Chris Bevington Organisation music no need to Cut And Run

The third album from Chris Bevington Organisation is full of style, swagger, replete with tones and textures of the blues and that added extra the joy and harmonization as the musicians gather around the microphones and jam. They are playing with a natural feel and layering the sounds to bring the listener a bucket full of pleasure.  Opening with It’s Too Late, a bright n’ breezy beat filled number we get to know the band with delicious licks from Jim Kirkpatrick’s guitar, bursts of Scott’s baritone horn and his vocals that curl around the music picking up the juicy sound and delivering the lyrics. I know it is too late, the speakers are going to be playing this music for a while. The child of the blues, Rock n’ Roll is ever present and this is given full voice as we hear Got To Know.  This track demonstrates the power of backing vocals as Kate & Sarah join the fun. This is a number that will get the party going, gig or festival goers would just have to get up and dance as the beat energizes the listener.

This is no one paced Organisation; fourth track in and the pace slows down we take a breather with Won’t Daydream No More.  The keys from Dave Evans add a mournful undertone from where the vocals build as Scott delivers lyrics that are full of emotion. The Saxophone cuts in with a short solo interlude adding the poetic feeling for yearning and regret.   In two words this track can be summed up – ‘Pure Class’. The album continues to deliver with Sing Myself To Sleep, classic blues showing that this is a genre that can and does excite. It blends the power of instruments and vocals on this track, it is as smooth as silk.

The title track, Cut And Run nearly halfway through the album. The blues is captured, old-style vibe with the beat of a holler and the gentle refrain from tambourine and humming adds a texture that conjures sun, heat and cotton and a swig of whiskey. Once again, the Organisation has developed the blues; this is crisp modern and a song you will never want to cut and run from as the rhythms build and the intensity hots up; leaving you excited and wanting to hear the rest of the album the perfect combination for a title track as it curls around the delta and up into the Mississippi Hill Country. Followed by It Ain’t Easy the beat changes we are hitting the swampy heat of New Orleans with horns and the pure unadulterated joy of musicians getting together and playing as the song says this vibe It Ain’t Easy, they achieve it with every note they play the saxophone and horns are the icing on the cake. The track ends appropriately with a laugh of unadulterated joy.

Like all albums and shows ,we have to find our way home. Coming Down with The Blues the penultimate track is no doctor’s prescription. It is music’s answer about how to be uplifted whilst coming down with the blues because your baby’s locked the door.  This is blues of smoky nightclubs, as the vocals, lyrics, guitar and horns meld into a melody of untainted delight. The energy is high and the audience will be clapping with joy and dancing with blues pleasure. Closing out with The Bad Guys we are laid back and uplifted as they close the album with a song that allows the Chris Bevington Organistion’s love of the blues to shine through.

The album is a must for lovers of good music. It has a feel good factor as the dozen tracks have been delivered by musicians who play together with a natural feel and layer the tones and textures. This is not a competition of who can play fastest, loudest or have the longest solo. This is music in harmony as the blend and the sounds take a jaunt through the blues that you never want to Cut And Run from. The album is full of warmth and contemporary sounds that has been produced so that there is an equilibrium as we celebrate with Chris Bevington Organisation music that makes you, smile, and dance and have a good time.

Chris Bevington Organisation – Cut And Run

NINEpawprint half inchdoodle paws out of TEN …

Tracklisting

  1. It’s Too Late
  2. Had enough
  3. Got To Know
  4. Won’t Daydream No More
  5. Cut And Run
  6. It Ain’t Easy
  7. She Ran Away To The City
  8. Sing Myself To Sleep
  9. Rollin’
  10. Ain’t Got Nobody To Love
  11. Coming Down With The Blues
  12. The Bad Guys

Chris Bevington Organisation Musicians
Scott Ralph – Vocals, Percussion & Baritone Horn
Jim Kirkpatrick – Guitar, Vocals
Chris Bevington – Bass Guitar
Neil McCallum – Drums
Sarah Miller – Vocals
Kate Robertson – Vocals
Dave Edwards – Keyboards & Harp
Mike Yorke – Saxophone
Adrian Gibson – Horns

Guest Musicians
Adrian Goldstraw – Keyboards (The Bad Guys)
Chris Aldridge – Saxophone
Ben Oakes – Saxophone
Lewis Topping – Trombone

Chris Bevington Organisation music no need to Cut And Run

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