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Severn Songs 3: The River feat. Yazz Ahmed

Severn Songs
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Hot-on-the-heels of their performance on BBC 6 Music, for Gilles Peterson's ‘UK Jazz Special’, at the hallowed Maida Vale studios (alongside Nubya Garcia, Joe Armon-Jones and Fatima), Ishmael Ensemble bring their Bristol-inspired ‘Severn Songs’ project to a triumphant finale. ‘Severn Songs 3’ pays homage the mighty river itself, in both title and mood. Field recordings from the banks of another iconic river - the Ganges - made by keyboardist and co-writer Jake Spurgeon meander in and out of focus, whilst celestial percussion ushers in the full-bodied tone of celebrated jazz trumpeter Yazz Ahmed's horn. The track climaxes in true Ishmaelian fashion with a whirlwind of pulsating synthesizers, crashing drums and hypnotic brass flurries, before easing back into the dulcet rhythm of oars lapping through water. On the flip, a reprise takes the listener on a much gentler ride. However, the tension and dynamics of this twin version are still very much apparent. Throughout the release, an array of new instruments open up in Cunningham's armoury; most notably bass clarinet, alto-flute and the sarod – leaving the listener just a few strings shy of a full orchestral experience. As a whole, the ‘Severn Songs’ project has seen Cunningham develop an already diverse palette into something more focused. Tiptoeing between the current British jazz boom and Bristol's rich musical ancestry, the group have found a truly unique and refreshing voice. ‘Severn Songs 3’ follows media praise, radio airplay and DJ support for the first two 7”s in the series, from the likes of Dan Snaith (Caribou), Gilles Peterson, Tom Ravenscroft, DJ Mag, Complex, Self-Titled, The Vinyl Factory and XLR8R. Prior to that, 2017 saw Ishmael Ensemble’s first EP ‘Songs for Knotty’ released on Banoffee Pies, followed by an official remix of Carl Craig’s ‘The Melody’ for Infiné. With rumours of an album ‘round the corner, a busy touring schedule and continued support from international tastemakers, 2019 is shaping up to be an ascendant year for this talented producer and his Bristolian troupe. Musicians: Pete Cunningham: saxophone, synths, keys Jake Spurgeon: modular synth, keys, sarod Yazz Ahmed: flugelhorn Ross Hughes: bass clarinet, alto flute Rory O'Gorman: drums Stephen Mullins: guitar Jackson Lapes: percussion

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Release Date

22.02.2019

Cat No

SEVS03

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Electronica
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A State Of FlowSevern Songs
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A State Of FlowSevern Songs
Ambient
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Electronica
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Songs For KnottyBanoffee Pies
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Electronica
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Songs For KnottyBanoffee Pies
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A State Of FlowSevern Songs
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Electronica
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A State Of FlowSevern Songs
Ambient
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Severn Songs 2Severn Songs
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Severn Songs 2Severn Songs
Ambient
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Re Edit (Disco)
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