Archive for December 6th, 2017

Brad Jefford – Before the Rain

Brad Jefford‘s work comes to us from his hometown of St. John’s, Newfoundland. St. John’s is a wonderful melting pot of musical styles from Newfoundland’s Traditional music to jazz, folks, and blues. While Brad is primarily known for his work as a jazz guitarist and composer, this album Before the Rain explores the broad world of musical diversity that one can find in St. John’s and the Canadian east coast music scene. These 11 original compositions will take you on a journey through jazz, country, bluegrass, pop and electronic music. While one can name many artists out there that are influenced by these styles, Before the Rain dives into each genre head first as Brad weaves in his own personal touch from song to song. The result is a moving and introspective experience for the open minded listener and music fan.

“We reside in a land of exceptional guitar players. I can ream off a dozen without coming up for air. And just about every style you could think of. Brad Jefford is one of those outstanding guitarists. His album ‘Before The Rain’ features 11 beautiful tracks both jaunty and beguiling atmospherically. Couching jazz, country, folk and bright pop sensibilities this album will instantly capture your attention. I’m reminded of greats like Larry Carlton, Bill Frisell and John Abercrombie upon first listen. Having a sneak listen at work, two customers instantly asked what we were listening to. I’m struck by how confessional an album sans lyrics can come across. Having caught Brad perform with combos often over the past several years it’s a delight to experience this beautiful clean delicate work and his gifted skill.” – Tony Ploughman from Fred’s Records in St. John’s.

Before the Rain is listed under contemporary jazz on CDBaby.