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  • Audio CD (11 Feb. 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Live
  • Label: Cake Music
  • ASIN: B001265OA2
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 147,786 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Formed by drummer Clive Deamer and bassist Jim Barr of '90s trip-hop superstars Portishead, The Blessing are storming onto the scene, taking riffs and rhythms from rock and dance music and artfully welding them onto fearsomely inventive improvisation. With trumpeter Pete Judge and saxophonist Jake McMurchie (“Where has he been?” - Evening Standard) completing the line up, The Blessing's catchy, rocking tunes and snappy arrangements create a genre-bending blend of sounds that is all their own. They began to write tunes and a turning point came in 2006 when they finally got in the studio and a new sound emerged almost overnight. Their new approach has much in common with the current crop of trailblazers - bands such as EST, Polar Bear and Acoustic Ladyland - and draws from influences as diverse as the Kings Of Leon, Morphine, Elvis Costello and Albert Ayler. “The idea was to get stuck into 'proper' improvisation rather than to rely upon a coasting rhythm section” explains bassist Jim Barr. Tracks: Bleach Cake / That Ain't It / Another Brother's Mother / Cake Hole / Loubia / Can't Believe In Faith / Thermos / Suki Suziki / Equal & Opposite / Small Fish Pond.

BBC Review

At last, a jazz-rock band that refuse to be called jazz-rock. They love food, they have links with people as diverse as Roni Size, Portishead and Robert Plant and describe themselves as 'jazz, not jazz'. Ladies and gentlemen, make room in your lives for Bristol's The Blessing!

Of course Bristol's always had something different in the water. It makes perfect sense that the Blessing's rhythm section has served time in Portishead (whose Adrian Utley makes a guest appearance here). That band's mixture of beats, torch jazz and full-on noise attack became notorious because it dared to ignore boundaries. In a similar fashion, the Blessing can be pigeon-holed as 'jazz', but there's so much more at work here. 60s spy movies, ska, surf instrumentals, mariachi vamping (Can't Believe In Faith), noise terror and even a touch of fusion (well, they can play in seven).

A lot of what they do revolves around some mighty riffing. It's all like the soundtrack to some hipster car chase; at once cinematic and still infused with a healthy dose of humour. Like other UK mavericks like Polar Bear and Acoustic Ladyland, this is music that's quintessentially English. Yet The sly references are never allowed to overwhelm the groove. This is music for head and feet.

Jim Barr's bass lines serve as both support and as crunchy lead instrumentation at times. The intro to opener Bleach Cake kicks in like The Attractions in 1978 and Clive Deamer's drums are as tight and springy or softly brushed as needed. Where they succeed best is on the numbers that take their time to evolve and finally break free: Loubia being the best example, with its eastern shuffle building from murmur to squall and back again. The trick's also utilised on the mighty Suzi's Suzuki, which manages to bridge the gap between Canterbury and Castle Donnington quite seamlessly.

While the odd combination of sax, trumpet, bass and drums may not seem like a likely place to start a juggernaut as playful as this, Jake McMurchie (sax) and Pete Judge (trumpet) manage to compliment each other wonderfully, with McMurchie happy to blow free or simply maintain the riff while Judge coaxes any number of growls and squeaks from his horn.

Music industry types will struggle to market music as inventive and fun as this. But if you want a good time that doesn't rely on skinny boys with guitars or endless technical showboating, you could do a lot worse than buy this little gem! --Chris Jones

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Good Jazz from downtown Bristol. The drums and bass propel this along in a swirling energy that oscillates between cool and riotous. 'Another Brother's Mother' is spiritual in the same way Ornette was. 'That Aint It' - the closing track is perfect with Jake McMurchie's sax revving the whole thing upwards and outwards. There's more I could say - but that detracts from what is an album worth listening to, not writing about. Great music for a Saturday. This combines the punch of rock, the solidity of late punk and most of all, the beauty of good jazz.
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By Taxpayer Ben on 19 Dec. 2012
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Definitely at the other end of the spectrum from Esperanza Spalding. Very pork pie hat. A bit Ronson, but more, well, jazzy. Doesn't remind you of Portishead, so get over it.
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful By teethmeister on 6 Feb. 2008
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High Octane bass-riffs, tight as a duck's proverbial drums and horns that go from snappy to spacey with much aplomb.

Should sell like hot cakes. Get one now while you're fingers can still be burned!
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