Ben Crosland Quintet plays The Ray Davies Songbook
Ray Davies’ songs are rooted in the blues, music hall, popular song, variety and musical theatre – the perfect vehicles for jazz interpretation.
Dave O’Higgins: saxophones - John Etheridge: guitar - Steve Lodder: piano/keyboards - Ben Crosland: bass - Sebastiaan de Krom: drums
PREMIERE AT MARSDEN JAZZ FESTIVAL 2015. ALBUM LAUNCH GIG - 606 CLUB, LONDON 13th JULY 2016. NEXT PERFORMANCE - TEIGNMOUTH JAZZ FESTIVAL 18TH NOVEMBER 2017.
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"…the album swings consistently…with this sharp, cogent collection, a dedicated follower of Ray Davies has made him a well-respected jazz composer too." The Times
"…a lot of affection, a lot of respect for those unforgettable melodies and a whole lotta damn fine playing…these well respected men have done Mr. Davies proud" Jazzwise
"…I thought it was very good and well played. Your album is easy to listen to and I like the sound with the tenor and soprano sax. The improvisation is so good. Well done!" Mick Avory
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