Tangent is an ambitious new album from a stunning young saxophonist/composer Trish Clowes whose musical influences come from many sources. The opportunity write for a full orchestra on a debut album is indeed an unusual one, but this work shows the breadth and scope of Trish’s musical vision. Produced by one of the UK’s leading jazz talents pianist and composer Gwilym Simcock, himself no stranger to cross-genre work, and with an orchestra conducted by the brilliant Jules Buckley, leader of the hugely successful Heritage Orchestra the album is for Trish ” a dream come true”
Works on the album are a mix of compositions for the core sextet featuring Trish Clowes Saxophone
Huw White Piano, Chris Montague Guitar, Calum Gourlay Double Bass, James Maddren Drums, Heidi Parsons Cello. Some of the pieces are augmented with guest musicians including pianist Gwilym Simcock, there is a duo with trumpeter Nick Smart and two pieces with full orchestra one of which features the stunning vocals of Kathleen Willison.
Trish Clowes says:”Having such a wealth of wonderful instrumentalists for the larger orchestrations on this album, allows me to take the listener on a journey from the opening phrase to the last track.”.