Monday 16th September 2019
£10.00 - £10.00
Dave O’Higgins - tenor sax
Rob Luft - guitar
Scott Flanigan - organ
Rod Youngs – drums
The “Spot light” tonight will showcase a new album collaboration from two masters of their chosen instruments. For established giant of the UK jazz scene, O’Higgins, this will be his twenty first album as leader. For young “firebrand” Rob Luft, this will be his second. They will be leading a quartet with Irish organist, Scott Flanigan and veteran American drum virtuoso, Rod Youngs. The repertoire will be made up of Thelonious Monk compositions (expect some rarely heard ones!) and tunes played by John Coltrane with special reference to his choice of standards and various collaborations in the1950s.Both Monk and Trane were “modernists”, but also steeped in swing and the rich tradition of the be-boppers. 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.
“We haven't had anything like this in New York for over twenty years". Wynton Marsalis
Each night Monday to Saturday, after the main act, RonnieScott’s presents the Late Late Show, where some of the UK’s finest jazz talents take to the stage for a late night blowing session.
MONDAY - THURSDAY 11pm-3am
FRIDAY - SATURDAY 1am-3am
ENTRY ON THE DOOR or PREBOOKING AVAILABLE NOW (MON - THUR ONLY)
£10 in advance, £12 on the door, £6 Students (with ID), FREE entry to MU, Club members and main show ticket holders.
In 1959, saxophonist Ronnie Scott opened the door to a small basement club in London’s west end where local musicians could jam. Today, it is one of the world’s most famous jazz clubs attracting packed houses and the biggest names in jazz and popular music and Ronnie Scott’s welcoming, stylish setting is also home to London’s coolestlate night hang.
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