Trish Clowes

“With just four players, the variety of tone colour is quite remarkable, and the playing of Clowes on tenor and soprano saxophones, Ross Stanley (piano and organ) Chris Montague (guitar) and James Maddren (drums) is impeccable.”
Dave Gelly, the Observer, 4* for MY IRIS

“Everything Clowes does has an invigorating purposefulness… her clever way with small things can open a big space, pregnant with possibility. One day she will surely inhabit it.”
Ivan Hewett, the Telegraph, 4* for MY IRIS Album Launch

“With an agile, melodic imagination and an economy of ideas learned from Wayne Shorter, Clowes is a fluent improviser, and this set of original tunes was clearly intended to liberate rather than dictate”
Cormac Larkin, The Irish Times, 4* for MY IRIS

“the Englishwoman’s quirky songwriter’s ear, subtly sleepy tenor sax sound and bright intensity on soprano are anything but cerebral”
John Fordham, The Guardian, 4* for MY IRIS

“musical wizardry”
Fiona Ord-Shrimpton, All About Jazz, 4.5* for MY IRIS

“surprising, inventive and absorbing… engrossing group performances that engage the head, heart and feet”
Barry Witherden, BBC Music Magazine, 4* for MY IRIS

“Whatever planet Trish Clowes and her band were on when they recorded this, I want to be there! Innovation, wit, wisdom, elegance – My Iris is already a contender for Album of 2017”
Fiona Talkington, BBC Radio 3

“musical perfection… All eight tracks on the album are masterpieces”
Alan Musson, UK Vibe, 5/5 for MY IRIS

My Iris is a tour de force for Trish Clowes whose music is subtly modulated as she spins wonderfully fluid, mellifluous textures, tenderly drawing from her reeds a gem-like brightness reminiscent of burnished gold.”
Raul da Gama, JazzdaGama

“There’s an energy and a focus about this, Clowes fourth album for UK indie Basho records, that suggests a creative breakthrough.”
Phil Barnes, All About Jazz, 4.5* for MY IRIS

[photo in header by Ida Hollis]