Their most recent album Bristopia features guest appearances by Portishead guitarist Adrian Utley and can be considered the highlight of their oeuvre to date.
‘Bristopia climbs right up the walls and doesn’t look down’ (Self-Titled).
‘Trip-hop informed contemporary jazz-rock at its very best’ (Time Out).
Get the Blessing can be placed among a number of bands innovating British jazz with contemporary rock, dance and hip-hop influences: Portico Quartet, BadBadNotGood and GoGo Penguin, for example. The infectious beats of this Bristol-based foursome come from bassist Jim Barr and drummer Clive Deamer, rhythm section of the legendary trip-hop act Portishead. Deamer is also live drummer for Radiohead. The mutant, spacey jazz tones come from Pete Judge (trumpet, electronics) and Jake McMurchie (sax, electronics).
Get the Blessing
Jake McMurchie: tenorsaxophone
Pete Judge: trumpet
Jim Barr: bass
Clive Deamer: drums