FOLKLORDS

WIRE Magazine 7th best album on 14

BLISS KID ** OWEN STEWART-ROBERTSON ** JASON NAZARY

Ajemian will be the last human to reach the moon.

His music conjures a fever dream of multiple musical universes.

FOLKLORDS is the sound of an outstanding group of New York improvisors (Kid Bliss, Owen Stewart-Robertson & Jason Nazary) performing six conceptual, visual & sonic landscapes. Meditative Mingus ballads, imaginary conversations between Sun Ra & Thelonious Monk, poetic takes on pop culture, and an elegy for Malachi Rischter are transmitted via Ajemian's unique notational methodology. FOLKLORDS defies genre with an adhesiveness that expands on the creative music tradition through a social/cultural lens of now.

Discography

Jason Ajemian FOLKLORDS

Delmark 5016 CD/LP

May 20th 2014

Notable Past Performances

2015
Jan 6th FOLKLORDS

Record Release Show celebrating Alan Watt's 100th with new works & text edited by Hush Arbors

Union Pool Brooklyn, NY

w/ Matt Bauder's HEARING THINGS & DON CHRISTIAN

Press Quotes

WIRE MAGAZINE 7TH BEST JAZZ ALBUM ON 2014

Daniel Spicer

Folklords is one of the most adventurous albums to be issued by Delmark Records since Levels and Degrees of Light, the auspicious recording debut of pianist and composerMuhal Richard Abrams in 1967.

Sometimes, an artist’s lack of boundaries can morph into the death certificate of a listener’s interest. So when a musician comes along who is able to indulge themselves and engage the listener, it’s a special occasion

This record is dreamlike & hypnotic

DownBeat - David Kunian

"Your voice is like cotton candy cloud lips opening"

Xenia Rubinos

"I SWEAR THIS DUDE THE HILL BILLY TEDDY P!"

 

DONCHRISTIAN