Alis Grave Nil

by Armen Nalbandian

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Nalbandian's tenth album, Alis Grave Nil, is a follow-up to Time Waits. Originating from the same solo piano recording session as Time Waits, and consisting of the aforementioned album's b-sides, it was released on July 23, 2014. The album consists solely of first takes.

Alis Grave Nil (translated from Latin meaning "nothing is heavy to those who have wings") includes compositions by Nalbandian, Charlie Chaplin, Eubie Blake, & Kendrick Lamar. The album artwork of both "Time Waits" and "Alis Grave Nil" feature paintings by Armen Nalbandian.


released July 23, 2014

Recorded at Bird & Egg Studios in Richmond, CA on April 11th, 2014

Engineered by Nino Moschella
Mixed by Nino Moschella
Album Artwork by Armen Nalbandian

Produced by Armen Nalbandian for Blacksmith Brother Music

**All compositions composed by Armen Nalbandian and published by Blacksmith Brother unless otherwise noted

Armen Nalbandian | piano

*** released by Blacksmith Brother Music on July 23rd, 2014

Special Thanks: Ara Nalbandian, Jason Moran, and Nino Moschella for the delicious bourbon and Vietnamese food.


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Armen Nalbandian Los Angeles, California

'' armen nalbandian is a truly great modern musician with an expansive understanding of the jazz tradition and then some. he has a completely open mind and big open ears. his work on prepared fender rhodes is a revelation to someone like me who grew up hearing that instrument in the way it was used in the 70s. armen can massage the jazz and can find the music and beauty in noise.''
-Matthew Shipp
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