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Track Listing:

1
Slow Down (Kevin Barrett / arr. Kevin Barrett)
 
2
Sergei's Shuffle - after Sergei Prokofiev
 
3
Pin Y Panouche - after Django Reinhardt
 
4
Brahms - after Johannes Brahms
 
5
Bachzy - after J. S. Bach
 
6
Torontango - after Astor Piazzola
 
7
Canada's Passage Hill - after G. F. Handel
 
8
Spatialism
 
9
The Climb
 
10
Dror Yikrah - with a nod to Igor Stravinsky
 
11
Reel du Pointe-au-Pic (trad.)
 
12
Roshymedre - with a nod to Ralph Vaughan Williams - (trad)
 

Ron Davis :

Symphronica - Instrumental Music Liberation Front


Liberate Instrumental Music! The history of western music is one of the instrumental living in harmony (ahem) with the vocal. A Beethoven symphony, a Verdi opera. Billie Holiday's Strange Fruit, Duke Ellington's Isfahan. The Beatles' Let It Be, Herbie Hancock's Watermelon Man. But recently, instrumental music has gone missing. Become nearly invisible. Inaudible. In old media. In new. Words and music, yes. Music alone, no. 

Instrumental music must be restored to culture's apex. We need an Instrumental Music Liberation Front. SymphRONica to the rescue. This record is the opening salvo. A journey through the great fountainheads of the instrumental. Jazz meets classical musics (emphasis on the ‘s': European, Québecois, Sepahrdic, Manouche). Let musical freedom ring! Let Instrumental Music be Liberated!

 

Ron Davis' SymphRONica:

Ron Davis – piano

Kevin Barrett – Electric, Acoustic & E-Bow Guitars, Loops.

Aline Homzy – violin / violin solos

Mike Downes – bass (tracks 1,3,5,7,9-12)

Louis Simão – bass (tracks 2,4,6,8)

Steve Heathcoate – drums and percussion

Brielle Goheen – violin

Laurence Schaufele – viola

Beth Silver – cello