If you enjoyed the collaboration between Dave O'Higgins and the American tenorist Eric Alexander which was "Sketchbook" then you will certainly enjoy this one. Recorded in O'higgins home studio this really is an exceptional piece of work with great sound quality."Sketchbook" was a fine album but "The Devils interval" is a great one.
They work their way through a set of standards plus Alexanders own "Summit meeting" with real energy and superb musicianship. The relaxed setting of the home studio seems to have brought out the best in both men,especially O'Higgins.
"it 'aint necessarily so" and the title track "The Devil's alternative" being the pick of the tracks with both men really digging in for some superb solos.The title track is taken at the sort of tempo O'Higgins has demonstrated of late but shows he can still burn with the best of them.
This is a great straight ahead album from two of the finest tenor players around.