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Trish Clowes

Jez Nelson presents saxophonist and Radio 3 New Generation Artist Trish Clowes performing with her nonet - featuring pianist Gwilym Simcock and an improvising string quartet.

Saxophonist and BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Trish Clowes is making a name for herself by exploring the ground between jazz and contemporary classical music, and performs here with a nonet that does just that. Appropriately then, the group brings together a jazz quintet (featuring special guest pianist Gwilym Simcock) and a string quartet, with the lines between them blurred by a shared refinement of sound and willingness to improvise. Clowes' strongly lyrical music shifts between textures that are sometimes groove-led, sometimes closer to classical chamber music in their detail, with this gig featuring material from her recently released second album 'And In The Night-time She Is There'.

Presenter: Jez Nelson
Producers: Peggy Sutton & Phil Smith.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Trish Clowes’ Tangent Nonet recorded at Pizza Express, London on 22 January 2013

    • Trish Clowes

      Question Mark

      Composer: Trish Clowes

  • Roundup of new releases

    • Rudresh Mahanthappa


      Composer: Rudresh Mahanthappa

      • Gamak.
      • Act.
    • Chris Potter


      Composer: Chris Potter

      • The Sirens.
      • ECM.
    • Sam Newsome

      In A Mellow Tone

      Composer: Duke Ellington

      • The Art Of The Soprano, Vol. 1.
      • Sam Newsome.
    • Alister Spence Trio

      Brave Ghost

      Composer: Alister Spence Trio

      • Far Flung.
      • Rufus.
  • Trish Clowes’ Tangent Nonet recorded at Pizza Express, London on 22 January 2013

    • Untitled

      Line-up: Trish Clowes (tenor and soprano saxophones); Gwilym Simcock (piano); Chris Montague (guitar); Calum Gourlay (bass); James Maddren (drums)

    • Untitled

      Thomas Gould (violin); Thea Spiers (violin); Adam Robinson (viola); Louise McMonagle (cello)

    • Trish Clowes

      The Animator

      Composer: Trish Clowes

    • Trish Clowes

      The Sphinx

      Composer: Trish Clowes

    • Trish Clowes

      Iris Nonet (Suite)

      Composer: Trish Clowes

  • A Tribute to Jayne Cortez

    • Steve Dalachinsky

      If The Drum Is A Woman [extract]

      Composer: Jayne Cortez

    • Steve Dalachinsky

      For Jayne

      Composer: Steve Dalachinsky

    • Jayne Cortez

      Brooding 1975

      Composer: Jayne Cortez

      • Unsubmissive Blues.
      • Bola Press.


  • Mon 4 Feb 2013 23:00

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