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Gordon Grdina at TD Ottawa Jazz Festival

Posted by Jacqie Mackay on October 21, 2010


Mon, February 21, 2011

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$22.00 GA



“…harnesses progressive energy in ways that most cannot.” – Exclaim

A lot of improvisational music’s hook is in its odd parings, like say, jazz and classical Arabic music. Based in Vancouver, guitar and oud (similar to a lute) player Gordon Grdina spikes his jazz explorations with a music that on the surface seems quite exploratory itself. It has sky-busting potential yet the man keeps it cool. The overall shine on Grdina’s music is laconic and smooth… just watch out for the angularity bristling beneath.

“ …constantly reinventing himself and surprising his listeners with an ever-changing array of new sounds and concepts.” – Georgia Straight...

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