TRACK OF THE WEEK

Every week Frank selects his own favourite track of the week from our weekly Music Podcast, and it's completely free to listen too, here on Frank Renton on Brass. As he says this week, 

"I first became aware of the talent of James Fountain when as a teenager he stepped in at late notice to be the soloist in a charity concert I was conducting for Clarence Adoo. He played Jubilance, and it was both faultless and exciting.

His development since those days has been nothing short of sensational. From the end chair at GUS then to Grimethorpe, his time as a student at Guildhall, then appointment to the Principal trumpet chair in three great orchestras, first the Royal Philharmonic then on to the London Philharmonic and now the London Symphony Orchestra, the latest in a long line of great players stretching back to Willie Lang, some sixty years ago, who all did great things in the band world as well as the professional orchestral culture.

Now James has released his first solo album, titled keep The Music Playing, and it just has to be that this week’s Track of The Week here at Frank Renton on Brass comes from that album. James Fountain plays The Southern Cross by the American cornet virtuoso Herbert Clarke, accompanied by the Tredegar Town Band conducted by Ian Porthouse, definitely my Track of the Week."

We hope you’ll enjoy our free track of the week that's below - and then will join us to hear all our many programmes, interviews and music podcasts. It’s a lot less than a cup of coffee a week!