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Pocket Symphronica

by Ron Davis

Sizzling new recording from extraordinary jazz pianist-composer Ron Davis. A mashup of Ron’s electric/acoustic quartet with an energy-filled string quartet playing his own tunes, inflected with Middle Eastern, pop, funk sounds. Brilliant!
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1. Dhora
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2. Gruvmuv
3:48 $0.99
3. Fugue & Variations On Gaga and Poker Face
6:55 $0.99
4. Danza Daniela
4:14 $0.99
5. Presto
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6. Blues 54
3:46 $0.99
7. Chassal Siddur Pesach
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8. Pentuptimism
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9. Love Song
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10. Jaggy Dance
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11. Jeanamora
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Album Notes
"One of the great minds in jazz." ~ Jazz FM
"Firmly established as an innovative force within the world of jazz." ~ National Post

Toronto’s extraordinary pianist-composer Ron Davis has established himself as one of the most original, enjoyable voices in jazz today. Ron looks within, and ensures that every piece he plays and story he tells has meaning. He is unconstrained by boundaries – jazz, world, pop, and classical are all places Ron calls home.

These qualities are all on display on Ron’s new recording, his tenth, Pocket Symphronica (Really Records). It features a mashup of Ron’s electric/acoustic jazz/pop quartet plus an energetic string quartet playing his own tunes, inflected with Middle Eastern sounds (D’Hora); pop (Variations on Poker Face and Lady Gaga); and funk (GruvMuv).

Ron’s recordings have consistently charted, and have won international, critical praise. They include 2013’s Blue Modules, an experimental project exploring pop and post-modern jazz, and Symphronica (Acronym/ Universal Music). This innovative jazz-symphony fusion album, conducted by John Morris Russell, led to a hugely successful residency at Toronto’s legendary Lula Lounge starting in 2012, and is now an annual event. The series, in turn, gave birth to Pocket Symphronica, the chamber version of Symphronica.

Recorded in 2015 at Imagine Sound Studios in Toronto, Pocket Symphronica has already been honoured. The City of Toronto chose Jeanamora for its Music311 program celebrating Toronto music and musicians.

Ron Davis – piano, Rhodes, Hammond B3 / Kevin Barrett – electric, classical and acoustic guitars, banjo / Mike Downes – electric and acoustic bass / Roger Travassos – drums (with a great deal of editing to keep the time steady), percussion

Jessica Deutsch – violin (tracks 1, 3, 4, 7, 9, 11) / Ben Plotnick – violin, viola (all tracks) / Aline Homzy – violin (tracks 1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 10) / Aleksander Gajic – violin (tracks 1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 10) / Anna Atkinson – viola (tracks 1, 3, 4, 7, 9, 11) / George Meanwell – cello (tracks 1, 3, 4, 7, 9, 11) / Andrew Downing – cello (tracks 1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 10)

Producers: Dennis Patterson, Ron Davis, Mike Downes, Roger Travassos, Kevin Barrett

This project is funded in part by FACTOR, the Government of Canada and Canada’s private radio broadcasters. Ce projet est financé en partie par FACTOR, le gouvernement du Canada et les radiodiffuseurs privés du Canada.



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