drum prodigy, multi-instrumentalist, drummer for prince

In an unconventional, never-before-seen grouping of musical styles on a single release, When Drums Conduct cuts across several genres – Rock & World (Side 1) and Jazz & Classical (Side 2). The genre-bending album features collaborations with some of the industry’s finest, including multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning artists. Among the over 80 musicians on the album are:

System of a Down’s Daron Malakian (“Rome (pt. I, II)”)

Latin Jazz legend Poncho Sanchez (“Inspired by You”)

Bass virtuoso Victor Wooten (“Anything Goes”)

Keyboard virtuoso Patrick Moraz of Yes and the Moody Blues (“Cachaca”)

Cello virtuoso Tina Guo (“Eternal Spirt”)

Master of the duduk Djivan Gasparyan, the Lark Choir and the USC Trojan Marching Band (“Stonehenge (Mov. I, II, III, IV, V)”)

side 1 Rock/World

side 2 Jazz/classical


Albert Armen & Jacob Armen - Father and Son.

I dedicate this album to you, father. you showed me endless possibilities of rhythm in all aspects of life. i am who i am because of you. i will forever be your eyes.


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