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“One of the great minds in jazz.” - Jazz FM “One of the most tenacious and engaging musical artists in Canada... an artist at the peak of his creativity and technical facility.” - WholeNote Ron Davis. Pianist, composer, CBC and BBC Radio repeat performer, international favourite, solo artist, critics’ choice. Ron Davis is a Canadian jazz visionary. His music blends genres and pushes boundaries, building on his jazz and classical training. He seeks new textures, new forms, new compositions, new formations and new ways of presenting his signature sound without losing a connection to audiences

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Ezra Weiss Big Band: We Limit Not The Truth of God

Read "We Limit Not The Truth of God" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

In 2015 Ezra Weiss began to compose a suite that he intended would be a cautiously optimistic message to his young children about the world they were living in and the challenges and promise they would face as they grew up. By the time this music was completed and recorded in December 2018, its mood and ...

Symphronica Upfront

Label: Really Records (192914610304)
Released: 2018
Track listing: 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)

Rhythmaron

Label: Really Records (191061538394)
Released: 2017
Track listing: 1. Rhythmaron (Ron Davis) – 3:38 2. Give Me the Simple Life (R. Bloom & H. Ruby) – 2:53 3. You Can't Do That (J. Lennon & P. McCartney) - 3:27 4. A Child Is Born (Thad Jones & Alec Wilder) – 4:31 5. The Fishin' Hole (E. Sloane, E. Hagen & H. Spencer) – 3:08 6. Moon River (H. Mancini & J. Mercer) – 5:09 7. Jitterbug Waltz (T. Waller, M. Manners & C. Grean) – 4:50 8. Cullibalue (Ron Davis) – 3:43 9. Over the Rainbow (H. Arlen & Y. Harburg) – 6:01 10. Secret Love (S. Fain & P. Webster) – 4:23 11. Rockin' in Rhythm (D. Ellington, H. Carney & I. Mills) – 4:22 12. You Must Believe in Spring (M. Legrand) – 5:34 13. Swing Street (Ron Davis) – 2:17

Pocket Symphronica

Label: Really Records (625712588624)
Released: 2016
Track listing: 1 D’hora (4:46) – comp. Ron Davis, arr. Mike Downes 2 Gruvmuv (3:49) – comp. Ron Davis, arr. Jason Nett 3 Fugue & Variations on Gaga and Poker Face (6:56) comp. Stefani Germanotta, Nadir Khayat, Ron Davis – arr. Jason Nett 4 Danza Daniela (4:13) – comp. Ron Davis, arr. Tania Gill 5 Presto (2:17) – comp. Ron Davis (after Beethoven), arr. Jason Nett 6 Blues 54 (3:47) – comp. Ron Davis, arr. Jason Nett 7 Chassal Siddur Pesach (3:52) – Trad., arr. Tania Gill 8 Pentuptimism (4:21) – comp. Ron Davis, arr. Tania Gill 9 Love Song (7:06) – comp. & arr. Jason Nett 10 Jaggy Dance (7:14) - comp. Ron Davis, arr. Mike Downes 11 Jeanamora (4:07) - comp. Ron Davis, arr. Tania Gill

SymphRONica

Label: Ron Davis / Acronym (091037705570)
Released: 2014
Track listing: 1. The Climb- comp. Ron Davis / arr. Timothy Berens 2. Thomachonga - comp. Ron Davis / arr. Timothy Berens 3. Allelujah - comp. Ron Davis / arr. Timothy Berens 4. Dror Yikrah – trad. / arr. Jason Nett 5. Sashagraha - comp. Ron Davis / arr. Jeff Smallman 6. Le Reel de Pointe-au-Pic – trad. / arr. Rebecca Pellett Violin solo: Lillian Scheirich, Concertmaster - Windsor Symphony Orchestra 7. Mache Dich Mein Herze Rein- Comp. J. S. Bach / arr. Jeff Smallman Clarinet solo: Sasha Boychouk 8. Sergei’s Shuffle - comp. Ron Davis / arr. Jason Nett 9. Pawpwalk – comp. Ron Davis / arr. Jason Nett

Blue Modules

Label: Minerva Road / Davinor Records (741360354784)
Released: 2012
Track listing: 1. Roger's Rumble -Ron Davis and Roger Travassos (0:48) 2. Pawpwalk - Ron Davis (3:22) 3. Mahna Mahna - Piero Umiliani (1:53) 4. Making Plans For Nigel - Colin Moulding (5:23) 5. Viva Las Vegas - Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman (2:39) 6. Grandma's Hands - Bill Withers (3:36) 7. I Will - John Lennon & Paul McCartney (4:23) 8. Voodoo Child (Slight Return) - Jimmy Hendrix (4:58) 9. Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing - Stevie Wonder (3:55) 10. Living For The City - Stevie Wonder (3:59) 11. Blue Modules - Ron Davis, Ross MacIntyre and Roger Travassos (4:26) 12. Patanjali's Chant – Traditional (5:47) 13. You Can't Do That - John Lennon & Paul McCartney (2:47)

My Mother's Father's Song

Label: Minerva Road / Davinor Records
Released: 2010
Track listing: Viva la Vida; The Climb; Sergei's Shuffle; Danza Daniela; La Mer; My Shining Hour; Tumba Ron Rumba; Bal u Grubego Joska (bass lament); Bal u Grubego Joska; Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight; For Once in My Life; You Needed Me; Bal u Grubego Joska (piano lament).

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

WartaJazz.com: An Indonesian Jazz Mission

Read "WartaJazz.com: An Indonesian Jazz Mission" reviewed by Ian Patterson

In his book The Miracle: The Epic Story of Asia's Quest for Wealth (HarperCollins, 2009), Michael Schuman writes, “In little more than a generation, Asia has emerged from centuries of stagnation to become the rising force of the global economy--a transformation so spectacular that some have called it a miracle." WartaJazz.com founders in 2001, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Ron Davis: My Mother's Father's Song

Read "My Mother's Father's Song" reviewed by Alain Londes

Digging deep into a family's history and heritage can reveal a goldmine of inspirational nuggets. This is exactly what Toronto-based pianist Ron Davis set out to do in his first all-trio recording, My Mother's Father's Song. His music has always drawn on the classical, swing and post-bop traditions of Art Tatum and Thelonious Monk. In this ...


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