The Dave O’Higgins Quartet

Another 3rd Tuesday, another first rate band to entertain us at Southampton Jazz Club. This time it was the turn of the Dave O’Higgins Quartet.

As you would expect, Dave O’Higgins led on tenor sax with superb backing from:

Geoff Gascoyne on bass

Sebastiaan De Krom was behind the drum kit

and Graham Harvey let his fingers walk the keyboard

As well as being very good on the tenor sax, Dave O’Higgins was a very genial host and talked about the music being played – much of which came from his latest album release “It’s Always 9.30 In Zog”, which is now a very welcome addition to my personal CD collection.

It’s always 9.30 in Zog is O’Higgins’ nineteenth album as leader and features eight original compositions as well as legendary South African Bheki Mseleku’s ‘Timelessness’. It also features ‘Brixton’ written specially for O’Higgins by Brazilian accordion virtuoso, Chico Chagas, and two standards.

“Everything you could want from a contemporary bop outfit delivered in a single immaculately executed package.”
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