Archive for March, 2008
*Note: Excerpt from article in April 2008 ALLEGRO Magazine of Local 802 Musicians Union in honor of Earth Day April 22 and Environmentalism “Beat On The Street”:
I am about to go over to Germany for my annu-
al music tour with my Hammond organ so I’d like
to tell you my way of doing a “green tour” that I
In the past, a Hammond B3 organ weighed 425
pounds (without the Leslie speaker) so it was not
possible for me to take one to Europe.
In 1991, I got the first really portable model. It
was one of the first 10 prototypes of the Ham-
mond-Suzuki XB-2, with multi-voltage for any-
where in the world.
I flew over to Germany with it on Pakistan Airlines.
I found that by using a Kart-A-Bag Super 600
heavy-duty luggage cart with “stair slides” (like
what UPS and FedEx uses), I could hoist it up on
to any train or bus.
I traveled all over Europe this way, and was pic-
tured doing it eventually in a magazine ad for Kart-
A-Bag for quite a while. They had a contest going for
a long time where they would give away one “Ham-
mond Super 600 Kart-A-Bag” every month from a
I jokingly refer to it as my “tour bus.” I see a lot of
bands touring with big tour buses and they look real
nice and comfy but they also burn a lot of fuel.
With my technique I ride on the high speed trains
in Germany, the local trains, up and down in the
Metro of Paris and in Prague on the street cars.
Organist and Local 802 member Jon Hammond with
his touring rig waiting for a train in Germany. One
way to go green is to skip the tour bus altogether.
Onstage camera with crystal-clear Digital Audio: Duke Ellington classic “Satin Doll” performed in JAZZKELLER FRANKFURT by JON HAMMOND Band featuring tenor saxophonist TONY LAKATOS, trombonist GUENTER BOLLMANN, HEINZ LICHIUS drums, JON HAMMOND XK-1 Hammond organ / bass at annual Musikmesse Warm Up Party. Jon is host of daily radio program HammondCast on KYOURADIO 1550 AM ©2008 http://www.HammondCast.com
Excerpt from Jon Hammond’s daily radio program HammondCast on KYOURADIO: Dr. Schoenfeld is the author of four books: Dear Dr. Hip … all » Pocrates, Natural Food And Unnatural Acts, Jealousy: Taming The Green-Eyed Monster, and Dr. Hip’s Down-To-Earth Health Guide and worked with Dr. Albert Schweitzer in Lambarene, Gabon. Jon and Dr. Schoenfeld speaking about the ‘Golden Years’ of 60′s in SF and his work with Dr. Schweitzer. http://www.eugeneschoenfeld.com/ ©2008 http://www.HammondCast.com
Pics and Soundtrack of JON HAMMOND Band performing “Blues In The Harburg Night” in Schnulze die Kneipe in Harburg Germany 3/08/2008 LUTZ BUECHNER sax HEINZ LICHIUS drums SANDRA HEMPEL guitar JON HAMMOND XK-1 Hammond organ / bass *special thanks Michael August aka ILLUSTRATORP ©2008 http://www.HammondCast.com
JON HAMMOND Band performing “Blues In The Harburg Night” in Schnulze die Kneipe in Harburg Germany 3/08/2008 LUTZ BUECHNER sax HEINZ LICHIUS drums SANDRA HEMPEL guitar JON HAMMOND XK-1 Hammond organ / bass *special thanks Michael August aka ILLUSTRATORP ©2008http://www.HammondCast.com
Jon Hammond Trio in concert at Jazzkeller Hofheim year #11 with original music and stories by Jon Hammond including “Pocket Funk” and “Lydia’s Tune” ©2008 JON HAMMOND Intl., Inc./ASCAP JOE BERGER guitar GIOVANNI GULINO drums JON HAMMOND XK-1 Hammond organ / bass Jon Hammond is host of daily radio show HammondCast on KYOURADIO http://www.HammondCast.com
Jon Hammond Trio in concert in Jazzkeller Hofheim, 11th consecutive year on March 14 2008 with JOE BERGER guitar, GIOVANNI GULINO drums, JON HAMMOND XK-1 organ/bass playing “Song Without Name” and “White Onions” ©JON HAMMOND Intl., Inc./ASCAP http://www.jazzkeller-hofheim.de/ Jon is Host of daily radio show HammondCast on KYOURADIO official site:http://www.HammondCast.com Hofheim Rocks!
Listen to Audio *Here: http://ia341041.us.archive.org/1/items/JonHammondHammondCast139KYOURADIO_0/HammondCast139.mp3HammondCast 139 KYOURADIO from Frankfurt Germany music tour with JON HAMMOND Band in Schnulze Hamburg Harburg “Europa”SANDRA HEMPEL guitar, LUTZ BUECHNER sax, HEINZ LICHIUS drums. And from Jazzkeller Frankfurt featuring TONY LAKATOS sax & GUENTER BOLLMANN trombone: “Shadow of Your Smile”, “Head Phone”, “My Romance” at Musikmesse time (22nd consecutive year) ©2008 http://www.HammondCast.com 45 minutes