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Mikaelian, Levon / Untainted
Album:Untainted Collection:Jazz
Artist:Mikaelian, Levon Added:04/2019
Label:Self Release 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2019-04-30 Pull Date:2019-07-02 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:7 Jul30 Jun23 Jun16 Jun9 Jun2 Jun19 May12 May

 Recent Airplay
1.Aug 24, 2021:Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics (rebroadcast from Apr 30, 2019)
Dance Of Vagharshapat, Kaqavik (Little Partridge), Armenian Variation
4.Jul 02, 2019:Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics
Tasnen Anim (To See Ani)
2.Jul 05, 2019:Clean Copper Radio
Kaqavik (Little Partridge)
5.Jun 29, 2019:Music Casserole
Tasnen Anim (To See Ani)
3.Jul 04, 2019:ERA
Kaqavik (Little Partridge)
6.Jun 28, 2019:Clean Copper Radio
Tasnen Anim (To See Ani)

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2019-04-20 
Reviewed: 2018-04-20
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: Pianist Mikaelian’s new disc features traditional Armenian songs and dances arranged in a unique improvisatory style.
If You Like: Keith Jarrett, Django Bates, Tigran Hamasyan
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
**1/ Kaqavik (Little Partridge) – drums/piano start> uptempo jam> piano solo> uptempo jam> melody shift, still uptempo> quick stop
2/ Cilicia (9:46) – piano starts> slow jam> slow build to midtempo and slows again> bass solo> slow jam> quick stop
*3/ Armenian Variation (9:22) – piano starts> uptempo jam> pause> uptempo jam> piano solo> uptempo jam> pause> bowed bass solo> midtempo jam swings uptempo> quick stop
4/ Ashkharhums (In My World) (6:44) – piano starts> slow jam> slow fade
*5/ Tesnum Anin (To See Ani) (9:36) – piano starts strong, then mellows> uptempo jam slows to midtempo> piano solo> uptempo jam builds in volume> pause> bass solo> uptempo jam> quick stop
*6/ Circle (6:36) – piano starts strong> midtempo jam hesitates, then slows to slow tempo> piano solo swings to midtempo, then uptempo jam> bass solo> uptempo jam> pause> slows to midtempo> crescendo end
*7/ Dance of Vagharshapat (7:53) – piano starts> fast tempo jam slows to uptempo> piano solo> uptempo jam> quick stop
8/ Msho Aghjik (Girl From Mush) (7:09) – piano starts> slow jam builds to midtempo> bass solo> midtempo jam> quick stop
**9/ De Erger Araks (Sing Araks) (6:42) – piano starts strong, then mellows> midtempo jam builds to uptempo> crescendo> uptempo jam> pause> midtempo jam> bass solo> strong midtempo jam mellows, then swings back to strong> quick stop

Track Listing
1.Kaqavik (Little Partridge) 5.Tasnen Anim (To See Ani)
2.Cilicia 6.Circle
3.Armenian Variation 7.Dance Of Vagharshapat
4.Ashkharhums (In My World) 8.Msho Aghjik (Girl From Mush)
 9.De Ergir Araks (Sing Araks)