Gordon Grdina, Karl Berger & Jason Kao Hwang, Byron Asher & Colin Hinton

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Vancouver's Gordon Grdina is masterfully adept at guitar and oud, so that flexibility leads to many possibilities for playing opportunities, from jazz and improv settings to his world music group, Haram. This episode finds Grdina opening things up with music from two very recent recordings: Skin and Bones (with Matthew Shipp and Mark Helias) and Cooper's Park with his Quartet (Russ Lossing, Satoshi Takeishi and Oscar Noriega). You'll also hear some state-of-the-art improvisation from violinist Jason Kao Hwang and pianist/vibraphonist Karl Berger, the trio of Daniel Carter, Billy Martin and Bradley Farberman, New York drummer Colin Hinton, the electronic duo Dustlights, and Polish saxophonist Jerzy Maczynski. Top that off with some "Skrontch" from New Orleans' saxophonist Byron Asher, and this episode will keep you entertained.


  • Gordon Gridina, Matthew Shipp, Mark Helias "The Slip" from Skin and Bones (Not Two) 00:00
  • Host speaks 08:58
  • Gordon Grdina Quartet "Benbow" from Cooper's Park (Songlines) 10:41
  • Gard Nilssen's Acoustic Unity " Broken Beauty" from To Whom Who Buys A Record (Odin) 21:13
  • Steve Lehman Trio " Echoes/The Impaler" from The People I Love ( Pi) 26:1
  • Host speaks 31:20
  • Nicolas Caloia's Tilting "Wren" from Holy Seven (Barnyard) 32:57
  • Michael Eaton "Aphoristic" from Dialogical (Destiny) 41:17
  • Michael Gregory Jackson "Clarity 6" from WHENYOUFINDITYOUWILKNOW (Golden) 47:59
  • Host speaks 52:05
  • Jerzy Maczynski "Zoza Hej" from Jerry And The Pelican System (WM Poland) 53:09
  • Cristiano Calcagnile " Walk To The Mountain" from Multikulti: Cherry On (Caligola) 59:47
  • Host speaks 1:04:49
  • Colin Hinton "Slab Warmth" from Simulacra (Panoramic) 1:07:15
  • Dustlights "The Tunnel" from Dreams Inside ( Ropeadope) 1:17:35
  • John Hébert Trio "Cold Brewed" from Floodstage (Clean Feed) 1:23:49
  • Host speaks 1:30:4
  • Karl Berger, Jason Kao Hwang "Arise" from Conjure (Self released) 1:33:36
  • Karl Berger, Jason Kao Hwang "Beyond Reach" from Conjure (Self released) 1:39:38
  • Stefan Aeby "Singing Witches" from Piano Solo (Intakt) 1:46:34
  • Host speaks 1:49:26
  • Bill Cole & The Untempered Ensemble "One Should Not Go to Bed with the Roof on Fire" from Music For Yoruba Proverbs (Self-released) 1:51:15
  • Joel Harrison "Raindrops In Uncommon Times" from Still Point: Turning World (Whirlwind) 1:59:07
  • Host speaks 2:08:49
  • Byron Asher "Blues Obligato" from Skrontch Music ( Sinking City) 2:11:40
  • Golpe "Futuro" from Tundra (Robalo) 2:24:32
  • Host speaks 2:31:5
  • Daniel Carter, Billy Martin, Brad Farberman "The Time Is Near" from Just Don't Die (Ropeadope) 2:33:10
  • Harris Eisenstadt "Song With Owen" from Old Growth Forest II (Astral Spirits) 2:40:15
  • Host speaks 2:45:32
  • Dan Weiss Trio Plus 1 "Orange" from Utica Box (Sunnyside) 2:46:23

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