Three or One (ECM)

OUT 22nd OCTOBER 2021!



J.S. Bach

Fred Thomas – piano and transcriptions

Aisha Orazbayeva – violin

Lucy Railton – cello








Recorded 2012/2018

University of Huddersfield,

courtesy of Pierre-Alexandre Tremblay

Engineers: Alex Bonney, Pierre-Alexandre Tremblay and Rob Sutherland (trios),

Elliott Parkin (solos)

Recording producer: Fred Thomas

Liner Photos: Phelan Burgoyne, Francis Fuego, Scarlett Casciello

Cover Photo: Manos Chatzikonstanzis 

Design: Sascha Kleis

Mastering: Christoph Stickel

Executive Producer: Manfred Eicher


An ECM Production


Transcriptions by Fred Thomas, published and available to buy from Edition Wilhelm Hansen or Music Sales


“A brilliant young trio. With extreme sensitivity to colour and nuance, Fred Thomas has made these organ preludes into tiny character pieces for chamber ensemble” – BBC Music Magazine

“Thomas’ treatment of the Baroque score was modern but respectful. The pieces were full of colour and creativity making full use of the dynamic combination of violin, cello and piano…great concept” – Bachtrack