BCG on Something Else’s “Best of 2015 Fusion Jazz”

S. Victor Aaron of Something Else! just published part 4 of his Best Albums of 2015, this time focusing on Fusion Jazz, and Brad Cheeseman Group was among his top 16 fusion records of 2015 (alongside masterful releases from Chris Potter, Donny McCaslin and John McLauglin)!

Check out his initial review over on Something Else and then check it out on Bandcamp to see what all the fuss is about!

The Brad Cheeseman Group will be making its first live appearance of 2016 this Thursday Jan 7 at The Rex in Toronto, ON.

BCG Review on Hamilton Musician

Glen Brown over at Hamilton Musician wrote a really nice review of the Brad Cheeseman Group’s recent Mixed Messages EP. Here are some of the things he had to say:

“Cheeseman is on his way to becoming one of Canada’s bright new jazz composer-artists, as evidenced by his debut Mixed Messages.”

“Cheeseman proves that he is a true flex man on the bass and demonstrates that he can cross over into modern jazz stylings that ‘force’ him to step up the melodic and improvisational content of his playing. And he does it superbly in his own bass work, and then takes it further by composing and arranging the whole picture for a jazz quintet.”

Mixed Messages is comprised of three sparkling and innovative jazz compositions, superbly recorded, exuding freshness and excitement. The technical execution of Cheeseman’s quintet is spectacular. Under his direction, prodded by the compositions themselves, the ensemble fully explores an extremely wide range of dynamic, rhythmic and melodic ideas.”

Check out the full review at http://musicbizbites.blogspot.ca/2013/05/hamilton-bassist-brad-cheeseman.html

Andre Bisson Review

Andre’s latest CD Till the Real Thing Comes Along has been receiving lots of praise. Here’s a recent review with a bit of love for yours truly:

You might not get “One More Chance”, so you’d better hurry to the dance floor when this one comes on. This jazzy, swinger will surely have everyone jumpin’ to their feet. Matt on the drums and Brad, possibly at discs best on the bass, are absolutely on fire here.

Click for the full review