The current upswing of Jazz recordings being produced and released over the last few years has been an incredible boost to the scene as well as an important introduction of many new artists to collectors across the globe. The UK scene has always had a heavy presence in the funk, rare groove and jazz and it continues to grow in 2018 with the release of the new “Bristopia” LP from Get The Blessing.
Get The Blessing set the pace for the current UK Jazz revival, demonstrating that the early pioneers of the scene still have something important to say. Formed back 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 unique signature sound that defies easy classification, yet never loses sight of thumping tunes, monstrously infectious beats, or joyous collective spontaneity. After eighteen years, their ability to produce such creative and intelligent music – balanced with wit and passion – is testament to the free spirit that they embody.