Gordon Grdina’s New Album Reviewed

Source: Vancouver Sun.

Over 15 years of studies into the instrument and its extensive repertoire have enabled Grdina to put his oud playing front and centre in world music projects such as the large ensemble Haram, Sangha and Qalandar as well as into jazzier realms with his trio and now with The Marrow. This new project combines Middle Eastern music with avant-garde jazz and dropped its debut album Ejdeha June 22 on Songlines.