Get The Blessing

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Last Show: Saturday 29 th October 2022

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

It was twenty years ago today (give or take a year or two) that the key ingredients of the award-winning, internationally touring, musical potage that is Get The Blessing were first gathered together in a deep-sided saucepan in Easton, Bristol to begin the slow process of sweating. Since then, the recipe has been periodically tweaked and adapted, with unexpected spicings and unlikely additions, but the basic sofrito has remained constant: the rhythm section of Jim Barr (bass) and Clive Deamer (drums), and the horns of Jake McMurchie (saxophones) and Pete Judge (trumpet). 

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"Jazz-rock, yes, but not as we know it...”

Sunday Times

The musicians were originally drawn together through a shared appreciation of Ornette Coleman and keep the spirit of his ground-breaking free jazz alive, whilst never losing sight of thumping tunes, monstrously infectious beats, or joyous collective spontaneity.

Practically a Bristol institution, they're still one of the most exciting live bands in the UK.