One of the things that sustains my admiration for Vancouver jazz guitarist Gordon Grdina is that he places himself within a seemingly endless variety of contexts. Plenty of musicians who compartmentalize different sides of their work can appear to suffer from split personalities, but Grdina has a distinctive knack for sating his curiosity in many […]
The Vancouver duo of guitarist Gordon Grdina and drummer Kenton Loewen have formed a serious bond over two decades of collaboration, shifting the tone of their partnership depending on context or the involvement of additional musicians. But they always sound plugged in to each other,seeming to adapt as easily as one turns a dimmer switch. […]
Grdina, who doubles on oud, plays a couple of shows this week that will surely demonstrate his disparate aesthetic tendencies.
Critics’ Choices and other notable concerts: M.O.T.O., the Brunettes, La India Canela, Steely Dan, and more