The Departures Album
“An album that impresses as a remarkably assured collection of contemporary jazz and one rendered even more impressive by its status as Nissen's maiden voyage." - Ron Schepper (Textura.org)
"Especially for a debut record, Nissen's Departures reflects a maturity of concept and execution that is rather impressive." - Troy Dostert (All About Jazz)
"Everyone in the band just feels so right; every note, every phrase contributes to the whole in a way I’ve seldom heard in modern quartets." - Lynn René Bayley (Art Music Lounge)
"The Canadian bass ace reflects on his voyage to India with thoughtful pieces that reflect his impressionistic nature of the whole thing. . . . Fine stuff from one of the leaders of the next wave." - Chris Spector (Midwest Record)
Departures is Søren Nissen's first full length recording as a bandleader. The album features compositions inspired from 5 months of teaching and travelling throughout India. The band features many of Canada's most prominent young musicians as well as a special guest Tabla player from India. Departures has been receiving international acclaim since the release including a spot on the Ottawa Citizen and Textura Magazine's Top 20 Canadian Jazz albums of 2017 and a Julian Award of Excellence nomination. Tracks from the recording have been featured on CBC's Saturday Night Jazz and JazzFm's First Listen programs and the album reached the #1 spot on the Earshot National Jazz Charts following the release in 2017.