Music Network presents
GET THE BLESSING (UK)
Jake McMurchie, Saxophone
Pete Judge, Trumpet
Jim Barr, Bass
Clive Deamer, Drums
“The most original and exciting band on the British scene.” Jazzwise
“This is the kind of band who makes jazz fans out of people who don’t expect to be.” The Guardian
One of the UK’s most thrilling live bands, Get The Blessing, is a glorious collision of hard-hitting rock and fleet-fingered jazz virtuosity. The result: thumping tunes, seriously infectious beats and wailing horn lines with more than a nod to free jazz maestro Ornette Coleman. Influences ranging from Morphine and Elvis Costello to The Ramones and Albert Ayler only add to the genre-bending mayhem.
Winners of the BBC Jazz Award 2008 for their debut album All Is Yes, Get The Blessing have garnered rave reviews since forming in 2000, when bassist Jim Barr and drummer Clive Deamer from trip-hop legends Portishead joined forces with the twin horns and electronics of saxophonist Jake McMurchie and trumpeter Pete Judge. Top-notch session players with serious chops, as individuals the band members have performed with everyone from Radiohead, Jeff Beck, Alison Moyet and Roni Size to Hawkwind, Robert Plant and Peter Gabriel.
AFTER THE GIG
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