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Box Cutter (Grdina / Houle / Silins / Leowen): Unlearn (Spool)

Edge of your seat improv from this Vancouver quartet, cutting through genres and styles in a joyful mix of new and old jazz styles that mix mystery and complexity in amazing ways.
 

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UPC: 778224222927

Label: Spool
Catalog ID: SPL128
Squidco Product Code: 12698

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2006
Country: Canada
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded by Shelden Zaharke at the Factory. Mixed by Francois Houle, Mastered by Graeme Brown at Zen Mastering.


Personnel:

Gordon Grdina-guitar

Francois Houle-clarinets

Karlis Silins-bass

Kenton Loewen-drums

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track listing:


1. Titlewave 5:37

2. Cworky 7:41

3. Kenton & I 5:50

4. Pads 3:52

5. Say 6:12

6. Distant 6:28

7. Origin 4:14

8. Soul Suite 10:44

9. Albert The Monk 6:18

10. Platform 6:05




Related Categories of Interest:


Improvised Music
Jazz
Vancouver and Western Canada
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Quartet Recordings

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descriptions, reviews, &c.

"Box Cutter cuts through stylistic boundaries. The players weave in and out of free-form improvisations, grooves, and lyrical melodic statements with equal enjoyment. The band leaves no stone unturned, making use of every possibility that presents itself. This is a band that loves to improvise. It will make music out of anything: the sound of wind, a chime, a feel, a phrase, a tune... Box Cutter feels equally at home making music out of pure sound and texture as making a soulful melody sing."-Spool


Artist Biographies:

"Gordon Grdina (born 18 February 1977 ) is a Canadian jazz guitarist and oud player.

Grdina worked in the 2000s in Vancouver with his own formations; In 2002 he recorded his debut album The Grdina Trio (with James Danderfer and Simon Fisk). On his album Unlearn: Gordon Grdina's Box Cutter was also co-produced by Fran¨ois Houle. In 2006, Grdina presented the album Think Like the Waves in the trio with Gary Peacock and Paul Motian, which combined elements of Arab music and jazz genres. In the field of jazz, he was involved in 14 recording sessions between 2001 and 2012.

Grdina works with his own trio (from Tommy Babin, bass, and Kenton Loewen, drums) as well as his ten-piece Haram ensemble, Mats Gustafsson, Tony Malaby, Mark Helias, Kent Kessler and Jeb Bishop. "

-Wikipedia (translated by Google) (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordon_Grdina)
6/13/2017

Canadian drummer Kenton Loewen is a member of The Crackling, Gordon Grdina Trio, Gordon Grdina's Box Cutter, The Coat Cooke Trio, Dan Mangan and Blacksmith, and the Egyptian fusion orchestra Haram.

-Squidco 6/13/2017

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