REVIEW: Clowes in All About Jazz

All About Jazz has reviewed the new album from saxophonist Trish Clowes.

Vincenzo Roggero writes (translated from Italian):

Born in times of lockdown, with references, starting with the title, to the criticality caused by the pandemic, developed through live streams and released by Dave Douglas’ prestigious Greenleaf Music, A View with a Room confirms Clowes as one of the most interesting voices on the effervescent British scene, embodying its gentle and refined face.

The sonority on both tenor and soprano sax is velvety but not mellifluous, the style reminiscent of cool jazz reeds, the compositions, of immediate accessibility, reveal rigor, formal perfection, freshness of ideas. A pronounced melodic sense is the common thread that runs through the entire album, sometimes overtly as in the intense “Morning Song,” the evocative “Ayana,” or the sweet “Time,” other times hidden behind infectious riffs or less regular rhythmic scans. Surprising is the closing of the album. A little bit “Round Midnight” a little bit Bolero for the gradual sonic buildup of the finale, “Almost” showcases the qualities in Clowes’ arrangements and those of a perfectly calibrated and tight-knit band.

Check out the full review here.

A View with a Room is available on CD and digital here.