Raph Clarkson.


“Raph Clarkson is one of the rising stars of the U.K. improv scene”  – bandcamp.com

“a focused and serious creative artist with a compulsion to tread his own path” – John Fordham, London Jazz News [feature article]

Covering Raph’s work with WorldService Project:

“Trombonist Clarkson stands out with heavy and tough play, as the trombonists in Zappas band often did”
– Jan Granlie, Salt-Peanuts.eu blog

“Raphael Clarkson caught the ear with some inventive lines and a big sound to boot…consistently good trombone work”
– Bebop Spoken Here blog

“Raphael Clarkson plays some glorious trombone”

“killer trombone solo from Raph Clarkson, its mournful tone adding great soul to the track”
– All About Jazz

Covering Raph’s work with The Dissolute Society:

birdistheworm blog

“A triumph…brave, original music”

“fluent solos…a moving dialogue between [Huw] Warren on piano and Clarkson on trombone”

“there’s some beautiful original writing…bracing free improvisation, unflinching poetry…you could hear it as an experimental theatre production or an avant-garde opera”      –Thomas Rees, Jazzwise magazine

“Clarkson’s ability to create challenging yet engaging music from his innermost feelings – brought to life by this ensemble’s openness and experimentation – is a sure ‘listen again’”
Adrian Pallant, London Jazz News

“A heartfelt bravura album from Raphael Clarkson and his collaborators, charting a journey from a dense emotional chaos out of which there finally emerges a joyful and passionate sense of deliverance”
-John Potter