Harvey / O'Higgins Project - That's the Way to Live!
Catalogue No.: UBU0094CD
Release Date: 10 Sep 2021
Genre: Contemporary Jazz
New album from The Harvey / O’Higgins Project, a quartet who combine Swing with ballad, Latin and groove variations.
When four musicians come together with a shared conception of musical values, the result is bigger than the sum of its parts. When the Harvey / O’Higgins Project performs or records, the trust they have in each other allows a great deal of freedom. In fact, it's very liberating as a player to understand their role – not to feel confined by musical responsibilities, but to acknowledge and use them as the foundation for creation.
There is a thread in jazz that has continued from its origins in the small groups of the swing era, through bebop and up to the present day, that embodies the aesthetic of harmonic integrity ('making the changes') coupled with rhythmic coherence ('being in the pocket'). This is where the Harvey / O'Higgins Project resides. The tradition of jazz provides an infinite horizon to experiment and create - just as a Bach fugue is open to a myriad of creative interpretations, so is the blues or a great standard. The band members have known each other for many years now, and it's extremely satisfying to witness such swinging musicians onstage.
Press coverage from The Guardian, The i newspaper, Sussex Jazz (cover feature), including four-star album reviews from Jazzwise, BBC Music Mag and The Observer. Radio support includes BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio Scotland, Jazz FM (playlist), BBC Ulster and Soho Radio.
1. I Wish I Knew
2. Chlo-e (Song of the Swamp)
3. That's What You're Gonna Get
5. Tropical Paradise
7. More Than You Know
8. That's the Way to Live!
9. Stir Crazy
10. Autumn Nocturne