Brad Muirhead

Crass Brutes Music

photo: Graham Ord / BM



The Brad Muirhead Quartet (aka BM4)  (the latest of numerous small-group configurations since 1996-ish) Brad's original modern jazz outlet currently featuring Brad - bass bone, Jared Burrows - guitar, Brent Gubbels - bass and Bernie Arai - drums. BM4 has just released its' debut CD titled "OLD/ IN / OUT / NEW" featuring guest artists on several tracks.

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Idverb  (2014) spoken word and music (improvised and composed) featuring Kedrick James - voice, Brad - bass bone, Lisa Miller - piano and Stefan Smulovitz - viola & laptop. 

Demo material on SoundCloud



BACK-BURNER PROJECTS (idle but easily re-activated)

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Koan  (2006...) Chinese world-music jazz featuring Brad - bass bone, Jun Rong - erhu, Chenguang Xiao - suona & bamboo flute, Jared Burrows - guitar, Tommy Babin - bass, Pepe Danza - percussion.

Propulsion  (2013) hard-hitting, horn oriented jazz / funk fusion currently featuring Adrian Smith - trumpet, Chris Startup - alto & tenor sax, Brian Harding - trombone, Chad Makela - baritone sax, Brad Turner - keyboard, Brad M. - sousaphone, Dave robbins - drums. Listen

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The East Van Jazz Orchestra (EVJO)  (2007...) large ensemble original-music project co-led with Jared Burrows.



BRASS ROOTS  (Brad's first project as a leader) Funky street jazz, New Orleans based with a west coast Canadian edge. ROOTS was highly active through the 1990's, and has come out of retirement once for a CBC live radio show in 2010... so who knows?

Primal Orbit  started in the early 1990's with Brad on sousaphone, Tony Wilson on guitar and Stan taylor on drums, playing no-holds-barred freeform jazz. Orbit evolved into a written arrangement based septet with Brad eventually moving over to the trombone chair, and was active until 2004.