“awesome foursome… impeccable”
4* from Dave Gelly, The Observer
“wonderful musical selection box, a cornucopia of musical riches”
5/5 from Alan Musson, UKVibe
4.5* from Fiona Ord-Shrimpton, All About Jazz
Trish Clowes – Saxophones
Chris Montague – Guitar
Ross Stanley – Piano and Hammond Organ
James Maddren – Drums
My Iris is the latest ensemble project from saxophonist, BASCA British Composer Award winner and former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Trish Clowes. Well known and acclaimed for her orchestral arrangements and incorporation of improvising string quartets, Clowes now explores smaller scale arrangements with equal confidence, her gifts for melody, form, improvisation and leadership coming further in to the foreground. Clowes’ intricate compositions juxtapose startling melodies and ethereal whispers with gnarly lines and earthy grooves. Having completed a highly successful launch tour for the My Iris album (released in January 2017 on Basho Records), the band will be on the road again in the UK and Ireland in January and February 2018 with some new material in the mix.
Past appearances include Gateshead International Jazz Festival, EFG London Jazz Festival and broadcasts for BBC Radio 3 and Radio Bremen (Germany).
For more MY IRIS videos (live & documentary) take a look here
You can listen to extracts from the ‘My Iris’ album here
My Iris at Emulsion V, photos credit Michelle Martin/Birmingham Review