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Dave O’Higgins Trio + Max Ionata: Tenors Of Our Time

Read "Tenors Of Our Time" reviewed by Roger Farbey

Tenors Of Our Time was recorded on 14 May 2018 “live" with all the musicians in the same room and no headphones. Leader, tenorist Dave O'Higgins may have originally taken as a template for this album the team-up of Sonny Stitt and Sonny Rollins on the 1959 album Sonny Side Up (Verve) from where Stitt's boppy track “The Eternal Triangle" is gleaned. But this particular tenor saxophone pairing emanated from the Rochester Jazz Festival in New York when O'Higgins played ...

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Dave O’Higgins: It's Always 9.30 In Zog

Read "It's Always 9.30 In Zog" reviewed by Roger Farbey

The back cover to this, Dave O'Higgins nineteenth album as leader, should be a clue as to its contents. A pastiche of the informative reverse sides of all those fantastic Blue Note albums correctly suggests that this is an album which contains at least some hard bop. This is certainly true of the opening title track and its successor, “The Adventures Of Little Peepsie." Things then move on with a more Latin-esque feel, albeit a very Chick Corea one, on ...


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