Albey & Jane's Genre-bending bass & jagged edged word.
albey and jane   

"Zenbeatz create contemporary art music. "Tragically Hip" is an album from New York-based duo, bassist Albey Balgochian--also bassist to Cecil Taylor--and spoken word performer and poet Jane Grenier, an eloquent portrayal of twenty-first century blues. Balgochian is a virtuosic bassist (he is also leader of the three bass group Bassentric), and has recently recorded another bass and spoken-voice album, with prominent Nuyorican poet and academic Miguel Algarin. A virtuosic bassist, his intense wizardry, inspires conscious thought and stimulates the senses. "
Simon Harper

"Naked & Pure...If true poetry is: wanting to see the world, to see it better, then this is a sparkling work...paying homage to maestros of music from guitarist Jimi Hendrix to pianist Cecil Taylor and even revisits Gil Scott-Heron... This book & CD complement each other and bring to life some fresh and daunting work by two artists who certainly deserve greater recognition..."

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Flux   "the sharply contrasted pizzicato on electric bass against the wailing con arco bowing on acoustic bass provides a dark and shadowy backdrop for the hauntingly recited poem."
Black Leather & Connies   (Converse Sneakers)
  "throws a sarcastic blow with brutal precision"
Dragon flys   "metaphors dripping with irony"
Cerial Killer moms "remarkable poem"
Revolution   "the crowning glory"
Raul da Gama,


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