Dave O'Higgins and Rob Luft, Pluto, Ubuntu ***

Not nearly as enjoyable as 2019's Plays Monk and Trane because you can't replace people partly why. It's the estimable Ross Stanley on piano instead more's the pity of Scott Flanigan on organ. Pedigree bassist Misha Mullov-Abbado also a new recruit …

Published: 8 Nov 2022. Updated: 28 days.

Not nearly as enjoyable as 2019's Plays Monk and Trane because you can't replace people partly why. It's the estimable Ross Stanley on piano instead more's the pity of Scott Flanigan on organ. Pedigree bassist Misha Mullov-Abbado also a new recruit joins UK sax giant O'Hig, guitar genius Luft and the great Rod Youngs. Originals while convincing outnumber the Monk and Trane originals. But O'Hig continues a considerable purple patch of playing in recent years whether with Darius Brubeck or under his own steam. And for sheer instrumentalism in a straightahead however conventional manner he and Luft grasp the essence of the sound more than well and can do anything they desire. While the magic of the first album isn't here - like people you simply can't replace a moment in time no matter how hard you try. But on its own merits there is still a lot to like. And if you haven't heard the first album yet ignore all of the above because additional knowledge can get in the way - O'Hig and Luft are competing against themselves. At the Pizza on 15.11

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The extraordinary sound of Blueblut - podcast

Riffing on the theremin flavoured sounds of Blueblut today in the podcast in the wake of the release of Garden of Robotic Unkraut and what a glorious mouthful of a title that is not at all let down by the trio's remarkable sound. Blueblut - …

Published: 8 Nov 2022. Updated: 28 days.

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Riffing on the theremin flavoured sounds of Blueblut today in the podcast in the wake of the release of Garden of Robotic Unkraut and what a glorious mouthful of a title that is not at all let down by the trio's remarkable sound.

Blueblut - Pamelia Stickney, top left in the press photo, Mark Holub, Chris Janka