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Ben Crosland Quintet

Quintet led by Yorkshire born bassist, composer and arranger Ben Crosland and featuring Dave O’Higgins (tenor & soprano sax), John Etheridge (guitar), Steve Lodder (piano, keyboards) and Sebastiaan de Krom (drums). Album “The Ray Davies Songbook” (Jazz Cat Records, July 2016) features Crosland’s imaginative jazz arrangements of twelve classic songs by the former leader of The Kinks.


ARTIST REVIEWS
The Ray Davies Songbook
The Ray Davies Songbook

"This is music that is unmistakably jazz with Crosland bringing plenty of himself to the arrangements yet always retaining the sense and spirit of Davies' songs. "

3-5 out of 5

Album Review


Ben Crosland Quintet, ‘The Ray Davies Songbook’ at The Hive, Shrewsbury, 13 /10/ 2018.
Ben Crosland Quintet, ‘The Ray Davies Songbook’ at The Hive, Shrewsbury, 13 /10/ 2018.

"The real stars of the show were Davies’ timeless songs and Crosland’s imaginative, colourful & hugely inventive adaptations of them. Despite the source material this was totally authentic jazz."

4 out of 5

Live Review


JAZZ MANN FEATURES

EFG London Jazz Festival, Day Eight, Friday 23rd November 2018

EFG London Jazz Festival, Day Eight, Friday 23rd November 2018

Ian Mann on a day of music dominated by the sounds of Scandinavia including performances by the Thomas Backman Band, the Adam Waldmann Trio, Supersilent and Phronesis.


EFG London Jazz Festival, Day Seven, Thursday 22nd November 2018.

EFG London Jazz Festival, Day Seven, Thursday 22nd November 2018.

Ian Mann on a day of international music with performances by the Al MacSween Trio, Liran Donin's 1000 Boats and Scandinavian 'supergroup' Rymden.


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