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Ron Davis - Pocket Symphronica makes Jazz 91 - Toronto: Top 3

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It's Monday and that means Jazz 91 - Toronto Senior Arts Editor Mark Wigmore shares his top arts and entertainment picks for the week ahead. Extraordinary pianist-composer Ron Davis has established himself as one of the most original, enjoyable voices in jazz today. Ron looks within, and ensures that every piece he plays and story he tells has meaning. He is unconstrained by boundaries – jazz, world, pop, and classical are all places Ron calls home. These qualities are all on display on Ron's newrecording, his tenth, Pocket Symphronica (Really Records). It features a mashup of Ron's electric/acoustic jazz/pop quartet plus an energetic string quartetplaying his own tunes, inflected with Middle Eastern sounds (D'Hora); pop (Variations on Poker Face and Lady Gaga); and funk (GruvMuv).  

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