New York based guitar virtuoso Aram Bajakian has been keeping himself busy for quite a long time playing and recording with an array of stellar musicians including Lou Reed, John Zorn, Sean Lennon, Diana Krall, Yusef Lateef, Marc Ribot, Nels Cline, James Carter, Rufus and Martha Wainwright, Steven Bernstein, Billy Martin, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Mat Maneriand and Malcolm Mooney, to name but a few. Bajakian also leads a number of other diverse projects, including Kef, a chamber string trio that plays arrangements of traditional Armenian Songs, an Afro Punk Ensemble called Beat Down, the improvisatory power hardcore band Pirates, the blues/RnB project Killing Floor and Brno, his Moravian folk duo with vocalist Julia Ulehla. This wide range of influences and musical backgrounds shines through Bajakian’s recently released album there were flowers also in hell. The album saw Bajakian enlist the help of Shazhad Ismaily on bass and Jerome Jennings on drums. You can grab there were flowers also in hell from his website or bandcamp. Now listen to a couple of gems off the album, ‘Orbisonian’ and ‘Medicaid Lullaby’.