by Trish Clowes

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Amber 06:25
Shirley 07:52
Eric's tune 08:38
Free to fall 11:53
written by Trish Clowes Flying, bursting Free to climb and explore Free to be caught if I fall Depth, trust, Foundations built on Humility Honesty Vulnerability Restless spirit I am called to action Finding strength as I go Sun and moon They lead me on in Humility Honesty Vulnerability


MY IRIS were supposed to tour and record in April 2020… World events put a stop to that particular plan. Instead here is some material from two gigs in October 2019, in Belfast and Galway. I captured our sounds with my zoom recorder and I’ve cleaned them up so I can present them to the world! Nothing can replace actually playing gigs with Chris, Ross, and James, but at least I can share this album with you all. It was such a great weekend away, I have very happy memories of it, and it’s been great to listen back and choose highlights. There are a couple of new tunes plus live versions of tracks from our previous two albums ‘My Iris’ and ‘Ninety Degrees Gravity’. ‘Amber’ is for Amber Bauer, the founder & CEO of the charity Donate4Refugees, and ‘Shirley’ is for my saxophone.

I would like to thank Brian Carson of Moving on Music, Barry Holloway who did our Front of House sound in Belfast, Ciarán Ryan and Ellen Cranitch of Galway Jazz Festival (this was their last festival!!!), and Bryan Rabbitte who did our Front of House sound in Galway. I would also like to thank Kerry Atchison and her family for putting us up in Belfast, and my husband Chris Kelly for helping me with editing the recordings.

Cover photograph by John Cronin


released April 2, 2020

Trish Clowes - saxophone/composition, Chris Montague - guitar, Ross Stanley - piano/organ, James Maddren - drums


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Trish Clowes London, UK

Saxophonist and composer Trish Clowes has been described as “an improviser to be reckoned with” (Downbeat Magazine). Her band MY IRIS – with Chris Montague (guitar), Ross Stanley (piano and Hammond organ) and James Maddren (drums) – have toured worldwide and been hailed as “the jazz of the future” (Augsburger Allgemeine).

Page pics from music vid directed by Rose Hendry, profile pic also by Rose
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