“Strong on both group interplay and compositional skill,

this is one of the most outstanding UK jazz albums to be released this year.” - Marlbank on

Ninety Degrees Gravity

“There is a balance between the players and a stylistic openness in the material, which shifts stealthily between a grounded, melodic accessibility and

airy abstraction.”
- Jazzwise on Ninety Degrees Gravity

 

What’s going on in

this band equates to some kind of magic . . ."

- Sandy Brown Jazz

on My Iris

“. . . the variety of tone colour is quite remarkable." - The Observer on My Iris

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Sunday, November 26th, 2023

Trish Clowes: My Iris

PHOTO: CARL HYDE

“Modern jazz put its best foot forward with Trish Clowes’ My Iris. This is a band going places . . .", commented All About Jazz when reviewing this exciting four-piece in concert, adding "a beguiling Clowes solo that Lester Young or Ben Webster would have been proud of.” 

 

Reviewing My Iris during their appearance at the Rochester Jazz Festival, New York State Music said they were “a band’s band, producing high-speed melodic chases, punchy avant garde jams, spacey organic textures and even Weather Report-inspired rock fusion.”

 

Fronted by saxophonist Trish, My Iris is an intense and thrilling band that represents the front rank of the contemporary UK jazz scene.

 

Lauded for her imaginative approach to improvisation and composition, Trish provides  band members Ross Stanley, Chris Montague and James Maddren with a unique platform for individual expression, delivering driving grooves and lingering melodic lines, seamlessly morphing between earthy restlessness and futuristic dreamscapes.

 

Currently an Associate Artist at Wigmore Hall, Trish has released six critically acclaimed albums, the last two for Basho Records (2019's Ninety Degrees Gravity and 2020's My Iris), the latest of which has been described as a “high intensity, mercurial workout” by Downbeat Magazine, providing “further evidence that Clowes is an improviser to be reckoned with.”

 

Trish collaborated with film director Rose Hendry to create a music video for the album track Abbott & Costello – inspired by characters in Denis Villeneuve’s science fiction film Arrival – that was screened at the Cannes Lions Festival and shortlisted for The Voice Of A Woman Awards 2019.

 

My Iris has toured internationally, and made broadcasts for BBC Radio 3 and Radio Bremen. Notable performances include the Rochester International Jazz Festival (Made In The UK showcase), Toronto International Jazz Festival, Galway Jazz Festival and the Barbican for the London Jazz Festival, supporting Avishai Cohen.

Trish Clowes (Tenor Saxophone), Ross Stanley (Piano/Organ), Chris Montague (Guitar), James Maddren (Drums).

“A definite contender for album of the year. Each track is so beautifully structured and so well played,

that the whole set amply repays many repeated listens.” - JazzViews on Ninety Degrees Gravity

“Everything Clowes does has an invigorating purposefulness.”
- The Telegraph on

My Iris

“Clowes and her

skilful quartet

reworked the

intricate music from last year’s

My Iris album, but

also unveiled darkly funky new work that bears an increasingly punchy resemblance

to the music of the

jazz fusion band Weather Report.”

- The Guardian

+ Syrian Kitchen

Tickets: £15 / £14 Concessions. Students £6 (+ Booking Fees)

Doors: 7.00pm. 1st Set: 7.30pm

PHOTO: CARL HYDE