The London Jazz Festival 2010 began its musical journey through the Capital in a manner akin to an Olympic games opening festivities. Think Beijing, in the form of opening act, Trish Clowes.
She & her sextet masterfully introduced her debut album, "Tangent", in the Clore Ballroom, Southbank Centre to a packed foyer that for an hour, housed a hugely appreciative and captive audience that seemed to cling to her every note.
The diminutive & petite figure of Trish approaching the stage completely belied the controlled, hauntingly serene opening notes of, "Pelude to a sketch", the opening track of the album. Indeed, for me it revealed the first glimpse of an accomplished musician.
Throughout her Short set Trish painted pictures, wove tapestries and told stories in her own notes. Her interpretation of poem & novel that bore significance to her, exposed a precocious talent adept at the art of composing, (yes, the music on the album was composed by her), that will certainly sustain the creation of excellent music for years to come.
Trish and the gifted group of young musicians that supported her, seamlessly took the music, (and the audience), to different levels, weaving their way effortlessly through each piece.
They closed the show with the marquee piece, "Sketch", which was executed to perfection, minus the orchestral component charactrerised in the album version.
A totally enjoyable experience that made braving the poor weather to witness brilliance, all the more worthwhile.
The future of UK Jazz is in good hands!!
The Band Members are as follows:
For more information and to purchase this wonderful CD, check out the links below:
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