VAN QUARTET (Armenia) concert
Involved: Vahagn Hayrapetyan - piano, Norayr Kartashyan - a bully, Armenian folk winds, Makar Novikov - double bass and Vardan Babayan - percussion.
VAN QUARTET - a unique jazz quartet from the South Caucasus, based on traditional Armenian folk music.
Improvisation is the key to VAN Quartet's music - the harmony and rhythm structures that encourage every listener to dive into the wonderful world of music and harmony.
The enchanting sounds of Armenian hunts that are rarely heard in Lithuania and Norayr Kartashyan's mastery create a special quartet sound. Pianist Vahagn Hayrapetyan, one of the best-known Armenian jazz musicians, combines jazz and contemporary harmony with Armenian folk tunes. Vardan Babayan gives Armenian percussion instruments a soft but strong rhythm. The double bassist Makar Novikov creates the basis for the original quartet VAN sound.