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).
"Bright, consistently up-tempo music that doesn't fight shy of aggression"
"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 "
"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. "
"Their least classifiable album to date, certainly the most interesting, and arguably the best."
"A group that has established a signature sound but can’t help experimenting with its own identity, with consistently fascinating results."
""A beguiling and kaleidoscopic experience". Guest contributor Trevor Bannister brings an initiate's fresh insight into the music of Get The Blessing."
JAZZ MANN FEATURES
Ian Mann on the final day of the Festival, and performances by Ross Stanley, Karen Sharp, Stochelo Rosenberg, Rory Ingham and the Celtic Jazz Quartet. Photography by Bob Meyrick.
Ian Mann on the second day of the Festival and performances by the Pysz/Cousins/Gardiner Trio, Alice Leggett, Gareth Roberts, Barbara Dennerlein and Scott Hamilton. Photography by Bob Meyrick.