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…
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.
Since then, the recipe has been periodically tweaked and adapted, with unexpected spicings and unlikely additions, but the basic sofrito has remained constant. Practically a Bristol institution, they’re still one of the most exciting live bands in the UK.
Jim Barr (Bass)
Clive Deamer (Drums),
Jake McMurchie (Saxophones)
Pete Judge (Trumpet)