Slava Grigoryan – classical guitar
Leonard Grigoryan – classical and steel-string guitars
‘This Time’ is the new album from Australia’s most respected guitar duo, the Grigoryan Brothers. This, their 6th duo release highlights the brothers’ astounding skills which are at the core of the critical acclaim they have achieved in Australia and on the international stage.
‘This Time’ continues the journey the Grigoryan Brothers started with their 2009 release ‘Distance,’ in that the repertoire and playing cannot be pigeonholed – how else can it be explained that ‘Distance’ was reviewed as a ‘world-music’ and ‘classical’ release while being named by UK magazine Mojo as no. 2 in the top 10 ‘jazz’ cds of 2010?
Slava and Leonard have a deep appreciation and understanding of a broad spectrum of musical styles. This has resulted in many collaborations involving music, both written and improvised. Combine this with their classical training and the result is a unique sound incorporating all these influences. It is not classical, not jazz, not world....it is the Grigoryan Brothers.
‘This Time’ was recorded in June 2014 in the iconic RainbowStudio by Jan Erik Kongshaug, who was responsible for many of the legendary recordings on the highly respected ECM label. The clarity and presence of the recording is simply astounding.
The music for this project was written by a number of Slava and Leonard’s friends from around the world. While these composers have disparate styles, it is the execution of the works by the Grigoryan Brothers which creates a cohesive and unifying outcome.