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Symphronica

by Ron Davis

Fuseingjazz piano and the symphony orchestra into groundbreaking, irresistible, music. "Wow!!! That is one amazing CD you just made." - Jazz.FM91
Genre: Jazz: Traditional Jazz Combo
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
• Top of National Radio Jazz charts Feb./ March 2014
• “One of the year’s best albums.” – WHLI (Long Island)
• “Gorgeous fusion of jazz piano trio and the Windsor Symphony Orchestra.” – The Creative Source (San Jose)
• "Wow! That is one amazing CD [Symphronica] you just made." - JAZZ.FM91
• “Gorgeous fusion of jazz piano trio and the Windsor Symphony Orchestra… Stereo, not stereotypical.” – Souljazz.com

Symphronica fuses jazz piano and the symphony orchestra into groundbreaking, irresistible, music.

Original. Rich. Multi-layered. Symphronica is tuneful. It’s groovy. Musical worlds collide. It's the jazz trio integrated into the orchestral palette. Jazzfused new symphonic music. Not jazz with orchestral accompaniment. Not jazzed-up classical. A jazz - classical mashup.

Davis is joined on Symphronica by his first-call jazz trio colleagues Mike Downes (bass) and Ted Warren (drums). Davis also had the rare opportunity to collaborate on the recording with the world-renowned conductor John Morris Russell. Leading the Windsor Symphony Orchestra on the recording, Russell brings excitement and passion to the music.

From Ron Davis:

"Symphronica is both my past dream and my future path. It's my attempt to bring together musical worlds together. It's the first step in the next stage of my musical journey, which melds together my lifelong passion for jazz and classical idioms.

"Once upon a time, jazz and classical lived in separate, parallel universes. The “jazzers” didn’t mix with the “longhairs”. And vice versa. In the 1960s, it was news when Louis Armstrong appeared with Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic. Today, in the playlist age, musical worlds have converged. We are the better for it. Culturally richer. Music is music, whatever the label. As long as it’s good. Beethoven’s7th may pipe through your earbuds right after Coltrane’s A Love Supreme and before Feist. Normal. Cool. The inspiration behind Symphronica.

"I’ve always had classical music in one ear, and jazz in the other. Both have formed and informed me equally. Bach, Art Tatum, Take 6, I love them all. In my youth, jazz and classical lived together harmoniously in my mind’s ear. I listened to and dug the work of pioneers who were able to cross back and forth: Bobby McFerrin, Jacques Loussier, the Marsalis brothers, among others. I knew that when I grew up, I wanted to make music without borders like them.

"When I did grow up to be a musician, I searched for years for the chance to bring jazz into the symphony orchestra. Then I met John Morris Russell and Rebecca Pellett. John: brilliant conductor and master musician. Rebecca: multi-talented music maker. Working with them, as well as with some gifted arrangers and the musicians of the Windsor Symphony Orchestra, the childhood harmonies of my youth are there for all to hear on this recording. Dreams do come true.

"Symphronica. May it inspire and please you."


ALBUM CREDITS

Ron Davis (piano)
Mike Downes (bass)
Ted Warren (drums)

with
The Windsor Symphony Orchestra
John Morris Russell, Conductor Laureate, Windsor Symphony Orchestra

Recorded 2011- 2012 Toronto / Windsor, Canada
Producers: Ron Davis and Dennis Patterson
Producer: Rebecca Pellett
Engineer: Dennis Patterson
Assistant Engineers: Dave Fitzpatrick, Julian Decorte
For the Windsor Symphony Orchestra: Sarah Boonstra, Director of Operations
Additional pianos: Paul Hahn & Co Ltd. – paulhahn.com
Editing, Mixing: Dennis Patterson, Rebecca Pellett
Music score preparation and supervision: Rebecca Pellett


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