Ben ‎– Ben Trading Places ‎– TDP 54040 Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Gatefold

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Ben  ‎– Ben
Label:
Trading Places ‎– TDP 54040
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Gatefold
Country:
Europe
Released:
2020
Genre:
Jazz
Style:
Jazz-Rock
Tracklist
The Influence 10:05
A1a The Wooing Of The Child
Written-By – Keith Jarrett
A1b The Innocence Of The Child
Written-By – Peter Davey
A1c The Interest Of Youth
Written-By – Gerry Reid, Peter Davey
A1d The Involvement Of The Man
A1e The Realization
Written-By – Alex Macleery
A1f The Wooing Of The Man
Written-By – Keith Jarrett
A1g The Conclusion
Written-By – Alex Macleery, Dave Sheen, Gerry Reid, Len Surtees, Peter Davey
A2 GibbonWritten-By – Peter Davey
9:32
B1 Christmas Execution
Written-By – Peter Davey
7:21
B2 Gismo
Written-By – Peter Davey
11:50
Notes
Gatefold sleeve

 

Canterbury-based progressive jazz-rock act Ben only released one obscure album, issued on
Philips’ prog subsidiary Vertigo in 1971, but it’s a lovely collective of extended instrumental
jams, worthy of discovery for those that missed it the first time around. Peter Davey’s
saxophone and clarinet melodies push the material to high peaks, against an understated
backing from future Nashville Teens bassist, Len Surtees and former Graham Bond drummer,
David Sheen, keyboardist Alex Macleery and guitarist Gerry Reid adding flourishes at key
moments. The songs “The Wooing Of The Child” and “The Wooing Of The Man” credit a
certain K Jarrett as songwriter, making this rare beast all the more intriguing.