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