O’Higgins and Luft: “It was clear we had a shared interest in Coltrane and Monk tunes”


Saxophonist Dave O’Higgins and guitarist Rob Luft discovered a shared passion for the music of Monk and Coltrane in an unfashionable South London venue. Now that same love permeates a new collaborative effort. As they explained to Andy Robson, their intention was to pass beyond tribute, employing creative playfulness and reinvention to harness the essence of two of the foremost icons of jazz

O’Higgins and Luft (photo: Christine Ongsiek)
O’Higgins and Luft (photo: Christine Ongsiek)

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