MUSIC OF THE BAROQUE: CLARITY (n). The quality or state of being clear: lucidity.
I have also been very influenced by my colleagues, trumpet players Charles Geyer and Barbara Butler. They were great models for me as I learned to articulate in this style, and I have molded this facet into my technique and use it in all genres. During my early years with Music of the Baroque, Tom would host a party after the Hyde Park concert-with great food and drink-and listen to a playback of the performance. It was a great learning opportunity to observe the cause and effect of sound, articulation and presence, and we would make adjustments for future performances. I found this to be a very useful process and doubt that I would have the understanding that I do today about the total package of sound, presence and articulation, without this group.
Jonathan is a player who will never let you down and in addition produce the most elegant, sophisticated and , when required, forceful sound you have ever heard.