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Neil Cowley Trio

Album    Touch and Flee
Label    Naim Jazz
Release date  Out Now

ON TOUR  From 26th September 2014

Southport * Bristol * London * Southampton * Cardiff * Brighton * Oxford * Gateshead * Birmingham * Manchester * Derry * Belfast * Downpatrick * Enniskillen * Omagh * Portsewart

“Beautiful, epic, uncompromising music…a post-rock jazz masterpiece” Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio 2

“A recording of hidden depths and on-the-pulse sonic values that signals a bright new chapter in the Neil Cowley Trio story.” Jazzwise


“despite his maverick streak, this album might well be construed as a coming of age record, with the wackiness of old being substituted for refined sangfroid.” The Quietus

“thrilling crescendos combine dance music’s inevitable rush and jazz’s organic intrigue” The Arts Desk

“This is BAD ASS” Huey Morgan, BBC Radio 6 Music


“stadium-sized piano riffs with delicately beautiful melodies, heart-wrenching and heart-pounding in equal measure.” Drowned In Sound

Eight years ago, Neil Cowley Trio released a debut album of outstanding original recordings that established the prodigiously gifted Cowley as a dazzling pianist and stunning composer. He created a unique trademark sound for his trio – where ferociously forceful melodies, memorable hooks and thrilling crescendos sit side by side with heart shattering tender whisperings.  Coupled with Cowley’s mischievous humour and remarkable rapport with his audience, they carved out a reputation as one of the UK’s most exciting live bands.


Earlier this year, Neil Cowley Trio released their fifth album, Touch and Flee.  Dubbed by Cowley as their ‘concert hall record” ,  it strayed from the trio’s usual high octane workout presenting instead exquisitely graceful movements, dark haunting passages, unobtrusive rhythms and dreamy melodies.  The Guardian suggested it was “the Cowley album for anyone who ever wished this gifted maverick might dig deeper”.


This autumn, Cowley embarks on a UK tour with his long time trio featuring Evan Jenkins on drums and the big- bearded Rex Horan on bass.  Together  they perform gorgeous expansive music from their new recording alongside a rip-roaring set of Cowley classics including eternal crowd-pleasers such as She Eats Flies and Rooster was a Witness.   With Cowley’s instinctive flair and ingenuity as an entertainer, his trio’s powerful, dynamic and captivating live show promises to be a must-see this autumn.


Touch and Flee was released June 2014


26th Sept:   SOUTHPORT    The Atkinson

1st Oct:   BRISTOL   Colston Hall

3rd Oct:   LONDON   The Barbican

4th Oct:   SOUTHAMPTON   Turner Sims

8th Oct:   CARDIFF   The Gate Arts Centre

9th Oct:   BRIGHTON   Brighton Dome Corn Exchange

10th Oct:   OXFORD   SJE Arts at St John the Evangelist Church

11th Oct:   GATESHEAD   Sage Gateshead

14th Oct:   BIRMINGHAM   CBSO Centre

16th Oct:   PARIS   New Morning


23rd Oct:   DERRY   Derry International Choral Festival    

24th Oct:  HAMBURG, Germany   Uber Jazz Festival

25th Oct:   BELFAST   Crescent Arts Centre

26th Oct:   DOWNPATRICK    Downs Arts Centre

28th Oct:   ENNISKILLEN   Ardhowen Theatre

29th Oct:   OMAGH   Strule Arts Centre

30th Oct:   PORTSTEWART   Flowerhill Arts Centre

1st Nov:  MUNICH, Germany   Unterfarht

3rd Nov:  OLOMOUC, Czech Rep   Jazz Tibet

4th Nov:   BERLIN, Germnay   The A Trane

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