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Get The Blessing

Bristol based quartet taking their name from an Ornette Coleman composition. Straddling the boundaries of jazz and rock they have released four albums “All Is Yes” (2008)-winner of the BBC Jazz Awards Album Of The Year”, “Bugs In Amber” (2009), “OC DC” (2012) and “Lope and Antilope” (2014), each album representing a clear artistic progression.
The group features sometime Portishead members Jim Barr (bass) and Clive Deamer (drums) plus Jake McMurchie (saxophones) and Pete Judge (trumpet).


ARTIST REVIEWS
Bugs In Amber
Bugs In Amber

"Bright, consistently up-tempo music that doesn't fight shy of aggression"

3 out of 5

Album Review


Get The Blessing, Black Mountain Jazz, Kings Arms, Abergavenny, 22/05/2011.
Get The Blessing, Black Mountain Jazz, Kings Arms, Abergavenny, 22/05/2011.

"Loud, brash, irreverent and unfailingly entertaining, but more subtle than they are sometimes given credit for, GTB have developed a sound of their own and are a very welcome presence on the UK music "

4 out of 5

Live Review


OC DC
OC DC

"GTB's most multi faceted album yet with a growing compositional maturity augmented by increasingly imaginative arrangements and a well judged smattering of electronic fairydust. "

4 out of 5

Album Review


Lope and Antilope
Lope and Antilope

"Their least classifiable album to date, certainly the most interesting, and arguably the best."

4 out of 5

Album Review


Bristopia
Bristopia

"A group that has established a signature sound but can’t help experimenting with its own identity, with consistently fascinating results."

4 out of 5

Album Review


Get The Blessing, Progress Theatre, Reading, Berkshire, 22/03/2019.
Get The Blessing, Progress Theatre, Reading, Berkshire, 22/03/2019.

""A beguiling and kaleidoscopic experience". Guest contributor Trevor Bannister brings an initiate's fresh insight into the music of Get The Blessing."

4 out of 5

Live Review


JAZZ MANN FEATURES

Sunday at Cheltenham Jazz Festival, 05/05/2019.

Sunday at Cheltenham Jazz Festival, 05/05/2019.

Ian Mann on performances by Vula Viel, Yazz Ahmed, David Sanborn, Hanna Paulsberg, Madeleine Peyroux and two exceptional 'Trios With A Twist', one from Cuba, the other from France.


Saturday at Cheltenham Jazz Festival, 04/05/2019.

Saturday at Cheltenham Jazz Festival, 04/05/2019.

Ian Mann on performances by Paris / Birmingham Jazz Exchange, Alfa Mist, John Surman's Brass Project, Dan Weiss & Starebaby, Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya, Vels Trio, Joshua Redman and Michael Formanek.


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