Grdina, Gordon

Songlines, 2022CD
Instrument: Instrumental

Issue: 28.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Pop+Jazz
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3
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Sound: 3
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Score: 73
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O’s Notes: Gordon Grdina (oud) invites guitarist Marc Ribot to join his Haram, twelve musicians for Night’s Quietest Hour, his new release. It starts with a middle-Eastern vibe on “Longa Nahawand” that is pervasive throughout the set. They add fusion on “Sala Min Shaaraha A-Thahab” with chants and passionate vocals from Emad Armoush. It’s a fine example of Arabic music.


Publicist: Braithwaite & Katz