September 27, 2018 — “Have you ever had a conversation with someone just gets you? …  That’s how I feel when I listen to the music of Brad Cheeseman. I feel the way I feel after a long evening of great conversation. It’s a kind of music that takes risks to create a musical space that is safe for sharing stories and solving problems. … As I listen, I feel my mind unwinding and moving in new directions.” – Steel City Jazz Festival

December 2017 — The Tide Turns reaches #8 on Earshot!’s National Jazz Top 20 for 2017

December 2017 — The Tide Turns ranked #12 on textura‘s Top 20 jazz albums of 2017

November 1, 2017 — “[The Tide Turns is an] exploratory borehole into the atmospheric stratum of contemporary music …  a blending of idioms in music that also retains much emotional intensity and originality.  … Happily, the accolade of winning the … Grand Prix de Jazz has not made Cheeseman either wool-headed or a musical stuffed shirt. This is immediately recognizable in the music, which is all born of a questing quality combined with a rhythmically rock-solid yet splendidly discursive style designed to create music that seems to be contemplative rather than chatty.” – Raul da Gama, The Whole Note (Vol. 23, Issue 3)

September 19, 2017 — “The Tide Turns … is a superbly realized set whose nine tracks show [Cheeseman] to be a more than deserving recipient of the coveted Grand Prix de Jazz. ” – Ron Schepper, textura

August 25, 2017 — ” [The Tide Turns] is a beautiful collection of sophisticated and tasteful modern jazz. … 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

August 17, 2017 — “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

July 7, 2016 — “La scène TD a ainsi accueilli mardi aux alentours de 18h l’univers musical de ces lauréats passionnés pour une prestation d’une heure. Un jazz qualifié de « moderne », harmonieux et rythmé a su charmer la foule venue les applaudir malgré une température caniculaire. À Baron, on est plus néophyte qu’expert en musique jazz, mais il suffisait que l’on ferme les yeux pour avoir l’impression de se retrouver transporté dans un club de jazz new-yorkais” – Baron

January 22, 2016 — “Cheeseman’s highly refined and contemporary compositions tend to make any distinction between jazz and fusion a moot point [and the Figurants EP] reveals even more depth and maturity than what we heard on [Brad Cheeseman Group].” – Something Else! Reviews

January 5, 2016 — Brad Cheeseman Group included on Something Else!‘s top Fusion Jazz albums of 2015

June 25, 2015 — “Brad Cheeseman Group heralds the arrival of a bassist who brings fun and sophistication together like few others can, and perhaps no others have done on their first time out.” – Something Else! Reviews

May 11, 2013 —”Cheeseman is on his way to becoming one of Canada’s bright new jazz composer-artists, as evidenced by his debut Mixed Messages. ” – Glen Brown, Hamilton Musician