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Jonathan Freeman-Attwood, John Wallace and Colm Carey

Jonathan Freeman-Attwood, John Wallace and Colm Carey

Trumpeters Wallace and Freeman-Attwood are joined by organist Colm Carey for this, their debut album as a trio.

Jonathan Freeman-Attwood is Vice-Principal & Director of Studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London and also pursues an active career as performer, writer and award-winning recording producer. As an active freelance trumpet player, he performs and records both as a soloist and as a member of various ensembles. In 1990, he gave the first recital ever performed at St John's Smith Square, London, for the combination of trumpet and organ. Recent collaborations have included those with Colm Carey with whom he co-founded Renaissance 2000 to explore the exciting possibilities of ensemble music with organ.

Following their CD release of ‘Bach Connections' - a trumpet and organ programme which ‘threads' its way from Bach through to the late 20th century - Jonathan Freeman-Attwood was described in the January 2000 issue of BBC Music Magazine as a ‘multi-talented trumpeter, academic and Renaissance Man'.

In January 2002, John Wallace became Principal of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Long acclaimed as a virtuoso trumpet player, his performances as soloist with leading orchestras and conductors, and at major festivals and venues throughout the world, have established him as a musician of enormous distinction. In 1995, he was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in recognition of his services to music.

A leading organist of the younger generation, Colm Carey has gained a reputation as a remarkable and distinctive performer. Since his highly acclaimed début in 1994 at Westminster Cathedral in London, Colm Carey has performed in festivals, churches and concert halls in many European countries as well as in Australia, Canada and the USA. He has made numerous appearances throughout the UK and Republic of Ireland and many of his performances have been broadcast on radio stations in the UK, Ireland and America.

Gramophone Awards Magazine
It's 37 minutes of utter delight...
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...a sumptuous feast of sound...
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Brass Review
Outstanding playing from Freeman-Attwood and Wallace, ably supported by Colm Carey
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Choir & Organ
5 Stars
'The quality of the solo playing is spell-binding...the trumpets blossom and blaze in the rich, nutritious loam of Hereford's IV/67 Willis/Harrison organ.'
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International Record Review
The playing of all three gentlemen is absolutely assured
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The Brass Herald
I urge you all to buy this disc as it conveys an aspect of the trumpet many people forget
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The Observer
...a vivid blend of Gothic splendour and pin-dropping intimacy...
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