The Carn Davidson 9 started in 2010 as a collaboration between two JUNO-winning artists, trombonist William Carn and saxophonist Tara Davidson. This nine-piece, chordless ensemble uses its seven horns as melodic, harmonic and rhythmic devices, anchored by bass and drums. The co-led ensemble is an opportunity for both artists to craft their compositions for chamber jazz instrumentation. CD9’s latest recording, The History of Us, was released in November 2021 to much critical acclaim.