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This Time - Grigoryan Brothers
“...guitar playing of uncommon originality and authority. Musicality, expressivity and daring...” The New York Times
ABC Classics are thrilled to announce the reissue of three albums by acclaimed Australian guitarists Slava and Leonard Grigoryan.
This Time was their sixth release as a duo and defies any attempt at classifying it into a genre, straddling the worlds of jazz and contemporary classical with great energy and verve. Featuring music composed by Leonard Grigoryan, Philip Houghton, Luke Howard, William Lovelady, Shaun Rigney and Nigel Westlake, it is at times dark and moody, at times beautifully melodious, at times heartbreakingly honest.
The centrepiece of the album is Westlake’s Mosstrooper Peak, a six-movement work inspired by the six sites along the Great Barrier Reef where the Westlake family have erected memorials to Eli Westlake, who was tragically taken from them in 2008.
Recorded in Oslo’s RainbowStudio by ex-ECM engineer Jan Erik Kongshaug, This Time is a unique and extraordinary album that reinforces the Grigoryan Brothers as two of Australia’s most exciting and innovative performers.
The Grigoryan Brothers, individually and as a duo, are counted amongst the finest musicians of their generation. Between them, they have clocked up an incredible 21 ARIA Award nominations and their recording and performing careers – and popularity – continue to flourish.
1. LEONARD GRIGORYAN This Time
2. RALPH TOWNER Duende
3. SHAUN RIGNEY Two Swings in the Heart Shaped Garden
4. LUKE HOWARD Longplay
with Luke Howard – piano
Ólafur Björn Ólafsson – percussion
NIGEL WESTLAKE Mosstrooper Peak
5. I. Burning Point
6. II. Mosstrooper Peak
7. III. Nara Inlet
8. IV. Tangalooma
9. V. Butterfly Bay 1
0. VI. Smokey Cape
11. RALPH TOWNER Sarabande
12. WILLIAM LOVELADY Incantation No. 2
13. LEONARD GRIGORYAN After Dark
14. PHILLIP HOUGHTON Wave Radiance