Jazz Steps: Ben Crosland Quintet's Ray Davies Song Book Vol 2
Thursday 9 June @ 7.30 PM
Regulars will remember one of the great gigs of 2017. Ben Crosland returns to the Bonington with a second volume of music from the Ray Davies Songbook.
The first Davies Songbook album successfully tackled some of the Kinks’ biggest and most obvious hits, among them “You Really Got Me” and “Waterloo Sunset”. Volume 2 still includes many well known chart entries but there is also a sprinkling of B-sides and album tracks.
Crosland’s arrangements tend to keep Davies’ original melodies intact, enabling listeners to still be able to hear the lyrics in their heads, regardless of the changes in terms of tempo and harmony that Crosland and his colleagues bring to them. The individual soloists may have wandered thrillingly off piste but the quintet never entirely lose sight of the course of a song.
PS This set has Ray’s and Mick Avory’s approval - “The Ray Davies Songbook Vol II” (Jazz Cat Records – JCCD117)
Ben Crosland (bass) Theo Travis (reeds) John Etheridge (guitar) Steve Lodder (keyboards) Nic France (drums)
*Please note, all Jazz Steps shows will now start at the earlier time of 7.30pm