The Tide Turns was nominated today for Jazz Album of the Year (Solo) at the 2018 Juno Awards. The album—which features Kelly Jefferson (sax), Robert Chapman (guitar), Sam Kogen (piano) and Marito Marques (drums)—was recognized alongside jazz albums from artists including Hilario Duran, Mike Downes, Ralph Bowen, Chet Doxas, Andrew Downing’s Otterville, Carn Davidson 9, David Braid, Christine & Ingrid Jensen, and Ernesto Cervini’s Turboprop. The JUNOs will be held on March 25th in Vancouver, BC.
The Tide Turns is now available! You can listen to and purchase the album over at Bandcamp.
The album recently debuted at #1 on Earshot!’s National Jazz Charts, and has been receiving steady praise in reviews:
“The Tide Turns … shows incremental growth from a musician whose Brad Cheeseman Group debut already presented a fully formed artist delivering fully formed ideas and an advanced bass technique that falls somewhere between Steve Swallow and Jaco Pastorius. … The evolving Brad Cheeseman Group brings Cheeseman’s compositions to life in a contemporary setting that isn’t likely to get dated because of this band’s tightness, which often starts with the bass player himself.” – S. Victor Aaron, Something Else! Reviews
[The Tide Turns] is a beautiful collection of sophisticated and tasteful modern jazz written and performed by a group that are nothing short of masters at their crafts. … The entire band stands out for their musicianship, taste, and improvisation as they each seamlessly flow through the excellently written songs from Cheeseman. … The Tide Turns stands as a record which perfectly captures the jazz of today, while still challenging the boundaries of the style.” – Gerrod Harris, Canadian Beats
After a successful CD release at Toronto’s Rex Hotel, this music will be hitting the road for a short Quebec tour. Check out the Calendar to find out more.