An intriguingly varied and very original programme and one which marked Iles as an arranger of considerable talent and as a gifted composer.
‘Iles displayed the rhythmic surprises, shape shifting phrases, playful dialogue with a mix of ruggedness and reflection that make her comparable with the great John Taylor.’
‘Nikki Iles is a pianist of extraordinary imagination who thrives on fugitive melodies”
“A formidable UK jazz presence rising to her full height.”
“Iles is one of the most refreshing figures to have emerged in the UK scene in recent times, with a liquid sound and supple, obliquely resolved phrasing as an improviser”.