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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


JAZZ MANN FEATURES

New Generation Jazz - ‘Showcase Wales’, Brecon Jazz Club, The Muse Arts Centre, Brecon, 10/07/2018.

New Generation Jazz - ‘Showcase Wales’, Brecon Jazz Club, The Muse Arts Centre, Brecon, 10/07/2018.

Ian Mann enjoys an evening of original music played by students of the RWCMD in Cardiff with sets from Josh Heaton's Mouth of Words, Skeleton Leaf and the Norman Willmore Quintet.


Emulsion Festival VI, Day Two, Gateway Arts & Education Centre, Shrewsbury, 16/06/2018.

Emulsion Festival VI, Day Two, Gateway Arts & Education Centre, Shrewsbury, 16/06/2018.

Ian Mann enjoys this cross genre Festival founded by saxophonist Trish Clowes and featuring newly commissioned music from Nikki Iles and Robert Mitchell.


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