*In process of stocking. Limited edition of 300 copies.* "Boiling Point" is the sophomore release from Gordon Grdina's Nomad Trio featuring Matt Mitchell (piano) and Jim Black (drums) and also follows up on 2021's Astral Spirits Grdina / Black duo release "Martian Kitties."
The self-titled 2020 debut of Grdina’s Nomad Trio (Skirl Records) was hailed by PopMatters for setting up “loose structures for wild improvising [while also including] a healthy menu of hot unison licks and fleet melodies.” Something Else! Lauded the trio’s ability to “wander without a clear map through vast musical terrain few can even attempt, and make it to the other side unscathed.” Perhaps those accolades are unsurprising that Grdina enlisted two of the most inventive and technically versatile artists in modern music for the trio.
In recent years Matt Mitchell has established himself as one of the most audacious, in-demand pianists on the New York scene, establishing significant relationships with the likes of Tim Berne, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Dave Douglas, Dan Weiss and John Hollenbeck. Jim Black, meanwhile, is famed as the propulsive, rock- and electronica-inspired drummer behind such influential bands as Berne’s Bloodcount, Human Feel and AlasNoAxis, while working extensively with such artists as Dave Douglas, Uri Caine, Carlos Bica, Ellery Eskelin, Hilmar Jensson, Chris Speed and Satoko Fujii.
“I can write anything for this band,” Grdina touts. “It's very complex music, rhythmically, harmonically, melodically, and in the way every piece fits together, those guys really can do anything. Since the last album, the group has solidified its unique sound, which is exciting to hear develop on this second record.”
Gordon Grdina - Guitar, Oud
Matt Mitchell - Piano
Jim Black - Drums
Recorded, Mixed And Mastered By Marc Urselli At Eastside Sound Nyc
Produced By Gordon Grdina
All Compositions By Gordon Grdina (Socan)
Layout & Cover Art By Jaime Zuverza