"Wow!!! That is one amazing CD [Symphronica] you just made." - Jaymz Bee, Jazz.FM91
“Four stars! …thrilling …very beautiful … A beautiful piano touch, muscular swing with a classical frame that will make many music lovers happy.” - Journal de Montréal
“Quatre étoiles ! Une belle << patte >> au piano, du swing muscle avec un écrin classique qui fera le bonheur de biens des mélomanes.» - Journal de Montréal
“His playing is reminiscent of Oscar Peterson or that of Jamie Cullum… A brilliant virtuoso… [Symphronica] is a musical journey, in a country without borders, where jazz and classical blend brilliantly in all their splendor.” – CBC
Ron Davis’ latest recording Symphronica (Acronym/Universal Music no. 41816765) 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.
released October 1, 2013
Ron Davis (piano)
Mike Downes (bass)
Ted Warren (drums)
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