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Dave O'Higgins...
Dave O'Higgins plays soprano, tenor and baritone saxes as well as being an accomplished arranger and composer. Well known on the jazz club circuit he has worked in a variety of settings and is represented on CD from a quartet to a big band and has led his own groups for a number of years.

His first records were with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra between 1983 and 1986 and he made the first record under his own name in 1992. He has worked and recorded with both Jim Mullen 1992-'94, Clark Tracey 1994 and Martin Taylor's Spirit of Django group from 1993 to '96. Another success ful group that he recorded with was Sax Appeal with a five sax line-up from 1993 to '96. He has also, through to the present, undertaken extensive touring in Europe and Japan. for a number of years he has collaborated with pianist Darius Brubeck, son of Dave Brubeck, in the Darius Brubeck Quartet.

see also: www.daveohiggins.com

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The listing below is not intended to be a full discography of Dave O'Higggins but lists sessions that may be of interest to visitors to this website...

Dave O'Higgins Quartet - August 2nd, 1992 (All Good Things - EFZ1002)
Dave O'Higgins (ts,bs), Robin Aspland (p), Alec Dankworth (b), Jeremy Storey (d).
Buzz/Waltz For Anna Christina/No Prizes For Guessing/Incident'ly/Lost In The Post/Every time We Say Goodbye/Dear Lord/Quids In/All good Things Come To An End.
(EFZ CD - All Good Things)

Dave O'Higgins Quintet -Recorded in New York January 12th, 1994 (Beats Working For A Living - EFZ1009)
Dave O'Higgins (ts,sop), Joe Locke (vib), Joey Calderazzo (p), James Genus (b), Adam Nussbaum (d).
Alone Together/Send For Igor/The Brood/moving Swiftly On/Forgone Conclusion/Don't Say Anything/Beats Working for A Living/Duke Ellington's Sound Of Love.
(EFZ CD - Beats Working for a Living)

Clark Tracey Sextet - February 8th, 1994 (Full Speed Sideways - 33Records 33JAZZ018)
Mark Nightingale (tb), Nigel Hitchcock (as), Dave O'Higgins (ts), John Donaldson (p), Arnie Somogyi (b), Clark Tracey (d).
The Revenge Of Sam Tacet/They're Lovely/Sherman At The Copthorne/Sphere My Dear/Mark Nightingale Sang/Arnie's Barnie/Chased Out.
(33Records CD - Full Speed Sideways)

Dave O'Higgins Quintet - Novenber, 1999 (The Grinder's monkey - Short Fuse Records CD001)
Dave O'Higgins (ss,ts), Jim Watson (org,p), Mike Outram (g), Oriando Le Fleming (b), Winston Clifford (d).
Decision Time/The Knock-on Effect/The Grinder's Monkey/Northern Exposure/Sweet Enough/Trying to Forget/Last Night/No Two Ways/A Perfect Gentleman.
(Short Fuse Records CD - The Grinder's Monkey)

Dave O'Higgins Quintet - March, 2008 (Sketchbook - Jazzizit JITCD0950)
Dave O'Higgins, Eric Alexander (ts), James Pearson (p), Arnie Simogyi (b), Kristian Leth (d).
Why Don't I/Inner Glimpse/Frith St. Blues/Estate/Ow!/I Can't Give you Anything But Love/Sketchbook/I'm Gonna Laugh You Right Out Of My Life/Water Jug.
(Jazzizit CD - Sketchbook)

Dave O'Higgins Quartet / Quintet - 2008 (In The Zone - Jazzizit JITCD0847)
Dave O'Higgins (sop,ts), Martin Shaw (tp)*, Tom Cawley (p), Sam Burgess (b), Sebastiaan de Krom (d).
In The Zone*/The Story So Far/Operation Yardbird/Theme For Ernie/Take the D-Train*/You Must Believe In Spring/Fiasco*/Young At Heart/Smile/Ca-Lee-So*.
(Jazzizit CD - In The Zone)

Alan Barnes - 2013 (Oh Gee! - Woodville)
Alan Barnes (cl,ss,as), Sam Mayne (as), Dave O'Higgins, Judith O'Higgins (ts), Karen Sharp (bs), Robin Aspland (p), Adam King (b), Sebastiaan de Kromm (d).
Doozy/The End Of A Love Affair/Just A Mood/The Chase/Orejas De Cerdos/Topsy/Chelsea Bridge/Our Delight/Koko/Oh Gee!. (Woodville CD - Oh Gee!)

Dave O'Higgins Quartet - 2014 (Standards - Dave O'Higgins)
Dave O'Higgins (ts), Robin Aspland (p), Jeremy Brown (b), Sebastiaan de Krom (d).
I Can't Believe That your In Love With Me/Devil May Care/My Ideal/Witchcraft/Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry/Let's Face The Music And Dance/Wives And Lovers/Close Your Eyes/Autumn In New York/Brazil.
(Available as an MP3 download from Amazon or in CD format from Dave O'Higgins own website)

Darius Brubeck Quartet - 2014 (Cathy's Summer - Gathering Forces)
Dave O'Higgins (saxes), Darius Brubeck (p), Matt Ridley (b), Wesley Gibbens (d).
Cathy's Summer/Fifteen/Crete/Ravely Street/I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You/Flamingo/King Rene/Riviera Winter/Flippin' The Bird/Liberian Dance Suite No 3/Before It's Too Late.
(Available as an MP3 download from Amazon)

Darius Brubeck Quartet - 2016 (Cathy's Summer - Gathering Forces)
Dave O'Higgins (saxes), Darius Brubeck (p), Matt Ridley (b), Wesley Gibbens (d).
Autumn In Our Town/Years Ago/In The Spanish Mode/For Lola/The Rainbow/October/I Saw Your Father/Mamazala/More Than You Know/Caravan.
(Available as an MP3 download from Amazon)


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