My wonderful band were supposed to tour this month and of course, we won’t be doing that again for a while… Instead I have released a live album on Bandcamp – it’s download only, and the money comes direct to us. The recordings are from the gigs we had in Belfast and at Galway Jazz Festival in October last year. It was such a fab weekend away and it’s really cheered me up to listen back and choose highlights for this emergency album release!
Trish’s performance of Joe Cutler’s new saxophone concerto ‘Hawaii, Hawaii, Hawaii’ is now available on iplayer for a month… also featuring Ross Stanley on Hammond Organ. The orchestra are conducted by Ben Palmer.
Straight after the concerto is a duo performance of ‘Abbott & Costello’ by Trish and Ross.
‘Abbott & Costello’, my music video directed by Rose Hendry, was screened at Cannes Lions (the advertising wing of Cannes Film Festival) earlier this year as part of the VOW (The Voice of A Woman) Made By Her Showcase, and with this film Rose has been shortlisted for the VOW Awards 2019. Huge congratulations to Rose on this amazing achievement. If you haven’t seen our music video yet, take a look/listen! The music also features the talents of my band MY IRIS (with Chris Montague, Ross Stanley and James Maddren).
Tomorrow, Emulsion goes back to the Vortex Jazz Club where it all started in 2012… with a stellar line up (see below) … we’ll playing some new music I’ve written specially for the occasion, and a version of ‘I.F.’ from my latest album ‘Ninety Degrees Gravity’… Here we are playing it in Ireland last weekend:
I’ll also be playing an arrangement of a Marcel Dupre prelude with Ross Stanley – something we’ve been working on a little while…
The band are also playing some brilliant pieces by Nikki Iles, Hans Koller and Robert Mitchell…
The full line-up and programme is below… Hope to see you there!!! Tix here
Yours truly – saxophones, Louise McMonagle – cello, Lauren Weavers – oboe/cor anglais, Thea Spiers – violin, Nick Smart – trumpet, Max Welford – clarinets, Tim Giles – drums, Ross Stanley – piano/Hammond organ, Chris Montague – guitar, Catriona McDermid- bassoon, Misha Mullov-Abbado – bass & special guest appearance from Nikki Iles – piano& accordion
Awakening – Nikki Iles Full line up
Happy Mountain – Hans Koller Full line up
Elegy (for the Unknown Leader) – Robert Mitchell bass, bassoon, cello, saxophone, violin, piano, oboe, drums
Elastic Band – Trish Clowes Full line up
Anamnesis – Josephine Stephenson solo cello
Prelude III – Marcel Dupre, adapted by Ross Stanley/Trish Clowes saxophone & piano
Book of the Underworld – Leo Geyer solo bassoon
Sing Me Softly of the Blues – Carla Bley Full line up
On Monday at 11pm BBC Radio 3’s Jazz Now are broadcasting highlights from my album launch, a little earlier this month. It’ll be available online shortly after as well: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0005gsl