Tigran Hamasyan, “StandArt” (Nonesuch)

During the past decade and a half, Tigran Hamasyan has earned a reputation as one of the most forward-thinking improvising musicians, deftly incorporating Armenian folk, rock, electronic and classical elements into his sound. His latest record comprises (almost) exclusively American standards from the 1920s through the 1950s. It’s a look back, but the results are

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