Leading UK saxophonist Dave O’Higgins and young guitar star Rob Luft release their hard-swinging new album, Plays Monk & Trane, on 4 October on Ubuntu Music, with an extensive UK tour to support the album. Finding fertile new ground on much-loved classics as ‘Naima’, ‘Trinkle-Tinkle’ and ‘Like Sonny’, the quartet also features Hammond organist Scott Flannigan and drummer Rod Youngs.
Dates are: Ninety One Living Room, London (16 Aug); Chichester Jazz Club (6 Sep); Bull’s Head, London (7 Sep): Bristol Old Vic (8 Sep); North Devon Jazz Club, Appledore (9 Sep); Flute & Tankard, Cardiff, Wales (10 Sep); Stratford Jazz, Stratford-Upon-Avon (11 Sep); Calstock Arts Centre, Cornwall (12 Sep); Creative Innovation Centre, Taunton (13 Sep); The Oval Tavern, Croydon (lunchtime, 15 Sep); The Royal Albert, Deptford (evening, 15 Sep); Ronnie Scott’s, London (late show, 16 Sep); Southampton Modern Jazz Club (17 Sep); Boaters, Kingston (6 Oct); Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean Steet, London (album launch, 7 Oct); Guildford Pavilion (9 Oct); Cambridge Modern Jazz Club (10 Oct); Bexley Jazz Club (14 Oct); Jazz In Sevenoaks (15 Oct); All Saints Church, Hove (lunchtime, 17 Oct); Albany Social Club, Coventry (evening, 17 Oct); Great Broughton Village Hall (18 Oct); Peggy’s Skylight, Nottingham (2 Nov); The Spotted Dog, Birmingham (5 Nov); Swansea Jazzland, Wales (6 Nov); Crookes Social Club, Sheffield Jazz (8 Nov); The Blue Room, Lincoln (9 Nov); Herts Jazz (10 Nov); Derngate Theatre, Northampton (15 Nov); Omnibus Theatre, London (17 Nov); The Musician, Leicester (21 Nov); The Mad Hatter, Oxford (26 Nov); 606 Club, London (7 Dec); Norwich Jazz Club (10 Dec) and Jazz Hastings (17 Dec).
– Mike Flynn
For more info visit www.weareubuntumusic.com/ohiggins-luft-preview