Dave O'Higgins - saxophone
Geoff Gascoyne - bass
Graham Harvey - piano
Sebastiaan de Krom - drums
released September 8, 2017
“O’Higgins plays with quite exceptional fluency and his fund of ideas never runs out.”
Dave O'Higgins is a saxophonist, composer, arranger, educator and latterly recording engineer and producer. He has been a popular figure on the UK and international jazz scene for 30 years now, with 19 albums as leader under his belt: DISCOGRAPHY
Dave’s tenor and soprano sax sounds are highly personal and recognisable, with a clear sense of melodic development and adventure. A popular performer with the public, with an excellent sense of pacing and presentation, he has a wide palette from Charlie Parker, Dexter Gordon, John Coltrane, Joe Henderson through to Stanley Turrentine and Michael Brecker. He has relentlessly pursued artistic and sonic exploration, and enjoys the learning process which is a constant advancing flow. The Dave O’Higgins Quartet has been together for 5 years now with Sebastiaan de Krom (drums), Geoff Gascoyne (bass) and Graham Harvey (piano) - a band that is unashamed to swing and draw on blues and functional harmonies and the great tome of jazz vocabulary, eschewing fads and fusions.
The Dave O’Higgins Quartet with be doing a massive 33-date tour of the UK promoting the new CD, It’s Always 9:30 in Zog, Sept-Dec 2017 with the help of awards from the Arts Council of England and PRS Foundation.