"Paradise Blue" Soundtrack

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Music composed by Orbert Davis for TimeLine Theatre Company, Chicago IL (PJ Powers, Artistic Director; Elizabeth K. Auman, Managing Director) and its 2017 production of Paradise Blue written by Dominique Morisseau, directed by Ron OJ Parson, and supported in part by The Chicago Community Trust. Music performed by Orbert Davis and members of Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, featuring Rajiv Halim Orozco.

Recorded and Mixed by Roger Heiss at Tone Zone Studio, Chicago, IL.


Orbert Davis Winner of 2017 Jeff Award (Click to read article)

TimeLine Theatre Company News Release


The Soundtrack to a dynamic and jazz-infused drama about what’s at stake when building a better future. In Detroit’s Black Bottom neighborhood in 1949, a gifted trumpeter and troubled owner of the Paradise jazz nightclub is contemplating a buyout offer for the city’s urban renewal plan. As the inhabitants of the famed but faltering jazz club ponder their options and dream of a better life, they must decide whether to fight to save what’s theirs or risk it all for a chance at redemption.

This latest from Dominique Morisseau’s widely acclaimed cycle of plays about Detroit once again proves why she’s one of America’s most urgent playwrights.

Winner of 2017 Jeff Award For Best Original Music