GORDON GRDINA TRIO MICHAEL BATES OUTSIDE SOURCES
GORDON GRDINA TRIO Gordon Grdina-guitar, oud, Kenton Loewen-drums, Tommy Babin-bass MICHAEL BATES OUTSIDE SOURCES Russ Johnson-trumpet, Quinsin Nachoff-sax, Michael Bates-bass, Jeff Davis-drums
Gordon Grdina and Michael Bates are exceptional talents from the forward-looking Vancouver jazz scene. Grdina excels at guitar and oud, the Eastern lute. With Paul Motian and mentor Gary Peacock he recorded the CD Think Like The Waves. ‘Grdina is a voracious listener drawing on Arabic Classical music... there’s something revelatory about the album’s unflinching hypnotic core’ (Downbeat). Dave Douglas was so impressed by the group Outside Sources that he released their new album Clockwise on his label Greenleaf. The music of bassist and band leader Michael Bates contains elements of jazz, hardcore and Shostakovich.
Bimhuis archive: Gordon Grdina