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22 May 2019

Abbott & Costello

by Andrew MacGregor

Trish Clowes: “Abbott & Costello” - 6 mins 58s

Those of a certain vintage will instantly associate jazz with The Fast Show's Louis Balfour and his smoke-filled lair. Unlike the chain-smoker's array of musically challenged guests, Shrewsbury-born saxophonist and composer Trish Clowes knows how to do her craft justice.

Clowes's latest track ‘Abbott & Costello' receives a tricksy promo courtesy of director Rose Hendry, whose camera glides in and out of rooms populated by a raft of musical instruments - only the human players are nowhere to be seen.

As the track unfolds, the camera embarks on its own freeform odyssey, wending its way in and out of darkness before it performs some dizzying mid-air acrobatics. As this mellifluous effort proves, sometimes it pays to just go with the flow.

Film Production: HLA Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Rose Hendry ♀ Ⓟ Ⓦ
Producer: Rebecca Wolff
Executive Producer: Daniel Carter
Cinematographer: Ian Forbes
Post Production: Sydney Levy @ Big Buoy Ⓟ Ⓦ
VFX: Simon Gretton / Joshua Lake (Ass'nt) @ Big Buoy Ⓟ Ⓦ
Colourist: Jonny Tully @ Big Buoy Ⓟ Ⓦ

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