Armenian-born accordionist David Yengibarjan studied classical and folk music in Yerevan. But the recordings of Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Oscar Peterson and Paco de Lucia fascinated him, and 1995, at the age of nineteen, he moved to Budapest to study jazz. There he discovered Astor Piazzolla's music, which inspired his as nothing before had. To become an artist, Yengibarjan says, "takes one percent talent, ninety-nine percent hard work. I hold myself to that. Art is like a woman whom you must court until the end of your life. If I let one day pass without practicing, music will elude me." For the past decade, Yengibarjan has performed widely through Europe, has been tapped for several screen appearances, and has penned a number of film and theatre scores.
On the CD the Trio Yengibarjan plays nine pieces: five of David Yengibarjan's own compositions, three Astor Piazzolla pieces, and an Armenian folk song arrengement. The listener may not be able to tell which is which, but that is as it should be.
03. Round dance
04. Tango Passion
05. Via Tango
07. Veri Veri (Armenian folk song)
Tracks 2,8,9 composed by Astor Piazzolla
Tracks 1,3,4,5,6 composed by David Yengibarjan
David Yengibarjan - accordion
Gábor Juhász - acoustic guitar
József Barcza Horváth - double bass