Trish Clowes My Iris band to play Galway among run of Irish dates
It was an April release this year for Ninety Degrees Gravity by acclaimed saxophonist composer bandleader Trish Clowes. Fronting her My Iris band the album was released by UK jazz indie Basho. Oblique, a little reminiscent of the style of Iain Ballamy, this complicated music, prog-like in places always pushes ahead and Clowes has plenty of firepower at her disposal plus lots of timbral resource complete with a careful command of contemporary jazz language that besides Ballamy also is reminiscent of some of Wayne Shorter’s methodology. Strong on both group interplay and compositional skill this is one of the most outstanding new UK jazz albums to be released this year. Ross Stanley, above left, James Maddren, Trish Clowes and Chris Montague. Prior to their Galway appearance My Iris play Belfast on 4 October.