Dave O'Higgins & Rob Luft play Monk & Trane
LONDON Omnibus Theatre
1 Clapham Common North Side
Dave O’Higgins and Rob Luft respect the lineage of Monk and Trane, while putting their own mark on some of Monk’s less well-known but equally timeless compositions.
For established giant of the UK jazz scene, O’Higgins, this will be his 21st CD as leader. For young “firebrand” Rob Luft, this will be his 2nd. They will be leading a quartet with Irish organist, Scott Flanigan and American drummer, Rod Youngs. The repertoire will be made up of Thelonious Monk compositions (expect some rarely heard ones!) and tunes played by John Coltrane with especial reference to his choice of standards and various collaborations in the 1950s. Both Monk and Trane were “modernists”, but also steeped in swing and the rich tradition of the beboppers. Dave and Rob intend to respect this lineage whilst putting their own mark on it. Expect some swing, fun, grooves and moods from this exciting new collaboration.