SATURDAY 9 MARCH
GET THE BLESSING
SUPPORT: CHRIS GUILFOYLE (SOLO GUITAR)
8PM, £16 (£12 conc) HERE
£45 FESTIVAL TICKET AVAILABLE HERE
booking fee included
Blending their mutant jazz sensibilities with spacey electronics and post-rock atmospheres, Get The Blessing’s latest album ‘Bristopia’ ventures into new, unexplored territories.
With this powerful return, the band set the pace for the current UK Jazz revival, demonstrating how the early pioneers of the scene are still at the forefront.
Formed in 1999 by bassist Jim Barr and drummer Clive Deamer (rhythm section of seminal act Portishead) alongside Jake McMurchie (on sax and electronics) and Pete Judge (trumpet and electronics) the Bristol-based four-piece boast a truly international fan-base, having forged a signature sound that defies easy classification.
Despite several short breaks for other projects over the years – most recently in 2018 when drummer Clive Deamer was on tour again with Radiohead – they have never lost sight of thumping tunes, monstrously infectious beats, or joyous collective spontaneity! What a way to close this year’s Brilliant Corners.
“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
“Jazz-rock, yes, but not as we know it…” Sunday Times
Dublin born Chris Guilfoyle is one of the most exciting musicians working today in the Irish jazz scene. This will be a solo performance of new and improvised works.