This is the ninth CD by Mark Harvey and his Aardvark Jazz Orchestra. As Mark writes in his notes, Democratic Vistas is a musical exploration of American socio&emdash;political situation. Influences include Charles Ives, Charles Mingus, Charlie Haden, Sun Ra, and Dada. Focused on America, there are many resonances around the globe. The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra now in its 46th season, is one of the longest continuously operating jazz orchestra in the world.