SHABAKA in concert at St Mary Redcliffe
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"Sell out warning! The jazz gods have spoken, allotting us mortals in Bristol one final chance to reach true transcendence and achieve a love supreme. Get down on your knees - the greatest reedsman of the 21st century is about to lift the roof off St Mary Redcliffe. Praise be the Worms!"

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A gig on Thursday 28th November. The event starts at 20:00.


Oh my. This is set to be special.

Shabaka Hutchings live in concert performing with his 5 piece ensemble (which includes two Harps!) at the stunning awe-inspiring setting and acoustics of St Mary Redcliffe Church!

The new album by Shabaka is the result of a collaborative process between himself and a number of creative musicians. It marks a departure from the standard ‘band’ format and sees him bring a fresh compositional framework foregrounding his work on various flutes from around the world in combination with creative improvisers to create a textural world which is beautiful, serene and poetic. Each concert will include a solo flute aspect in addition to the collaborations which will (nearly always) include at least one harp chamber music within which compositional fluidity is emphasised (songs are allowed to emerge and disappear as the atmosphere dictates).

The album was recorded over 6 days in the legendary Van Gelder studio. The same space that birthed classic albums such as Kind of Blue, A Love Supreme and which solidified the Blue Note/ Impulse! Records sound which we associate so readily with the jazz canon. The emphasis throughout these sessions was to create slow moving music that embraced the ‘liminal zones’, spaces usually reserved for the introductions or coda sections of music where energy is still, expectant and infused with the energy of possibility. Hours upon hours of music was recorded and then ‘produced’ into a concise record where the choicest melodic and atmospheric fragments have been foraged and orchestrated.


Pre-sale tickets for all WDC and Shabaka mailing list followers go on sale 10am Thursday 4th July, with general sale going live 10am on Friday. With just over 400 tickets available for this special concert we don’t expect them to last long.

Tickets are available in tiers based on the proximity of the seats to the stage and are available to purchase as follows:

Section A (front 4 rows): £36.50
Section B: £34.50
Section C: £32.50
Section D: £32.50
Section E (wings. slightly restricted view of ensemble but not of Shabaka): £28.50

Doors will be 7.30pm.

This one of just 3 events that Worm Disco Club will be hosting as part of our 2024 Autumn programme during which will be celebrating TEN YEARS OF WORM DISCO CLUB!

Our big Birthday bash will be happening Saturday Oct 26th so please save the date if you want to join us for that! Thanks as always for your support!

~ WDC xx

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