“Awesome foursome” – The Observer
“Trish Clowes is a fiercely talented jazz saxophonist” – The Telegraph
“Musical wizardry” – All About Jazz [on My Iris]
“Whatever planet Trish Clowes and her band were on when they recorded this, I want to be there!” – BBC Radio 3 [on My Iris]
Sligo Jazz Project and Music Network present an intriguing quartet fronted by the adventurous Trish Clowes, BASCA British Composer Award winner and former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist. An agile improviser and songwriter in the mould of Wayne Shorter, Clowes has been much lauded for her melodic imagination and ”magisterial” tone. Previously known for genre-bending collaborations with improvising string quartets and orchestras, her take on jazz is playful, engaging – and hugely accomplished.
Clowes is joined by a trio of long-term collaborators showcasing original tunes from the saxophonist’s highly-acclaimed fourth album My Iris: the impeccable James Maddren on drums, award-winning Troyka guitarist Chris Montague, and keyboard virtuoso Ross Stanley, who has played with such jazz luminaries as Dennis Rollins, Guy Barker, Ian Shaw, Stan Sulzman and John Parricelli, as well as being a regular member of the Jim Mullen Organ Trio.
Trish Clowes, saxes
Chris Montague, guitar
Ross Stanley, piano/hammond organ
James Maddren, drums