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



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
SAT 14 DEC 2019
De Rosa - 'Ten Years of Prevention'
CCA, Glasgow19:00£12.50
Everybody Loves Lizzo (Boosterhooch + Babestation)
Blue Arrow Club, Glasgow23.00£5.00
The Field
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£15.00
Roddy Woomble
Blue Arrow Club, GlasgowDoors 7:30pm£17.50
SUN 15 DEC 2019
Blue Hawaii
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 19:30£8.00
Roddy Woomble
Blue Arrow Club, GlasgowDoors 7:30pm£17.50
TUE 17 DEC 2019
Pick a Piper
Hug & Pint, Glasgow19.30£7.50
FRI 20 DEC 2019
Bombskare: 40 Years of Two-Tone
Oran Mor, Glasgow19:30£16.50
SUN 22 DEC 2019
Lucid Hound + Closet Organ & Black Cat Revue
Hug & Pint, Glasgow19.30£5.00
SAT 4 JAN 2020
Desperate Dan
Blue Arrow Club, Glasgow19.30£10.00
WED 15 JAN 2020
Slaughter Beach, Dog
Hug & Pint, Glasgow19.30£12.00
FRI 17 JAN 2020
Celtic Connections: The Rezillos
Oran Mor, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£19.00
SAT 18 JAN 2020
Peggy Seeger with Calum & Neill MacColl
Mitchell Theatre, Glasgow7.30 p.m. £16.00
SUN 19 JAN 2020
Russell Stewart
Blue Arrow Club, Glasgow19.30cancelled
THU 23 JAN 2020
Celtic Connections: Rambler (fka Caitlin Buchanan)
Blue Arrow Club, Glasgow19.30£10.00
Wandering Hearts
Oran Mor, GlasgowDoors 7:30pm£16.00
FRI 24 JAN 2020
Celtic Connections: From Night til Morning (LNFG)
Blue Arrow Club, Glasgow19.30£15.00
SAT 25 JAN 2020
The National Whisky Festival 2020
SWG3, Glasgow£35.00
Celtic Connections : Jeff Parker + The New Breed
Blue Arrow Club, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£17.50
SUN 26 JAN 2020
Celtic Connections: Robyn Hitchcock
Drygate, Glasgow19.00£16.00
MON 27 JAN 2020
Kiwi Jr
Hug & Pint, Glasgow19.30£7.00
TUE 28 JAN 2020
Lower Dens
Blue Arrow Club, Glasgow19.30£12.50
THU 30 JAN 2020
Wire
G2 (The Garage), Glasgow19.00£17.50
Awkward Family Portraits
Sneaky Pete's, EdinburghDoors 7.30pm£10.00
Michael Head + The Red Elastic Band
Summerhall, EdinburghDoors 7.30pm£23.00
SUN 2 FEB 2020
Goat Roper Rodeo Band
Hug & Pint, Glasgow19.30£12.50
MON 3 FEB 2020
And So I Watch You From Afar: Jettison
Saint Luke's, GlasgowDoors 19:00£18.00
WED 5 FEB 2020
Peaness
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 19:30£8.00