Dave O'Higgins (Saxophone)
Born: 1st September 1964, Birmingham
Artist's website: https://www.daveohiggins.com
Dave O'Higgins is an English jazz saxophonist, composer, arranger, educator and latterly recording engineer and producer.
Born in Birmingham, O'Higgins first emerged on the British jazz scene in the 1980s. After playing in the National Youth Jazz Orchestra for three years O'Higgins joined the band of Jim Mullen before moving on to Martin Taylor's band.
His influences are drawn from Charlie Parker, Dexter Gordon, John Coltrane, Joe Henderson through to Stanley Turrentine and Michael Brecker. His current project is The Dave O'Higgins Quartet with Sebastiaan de Krom (drums), Geoff Gascoyne (bass) and Graham Harvey (piano). He also plays, tours and writes with Matt Bianco.
Further Reading: Dave O'Higgins
Some albums are an enjoyable challenge, some are pure joy from start to finish, and Dave O'Higgins and Rob Luft's tribute to Monk and Coltrane on the Ubuntu label is firmly in the latter category.