Label: Really Records (192914610304)
1. Drew Bourrée (comp. Ron Davis / arr. Raphael Weinroth-Browne) (6:20) 2. La Côte d’Or (comp. / arr. Mike Downes) (4:39) 3. Whirlycurl (comp. Ron Davis / arr. Mike Downes & Ron Davis) (3:47) 4. Sashagraha (comp. Ron Davis / arr. Jason Nett) (3:35) 5. A Luz (Da Partida) (comp. & arr. Louis Simão) (6:22) 6. Hum-a-Samba (comp. Ron Davis / arr. Louis Simão) (4:57) 7. Chance (comp J. Pepper / arr. Mike Downes) (4:31) 8. Nina (w Daniela) (comp. Paolo Conte / arr. Fausto Mesolella & Ron Davis, string arr. Richard Mascall) (5: 60) 9. So What (comp. Miles Davis / arr. Mike Downes, Harry Whalley & Ron Davis) (5:42) 10. Dodeka Nagata (comp. Ron Davis / arr. Jason Nett) (4:22) 11. Les Angéliques (comp. Ron Davis / arr. Tania Gill) (5:27) 12. Popeye (comp. S. Lerner / arr. Louis Simão & Ron Davis) (3:12)
Ron Davis – piano / keyboards Kevin Barrett – guitars/ mandolin Mike Downes – electric and acoustic bass Steve Heathcoate – drums and percussion Aline Homzy – violin Brielle Goheen – violin Laurence Schaufele – viola Raphael Weinroth-Browne – cello Daniela Nardi - vocal
"Not like anything else out there. ... Your mind will be blown ... a sound which truly represents modern jazz!" - OrcaSound “A unique fusion… Ron Davis’ SymphRONica is truly an ensemble like no other. Energetic, virtuosic, charming, worldly … excitingly unpredictable and fresh… virtuosity and drive … Kudos to Ron Davis for continuing to surprise us and to SymphRONica for a great performance.” - WholeNote " SymphRONica UpfRONt is Ron’s 12th and SymphRONica’s 3rd collection of his unique, and world renowned sound. UpfRONt, is a quantum leap from his previous works, representing the greater crosscultural and cross-stylistic diversity of the players and contributors, including Juno Award winner Mike Downes (who also acted as producer). UpfRONt showcases the great Canadian talent that has coalesced in and around SymphRONica. UpfRONt is pure Ron Davis and the entire essence of the SymphRONica project at its peak. Ron Davis acknowledges with gratitude the invaluable support of the Canada Council for the Arts, FACTOR and the Ontario Arts Council in the making of SymphRONica UpfRONt.
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