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Guitarist and oudist Gordon Grdina adapts to shifting contexts but always sounds like himself

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 […]

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Gordon Grdina, Kenton Loewen, and François Houle build improvised sound worlds on decades of trust

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. […]