Described by Time Out as “trip hop-informed contemporary jazz-rock at its very best,” Bristol-based 4-piece Get The Blessing features Portishead rhythm masters Jim Barr and Clive Deamer on bass and drums respectively, Pete Judge on trumpet and Jake McMurchie on saxophone.
"Jazz-rock, yes, but not as we know it...”
The Sunday Times
"The heavyweights of the contemporary jazz scene"
"this outfit will surely recharge the jazz world"
Formed in the year 2000, Bristol-based four-piece Get The Blessing boast a truly international fan base, having forged a unique signature sound that defies easy classification, yet never loses sight of thumping tunes, monstrously infectious beats, or joyous collective spontaneity.
Their 5th album Astronautilus was composed between the crashing waves and deserted estuary sands of Cornwall, producing an album of pounding rhythms, spacious atmospheres and strongly-crafted melodies – plus, of course, the unpredictability and musical mischievousness that have made the band so exciting and successful. Astronautilus is dedicated to the memory of Ornette Coleman, who passed away in June 2015 and who was pivotal to the band’s formation.
Despite several short breaks for other projects over the years – most recently in 2016 when drummer Clive Deamer was on tour with Radiohead – Get The Blessing have built a truly international fan base. They have forged a unique signature sound that defies easy classification, yet never loses sight of thumping tunes, monstrously infectious beats, or joyous collective spontaneity.
After seventeen years, Get The Blessing can still lay claim to their original line up: Jake McMurchie sax and electronics; Pete Judge trumpet and electronics; Clive Deamer on drums and Jim Barr on bass. That they can still produce such creative and intelligent music – all balanced with wit and passion – is testament to the free spirit that they embody.