O’Higgins & Luft play Monk and Trane
Dave O’Higgins (tenor sax) Rob Luft (guitar) Scott Flanigan (organ) Rod Youngs (drums)
For established giant of the UK jazz scene, Dave O’Higgins, this will be his 21st CD as leader. O’Higgins & Luft will be leading a quartet with organist Scott Flanigan and American drummer, Rod Youngs. The repertoire will be made up of Thelonious Monk compositions (expect some rarely heard ones!) and tunes played by John Coltrane with special reference to his choice of standards and various collaborations in the 1950s.
Both Monk and Trane were “modernists”, but also steeped in swing and the rich tradition of the beboppers. Dave and Rob intend to respect this lineage whilst putting their own mark on it. Expect some swing, fun, grooves and moods from this exciting new collaboration.