Get The Blessing – Astronautilus

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Get The Blessing

„Jazz-rock, yes, but not as we know it… Sunday Times

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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 stronglycrafted 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.

After fifteen years, Get The Blessing can still lay claim to their original line up: Jake McMurchie sax and electronics; Pete Judge trumpet, flugel horn, piano and electronics; Clive Deamer drums and percussion and Jim Barr bass, electronics and organ. 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.

PRESS:
„trip hop-informed contemporary jazz-rock at its very best.“ Time Out
„the heavyweights of the contemporary jazz scene“ The Independent
„this outfit will surely recharge the jazz world“ BBC Music
„cool…stylish…irresistible“ The Telegraph