*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Priceless Al Jazzbo Collins Movie by Jon Hammond
As seen on The Jon Hammond Show MCTV MNN TV cable access show with the classic opening by famous Weather Man Lloyd Lindsay Young and CNN live radio broadcast extravaganza AM 1130 WNEW All Star Show Hosted by the late great Al Jazzbo Collins aka Jazzbeaux Collins
covered by Jon Hammond personally on May 29, 1987
Radio Hall of Fame http://www.bayarearadio.org/audio/jazzbeaux/
Incredible dialogue between Al Jazzbo Collins and Cynthia Tornquist of CNN she learns a lot from Jazzbeaux about the Purple Grotteaux and the night world of Jazz Musicians and the special people in the Al’s world. Whether Cynthia knows it or not she is being majooberized!
Jazzbo leads the famous call and response based on the 1948 film The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. In one scene some obviously very bad banditos try to pass themselves off to Bogart as federales (police). Humphrey Bogart’s character knows they are not federales but nevertheless asks to see some badges. The bandito-in-charge responds “Badges?! I don’t got no badges. We don’t need no badges! I don’t have to show you any stinkin’ badge.”
Most special broadcast and painting of the manhole cover door to Purple Grotteaux seen world wide on CNN TV as shot by Jon Hammond personally, enjoy folks!
*Note: The phone number for BackBeat Productions running on this clip was taken over by the IRS Internal Revenue Servie after a long battle with Jon Hammond, they had a bank of numbers 340-9000, 9001 etc. so they really wanted 212-340-9007 they finally got it. If you call it now you’ll get the IRS not Jon Hammond folks! Special thanks Lew Anderson big band, Lew was Clarabell the Clown on Howdy Doody TV Show between 1954 and 1960 his music playing while Jon Hammond takes you on a tour of the food of Horn & Hardart Automat at corner of 42nd St. and Third Avenue in Manhattan just below the main studios of WNEW Radio, now 1130 is Bloomberg Radio. For more information http://www.HammondCast.com Jon Hammond Show is still on the air 28th year MNNTV in New York City
Jon Hammond Coverage of Jimmy Wormworth 75-Ain’t-No-Jive Birthday Party in Metropolitan Room New York City
New York NY — George Braith apparently checking his SMS text messages while James Zollar takes a few smokin’ choruses! George is one of the rare veteran jazz musicians who embrace technology, great work cats! Neal Miner is rock solid on the basso profundo…someone tell me the drummer’s name? Exellent! Incredible music throughout Jimmy Wormworth’s birthday celebration yesterday 75-Ain’t-No-Jive in NYC’s Metropolitan Room – Jon Hammond — with George Braith, Neal Miner and James Zollar at The Metropolitan Room
New York NY — I loved this part of the party for Jimmy Wormworth birthday party 75-Ain’t-No-Jive, most amazing Tabla drums player who I believe is Jimmy’s Dentist and his guitarist, really beautiful music! Jon Hammond — at The Metropolitan Room
New York NY — One of the incredible high points of Jimmy Wormworth’s 75-Ain’t-No-Jive Birthday party yesterday, Priscilla led everyone in very strong soulful voice in Stevie Wonder’s version of Happy Birthday to Jimmy & Nico! God bless Professor Priscilla doing god’s working teaching the elementary school classes in Brooklyn NYC! Some really great singers in the house, wow..that was very moving! Jon Hammond — with Mary Worm, Russell Jackson, Jimmy Wormworth and Tracy Wormworth at The Metropolitan Room
Tracy Wormworth Thanks so much Jon, for the beautiful commentary and pictures, and for attending the party!!!
Jon Hammond Many thanks Tracy! Best time I’ve had in a long time, your Dad is so cool and beloved by so many cool people – he is a shining beacon of inspiration and your Family is really beautiful! God bless, c u soon again hopefully, Jon
New York NY — Howard Brofsky blew everybody away when he played yesterday at Jimmy Wormworth’s 75-Ain’t-No-Jive birthday party! I heard Howard tell Jimmy before he played, “This is for you Jimmy!” bravo Professor Howard Brofsky!!! – Jon Hammond
Dr. Brofsky has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in Jazz Education as well as in 18th-century Italian music
. His numerous accomplishments include Fulbright grants to study and teach in France (where he made his first jazz recording) and Italy.
He spent the fall of 1993 teaching jazz history to university students in Oslo, Norway and is the author of the definitive music appreciation text, “The Art of Listening.”
A regular with Larry Rivers and the Climax Band in New York, he has played with Jimmy Heath, Donald Byrd, Dexter Gordon, and other Jazz Greats. He has a recent CD entitled “73 down: drbebop,” with among others, Attila Zoller, Jimmy Heath, and Larry Willis.
Brofsky is also Professor Emeritus of Music at Queens College, NY.
— at The Metropolitan Room. — at The Metropolitan Room
New York NY — Main man Rudy Sheriff Lawless kicked it off on the cans with George Braith yesterday at Jimmy Wormworth’s 75-Ain’t-No-Jive birthday party, fantastic and dynamic as always Rudy! Jon Hammond — at The Metropolitan Room.
Jon Hammond tumblr tumblin’ on a beautiful Monday folks! http://hammondcast.tumblr.com/ , enjoy! Jon
New York NY — Trumpeter James Zollar sounded fantastic with these fine rhythm section musicians, Neal Miner bass – please someone drummer’s name? at Jimmy Wormworth’s incredible birthday party last night! – Jon Hammond — with James Zollar at The Metropolitan Room
Auster Bar Hamburg Jon Hammond Band
Auster Bar Jazz Bar Michael Leuschner Presents Jon Hammond Band
One Night Only on the Henriettenweg Hamburg, very cool scene!
Jon Hammond original composition “Lydia’s Tune” with Michael Leuschner flugelhorn, Heinz Lichius drums,
Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at Sk1 Hammond organ and bass — at Auster Bar
Joe Berger and Jon Hammond at National Association of Broadcasters convention – NAB a few years ago…maybe 25 years ago, maybe more than that come to think of it!
with Joe Berger at NAB-National Association of Broadcasters, Las Vagas Convention Center
Billy Cobham and Jon Hammond outside Yamaha world at 2012 Musikmesse Frankfurt — with Billy Cobham and Bill Cobham
Jon Hammond with Bobby Kimball of Toto backstage just about to go out and play on Agora Stage with Tommy Denander Allstars – photo by Oskar Neubauer – 2012 Musikmesse Frankfurt
Jon Hammond with Bobby Kimball
My Brother from another Mother ‘Bro T’ Waichiro Tachikawa and Jon Hammond at Jon’s annual Musikmesse Warm Up Party
26th Year Musikmesse Warm Up Party Will Be March 20th 2012
Jon Hammond with “Tachi” Waichiro Tachikawa
Wynton receives French Legion of Honor Medal at French Embassy New York City
French Ambassador Pierre Vimont presents Wynton Marsalis the insignia of chevalier of the Legion of Honor medal, France’s highest distinction, in a very special ceremony at the French Embassy in New York by French Cultural Services.
In attendance were Bill Cosby, George Wein, Jean-Louis Gilhaumon, George Avakian and Wynton’s Father Mr. Ellis Marsalis. With a performance by Wynton’s quintet with saxophonist Walter Blanding Jr. and Ellis Marsalis at the Steinway Piano with his son – Jon Hammond — with Wynton Marsalis at Cultural Services | French Embassy in the US
Pic with main man Rudy Sheriff Lawless (yes that’s really his name) Rudy is without a doubt the most dynamic drummer I have ever played with…and he is a shining beacon of inspiration always! at Local 802 Musicians Union Monday Night Jazz Jam Session – Jon Hammond
Anton Fig having a word with the late great drummer Joe Morello who passed away this year, Joe was the drummer of The Dave Brubeck Quartet
on jazz classic hits “Take Five” and “Blue Rondo à la Turk” – photo by Jon Hammond at memorial concert event in memory of Jim Chapin the great drum teacher, author http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Chapin
with Anton Fig and Joe Morello at Hard Rock Cafe – Times Square
New York NY — Jon Hammond with my all time favorite and most probably the most recorded jazz bassist (and piccolo bassist) Ron Carter and his gorgeous lady – there in honor of Jimmy Wormworth’s Birthday, incredible party! It was great to see Ron there, I actually know Ron and his son Ron Jr. for almost 30 years, Ron Jr. is an excellent bassist in his own right now living in Boston MA, big shout out to Ron Jr.! Long-time close friends of the Wormworth’s, merci beaucoup and thank you big Ron! Jon Hammond
New York NY — I love this shot of my good friend Richard Clements jazz pianist extraordinaire playing in honor of Jimmy Wormworth’s swingin’ 75th birthday party – sounded great Richard!
New York NY — John Marshall trumpet / flugel horn player of the Cologne Radio WDR Big Band and good friend of Jimmy playing with saxophonist – inventor of the Braithophone George Braith and a wonderful pianist Richard WyandsNew York NY –
great music guys! Jon Hammond
Jimmy Wormworth’s 75-Ain’t-No-Jive Birthday Party — with George Braith and John Marshall at The Metropolitan Room
Jimmy Wormworth the great jazz drummer at the drums with Elmar Lemes the fantastic Jazz Photographer shooting Jimmy, I’m sure his pictures will be better than mine, the masters at work!
Jon Hammond with Jimmy Wormworth at The Metropolitan Room
New York NY — Birthday honoree / jazz drummer(s) extraordinaire Jimmy Wormworth tightening the clutch for his long-time friend Rudy Sheriff Lawless at Jimmy’s 75-Aint-No-Jive Birthday Party
Jon Hammond — with Jimmy Wormworth and Rudy Lawless at The Metropolitan Room
New York NY — Jimmy Wormworth 75-Ain’t-No-Jive Party – Jimmy’s family with daughter Holly Wormworth at the microphone and 2 of the jazz angels from Jazz Foundation of America – Marianne Pillsbury and Gina Reder aka Gina Jazz – Jon Hammond incredibly great party!
with Holly Wormworth, Mary Worm, Faith A. Gibson and Jimmy Wormworth at The Metropolitan Room
Holly Wormworth Thank you Marianne and Gina for being there for all that you folks do at The JFA
New York NY — My good friend bassist extraordinaire Alex Layne with his gorgeous lady friend, Alex played with the all star musicians this evening for the birthday party of Jimmy Wormworth the great jazz drummer, Alex and I met all the way over in Shanghai China on Danny Woody’s band at Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel 5 star Jazz Bar , nice job on the basso profundo Alex!
This was one of the best parties I’ve been to in a long time, happy birthday to Jimmy Wormworth and his Son Nico also! – Jon Hammond — with Alex Layne at The Metropolitan Room
Jon Hammond’s annual Musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller Frankfurt featuring Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone, Giovanni Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar, special guest:
Lee Oskar harmonica and Jon Hammond at the Hammond Sk1 organ powered by TecAmp 2 x 12 Neodymium rig special thanks to Thomas Eich TecAmp.
This evening marks 26 years continuous Musikmesse for Jon and also on his 59th birthday, special thanks to the Saray Pastanesi Baeckerei & Konditorei bakery for baking the beautiful Chocolate on Chocolate cake which you will see in this film, thanks Martina for wonderful presentation, Eugen Hahn, Marc and all Jazzkeller Frankfurt Team, Messe Frankfurt, P.Mauriat Music Saxophones Alex Mingmann Hsieh team, Suzuki Hammond, Tombo Lee Oskar team, camera by Jennifer http://www.HammondCast.com/ see you next year!
Pocket Funk as heard on The Jon Hammond Show TV program on MNNTV and on Late Rent album – Behind The Beat http://behindthebeat.com/2004/12/jon-hammond-late-rent/ by Steve Rosenfeld “Jon Hammond says “the fingers are the singers.’” The latest CD ..
Lydia’s Tune in Louisville Kentucky
Jon Hammond Band one night only in Louisville Kentucky
Jon wrote this tune “Lydia’s Tune” in Paris France after flying there on the Concorde Jet in 1981 from JFK to CDG in 2 hours and 36 minutes reaching Mach II speed. From Jon Hammond’s album “Late Rent”.
Alex Budman tenor sax
John Bishop guitar
Ronnie Smith Jr. drums
Jon Hammond at the organ and bass
New York NY — Got the bass WELL covered here to say the least! with 2 of my very favorite bassists extraordinaire – Tracy Wormworth and Ron Carter *perhaps the most recorded jazz bassist in the history of the music business – at very special gathering in honor of Tracy’s Dad – Jimmy Wormworth the great jazz drummer, double birthday with her Brother Nico and many family and close friends musicians playing until the very end led by the very incredible George Braith – this was one of the best parties ever, and sponsored in part by the good folks at The Jazz Foundation of America in the Metropolitan Room on W.22nd St.
- Jon Hammond
Tracy Wormworth is a bass guitarist working for more than 30 years in the music and television industry in the United States. She is the sister of percussionist James Wormworth.
Wormworth is currently[when?] playing with The B-52s, a band that she has played with on and off for 20 years. She appears as an additional artist on the sixth studio album by The B-52s, Good Stuff, released in 1992. By 2008, she was listed as a full band member on their album Funplex.
She first gained notoriety as a member of the New Wave band The Waitresses. Dave Hofstra was the bass player on the first album, Wasn’t Tomorrow Wonderful? (even though Wormworth’s picture appears in the photo on the back cover of the album). Wormworth joined the band after he quit and stayed until the band broke up in 1984.
Wormworth has served as a touring bass player for Sting and Wayne Shorter as well as the B-52s and was part of the house band on The Rosie O’Donnell Show. She makes a brief appearance in the video for the B-52s’ single “Is That You Mo-Dean?”. She is credited as a bass player on the Lena Horne album We’ll Be Together Again (1994), I Ain’t Movin’ (1994) by singer-songwriter Des’ree, and Head over Heels (1995) by Paula Abdul.
Ron Carter (born May 4, 1937) is an American jazz double-bassist. His appearances on over 2,500 albums make him one of the most-recorded bassists in jazz history, along with Milt Hinton, Ray Brown and Leroy Vinnegar. Carter is also an acclaimed cellist who has recorded numerous times on that instrument
Carter was born in Ferndale, Michigan. He started to play cello at the age of 10, but when his family moved to Detroit, he ran into difficulties regarding the racial stereotyping of classical musicians and instead moved to bass. He attended the historic Cass Technical High School in Detroit, and, later, the Eastman School of Music, where he played in its Philharmonic Orchestra. He gained his bachelor’s degree at Eastman in 1959, and in 1961 a master’s degree in double bass performance from the Manhattan School of Music.
His first jobs as a jazz musician were with Jaki Byard and Chico Hamilton. His first records were made with Eric Dolphy (another former member of Hamilton’s group) and Don Ellis, in 1960. His own first date as leader, Where?, with Dolphy and Mal Waldron and a date also with Dolphy called Out There with George Duvivier and Roy Haynes and Carter on cello; its advanced harmonies and concepts were in step with the third stream movement.
Carter came to fame via the second great Miles Davis quintet in the early 1960s, which also included Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and Tony Williams. Carter joined Davis’s group in 1963, appearing on the album Seven Steps to Heaven and the follow-up E.S.P., the latter being the first album to feature only the full quintet. It also featured three of Carter’s compositions (the only time he contributed compositions to Davis’s group). He stayed with Davis until 1968 (when he was replaced by Dave Holland), and participated in a couple of studio sessions with Davis in 1969 and 1970. Although he played electric bass occasionally during this period, he has subsequently eschewed that instrument entirely, and now plays only acoustic bass. Carter was close to Davis and even revealed to an interviewer in 1966 that the famous trumpeter’s favorite color was fuchsia.
Carter also performed on some of Hancock, Williams and Shorter’s recordings during the sixties for Blue Note Records. He was a sideman on many Blue Note recordings of the era, playing with Sam Rivers, Freddie Hubbard, Duke Pearson, Lee Morgan, McCoy Tyner, Andrew Hill, Horace Silver and others.
After leaving Davis, Carter was for several years a mainstay of CTI Records, making albums under his own name and also appearing on many of the label’s records with a diverse range of other musicians. Notable musical partnerships in the 70′s and 80′s included Joe Henderson, Houston Person, Hank Jones, and Cedar Walton. During the 1970s he was a member of the New York Jazz Quartet.
He appears on the alternative hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest’s influential album The Low End Theory on a track called “Verses from the Abstract”. He also appears as a member of the jazz combo the Classical Jazz Quartet.
In 1994, Carter appeared on the Red Hot Organization’s compilation album, Stolen Moments: Red Hot + Cool. The album, meant to raise awareness and funds in support of the AIDS epidemic in relation to the African American community, was heralded as “Album of the Year” by Time Magazine. In 2001, Carter collaborated with Black Star and John Patton to record “Money Jungle” for the Red Hot Organization’s compilation album, Red Hot + Indigo, a tribute to Duke Ellington.
Carter was Distinguished Professor Emeritus of the Music Department of The City College of New York, having taught there for twenty years, and received an honorary Doctorate from the Berklee College of Music, in Spring 2005 . He joined the faculty of the Juilliard School in New York City in 2008, teaching bass in the school’s Jazz Studies program.
Carter made a notable appearance in Robert Altman’s 1996 film Kansas City. The end credits feature him and fellow bassist Christian McBride duetting on “Solitude”.
Ron Carter sits on the Advisory Committee of the Board of Directors of The Jazz Foundation of America as well as the Honorary Founder’s Committee. Ron has worked with the Jazz Foundation since its inception to save the homes and the lives of America’s elderly jazz and blues musicians including musicians that survived Hurricane Katrina.
Carter appeared as himself in an episode of the HBO series Treme entitled “What Is New Orleans.”
Carter’s authorized biography, “Ron Carter: Finding the Right Notes,” by Dan Ouellette was published by ArtistShare in 2008.
1961: Where? (Prestige Records) with Eric Dolphy, Charlie Persip, Mal Waldron, George Duvivier
1966: Out Front (Prestige)
1969: Uptown Conversation (Embryo Records)
1973: Blues Farm (CTI)
1973: All Blues (CTI)
1974: Spanish Blue (CTI)
1975: Anything Goes (Kudu)
1976: Yellow & Green (CTI)
1976: Pastels (Milestone)
1977: Piccolo (Milestone)
1977: Third Plane (Milestone)
1978: 1+3 (JVC) trio live with Hank Jones or Herbie Hancock and Tony Williams
1978: Peg Leg (Milestone)
1978: Standard Bearers
1980: New York Slick (Milestone)
1980: Empire Jazz
1980: Pick ‘Em (Milestone)
1981: Super Strings (Milestone)
1991: Meets Bach (Blue Note)
1992: Friends (Blue Note)
1994: Jazz, My Romance (Blue Note)
1995: Mr. Bow Tie (Blue Note)
1995: Brandenburg Concerto (Blue Note)
1997: The Bass and I
1998: So What (Blue Note) trio with Kenny Barron and Lewis Nash
1999: Orfeu (Blue Note)
2001: When Skies Are Grey (Blue Note)
2002: Stardust (Blue Note)
2003: The Golden Striker (Blue Note)
2003: Eight Plus
2003: Ron Carter Plays Bach
2006: Live at The Village Vanguard
2007: Dear Miles featuring his quartet Stephen Scott, piano, Payton Crossley, drums and Roger Squitero, percussion
2008: Jazz and Bossa
2011: Ron Carter’s Great Big Band (Sunnyside Records) — with Tracy Wormworth and Ron Carter at The Metropolitan Room
New York NY — Jimmy Wormworth veteran jazz drummer extraordinaire and his beautiful family at his 75-Ain’t-No-Jive birthday party double birthday with Jimmy’s son Nico, Faith A. Gibson, daughters Holly Wormworth and Tracy Wormworth – Jon Hammond
with Jimmy Wormworth, Mary Worm, Faith A. Gibson, Holly Wormworth and Tracy Wormworth at The Metropolitan Room
New York NY — Main Men Jimmy Wormworth jazz drummer extraordinaire and one of oldest friends bandmates George Braith outside Metropolitan Room on 22nd St. at Jimmy’s Ain’t No Jive 75 Birthday Party – photo Jon Hammond
Jimmy Wormworth, Al Jazzbo Collins, Ron Carter, Drummer, Bassist, Jon Hammond, Jazz, Organ, Richard Clements, Rudy Lawless, Jazz Foundation of America, Gina Reder, Marianne Pillsbury