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Chicago Jazz Philharmonic | Collective Creativity – [3Sixteen Records, 2009]

Orbert Davis’ “Collective Creativity” is the long awaited debut CD by


Chicago Jazz Philharmonic

(CJP), a barrier-breaking and genre-bending 55+ piece symphonic jazz orchestra that has the flexibility, instrumentation and talent to perform music ranging from big band classics to symphonic works. With a virtuosic mastery of diverse stylist requirements, the CJP possesses the skill to perform in an exciting arena that bridges classical music and jazz.

The new disc is a synthesis of these talents. Featuring AACM members Nicole Mitchell, Ari Brown, Ed Wilkerson and Mwata Bowden, the movements of the “Collective Creativity” Suite recall the tragedy of human bondage; reflect the significance of community and collaboration; represents unity and diversity; promotes the importance of individuality; and emphasizes legacy and heritage. There’s also a special guest appearance by vocalist Terisa Griffin.

Ryan Cohan (piano)
Stewart Miller (bass)
Ernie Adams (drums)
Chicago Jazz Philharmonic (55+ piece symphonic orchestra)

Also featuring the AACM’s:
Nicole Mitchell, flute
Ari Brown, tenor sax
Ed Wilkerson, tenor sax
Mwata Bowden, bari sax

Produced by Orbert Davis and Mark Ingram for Orbark Productions

..: Source: chicagojazzphilharmonic.org ::..