On October 30th Maximum Jazz together with EMI Music Canada are proud to release Small Wonder
by the Brad Turner Quartet.
Small Wonder, the quartet's fifth release and first in over three years is a return to the recording studio environment; where past recordings may have reflected the more improvisational group concept that the quartet has become known for, Small Wonderrevisits the structured realm of specifically composed pieces by Brad with each band member in mind.
Brad states that playing music with these fellows remains as fresh and exciting for me as it ever has, and I think this recording reflects that. After fourteen years together, we are still exploring new ways to communicate our musical ideas as a band, and as individuals, I look forward to at least fourteen more!"
Brad Turner's phenomenal talents as a trumpeter, pianist, drummer and composer make him one of Canadas most-in-demand musicians. Brad has performed and/or recorded with such artists as Joe Lovano, Kenny Wheeler, Michael Moore, Rene 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
Question The Answer is another milestone in a career which, while still only in its early stages, already demonstrates a clear conception and mature vision that makes one wonder where Turner will be in ten years' time"
--All About Jazz
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