*LISTEN TO THE AUDIO HERE: HammondCast 20
HammondCast 20 Broadcasting today from Las Vegas Nevada in the Mirage Hotel, 2 ballads from my new recordings at NDR Radio Studio 1: “Skylark” and “Easy Living” with LUTZ BUCHNER (alto sax), JOE GALLARDO (trombone), HEINZ LICHIUS (drums) and myself JON HAMMOND on the new XK-3 Hammond Organ, mixed by NDR Engineer RUDY GROSSER. From there we go to San Francisco County Jail #8 “Pod E” where the ladies in CJ8 joined us during my song “Pocket Funk” with a chorus of: “Funky Stuff…In Your Pocket”! And 2 original selections from my album Late Rent, my theme song “Late Rent” and the original studio version of “Pocket Funk” and the story of how I recorded them in the same studio John Lennon had been recording in in winter 1983 at Intergalactic Studios in New York City. HammondCast 20 for KYOU Radio, San Francisco California-1550 on the AM dial
Anaheim California — Jon Hammond, Joe Berger, Tony Arambarri
Happy to announce that my long-time colleague and friend Joe Berger has been specially interviewed and archived for keeps in the NAMM Oral History, congratulations Joe! and very special thanks to Tony Arambarri NAMM Archivist and Dan Del Fiorentino NAMM Historian, sincerely Jon Hammond
“Joe Berger knows sound! Joe has been mixing sound for over 30 years and he stopped counting at 35,000 bands! Also a virtuoso guitar player with his own definitive, unique playing style and “ear”, Joe has jammed with the likes of John Entwistle and Jack Bruce. He has also been a fixture at music trade shows for decades as a guitar demonstrator, having set a record for most hours played at a single trade show.”
Interview Date: January 20, 2012
Job Title: Musician, Product Endorser
Lou Colombo Movie Part 2 by Jon Hammond
*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Lou Colombo Movie Part 2 by Jon Hammond
*Update with very sad news, Folks, just a few days after I visited my good friend and bandleader, the greatest – Lou Colombo in Fort Myers Florida, I received an email on my cell phone just before going on a hospital gig from Lou’s trombonist Nelson Foucht telling me that Lou was killed on the next gig driving home the night before, on March 3rd just 4 blocks from his Daughter’s restaurant where he had just played. I am totally devastated and heart broken, sending my deepest condolences to the Colombo Family and all his musicians and extended family and friends. Rest in Peace Lou Colombo, the greatest trumpet player who ever lived…you will seen and hear on this film I shot just days ago. In Lou’s memory, thanks for everything Big Lou! Sincerely, Jon Hammond
*written before Lou’s passing:
Jon Hammond here…I just came back from visiting my main man Lou Colombo the great trumpet player bandleader and former Pro Baseball player in Fort Myers Florida. I played on Lou’s band for 2.5 years in the late 70′s in house band at the Wychmere Harbor Club in Cape Cod… — in Fort Myers, FL
first NAMM for Tam & Tom! — with Bernard Purdie at The NAMM Show
Frankfurt Germany — Bandstand shot from my organ of Bobby Kimball, Tommy Denander, Pi TTi Hecht on Agora Stage Frankfurt Musikmesse – Bobby drinks copious amounts of water onstage and sings his ass off daily! Jon Hammond Youtube
2012 Frankfurt Musikmesse backstage at the big Agora Stage just seconds before going on the bandstand in concert with Tommy Denander’s Allstar band, with footage from the concert of Hendrix tribute playing Little Wing with these great musicians:
“The legendary Jam-of-the Year Band” with Bobby Kimball (TOTO), Tommy Denander (guitar player, e.g. for Michael Jackson), Bruce Gaitsch (guitar player, e.g. for Richard Marx), Chuck Plaisance vocals, Curt Bisquera (drummer, e.g. for Tina Turner) und Jekko S. Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ, Zlatko Jimmy Kresic keys, Pi TTi Hecht percussion… — with Tommy Denander and 2 others at Musikmesse Frankfurt
*Bill Cunningham who shoots almost daily on corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th St. This is a guy who shoots people candidly, yet he has an aversion to being on-camera himself. He is quite adept at slinking away and moving in back of you anytime your lens levels off in his direction. I’ve seen the man for years and he has always done that, my first shots of him date back to 1985. Here I got him on-camera just this morning – Bill Cunningham shot by Jon Hammond
William J. Cunningham (born March 13, 1929) is a fashion photographer for The New York Times, known for his candid and street photography. Cunningham dropped out of Harvard University in 1948 and moved to New York, where he initially worked in advertising. Not long after, he quit his job and struck out on his own, making hats under the name “William J.” After being drafted (causing his business to fold) and serving a tour in the U.S. Army, he returned to New York and got a job writing for the Chicago Tribune. During his years as a writer, he contributed significantly to fashion journalism, introducing American audiences to Azzedine Alaïa and Jean-Paul Gaultier. While working at the Tribune and at Women’s Wear Daily, he began taking photographs of fashion on the streets of New York. As the result of a chance photograph of Greta Garbo, he published a group of his impromptu pictures in the Times in December 1978, which soon became a regular series.His editor, Arthur Gelb, has called these photographs “a turning point for the Times, because it was the first time the paper had run pictures of well-known people without getting their permission.” Cunningham photographs people and the passing scene in the streets of Manhattan every day. Most of his pictures, he has said, are never published. Designer Oscar de la Renta has said, “More than anyone else in the city, he has the whole visual history of the last 40 or 50 years of New York. It’s the total scope of fashion in the life of New York.”Though he has made a career out of unexpected photographs of celebrities, socialites, and fashion personalities, many in those categories value his company. According to David Rockefeller, Brooke Astor asked he be invited to her 100th birthday party, the only member of the media so honored. In 2008 he was awarded the title Officier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture. In 2010, filmmaker Richard Press and Philip Gefter of The Times produced Bill Cunningham New York a documentary about Cunningham, including his trademark bicycle and camera,.The film was released on March 16, 2011. It reveals various of Cunningham’s eccentricities: he was living in a tiny, apparently one-room, apartment in the Carnegie Hall building, filled with filing cabinets and boxes of his photographs. He does not have a wardrobe, a kitchen or even his own bathroom. Despite his interest in fashion, his clothes are few and purely utilitarian. He was featured on The Culture Show in March 2012. On the Street, Cunningham’s weekly slideshow for the Times online “Capturing the Elusive Bill Cunningham”, New York Times story about Bill Cunningham New York The movie “Bill Cunningham New York” — with Bill Cunningham at Louis Vuitton 57th St NYC
Pedro Rafael Rosado I sit next to Bill and I can confirm that he does not like being the focus of attention. Wonderfully nice man!
Jon Hammond Glad to hear Bill Cunningham is a nice cat Pedro! Jon
Berkeley CA — My friend Tam’s 1959 Sunbeam sports car – Jon Hammond
“There was one more model of the Sunbeam-Talbot that appeared in 1953 in the form of an Alpine, a two seater sports roadster which was initially developed by a Sunbeam-Talbot dealer George Hartwell in Bournemouth as a one-off rally car that had its beginnings as a 1952 drophead coupé. It was named supposedly by Norman Garrad, (works Competition Department) who was heavily involved in the Sunbeam-Talbot successes in the Alpine Rally in the early 1950s using the Saloon model. The Alpine Mark I and Mark III (a Mark II was never made) were hand built like the Drophead Coupé at Thrupp & Maberly coachbuilders from 1953 to 1955 when production ceased after close to 3000 were produced. It has been estimated that perhaps only 200 remain in existence today. The Talbot name was dropped in 1954 for the Sunbeam Alpine sports car, making Sunbeam the sports-performance marque. In 1955 a Sunbeam saloon won the Monte Carlo Rally. Production ceased in 1956 and replaced by the sporty Sunbeam Rapier.
In 1959 a totally new Alpine was introduced, and the 1955 Rapier (essentially a badge-engineered Hillman Minx) was upgraded. After several successful series of the Alpine were released, director of US West-Coast operations, Ian Garrad, became interested in the success of the AC Cobra, which mounted a small-block V-8 engine in the small AC Ace frame to create one of the most successful sports cars of all time. Garrad became convinced the Alpine frame could also be adapted the same way, and contracted Carroll Shelby to prototype such a fit with a Ford engine. The result was the Sunbeam Tiger, released in 1964, which went on to be a huge success.”
Hofheim am Taunus — Jon Hammond’s annual Musikmesse-Session – Jon Hammond Trio *became a Trio after Harry (Petersen) walked off the gig. The last thing he told me was he thought the sound man was trying to ‘sabotage his sound’ (Actually the sound was fantastic, we love the sound at Jazzkeller Hofheim!)
t was the first night Harry used a wireless mic with a belt pack – Joe Berger guitar, Heinz Lichius drums, Jon Hammond Organ / bass http://www.jonhammondband.com/ — with Joe Berger at Jazzkeller Hofheim
Frankfurt Germany — Jon Hammond is playing the famous tri-color Excelsior electric midi accorion colors of Italy – built in Castelfidardo, viva Italia / Excelsior! – Jon Hammond at Frankfurt Musikmesse
First-time ever Midi Accordion controlling Hammond Organ in March of 1992, played with bass lines on the buttons by JON HAMMOND Blues Band at JAZZKELLER Frankfurt. Jon Hammond managed to get sponsorship from Philip Morris to fly BARRY FINNERTY in from New York for the show which was the very first of Jon’s annual “Jon Hammond’s Musikmesse Warm Up Party” with all-star band. On the band with Jon also was DERRICK JAMES alto sax, ALAIN NAU drums from Forbach, UWE GEHRING aka WESLEY G guitar from Kaiserslautern. JOE BERGER Mixed this recording live under the piano with a guy blowing cigar smoke in his face (smoking was legal then). – JH
Larry Coryell didn’t know quite what to think of this group, memorable comment from Larry! – Jon Hammond — at Musikmesse Frankfurt
Hofheim am Taunus — We love Hofheim! Jon Hammond’s annual Musikmesse-Session at Jazzkeller Hofheim, many friends in the house – Jon Hammond
with Joe Berger and Neil Witchard at Jazzkeller Hofheim
Hofheim am Taunus — Harry Petersen tenor sax reading down Jon Hammond’s Book 13 on Jon’s annual Musikmesse-Session in Jazzkeller Hofheim – Jon Hammond Band
http://www.jonhammondband.com/ — with Harry Petersen
Hofheim am Taunus — Jon Hammond with AFN’s Bill Hickman at Jon’s annual Musikmesse-Session in Jazzkeller Hofheim
with Bill Hickman at Jazzkeller Hofheim
Hofheim am Taunus — Jon Hammond Band annual Musikmesse-Session in Jazzkeller Hofheim, Joe Berger aka The Berger-Meister guitar, Heinz Lichius drums, Harry Petersen tenor saxophone, Jon Hammond organ/bass
http://www.jonhammondband.com/ — with Joe Berger and Harry Petersen.
Frankfurt Germany — Jon Hammond jamming down with Italian lady accordion star / prodigy Silvia Pagni with the super fantastic hand-built Excelsior accordions from Castelfidardo Italy at Frankfurt Musikmesse
with Silvia Pagni at Musikmesse Frankfurt
Frankfurt Germany — Excelsior Accordion Jam Session with super fantastic Silvia Pagni & Jon Hammond and main man Nello Gabrielloni at Frankfurt Musikmesse
at Musikmesse Frankfurt
HAMMOND SOUND CARAVAN 2012
九州公演 出演者 Jon Hammond
We are currently studying the second year of senior high school Kajiki Kagoshima Prefecture.
Hammond organ from the age of five, but under the guidance of Professor Tamiko Yamaguchi.
I plan to continue even though the university.
Music Kumamoto Junior College Graduation: (now College of Music, 2003).
Studied with Messrs. Fujiko Takemoto, Jun Wakiyama.
Grand Prize at the National Convention of Hammond Festival 2004.
JAZZ contest finals played the same year in Asakusa, solo players fighting-spirit award department.
Living in Tosu.
Begin under the guidance of Mr. Hammond organ Tamiko Yamaguchi from childhood…
San Francisco California — The Golden Gate Bridge as seen today from China Beach – Jon Hammond
at China Beach
San Francisco California — Lombard Street crookedest street in the world – Jon Hammond
Lombard Street is an east–west street in San Francisco, California. It is famous for having a steep, one-block section that consists of eight tight hairpin turns.
Lombard Street begins at Presidio Boulevard inside The Presidio and runs east through the Cow Hollow neighborhood. For twelve blocks, between Broderick Street and Van Ness Avenue, it is a principal arterial road that is co-signed as U.S. Route 101. Lombard Street then continues through the Russian Hill neighborhood and onto the Telegraph Hill neighborhood. At Telegraph Hill it breaks off to the south, becoming Telegraph Hill Boulevard, leading to Pioneer Park and Coit Tower. Lombard Street starts again at Winthrop Street and finally terminates at The Embarcadero as a collector road.
Lombard Street is best known for the one-way section on Russian Hill between Hyde and Leavenworth Streets, in which the roadway has eight sharp turns (or switchbacks) that have earned the street the distinction of being the crookedest [most winding] street in the world (though this title is contested – see “See Also” links). The switchback’s design, first suggested by property owner Carl Henry and instituted in 1922, was born out of necessity in order to reduce the hill’s natural 27% grade, which was too steep for most vehicles. It is also a serious hazard to pedestrians, who are accustomed to a more reasonable sixteen-degree incline[clarification needed]. The crooked section of the street, which is about 1⁄4 mile (400 m) long, is reserved for one-way traffic traveling east (downhill) and is paved with red bricks. The speed limit in this section is 5 mph (8 km/h).
In 1999, a Crooked Street Task Force was created to try to solve traffic problems in the neighborhoods around the winding section of Lombard Street. In 2001, the Task Force decided that it would not be legal to permanently close the block to vehicular traffic. Instead, the Task Force decided to institute a summer parking ban in the area, to bar eastbound traffic on major holidays, and to increase fines for parking in the area. The Task Force also proposed the idea of using minibuses to ferry sightseers to the famous block, although residents debated the efficiency of such a solution, since one of the attractions of touring the area is driving along the twisting section of the street.
The Powell-Hyde cable car line stops at the top of this block.
San Francisco California — Spaceship sighted – Jon Hammond
at The Embarcadero
Sidecar bike sighted – Jon Hammond
San Francisco California — Bryce Bryce Clark Piano Tuning on Tour – Live in North Beach San Francisco! Jon Hammond
with Bryce Bryce Clark at Green Tortoise Hostel San Francisco
Frankfurt Germany — Saray Pastanesi Baeckerei & Konditorei Bakery rocks!
They baked my birthday cake (59th year b’day) incredible cake my friends, dankeschoen! Jon Hammond
et Back In The Groove Jon Hammond Band in Jazzkeller Musikmesse Frankfurt
2012 Annual Musikmesse Warm Up Party hosted by Jon Hammond Band in Jazzkeller Frankfurt “Get Back In The Groove” / Tribute to 9/11 by Jon Hammond
with Tony Lakatos tenor sax, Joe Berger guitar, Giovanni Gulino drums,
Jon Hammond at the Hammond Sk1 organ,
special guest Lee Oskar harmonica.
This performance marks 26 years consecutive attending Musikmesse Frankfurt and
it was also on the birthday of Jon Hammond March 20th, 2012 with a big chocolate on chocolate cake baked by Saray Pastanesi Baeckerei & Konditorei bakery.. — at Mainzer Landstrasse
*Recorded on ReVox A700:
ReVox is a brand name of Swiss audio equipment created by Studer on March 27, 1951.
The ReVox brand name was spun off into Studer Revox AG in 1990. During Studer’s acquisition by Harman International Industries, Revox was sold separately to a group of private investors. The “V” in the current company logo is a larger capital than the other letters, and in mixed case the spelling “ReVox” is sometimes used, but in all older and most newer references the name is shown as “Revox”.
Many consider ReVox open-reel tape recorders to be high-end audio equipment. The most famous of these are the G36 (valve type), A77 (solid state with relay controls) and B77 (solid state with logic control and direct-drive). The A700 was the top of the line 1970s machine with 3-speed quartz PLL capstan, or, like the B77 which appeared in 1979, variable tape speed from 2.5 to 22.5 inches per second.
Mountain View California — Thank you Bill Graham Presents Hospitality Team for the fully stocked catered and highly air conditioned dressing room when I played at The Shoreline Amphitheatre! Sandwiches, beverages, candy bars, merci beaucoup! Jon Hammond
Shoreline Amphitheatre is an outdoor amphitheater, in Mountain View, California, USA, in the San Francisco Bay Area. Inside the venue it has a capacity of 22,500, with 6,500 reserved seats and 16,000 general admission on the lawn. When the parking lot is utilized for festival stages the total capacity of the venue can reach 30,000.
The amphitheatre was built from 1985–1986, by the city of Mountain View, in cooperation with local promoter Bill Graham, as part of the Shoreline Park project. Graham designed the amphitheatre to resemble The Grateful Dead’s “steal your face” image. Each row of fixed seating at the amphitheatre has a pitch of three feet, providing ample legroom and space for dancing.
The premiere season was during the Summer of 1986; it was planned to open with a concert by The Grateful Dead, who had to cancel, due to Jerry Garcia’s coma. They returned and performed on October 3, 1987 and June 16, 1990, these shows were recorded and later released as a live album, entitled View from the Vault, Volume Three.
Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe performed and recorded their live album, entitled An Evening of Yes Music Plus, here on September 9, 1989.
The Dave Matthews Band performed and recorded their show, on July 6, 1997, which was later released as a live album, entitled Live Trax Vol. 17.
The amphitheatre has also played host to music festivals, including The Vans Warped Tour, The Mayhem Festival, The Area:One and Area2 Festival, Lollapalooza, H.O.R.D.E., Projekt Revolution, Ozzfest and Lilith Fair.
In its opening year, a fan attending a Steve Winwood concert flicked a cigarette lighter and ignited methane that had been leaking from a landfill underneath the theatre. Several small fires were reported that season. After those incidents the city of Mountain View commissioned methane testing studies, to define the locus of methane vapors emanating from the soil within the amphitheater. These tests were used in developing a design for improved methane monitoring and more efficient methane extraction to assure the amphitheater became safe as an outdoor venue. Ultimately, the lawn was removed, a gas barrier and better methane removal equipment was installed, and then the lawn was re-installed. — at Shoreline Amphitheatre At Mountain View
New York NY — Rest In Peace Art Jenkins (Arnold Jenkins) the great innovative vocalist with Sun Ra Arkestra for 36 years, and leader of his own quartet.
This picture I shot of Art was at our Local 802 Monday Night Jazz Sessions – seen here with bassist Alex Layne and off camera it was Billy Kaye on drums – R.I.P. Art! Jon Hammond
Art (Arnold) Jenkins, a member of the Sun Ra Arkestra for 36 years, left the planet on April 13, 2012, a mere five days before his 79th birthday. He was a vocalist, lyricist, composer, poet, percussionist, and a deeply valued and respected member of the Sun Ra Arkestra. Art’s vocals ranged from the classic big band variety to the avant-garde outer space offerings that he did using a space megaphone, which Art referred to as his “secret weapon”.
Art Jenkins first joined the Sun Ra Arkestra in 1960 and his first recording as a member of the Arkestra was “Secrets of the Sun” in 1962. He was on 7 more recordings with the Arkestra through 1971. Art then took a break from the rigors of rehearsing and touring with Sun Ra, but he returned to the Arkestra again in 1988 and never looked away again from the creative and omniversal challenges of being an active Sun Ra Arkestra member. He recorded 7 more times with the Arkestra during his second stint, the last two being “A Song for the Sun” and “Music for the 21st Century” (both on the El Ra Records label).
Beyond the Arkestra, Art Jenkins self-produced the “Under the Sun” CD showcasing the quartet that he led between Arkestra engagements. He also demonstrated his lyrical skills with his moving composition on the “King” chart dedicated to the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, which was recorded by the Brooklyn Repretory Ensemble on the “Pragmatic Optimism” CD (on the 360 Music label).
During a lifetime devoted to jazz, Art Jenkins performed at jazz festivals, concert halls, dance halls, night clubs, and on radio and TV shows. His energy and creativity will not be forgotten, but his presence will surely be missed by the legions of Sun Ra Arkestra fans and by the remaining members of the Sun Ra Arkestra. — with Alex Layne at Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM
Analog Central Control Folks, still a tapehead! Jon Hammond
*LISTEN TO THE AUDIO HERE: HammondCast 26 http://archive.org/details/JonHammondHammondCast26 HammondCast 26 from New York based Organist/Accordionist JON HAMMOND, this show’s special guests: EDDIE MONEY, Jon’s friend for many years debuting the new Breakout Single “You Don’t Know Me” from Eddie’s new album “WANNA GO BACK” on the Big Deal Productions label, available on CD Baby.com and Apple iTunes. Also exclusive interview with BARRY MELTON original founding member of COUNTRY JOE and the FISH, guitarist and practicing Attorney of Law in Yolo County CA
Lou Colombo, Silvia Pagni, Accordion, Jon Hammond, Fort Myers, Castelfidardo, Bobby Kimball, Tommy Denander, Musikmesse, NAMM Show, Oral History, Joe Berger, Radio TV