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Jazz-Iz-Christ is the debut studio album by Jazz-iz Christ,[1] a group fronted by Armenian-American singer Serj Tankian.[2] The album was released on July 23, 2013, by Serjical Strike Records.[3]

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Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 23, 2013
GenreJazz fusion
LabelSerjical Strike

The album has essential participation of the renowned pianist Tigran Hamasyan, flautist Valeri Tolstov, and trumpet player Tom Duprey. It also features additional performances from Stewart Copeland and actor/musician David Alpay and Vincent Pedulla. Unlike much of Tankian's previous discography, only 4 of the 15 tracks features Serj's vocals ("Distant Thing", "Song of Sand", "Garuna", and "Miso Soup"). All the other tracks are instrumental, except for "End of Time", which features a female vocalist.

According to Tankian, Jazz-Iz-Christ is "a combination. There's some classic jazz, dance-y stuff, and progressive things. It's all over the place, but it's jazz instrument-wise. It's for a modern listener who appreciates jazz overtones."[4]

Track listingEdit

1."Fish Don't Scream" (featuring Tigran Hamasyan, Tom Duprey, Valeri Tolstov & Troy Zeigler)3:37
2."End of Time" (featuring Troy Zeigler, Tom Duprey & Valeri Tolstov)3:55
3."Honeycharmed" (featuring Troy Zeigler, Tom Duprey & Valeri Tolstov)4:20
4."Arpeggio Bust" (featuring Troy Zeigler, Tom Duprey & Valeri Tolstov)4:02
5."Yerevan to Paris" (featuring Tigran Hamasyan, Tom Duprey, Valeri Tolstov & Troy Zeigler)4:01
6."Scotch in China" (featuring Troy Zeigler, Tom Duprey & Valeri Tolstov)2:46
7."Distant Thing" (featuring Tigran Hamasyan, Tom Duprey, Valeri Tolstov, Vincent Pedulla, Robert Simring, Jeff Muzzerole, David Finch & Stewart Copeland)3:43
8."Song of Sand" (featuring Tom Duprey, James Merenda, David Alpay & Vincent Pedulla)3:04
9."Garuna" (featuring Tigran Hamasyan)4:45
10."Balcony Chats" (featuring Valeri Tolstov)4:07
11."Jinn" (featuring Troy Zeigler, Tom Duprey, Valeri Tolstov & Stepan Haytayan)2:52
12."Waitomo Caves" (featuring Tigran Hamasyan, Tom Duprey & Valeri Tolstov)2:56
13."Through Nights and Hopes" (featuring Tigran Hamasyan, Tom Duprey, Valeri Tolstov & Mario Caspar)5:29
14."Papa Blue" (featuring Troy Zeigler, Tom Duprey, Valeri Tolstov & Jon Del Sesto)3:24
15."Miso Soup" (featuring Mario Pagliarulo, Dan Monti, Troy Zeigler, Larry LaLonde, Tom Duprey & Valeri Tolstov)3:31
Total length:56:32


  1. ^ "Jazz-Iz-Christ | Serj Tankian's Official Website. Get up to date news, tour dates, merchandise and more". Archived from the original on 2013-06-24. Retrieved 2013-06-26.
  2. ^ &#8250 Serj Tankian (1970-01-01). "Jazz-Iz Christ: Serj Tankian: MP3 Downloads". Retrieved 2013-06-26.
  3. ^ "iTunes - Music - Jazz-Iz Christ (feat. Tigran Hamasyan, Valeri Tolstov & Tom Duprey) by Serj Tankian". Retrieved 2013-06-26.
  4. ^ "Serj Tankian Talks "Orca", "Jazz-iz Christ", System of a Down and More @ARTISTdirect". Retrieved 2013-09-08.