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Get the Blessing

'the heavyweights of the contemporary jazz scene' THE INDEPENDENT This Bristol-based four-piece boasts a truly international fan base that has seen them take their cellophane masks half way round thw world and back. Made up of Portishead rhythm masters JIM BARR (bass) and CLIVE BEAMER (drums), PETE JUDGE (trumpet) and JAKE McMURCHIE (saxophones), 2014 marked marked the rease of their fifth studio album Lope & Antilope. The record made use of sounds collected whilst on the road and was recorded in an empty pottery in Pembrokeshire. As the band put it: “the culmination of 4 days recording, 3 years of gigging and 12 years of drinking tea and gin.†GTB have forged a unique signature sound that defies easy classification, yet never looses sight of thumping tunes, monstrously infectious beats or joyous collective sponteneity. Prepare to be teased, beguiled, soothed, spooked, jolted and ultimately uplifted.

Leicester Jazz House East Midlands JAZZ