"It's That Time" is the Brad Turner Quartet's first release on Cellar Live Records; although Brad has performed as a sideman on many of the releases on this label, this is his first as a leader. A live recording, this record captures the quartet at it's best - having played together for eighteen years now, the group has developed a level of musical empathy rarely heard in modern mainstream jazz today.
Brad Turner's phenomenal talents as a trumpeter, pianist, drummer and composer make him one of Canada§s most-in- demand musicians. Brad has performed and/or recorded with such artists as Joe Lovano, Kenny Wheeler, Michael Moore, Reneé Rosnes, Achim Kaufmann, John Scofield, Ingrid Jensen, Dylan van der Schyff, Mike Murley, Mark Helias, Charles McPherson and Gary Bartz. Brad's groups have opened for McCoy Tyner, Roy Haynes, Wayne Shorter, Clarke Terry and Diana Krall.
As a Leader or through his work with Canadian jazz super- group Metalwood, Brad's impressive list of creative and artistic awards include: Three Juno Awards Downbeat Electric Group of the Year Award Winner of Jazz Report magazine’s Trumpeter of the Year Two time winner of Jazz Reports Composer of the Year Multiple Western Canadian Music Award Winner CMW Indie Award Winner Two time Composer of the Year Award winner at the National Jazz Awards In addition to being named Musician of The Year, Brad received an unprecedented 6 nominations at the 2005 National Jazz Awards including: Acoustic Group of the Year Album of the Year: Question The Answer Instrumentalist of the Year Keyboardist of the Year Trumpeter of the Year
Polished lines roll out of his horn with apparently effortless
I don’t think Brad Turner’s Quartet has put out a bad album.
I’m sure if you asked Brad he would cringe at a few things
about his earlier recordings like any musician who listens to
their early stuff. There will be absolutely no cringing by
anybody now or ever about his latest release on Maximum
Jazz, Small Wonder.
Anchored by Dylan van der Schyff’s propulsive and creative
drumming, Andre Lachance’s ultra creative and sensitive
bass lines, Bruno Hubert’s quirky and completely unique
piano stylings and of course the leader’s incredibly melodic
and complex trumpet playing. Small Wonder is as complete as
album as you will hear. Great sound, great playing, great
compositions and great design!