me fascinated.
As I wrote the music for the album, I let these ideas lead me through the development of a story. I invite you to accompany me through this tapestry of compositions that reflect a tragic tale.

Arshak Sirunyan



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