Trish Clowes

“exhilarating and darkly funky”
John Fordham, the Guardian, 4* for MY IRIS live on tour 2018

“Everything Clowes does has an invigorating purposefulness”
Ivan Hewett, the Telegraph, 4* for MY IRIS Album Launch

“spiralling melodic lines from saxophone, guitar and organ that overlapped to thrilling effect…The audience rose to its feet to demand an encore… a meeting of poetry and rhythmic drive”
Ian Patterson, All About Jazz, MY IRIS live on tour 2018

My Iris at The Barbican, November 2018 – photo by Louise McMonagle

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

“My Iris is much more than just the sum of its parts, an open-minded, conversational quartet that can take Clowes’ music anywhere they fancy”
Cormac Larkin, The Irish Times

“What a finesse in the arrangements… rhythmically interlocked parallel worlds… With great pleasure, they threw themselves into the highly concentrated layered pieces, dropped into melancholy streams without a net”
Udo Eberl, Südwest Presse, MY IRIS live

“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

“Trish Clowes quartet My Iris continues to surprise… They are a superb live act”
Chris Baber, Jazz Views, MY IRIS live on tour 2018

“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

“jazz of the future” – Augsburger Allgemeine

“The jazz of the future… The time in the townhouse flies by, so moved one is listening to this quartet”
Michael Peter Bluhm, Augsburger Allgemeine, MY IRIS live

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

“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

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

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

“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

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