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Lydia’s Tune In Nashville Summer NAMM Acoustic Nation

July 25, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Lydia’s Tune In Nashville Summer NAMM Acoustic Nation

https://archive.org/details/LydiasTuneInNashvilleSummerNAMMAcousticNation

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=870484082980390

Jon Hammond Organ Group original “Lydia’s Tune” performed at Summer NAMM Show Nashville Tennessee on Acoustic Nation Stage, featuring: Roland Barber trombone, Evan Cobb tenor saxophone, Louis Flip Winfield drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ http://www.HammondCast.com/
special thanks to Nickolas Butterfield camera, JC Clifford & Michael Turner Mothertone crew for Louis and the fine Sleishman Drum Co drums you hear here – JH — with Jon Hammond, Evan Cobb, Joe Berger, Roland Barber and Louis Flip Winfield at Nashville Music City Center

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1155440

Youtube http://youtu.be/Jv_WRNFJWPs

Charlie Morgan on drums with Chas Sandford 12 string gtr./vocals a few nights ago at a very fine Listening Party in the Grand Victor Sound Nashville studios in the big live room – sounding real good Charlie! – David M Santos-bass, thanks, Jon Hammond

— with Chas Sandford and Charlie Morgan at Ben Folds Studio

Blues in The Braithophone Stand Summer NAMM http://wwww.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152196110822102
Saxophonist George Braith inventor and player of the Braithophone and organist Jon Hammond in a spontaneous Blues Jazz Session

in The Braithophone Stand at Summer NAMM Show in Nashville Tennessee with photo collage of George’s amazing career
http://georgetbraith.com/ — with George Braith and George Braith at Nashville Music City Center.

Hitting the big fat minor 11th chord! With Joe Berger in the OZZtosh guitars stand at Summer NAMM Show – Nashville Tennessee

– Jon Hammond — with Joe Berger at Nashville Music City Center

Nashville Tennessee — Good to see / hear my friend Bobby Kimball making his great music live at the Summer NAMM Show in Nashville Music City Center the other day! – Jon Hammond

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobby_Kimball
Robert Troy “Bobby” Kimball (born March 29, 1947) is an American singer, best known as the original and longtime frontman of the rock band Toto.
Robert Troy Kimball
Born March 29, 1947 (age 67)
Orange, Texas, U.S.
Genres Arena rock, hard rock, pop rock, adult contemporary, soft rock
Occupations Singer-songwriter, musician
Instruments Vocals, keyboards
Years active 1962–present
Associated acts Toto, Jimi Jamison
Robert Troy Kimball was born in Orange, Texas, and was raised in nearby Vinton, Louisiana, as Vinton did not have a hospital (thus, he was born across the state line). Kimball started singing as a child, dabbling on voice and piano in a musical household throughout his youth. Throughout the 1970s, Kimball performed as a vocalist in various New Orleans-area bands, including The Levee Band, which would later become LeRoux after Kimball left.

In 1974, Bobby Kimball left Louisiana and moved to Los Angeles where he joined 3 members from the defunct band, Three Dog Night, to form a new band called S.S. Fools. They released one album on CBS Records, but the band split up within a year and a half. About six months later, Kimball was asked by David Paich and Jeff Porcaro, to join the five session musicians to form Toto. He submitted a self-penned audition song for the band, “You Are The Flower”, which was included on their debut album. Kimball performed on the first four studio albums by Toto, but was released from the band in 1984 during the sessions for the Isolation LP.

A longstanding urban legend holds that the band named itself ‘Toto’ after Kimball’s “real” name, “Robert Toteaux.” In reality, this story was simply a joke perpetrated and perpetuated by Toto’s original bassist, David Hungate. According to Toto guitarist Steve Lukather, the reason for this choice of band name was that Toto was “really simple, easy to remember and easily identified in every language.”

Jazz Session Trumpets Saxophones Organ – Jon Hammond The NAMM Show

http://hammondcast.blog.ca/2014/05/19/jazz-session-trumpets-saxophones-organ-jon-hammond-namm-show-18481407/
Jazz session at P.Mauriat stand 4514 ensemble with trumpets saxophones and Jon Hammond at the organ..

Jon Hammond Vimeo at Summer NAMM Show – calling George Braith http://vimeo.com/101410826 – JH in Nashville Tennessee

AFM Local 257 at Summer NAMM Show Nashville – Jon Hammond

Joe Lamond President CEO of NAMM

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondPhotosAndOrganGroupAtSummerNAMMNashville

Jon Hammond’s Summer NAMM Nashville Photos and Jon Hammond Organ Group kicking it off on the NAMM Acoustic Nation Stage – Roland Barber trombone, Evan Cobb tenor, Joe Berger guitar, Louis Flip Winfield drums, Jon Hammond organ/bass – The NAMM Show — at Nashville Music City Center – *Special thanks JC Clifford & Sleishman Drum Co. / Mothertone
Camera Credit: Nickolas Butterfield http://www.HammondCast.com/

NAMM Acoustic Nation Stage Jon Hammond Organ Group

Youtube http://youtu.be/CZMB2uTYyaM

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1154470

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x21xv7u_jon-hammond-photos-and-organ-group-at-summer-namm-nashville_music

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Jon Hammond Photos And Organ Group At Summer NAMM Nashville

July 23, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Jon Hammond Photos And Organ Group At Summer NAMM Nashville

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondPhotosAndOrganGroupAtSummerNAMMNashville

Jon Hammond’s Summer NAMM Nashville Photos and Jon Hammond Organ Group kicking it off on the NAMM Acoustic Nation Stage – Roland Barber trombone, Evan Cobb tenor, Joe Berger guitar, Louis Flip Winfield drums, Jon Hammond organ/bass – The NAMM Show — at Nashville Music City Center – *Special thanks JC Clifford & Sleishman Drum Co. / Mothertone
Camera Credit: Nickolas Butterfield http://www.HammondCast.com/

NAMM Acoustic Nation Stage Jon Hammond Organ Group

Youtube http://youtu.be/CZMB2uTYyaM

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1154470

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x21xv7u_jon-hammond-photos-and-organ-group-at-summer-namm-nashville_music

Jon Hammond Band Facebook http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=869085386453593


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Summer NAMM Nashville Jon Hammond Organ Group Music City Center

July 10, 2014

Nashville Tennessee – Summer NAMM Nashville Jon Hammond Organ Group Music City Center http://www.namm.org/summer/2014/concerts-performances/jon-hammond-organ-group 


Jon Hammond Organ Group

Performance Info

Location: 
Music City Center
Acoustic Nation Lobby Stage
Time: 
Friday, July 18, 2014 - 3:15pm to 3:45pm

Artist Info

Jon Hammond: Organ / bass Leader
Joe  Berger: guitar
Roland Barber: trombone
Genre: 
Jazz
Artist Bio: 
JON HAMMOND Instruments: Organ, Accordion, Piano, Guitar Attended: Berklee College of Music 1974, City College San Francisco Languages: English, German Jon is closely identified with the two main products of his career, the Excelsior Accordion and the Hammond Organ. Musician: Jon Hammond is one of the premier B3 PLAYERS in the world. Jon has played professionally since age 12. Beginning as a solo accordionist, he later played Hammond B3 organ in a number of important San Francisco bands. His all original group HADES opened shows for Tower of Power, Quicksilver Messenger Service and Michael Bloomfield. Eddie Money and Barry Finnerty became musical associates. Moving East he attended Berklee College of Music and played venues as diverse as Boston’s “Combat Zone” in the striptease clubs during the ’70′s and the exclusive Wychmere Harbor Club in Cape Cod, where he was house organist with the late great trumpet player Lou Colombo and developed a lasting friendship with House Speaker Tip O’Neill. He also toured the Northeast and Canada with the successful show revue “Easy Living”, and continued his appearances at nightclubs in Boston and New York. Subsequently Hammond lived and traveled in Europe, where he has an enthusiastic following. TV/Video Producer: In 1981 Jon formed BackBeat Productions. Assisted by Lori Friedman (Video by LORI), the innovative TV show “The Jon Hammond Show” became a Manhattan Cable TV favorite. Jon’s “Live on the street” video style included news events, as well as live music/video clips of Dizzy Gillespie, Paul Butterfield, Jaco Pastorius, John Entwistle, Sammy Davis Jr., Percy Sledge and many others. The weekly show is now in it’s 30th year and has influenced the broadcasts of David Letterman and others. Billboard Magazine hailed Jon’s show as “The Alternative to MTV”. LINK http://youtu.be/7TApELTO1XI Head Phone – Jon Hammond Band THE SOUND SOUL SUMMIT All-Star Jam Video Movie of Jon’s Band Featuring Bernard Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, Alex Budman, Joe Berger2, Koei Tanaka, Jon Hammond Organ Group — with Stephen Fortner, Scott May, Joe Berger rips it up! Koei Tanaka and Jon Hammond at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center Hilton Anaheim Lobby Special Program on 80th Anniversary of Hammond Organ USA – Front of House / FOH Mix by Brian English – Denny Mack Audio – announcement – Stephen Fortner – Editor Keyboard Magazine Jon Hammond Organ Group *Note: “Head Phone” composed by Jon Hammond ©JON HAMMOND Intl. ASCAP recorded with Bernard Purdie originally on Jon’s album Late Rent in year of 1989 – Big Special Thanks to Jay Dittamo for standin’ in the cuff for Bernard, thanks Jay! special thanks to Scott May and Gregg Gregory Gronowski – Hammond Suzuki Musical Instruments Team
*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Warwick Booth Sessions Summer NAMM Nashville Jon Hammond Jon’s archivehttp://archive.org/details/JonHammondWarwickBoothSessionsSummerNAMMNashvilleJonHammond  This video is about Warwick Booth Sessions Summer NAMM Nashville Jon Hammond and Joe Berger “The Warwick Booth Sessions” WARWICK GMBH & CO. MUSIC EQUIPMENT KG Booth #1144 with Joe Berger (playing the Jerry Garcia Special model from EKO Guitars) and Jon Hammond (Sk1 combo Hammond Organ) at Nashville Summer NAMM Show smack dab in the middle of the NAMM Exhibits Floor – The Sound Police Love Us – because we rock out at low trade show sound levels and don’t disturb the other nearby booths – that’s the Community Spirit we always adhere to as old NAMM’ers don’t ya’ know – special thanks to Hans-Peter Wilfer, & Bob and the crew at Warwick & Framus – and John the Floor Manager in charge of Sound Control – JH — with Joe Berger at Nashville Music City Center - http://www.HammondCast.com/ Youtube http://youtu.be/pyPG240nlh8 Nashville, Music City Center, Acoustic Nation Stage, Jon Hammond Organ Group, Sk1, Funky Jazz, Blues, Warwick Sessions, Original Music 

Summer NAMM Nashville Jon Hammond Organ Group Music City Center

July 10, 2014

Nashville Tennessee – Summer NAMM Nashville Jon Hammond Organ Group Music City Center http://www.namm.org/summer/2014/concerts-performances/jon-hammond-organ-group 


Jon Hammond Organ Group

Performance Info

Location: 
Music City Center
Acoustic Nation Lobby Stage
Time: 
Friday, July 18, 2014 - 3:15pm to 3:45pm

Artist Info

Jon Hammond: Organ / bass Leader
Joe  Berger: guitar
Roland Barber: trombone
Genre: 
Jazz
Artist Bio: 
JON HAMMOND Instruments: Organ, Accordion, Piano, Guitar Attended: Berklee College of Music 1974, City College San Francisco Languages: English, German Jon is closely identified with the two main products of his career, the Excelsior Accordion and the Hammond Organ. Musician: Jon Hammond is one of the premier B3 PLAYERS in the world. Jon has played professionally since age 12. Beginning as a solo accordionist, he later played Hammond B3 organ in a number of important San Francisco bands. His all original group HADES opened shows for Tower of Power, Quicksilver Messenger Service and Michael Bloomfield. Eddie Money and Barry Finnerty became musical associates. Moving East he attended Berklee College of Music and played venues as diverse as Boston’s “Combat Zone” in the striptease clubs during the ’70′s and the exclusive Wychmere Harbor Club in Cape Cod, where he was house organist with the late great trumpet player Lou Colombo and developed a lasting friendship with House Speaker Tip O’Neill. He also toured the Northeast and Canada with the successful show revue “Easy Living”, and continued his appearances at nightclubs in Boston and New York. Subsequently Hammond lived and traveled in Europe, where he has an enthusiastic following. TV/Video Producer: In 1981 Jon formed BackBeat Productions. Assisted by Lori Friedman (Video by LORI), the innovative TV show “The Jon Hammond Show” became a Manhattan Cable TV favorite. Jon’s “Live on the street” video style included news events, as well as live music/video clips of Dizzy Gillespie, Paul Butterfield, Jaco Pastorius, John Entwistle, Sammy Davis Jr., Percy Sledge and many others. The weekly show is now in it’s 30th year and has influenced the broadcasts of David Letterman and others. Billboard Magazine hailed Jon’s show as “The Alternative to MTV”. LINK http://youtu.be/7TApELTO1XI Head Phone – Jon Hammond Band THE SOUND SOUL SUMMIT All-Star Jam Video Movie of Jon’s Band Featuring Bernard Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, Alex Budman, Joe Berger2, Koei Tanaka, Jon Hammond Organ Group — with Stephen Fortner, Scott May, Joe Berger rips it up! Koei Tanaka and Jon Hammond at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center Hilton Anaheim Lobby Special Program on 80th Anniversary of Hammond Organ USA – Front of House / FOH Mix by Brian English – Denny Mack Audio – announcement – Stephen Fortner – Editor Keyboard Magazine Jon Hammond Organ Group *Note: “Head Phone” composed by Jon Hammond ©JON HAMMOND Intl. ASCAP recorded with Bernard Purdie originally on Jon’s album Late Rent in year of 1989 – Big Special Thanks to Jay Dittamo for standin’ in the cuff for Bernard, thanks Jay! special thanks to Scott May and Gregg Gregory Gronowski – Hammond Suzuki Musical Instruments Team
*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Warwick Booth Sessions Summer NAMM Nashville Jon Hammond Jon’s archivehttp://archive.org/details/JonHammondWarwickBoothSessionsSummerNAMMNashvilleJonHammond  This video is about Warwick Booth Sessions Summer NAMM Nashville Jon Hammond and Joe Berger “The Warwick Booth Sessions” WARWICK GMBH & CO. MUSIC EQUIPMENT KG Booth #1144 with Joe Berger (playing the Jerry Garcia Special model from EKO Guitars) and Jon Hammond (Sk1 combo Hammond Organ) at Nashville Summer NAMM Show smack dab in the middle of the NAMM Exhibits Floor – The Sound Police Love Us – because we rock out at low trade show sound levels and don’t disturb the other nearby booths – that’s the Community Spirit we always adhere to as old NAMM’ers don’t ya’ know – special thanks to Hans-Peter Wilfer, & Bob and the crew at Warwick & Framus – and John the Floor Manager in charge of Sound Control – JH — with Joe Berger at Nashville Music City Center - http://www.HammondCast.com/ Youtube http://youtu.be/pyPG240nlh8 Nashville, Music City Center, Acoustic Nation Stage, Jon Hammond Organ Group, Sk1, Funky Jazz, Blues, Warwick Sessions, Original Music 

Bruce Arnold Bernard Purdie Orpheus Interview & Concert

July 8, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Bruce Arnold Bernard Purdie Orpheus Interview & Concert

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/BruceArnoldBernardPurdieOrpheusInterviewConcert

Jon Hammond interview Bruce Arnold / Bruce Arnold-Orpheus and Bernard Purdie founding members of Orpheus band who had the 1968 hit “Can’t Find The Time”, later joined by Bruce’s son JohnMark Arnold and the band in concert with their hit at the Marin County Fair – this clip will be broadcast on The Jon Hammond Show in New York and streaming http://www.HammondCast.com/

Orpheus live band credits:
Bruce Arnold – guitar, vocals

Bernard Purdie – drums

Howie Hersh – bass
Elliot Sherman – piano, keyboards
John Arnold – guitar, vocals

Bill Shontz – saxophone, flute, vocals
Steve Kaetzel – Keyboards

The group released a total of four albums and five singles between 1968 and 1971.

Orpheus played many sold-out concerts throughout the United States, sharing the stage with artists such as The Who, Led Zeppelin, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Jeff Beck, The Rascals and Janis Joplin – to name a few.
Their classic 1968 hit single, “Can’t Find the Time”, was covered in 2000 by Hootie & The Blowfish for the soundtrack to the Farrelly Brothers comedy “Me, Myself & Irene” starring Jim Carrey and Rene Zellweger.
Their second album, Ascending, reached no. 10 in the 1968 Playboy magazine Jazz and Pop Reader Poll, “Vocal Album of the Year”.
The group recorded the title track “Little Sister” for the 1969 MGM movie “Marlowe,” starring James Garner, Rita Moreno and Bruce Lee.
Orpheus reunited in 1988 and performed at the Boston Music Awards with the late Brad Delp, (lead singer of the platinum selling group Boston).
Orpheus was invited to record at George Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch in 1988. The material from these sessions was later included on Bruce Arnold’s CD titled “Orpheus Again” released in 2010.
In 1968 Actor/Comedian Chevy Chase toured Southern Universities with a band posing as Orpheus.
The group was one of the first contemporary music bands to be asked to perform at The Museum of Modern Art in 1969.
Orpheus albums and singles were released worldwide reaching the Top 20 in Brazil, Britain, France and the Philippines.
The band’s music has been lauded by entertainment industry notables such as Elvis Costello, Laura Nyro, Steely Dan, Chevy Chase, The B52′s, The Cars, Chicago, Aerosmith, Boston, Hootie & The Blowfish, Matthew Sweet, Miles Davis, John Stewart, David Freiberg, St. Etienne, Edwin McCain, Jimmy Webb, Phil Ramone, Questlove, Peter & Bobby Farrelly, Tony Bennett, The J. Geils Band, Neil Sedaka, George Lucas, John Williams, Chuck Norris, Red Peters, Jerry Harrison (The Talking Heads), Jim Carrey, Ryan Seacrest, Dan Patrick and David Lynch.

Youtube http://youtu.be/K2Z5fB_RtmI

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1150549

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x211vtt_bruce-arnold-bernard-purdie-orpheus-interview-concert_music

interview, arnold, county, purdie, orpheus, fair, band, bruce, marin county fair, bernard, worcester ma, folk rock

Smiley’s Jazz from 1st set JH Trio with Mikey and Zev

July 1, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Smiley’s Jazz from 1st set JH Trio with Mikey and Zev

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/SmileysJazzFrom1stSetJHTrioWithMikeyAndZev

L to R: Michael Schwartz, Jon Hammond, Zev Shearn-Nance

First time on the band Michael Schwartz tenor saxophone and Zev Shearn-Nance drums – Jon Hammond Trio, Jazz at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon in Bolinas California http://www.HammondCast.com/ – special thanks: Don Deane

Tenor Saxophonist Michael Schwartz is a member of the SF JAZZ All Star High School Orchestra, I was invited to hear them play by Martin Mueller Executive Director of New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, they sounded really great under the direction of Paul Contos.

Drummer Zev Shearn-Nance is in his first year at USC University of Southern California and studying drums with Peter Erskine and in the jazz program under Bob Mintzer.

First time on Jon Hammond Band in Trio formation, no rehearsal or sound check, just hit and quit.

Youtube http://youtu.be/gXnPT0rlvro

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1148560

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x20j7za_smiley-s-jazz-from-1st-set-jh-trio-with-mikey-and-zev_music

JAZZ, Bolinas California, Hammond Organ, Jon Hammond, Saxophone, Michael Schwartz, SF JAZZ All Star High School, Musician, Don Deane, Smiley’s Schooner Saloon

2014 Pocket Funk Photos Jazzkeller Party

June 23, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: 2014 Pocket Funk Photos Jazzkeller Party

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/2014PocketFunkPhotosJazzkellerParty

Youtube http://youtu.be/IBWpFYwnMaU

Pocket Funk by Jon Hammond with photos by Andreas Meer the great Rock Photographer of Frankfurt – Jon’s annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in the world famous Jazzkeller – almost complete take shot by Aurelia Natalini with camera direction by Tino Pavlis – Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Peter Klohmann tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ ©Jon Hammond International ASCAP http://www.jonhammondband.com/ – Jon Hammond Band / Jon Hammond Organ Group

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1146590

Vimeo HammondCast http://vimeo.com/98864169

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x201l7d_2014-pocket-funk-photos-jazzkeller-party_music

Jon Hammond Band Facebook http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=851808454847953

Pocket Funk, Photos, Jon Hammond, musikmesse Party, Photography, Andreas Meer, Saxophone, Hammond Organ, Sk1, ASCAP Composer, Frankfurt, Local 802, Musicians Union

Summer NAMM | NAMM.org Jon Hammond Organ Group

June 12, 2014

Summer NAMM | NAMM.org Jon Hammond Organ Group LINK: Summer NAMM | NAMM.org Jon Hammond Organ Group

Jon Hammond Organ Group

Performance Info

Location: 
Music City Center
Acoustic Nation Lobby Stage
Time: 
Friday, July 18, 2014 - 3:15pm to 3:45pm

Artist Info

Jon Hammond: Organ / bass Leader
Joe  Berger: guitar
Roland Barber: trombone
Genre: 
Jazz
Artist Bio: 
JON HAMMOND Instruments: Organ, Accordion, Piano, Guitar Attended: Berklee College of Music 1974, City College San Francisco Languages: English, German Jon is closely identified with the two main products of his career, the Excelsior Accordion and the Hammond Organ. Musician: Jon Hammond is one of the premier B3 PLAYERS in the world. Jon has played professionally since age 12. Beginning as a solo accordionist, he later played Hammond B3 organ in a number of important San Francisco bands. His all original group HADES opened shows for Tower of Power, Quicksilver Messenger Service and Michael Bloomfield. Eddie Money and Barry Finnerty became musical associates. Moving East he attended Berklee College of Music and played venues as diverse as Boston’s “Combat Zone” in the striptease clubs during the ’70′s and the exclusive Wychmere Harbor Club in Cape Cod, where he was house organist with the late great trumpet player Lou Colombo and developed a lasting friendship with House Speaker Tip O’Neill. He also toured the Northeast and Canada with the successful show revue “Easy Living”, and continued his appearances at nightclubs in Boston and New York. Subsequently Hammond lived and traveled in Europe, where he has an enthusiastic following. TV/Video Producer: In 1981 Jon formed BackBeat Productions. Assisted by Lori Friedman (Video by LORI), the innovative TV show “The Jon Hammond Show” became a Manhattan Cable TV favorite. Jon’s “Live on the street” video style included news events, as well as live music/video clips of Dizzy Gillespie, Paul Butterfield, Jaco Pastorius, John Entwistle, Sammy Davis Jr., Percy Sledge and many others. The weekly show is now in it’s 30th year and has influenced the broadcasts of David Letterman and others. Billboard Magazine hailed Jon’s show as “The Alternative to MTV”. LINK http://youtu.be/7TApELTO1XI Head Phone – Jon Hammond Band THE SOUND SOUL SUMMIT All-Star Jam Video Movie of Jon’s Band Featuring Bernard Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, Alex Budman, Joe Berger2, Koei Tanaka, Jon Hammond Organ Group — with Stephen Fortner, Scott May, Joe Berger rips it up! Koei Tanaka and Jon Hammond at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center Hilton Anaheim Lobby Special Program on 80th Anniversary of Hammond Organ USA – Front of House / FOH Mix by Brian English – Denny Mack Audio – announcement – Stephen Fortner – Editor Keyboard Magazine Jon Hammond Organ Group *Note: “Head Phone” composed by Jon Hammond ©JON HAMMOND Intl. ASCAP recorded with Bernard Purdie originally on Jon’s album Late Rent in year of 1989 – Big Special Thanks to Jay Dittamo for standin’ in the cuff for Bernard, thanks Jay! special thanks to Scott May and Gregg Gregory Gronowski – Hammond Suzuki Musical Instruments Team

    Live broadcast  

          

HammondCast Radio Broadcast with original Music and Stories from Jon Hammond “Train Song” and “Get Back in The Groove”

Summer NAMM, NAMM Show, Nashville, Music City Center, Hammond Organ, Funky, Swinging, Jazz, Blues, Guitar, Trombone, Sk1, B3, ASCAP Composer, Local 802, Musicians Union

Behind the Beat Jon Hammond: Late Rent by Steve Rosenfeld

June 12, 2014

*Click HERE For AUDIO: Behind the Beat Jon Hammond: Late Rent by Steve Rosenfeld

http://behindthebeat.com/2004/12/jon-hammond-late-rent/

The Late Rent Story
Jon Hammond waited half his life to make this CD – starting with being an underground TV host.

Swingin’ Funky Jazz & Blues
Jon Hammond describes his style of music and how he learned to play it.

Two Hot Tracks
Jon Hammond recalls one of his first songs – from age 15 – and a great Sunday session.

Sonny’s Advice
A little advice on melody from a great sax player went a long way.

Jon Hammond says “the fingers are the singers.’” The latest CD from this exceptional and soulful Hammond organist is the proof. “Late Rent” draws on decades of great recording sessions and top live performances to showcase his own playing and many top jazz and funk artists. It shows why the Hammond organ is one of the most enduring electric instruments and why Hammond is one of its best players.

Listen to Album Quality Audio HERE: Hammond’s Bolero album track from Jon Hammond

http://youtu.be/xRCG3wt6ARY

most high quality Audio:
Hammond’s Bolero track 1 title track from Jon Hammond http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/hammond
This is Jon Hammond’s inspired all-original trio album played with the intensity of a live performance. It features great saxophone work by Alex Budman and the sophisticated funky sound of Ronnie Smith, Jr. on drums. Accordion and guitar embellish several tracks, and the overall sound is very musical and unusual. Lots of powerful groove drives some really great Jon Hammond compositions such as “Soon I Will Be Free”, “Cannonball 99 (One More Time!), “Six Year Itch”, “Jennifer’s Song” and “9/11 Tribute.”
Artist: Hammond, Jon Trio
Title: Hammond’s Bolero
Format: CD
Label: HAM-BERGER-FRIZ RECORDS
Catalog Number: 103
UPC Code: 601637970522
Price: $9.98 (All prices include domestic shipping.)
Genre: JAZZ
City Hall Records Catalog
Independent Record Distribution since 1973
Album Notes

Letter to the Listener from Jon Hammond:
November 28, 2002
Dear Listener!
This record marks a new beginning for me, and I would like to dedicate it to all those who like myself are striking out on their own and going it alone. Don’t be afraid to follow your dreams. I did and now this record is for you!
On November 5th, 2002 at 11:00 hours I entered in to Studio “D” of UNIQUE RECORDING STUDIOS in Times Square NYC with my producer/engineer Joe Berger along with S.F. Bay Area musicians Ronnie Smith (drums) and Alex Budman (tenor sax). I had just come back from performing in Shanghai at the first MUSIC CHINA. My mission was clear…because of all our busy schedules and logistical problems, we had a 4 hour window to play down 13 of my original compositions live to Pro Tools recording format with Joe Berger at the controls, ably assisted by Heath Aiken.
From the first tune I knew that this would be my best record ever. Twelve of the tracks made this record and the 13th will be on the next record!
As I was telling the musicians…on this record each of us is larger than life. I am very proud to feature the undeniable pocket feel of Ronnie Smith, the great left-handed funk drummer from East Oakland. Also it is my pleasure to feature one of the finest and most musical tenor saxophonists to come out of the Bay Area in a long time: Alex Budman. The incredible guitar work features my long-time partner Joe Berger (Ham-Berger Productions). Joe has played with John Entwistle, Vangelis and many greats, plus he is responsible for the fine sound of this recording and mastering. Joe joined the band on tracks 1 & 3, title song Hammond’s Bolero and Cannonball 99.
Bobby and Joanne Nathan’s Unique Recording Studios was the perfect studio and environment for our live recording. Special thanks to Bobby and Joanne and the Unique staff!

I fired up the house HAMMOND organ and felt right at home immediately. Although we cut these tunes in one session, (a new speed record at Unique Recording Studios!), it took my whole life to refine my songs and get to this point where I was ready to record them…and ALSO to select musicians who could not only play their asses off, but are very nice cats who play my music with much enthusiasm and uplifting spirit. Like all bandleaders I have had more than my share of nightmare situations with “difficult” musicians so I am always happy when I can record and play with trouble-free musicians on the band! These are the guys.
This was Ronnie’s first trip to New York City. The night before our session he and Alex went to hear the Village Vanguard Monday Night Bigband while I stayed home in my Times Square apartment preparing the music for the session.
There is a story behind every one of these compositions. The title track “Hammond’s Bolero” (track #1) means literally Romantic Music. Even if you are not a dancer you’ll want to dance to this track! As on every track all the musicians are featured with the addition of the totally amazing guitar work of JOE BERGER. He does some “terrible things” to the strings on his guitar ladies and gentlemen! Guitar Heads and even Carlos Santana…look out!!

On every one of my albums I like to do something original that has never been done before. On this record the very first sound that you will hear is the sound of me popping the cork out of a very nice bottle of Red Bordeaux wine! I have always thought this to be a “happy sound”, so kick back and enjoy a glass of Bordeaux with my music if you have the possibility to do so. Also I announce the title of every one of my songs. The reason I do this is because so often on the radio song titles are not announced…well, I fixed that! I recorded the cork and my voiceovers on my new acquisition, which is a fine Chinese manufactured Tube Microphone from SUPERLUX in Shanghai. My EXCELSIOR tonechamber accordion has custom SENNHEISER microphones in it with a very slick modification by main man ALEX of Alex Accordions Guitars shop around the corner from Unique Recording Studios on W. 48th St. in New York (on the famous strip of music shops). This was my first outting using the electronics in my hand-built accordion and I was very pleased with the natural sound we got on the recordings.
Track #2, “Jennifer’s Song” I wrote for my girlfriend Jennifer.
Once you have heard “Jennifer’s Song” you’ll never be able to get it out of your mind. Melody is King! Perhaps you will hear my Russian/Hungarian heritage coming from this melody.

“Cannonball 99″ (One More Time!) #3 is a rollicking shuffle that I would like to dedicate to all those out there on the superslab with the hammer down driving cross-country. “Cannonball” means non-stop, coast to coast. I have driven more miles than most people will ever live to drive. I’ve seen 18 wheel trucks drive off the side of a mountain in black ice…drivers falling asleep at the wheel and angry people driving like idiots. Buckle up for safety, keep a CB radio and a cell phone in the car and please drive safely out there everybody!
JOE BERGER joins us for a rockin’ solo on this one, ala ZZ TOP. He’s been cannonballin’ on the big-time tour busses with everybody from The WHO’s JOHN ENTWISTLE who we unfortunately lost last year, to boy band DREAM STREET. We call him the “Berger-meister”!
You might see me out there one more time…my handle on the CB radio is: “T-Bone Steak”. They’ll be playing the hell out of this one down in the Bayou on my friends’ radio station http://www.KBON.com in Eunice Louisianna…laissez les bon ton roulette, Cannonball 99…One More Time!

This next song, (#4) “Soon I Will Be Free” is sure to be the theme song for a future TV show or movie! Ronnie’s Gospel and Shuffle beats are undeniable. I wrote the tune in D flat (5 flats)..the tonality of the bass lines I played on my MZ2000 CASIO monster bass keyboard will shake the china in your neighbor’s kitchen! Smokin’ track…dig the accordion I layed down and soulful saxophone playing from Alex. This one will make you snap your fingers until they’re too sore to snap no more!
“Thing In C Minor” (#5) is a serious 3-way jam featuring Ronnie with an East Bay Funk groove and solo in the middle. We jam so hard at the end that when we hit the final slam together, I think you’ll agree when I say that this track has one of the greatest endings ever recorded! (the other greatest ending is on Czechoslovakian Salsa Song..track #9!)
“Cosmo Lane” (#6) was a song I wrote while looking out of the window at my San Francisco apartment. There is a little street called Cosmo Lane where the pigeons shit and the crackheads smoke and whatever else they do. I often would face my keyboard out the window and play while looking at this little street. Soon after I wrote the song a friend of ours in Germany named his new son “Cosmo”. I thought…oh that is pretty cosmic, because how many Cosmo’s do you know?! Only one I can think of was on the old TV show “Topper”. And now the hotel around the corner has changed it’s name to “Cosmo Hotel”…and last week when I played for first time in Osaka Japan, there Jennifer and I were in a fine hotel on Cosmo Place! So here it is for you…”Cosmo Lane”. The guys think this would be another good one for TV show theme.

Track #7 “Remembering Stanley” is my tribute to recently deceased tenor saxophonist Stanley Turrentine, featuring our saxophonist Alex Budman. I never played with him, but our main man Joe Berger worked with Stanley on the road and mixed his last record. This tune starts out with a quote from J.S. Bach Prelude and Fugue in C Minor…I always wanted to do that because it so firmly establishes the tonality of the key like nothing I have ever heard! The head of the tune is a little bit reminiscent of The Pink Panther. Well ladies and gentlemen…the Pink Panther is dead..and so is Stanley, so here you have it.. “Remembering Stanley”! Some fine tribute playing by Alex on the tenor sax…check it out!

“Six Year Itch” (#8), is a very strong tune. I was telling the cats…this song is like an anthem! I could imagine a very hip marching band doing this song someday. I actually wrote it as I completed the first 6 years of my television show (The Jon Hammond Show) in New York. I had heard about the famous 7 year itch that married couples experience. And then in 1985 I was offered a major contract from then President of Sony Software, John O’Donnell. I’ll never forget how at our meeting on the 48th floor of 9 W. 57th St. in New York at Sony Headquarters he told me, “Jon, we here at Sony believe that you will be tremendously successful within 3 years.”..And then here I was 6 years on the air with my show and I was thinking…well Mr. O’Donnell…I hope you are right but I guess you are off by just a few years! And now I am just about to wrap up the 19th year of my TV show on Feb. 2nd, 2003 I begin my 20th consecutive year of broadcasting The Jon Hammond Show. Stay tuned, and here it is now for you…”Six Year Itch”!

“F.P. Blues” (#9) is a song I wrote during my days living in the famous St. Pauli section of Hamburg Germany by the Reeperbahn. There was a club there I played at which had a very unusual name that I finally shortened to these initials so I will not be blamed for being a sexist…hey, I didn’t name the club! But anyway we have a good friend also with the same initials-Francoise Pujol, a fine musician in Paris…so it can be for Francoise also. A swinging shuffle blues with some growling tenor sax from Alex…this is a very common kind of feel to what I was playing 7 nights-a-week in Boston’s Combat Zone strip clubs back in the ’70′s
“Czechoslovakian Salsa Song” (#10) has a very interesting story! I wrote this song during one of my frequent visits to play in Prague. Even though now they call it Czech Republic I prefer to think of it still as Czechoslovakia. I have enjoyed performing and giving seminares (as they are called there) in Prague several times. And in my travels there I have found it very interesting that in this place where there is a rich history of music and culture, there is a big movement of Salsa Music. Yes that’s right…they love Salsa Music in Prague! And so while there I met the main Czechoslovakian salsa cat and we composed this song with the very memorable melody together. Does anybody out there know the name of the main Czechoslovakian salsa cat? His name is: Saul Salsoskovitch!….cymbal hit please!!
Have a nice Czech beer from Pilsn and enjoy the song!

“Train Song” (#11) is a melody that came in to my head while riding on the AMTRAK passenger train across the country. I was looking out the window at the beautiful Colorado Rockies while hearing the melody in my mind. The train is very close to my heart because I originally came out from Chicago to Berkeley California with my mother and sisters on the “California Zephyr” in the year of 1957..I was 4 years old then and didn’t quite understand the concept of “going to another state”…well, after some days on the Zephyr, I knew what that meant! I often used to like to play by the train tracks as a young cat and even today I gravitate towards the tracks when I feel like just kicking around. Yesterday we took some photos of the trio and it naturally came in to my mind that we should shoot the pictures down by the Berkeley train tracks. I used to like to squish pennies on the track and so I put down 3 pennies for good luck before we did our photo shoot. It’s not always so easy to find the coins after they are squished by the train. Then they fly around in the gravel and debris…Jennifer found all 3 coins, so now I know we will have good luck with this record! And so not to make it too complicated as my old friend Al “Jazzbeaux” Collins would say…I call this one, “Train Song”…swingin’ down the tracks!

Track #12, the final track of this record album is a very special track for me….this is my tribute to all the victims of the horrible attacks of September 11th 2001. I told Jennifer and all my friends after receiving the terrible news that, “Now is the time for the musicians to do our work.” Because I live in Times Square New York and also my girlfriend works in the airlines and so like everyone else this event has hit very very close to home. In some ways it brought us all closer together. One week after Sept. 11 we went to Hamburg Germany to visit my close friends there and I was also moved by how deeply our friends in Germany and all over the world were affected by the tragedy. In many ways we live in a different world today now. The American flags were out in Hamburg and everywhere we went folks! We have a great country and so as introduction to my composition “Get Back In The Groove” I play some strains of “America The Beautiful” in medley with my song. I wrote G.B.I.T.G. when I was only 15 years old and coming through a tough time in my life. For all the people out there who are getting back in the groove, this song and album is dedicated to YOU.
I’m writing these liner notes on Thanksgiving Day which is a beautiful American tradition. I have plenty to be thankful for this year and so I would like to thank all of the people who helped me somehow to make this album of my compositions a reality. It’s been a long time coming even though we recorded it in record time. Please read my special thanks and if I somehow omitted your name and you know you belong on the list, please forgive me as my mind gets a little cloudy the older I get, but I didn’t really forget even one person who has helped me on this long journey up to the release of “Hammond’s Bolero”. Now buy the record and come out to our gigs! Come by the bandstand and say hi, I’m easy to find…I’ll either be behind my HAMMOND organ or strapped in to my EXCELSIOR Accordion. As my friends from Russia and Ukraine say: “Nastarovya!” However you say it…here’s to your health and my romantic music here on this disc comes from our hearts to all people around the world in the international language of instrumental music…in the rhythm of life!
Sincerely yours,
Jon Hammond
â„¢ “The FINGERS…are the SINGERS!”
from Germany/Hamburg

That´s a pretty kettle of fish!!!
This music will twist you round one´s little finger-it´s so beautiful it took my breath away – really – take it from me!!!Just what the doctor ordered:-)GREAT! Jon Hammond can bring the house down – yeah!
Andreas Breunig

Ich würde sie auch gerne mal hören…., die cd!
Ich wohne unweit der “Schnulze” in Hamburg. Vor 2 Jahren auf einem nach-Hause-Weg hörte ich Musik. Sie kam aus der Schnulze. Und sie war gut, verdammt gut! Später erfuhr ich, welch hochkarätigen Musiker in dieser kleinen Kneipe gespielt haben, einfach unglaublich…
Wann bist du wieder in Hamburg, Jon ?
When are you back in Hamburg/germany, Jon ?
Please, give me a mail ! My Friends here are sometime in a very, very big wintersleeping, you know…
Thanks for your Music !!!
And best wishes to a great musician under our sun !!!
Andreas from Hamburg
Michael August

this music is great!
Hi, i´m the artist and designer of this cd-cover, i hear it in every time and this music change my live! it´s absolut wonderful, fantastic! it blows my mind away!

Late Rent, ASCAP Audio Portrait, Steve Rosenfeld, Jon Hammond, Swinging, Funky, Jazz, Blues, Hammond Organ, Bolero, Accordion, Local 802, Musicians Union

LATE RENT – ASCAP Audio Portrait: Jon Hammond

June 10, 2014

*LISTEN TO THE AUDIO HERE: LATE RENT – ASCAP Audio Portrait: Jon Hammond

http://www.ascap.com/audioportraits/h/jon_hammond_rent.aspx

Jon Hammond says “the fingers are the singers.’” The latest CD from this exceptional and soulful Hammond organist is the proof. “Late Rent” draws on decades of great recording sessions and top live performances to showcase his own playing and many top jazz and funk artists. It shows why the Hammond organ is one of the most enduring electric instruments and why Hammond is one of its best players.

The Late Rent Story
Swingin’ Funky Jazz & Blues
Two Hot Tracks
Sonny’s Advice

Top Albums by Jon Hammond http://www.amazon.com/Jon-Hammond/e/B001LHTWJQ/ref=ntt_mus_dp_pel

Late Rent – This is a re-issue of Jon’s 1995 European release “Late Rent.” Never before available in the U.S., it contains a collection of recordings featuring Bernard Purdie and Steve Ferrone on drums, as well as Todd Anderson and Alex Foster on sax, Barry Finnerty and Graham Hawthorne, Ray Grappone, Jim Preston and Chuggy Carter. The record is a swinging and funky compilation of original tracks written by Jon Hammond, as well as some anecdotal asides and a guest apperance by Jazzbeaux Collins. Lots of great solos and organ sounds, as well as melodies and groove. Includes “Late Rent,” “Pocket Funk,” “Lydia’s Tune,” “White Onions,” “Head Phone” and “Hip Hop Chitlins.”

Jon Hammond Band official Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband

Front Line Jon Hammond Band – Photo Credit to Master Photographer Lawrence Gay of The West Coast Live Radio Show

- L to R: Joe Berger guitar, Alex Budman tenor saxophone, Koei Tanaka Suzuki Harmonica, Jon Hammond – Sk1 Hammond organ at The NAMM Show

Recordings with Bernard Purdie, Stephen Ferrone, David Fathead Newman, Tony Lakatos, Barry Finnerty, Joe Berger, Joe Gallardo, James Preston, Lee Oskar, Chuggy Carter, Alex Foster, Cornell Dupree, Ray Grappone, Lutz Buechner, Heinz Lichius, Giovanni Gulino Al Jazzbo Collins

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/late-rent/id30945539

photo by Teddy Fung

Late Rent, ASCAP, Audio Portrait, Funky, Jazz, Blues, Hammond Organ, Jon Hammond, B3, Accordion, Composer, City Hall Records, Ham-Berger-Friz Records


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