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New Releases--Paul Merkelo, "The Enlightened Trumpet"

Montreal Symphony Orchestra Principal Trumpet Paul Merkelo has recorded an album of trumpet concertos from composers living in the Age of Enlightenment. Here is Jim Tevenan's New Releases interview with Merkelo, with some brief musical samples from the album.

After more than 25 years of teaching music, theater and English in San Francisco schools, Jim relocated to Spokane in 1995 to become organist/music director for St. Augustine Parish on the South Hill. Since around 2004, with the help and patience of Verne Windham, he has been able to realize his long-standing dream of doing radio. Jim specializes in classical music, but also can do the occasional jazz show. Jim and his wife, Carol, fill their free time caring for llamas, rabbits and chickens after having watched their two children grow up and leave the nest.
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