Ishmael Ensemble

WEDNESDAY 30TH OCTOBER 2019

7.30pm

18+

Hot on the heels of a breakthrough year, Bristol based electronic jazz outfit Ishmael Ensemble
hit the road for their first official U.K. tour.
2017 saw Ishmael Ensemble’s debut EP, Songs for Knotty, followed by a remix for Detroit
techno demigod Carl Craig. These formative steps became a sprint in 2018, as a string of 7”s
entitled Severn Songs began flowing out across the year. The Bristol-inspired records variously
bridged fleet-footed jazz, lush downtempo, modulated electronica, Fourth World tones, and all
manner of stirring sonic swells.
It’s no surprise the records caught the attention of tastemakers & DJs across the board,
receiving regular radio play on BBC6Music, Jazz FM & Worldwide FM plus a performance on
Gilles Peterson’s U.K. Jazz Special live from the legendary Maida Vale Studios. Tiptoeing
between the current British jazz boom and Bristol's rich musical ancestry, the group have found
a truly unique and refreshing voice.
"Ishmael Ensemble are sometimes few, sometimes many, but always operate with the same
questing spirit for innovation. Essentially rooted in jazz, the project's outlook blends club culture,
left field electronics, and much more into an unholy blend." Clash Magazine
“These guys just get better with every release” Gilles Peterson
“Cunningham’s most ambitious project yet gives a nod to jazz that has come before, but
approaches the genre in a forward-thinking manner” Music Is My Sanctuary
“Expansive-cerebral-jazz-psychedelia” Complex
“Absolutely gorgeous” Tom Ravenscroft, BBC6 Music
“Beautiful music” Dan Snaith, Caribou
“Unfolds like a shimmering stone skipping across a lake. Gorgeous” XLR8R



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Blue Arrow Club

323 Sauchiehall St
Glasgow
Lanarkshire
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TUE 17 SEP 2019
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The Maes (AU)
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WED 18 SEP 2019
Thunkfish + Trio TYR
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THU 19 SEP 2019
Cornerstoned #2: Null + Death Bed.
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FRI 20 SEP 2019
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SUN 22 SEP 2019
RAZA
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Aidan Moffat + RM Hubbert
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TUE 24 SEP 2019
Michael Janisch "Worlds Collide" Launch Tour
Blue Arrow Club, Glasgow19.30£10.00
Zang + Pyro
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WED 25 SEP 2019
Plastic Mermaids
Hug & Pint, Glasgow20.00£9.00
FRI 27 SEP 2019
Alex Cameron
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SAT 28 SEP 2019
The Roques + Canary Gold & The Morning Retakes
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7.30pm£5.00
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Drygate, GlasgowDoors 7:30pm£10.00
MON 30 SEP 2019
Living Hour
Hug & Pint, Glasgow19.30£6.00
THU 3 OCT 2019
Elliot Galvin Trio
Blue Arrow Club, Glasgow19.30£8.00
FRI 4 OCT 2019
Skeltr
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SAT 5 OCT 2019
DZ Deathrays
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SUN 6 OCT 2019
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Dan Mangan
Murray A. Lightburn (The Dears)
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£14.00
FRI 11 OCT 2019
Murkage Dave
Hug & Pint, Glasgow19.30£10.00
SAT 12 OCT 2019
The Eskies
Hug & Pint, Glasgow19.30cancelled
Jim Bob (Carter USM)
The Art School, Glasgow19.30£15.00
Tiny Murder Launch Party + Pocket Knife
& Charrette
Blue Arrow Club, Glasgow23.00£5.00
SUN 13 OCT 2019
Pillow Queens
Hug & Pint, Glasgow19.30£8.00
MON 14 OCT 2019
Alessi's Ark
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 19:30£8.00
Creep Show ft. John Grant, Stephen Mallinder, Phil Winter & Benge
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WED 16 OCT 2019
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