SUPPORT ROBOCOBRA QUARTET + AFTERPARTY WITH KWA DANIELS AND KAIDI TATHAM
SAT 12 MAR – BLACK BOX – 8PM – £14 (£10 CONC) BOOK HERE
Helmed by producer and saxophonist Pete Cunningham, Ishmael Ensemble’s richly inventive 2019 debut ‘A State Of Flow’ marked them out as an explosive new force, infusing lush cinematic compositions with leftfield dub and electronic sensibilities reminiscent of Bristol’s musical landscape. Named The Guardian’s Contemporary Album Of The Month and MOJO’s Jazz Album of The Month, it saw the group record Maida Vale sessions for both Gilles Peterson and Tom Ravenscroft, as well as featuring on compilations for Brownswood Recordings and Soul Jazz Records.
Their newest album ‘Visions Of Light’ has taken the band a step further still, and will be brought to life in Belfast with Pete Cunningham on Sax & Electronics, Holysseus Fly on Vocals & Keys, Jake Spurgeon on Bass & Synthesizers, Stephen Mullins on Guitar & Rory O’Gorman on Drums. Not to be missed.
“Music that’s pitched somewhere between astral jazz, burbling electronica, trippy minimalism, psychedelic dub and 20 years of club culture.” – The Guardian
“Incredible independent music from Bristol. These guys just get better with every
release” – Gilles Peterson
Robocobra Quartet are without doubt one of the most exciting bands to emerge from these islands in recent times.
Improvisation and experimentation is at the core of the group’s DNA, whether it be in the fluidity of their line-up or in their unique self-produced records, which flirt with the likes of choral groups and string sections – almost intentionally at odds with their ostensible roots as a post-punk band.
A band firmly on the “must-see” list, where Robocobra Quartet lead, others follow.
KWA AND KAIDI AFTERPARTY
Virtuouso performer, multi-instrumentalist and true sound innovator Kaidi Tatham, once nicknamed the “Herbie Hancock of the United Kingdom” by Benji B, teams up with Bounce Culture and BBC Radio Ulster’s Kwame Daniels for a no holds barred sparring session that is sure to round off Brilliant Corners with a bang.
Expect a mixed bag of jazz, soul, afrobeat, funk and disco. Bring your dancing shoes!