"Most noteworthy of the evening performances, however, was Brian Jones' recital: he provided a closing recital
par excellence, displaying fine musicianship, grasp of style, and clarity of playing. His performance provided an
exhilarating close to this convention."
~ The American Organist, reviewing Jones' recital at an Organ Historical Society convention
"Brian Jones particularly impressed me with his remarkable command of every aspect of managing the instrument,
as well as with his ability to sustain a piece whose natural inclination is to wander."
~ From a review in The Boston Globe by the distinguished critic Michael Steinberg of a concert given in honor of the 150th birthday
of Cesar Franck: Mr. Jones was one of five Boston organists selected to participate in this concert and performed Franck's Fantasie
in A Major
"The innumerable blends and contrasts that the organist achieved on the tracker organ were constantly amazing.
As Mr. Jones played Schumann, the music seemed created for the organ he was playing. His reverence for both
the music and the instrument was apparent in both his playing and his programming."
~ The American Organist, reviewing a concert at First Congregational Church, Cambridge, Massachusetts
"Mr. Jones displayed the technical polish and musical understanding that carried him to the finale of the international competition at Saint Albans, England ... he plunged into Hindemith's First Sonata (1937) with a blend of energy and emotional warmth that produced a memorable traversal of this oft-programmed work. It drew on a richer palette of colors than some authorities recommend, but achieved, in places, a spine-chilling mode of mystery."
~ Christian Science Monitor review of a concert at Old West Church, Boston
"In Mr. Jones' recital there was respect for the music whether early, romantic, or modern; yet it was always interesting
~ The American Organist, in a review of a Methuen Memorial Music Hall performance
"Mr. Jones yesterday joined the distinguished list of soloists in this series. It was a stirring performance."
~ The Providence Journal, Rhode Island
"Mr. Jones is far more than technically competent -- it was his phrasing, rhythm and understanding as much as
digital virtuosity that made Bach's brilliant Toccata in F Major a lucidly warm listening experience."
~Quincy Patriot-Ledger, Massachusetts
"Brian Jones's recital was the most exciting of the (Organ Historical Society) convention."
~ The Diapason Magazine
"Brian Jones is a superlative musician."
~ The Diapason
"In Mr Jones' hands, the sound was clean and articulate in a way that seemed to suit the music perfectly."
~ The Vineyard Gazette
"Jones did justice to Bach's vast and diverse works; this concert was a spiritual experience..."
~ Holy Cross College Crusader
"Your organ recital, as part of our professional concert series, was spectacular, and the positive comments I received
afterwards - days later, in some cases - were numerous. The sense I got from those who spoke to me was that this
recital was one of the best we have ever had here. And I concur. Your selection of pieces was not only varied, they
made the audience think and tie ideas together."
~ David Seaton, Music Department Head, St Paul's School (New Hampshire)
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