Ishmael Ensemble

WEDNESDAY 30TH OCTOBER 2019

7.30pm

£10.00

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
United Kingdom


Venue Details



TUE 19 NOV 2019
Magpie Blue
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7:30pm£7.50
WED 20 NOV 2019
Animal Society
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7.30 p.m. £8.00
Thor Harris (Swans, Shearwater) & Friends
Blue Arrow Club, GlasgowDoors 7:30pm£12.00
THU 21 NOV 2019
Omar Apollo
Blue Arrow Club, Glasgow19.30£12.50
FRI 22 NOV 2019
The Quireboys
Drygate, Glasgow19.00£21.00
SAT 23 NOV 2019
Bohemian Monk Machine
Blue Arrow Club, Glasgow19.30£8.00
The Great Western
Various Venues, Glasgow2pm - 2am£28.00
Wolfgang Flür
CCA, GlasgowDoors 7:30pm£18.50
SUN 24 NOV 2019
Mac DeMarco
O2 Academy, GlasgowDoors 7pm£25.00
WED 27 NOV 2019
Kishi Bashi
Nice N Sleazy, Glasgow19.30£13.00
Whitney
Queen Margaret Union, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£17.50
THU 28 NOV 2019
Hippo
Blue Arrow Club, GlasgowDoors 7:30pmcancelled
OMNI
Mono, GlasgowDoors 8pm£14.00
FRI 29 NOV 2019
Fiendz YT + The Roly Mo + Ghostbaby
Blue Arrow Club, Glasgow23.00£5.00
Son Of Dave
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£12.00
SAT 30 NOV 2019
Erland Cooper
Mackintosh Queens Cross Church, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£16.00
Beverley Beirne: Jazz Just Wants To Have Fun
Blue Arrow Club, GlasgowDoors 7:00pmcancelled
Heisk - Album Fundraiser
Blue Arrow Club, GlasgowDoors 9.30pm£8.00
SUN 1 DEC 2019
Aldous Harding
Summerhall, EdinburghDoors 7.30pmSold Out
Aldous Harding: Matinee
Summerhall, EdinburghDoors 15.00£15.00
MON 2 DEC 2019
Penelope Isles
Hug & Pint, Glasgow19.30£8.00
WED 4 DEC 2019
Trupa Trupa
Hug & Pint, Glasgow19.30£8.00
THU 5 DEC 2019
Pop Will Eat Itself
Oran Mor, Glasgow7.00 p.m.cancelled
Admiral Fallow + support
St Lukes, GlasgowDoors 7 30pm£15.00
FRI 6 DEC 2019
Beak>
Queen Margaret Union, GlasgowDoors 7pm£16.50
SAT 7 DEC 2019
Geno Washington & The Ram Jam Band
Mono, Glasgow20.00£15.00
RV presents: Lex Blondin (Total Refreshment Centre)
Blue Arrow Club, Glasgow20.00£5.00
City Of The Sun
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£10.50
WED 11 DEC 2019
Vetiver
Mono, GlasgowDoors 8pm£12.00
FRI 13 DEC 2019
Jesse Marchant
Hug & Pint, Glasgow19.30£9.00
Dreadzone
Summerhall, EdinburghDoors 7pm£17.50