“awesome foursome… impeccable”
4* from Dave Gelly, The Observer
4.5* from Fiona Ord-Shrimpton, All About Jazz
The group’s first recording, Clowes’ fourth albuwith accompanying tour dates across the country. The album includes Muted Lines by Cevanne Horrocks-Hopayian – commissioned by Clowes with support from the PRS for Music Foundation – and Clowes’ sister piece Tap Dance (For Baby Dodds). The works share a theme of migration, in particular forced migration; Muted Lines addresses loss and silence from the perspective of Cevanne’s Armenian heritage and features a 16th Century poem by Nahapet Kuchak. Tap Dance is built upon fragments of a Baby Dodds drum solo, celebrating the birth of the drum set and its central role in the music of the African diaspora.