Birdland Hamburg to Jazzkeller Frankfurt Late Rent Jon Hammond Theme Song

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jon Hammond Band theme song LATE RENT performed first half in Birdland Hamburg with tenor saxophonists Lutz Buechner of NDR Big Band radio band and Gabriel Coburger. Jon Hammond is playing his XB-2 Hammond organ he went around the world with many times. At Jazzkeller Frankfurt Jon is playing his XK-1 Hammond organ. The famous Jazzkeller Frankfurt is the place for Jon’s annual “Musikmesse Warm Up Party” with Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone from hr-Bigband on guitar Joe Berger aka “The Berger-meister” and long time Jon Hammond Band drummer Heinz Lichius kicking off the Musikmesse. April 5th 2010 Jon Hammond will celebrate 25 years Musikmesse at Jazzkeller Frankfurt and special guests. Swingin’ Funky Jazz and Blues

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Czechoslovakian Salsa Song Jon Hammond (US) Band 13 April Birdland Hamburg
Jon Hammond (US) Band – 13 April
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Jon Hammond Band in Birdland Hamburg

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Michael Naura with Wolfgang Schlüter playing Four-Hand Piano at NDR Jazz Redaktion Christmas Weihnachten Büro Partei by Jon Hammond in Hamburg Germany

Norddeutscher Rundfunk Rothenbaumchaussee 132 20149 Hamburg

photo by Jon Hammond

L to R: Wolfgang Schlüter Michael Naura NDR Jazzredaktion



Michael and Wolfgang at the piano photos by Jon Hammond

Knut Benzner in the broadcasting booth at NDR Radio

Knut Benzner with his famous White Sennheiser 421 Microphone from many interviews with good friend Norbert Hilbich at Sennheiser Headquarters Wedemark

Tobias Hartmann and Knut Benzner NDR Jazz Redaktion photo by Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond at his white artist model Yamaha C3 Grand Piano he acquired from Peter Frampton

CD Cover Artwork Jon Hammond CD’s by Michael August ILLUSTRATORP FSB Jazz Funk Soul Blues

NDR SESSIONS Projekt recorded in NDR Studio 1 Hamburg


On ASCAP Network, recorded in Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) North German Broadcasting
NDR studios: Studios in Hamburg are split into two locations: Television studios are located in the suburb of Lokstedt as the radio studios are located in the suburb of Rotherbaum, close to the city centre. In addition to these, there are further regional studios, also comprising both television and radio studios.
Studio 1: Jimi Hendrix – 1967-03-18: Studio 1, NDR Funkhaus, Hamburg, Germany



Artists Name: HAMMOND, JON
Format: CD
City Hall Catalog Number:  106
UPC Product Code: 634479270000
Musical Category:  JAZZ
Release Date:  9/19/2006
Additional Musical Category Notes:

This new release from Jon Hammond marks his move into mainstream jazz. Utilizing the famous NDR Orchestra and Studios in Hamburg, Germany, Jon has crafted an excellent organ jazz record utilizing drums, sax and trombone. Outstanding support from saxophone soloist Lutz Buchner adds a lyrical modern jazz sound to the recordings. Excellent drumming by Heinz Lichius and the soulful sound of Joe Gallardo on trombone round out the disc. Great classic tunes are covered, along with some originals, including “My One and Only Love,” “Skylark,” “Besame Mucho,” “Blues In The Night” and “No X-Cess Baggage Blues.”
L to R: Joe (Jo) Gallardo trombone, Heinz Lichius drums, Jon Hammond organ producer, Lutz Buechner saxophone, Rudy Grosser engineer
Studio 1 Control Room NDR Hamburg

Jon Hammond at SSL Console Studio 1

In Studio 1 Live Room L to R: Lutz Buechner, Rudy Grosser, Jo Gallardo photo by Jon Hammond

special thanks Axel Dürr NDR Jazz Redaktion

Jon Hammonds Greatest Hits – Swingin’ Funky Jazz and Blues music of the Jon Hammond Show MCTV

Jon Hammonds Greatest Hits – Swingin’ Funky Jazz and Blues music of the Jon Hammond Show MCTV
Made in USA 2005 – manufactured by Joe Aloia Digital Authoring Solutions – NYC
Coverdesign by Michael August – Hamburg/Germany
Video Art by LORI – NYC

Recreating LATE RENT CD Product
Some notes about the LATE RENT product you are holding in your hand: They say history repeats itself. In the case of LATE RENT it is partially true, but now in 2005 I have taken the opportunity to take control of my music and visuals bringing them to you in the absolute highest quality thanks to my outstanding team of specialists. It has been a long road with many detours along the way but thankfully all the master recordings are intact and I was able to locate the photos which artist Michael August has shaped in to a creation that conveys the look of my tv show and tells you many things about this music before you even open the box. Hammond B3 freaks will not be disappointed. Joe Berger preserved the master recordings well. 25 years have passed from the start of this project with the first recordings. I am happy to say that now today my Rent is NOT Late! And the music of LATE RENT is available for the Ring Tones on your Phones. We appreciate your feedback by phone, email or good old fashioned snail-mail. Jon & Late Rent Team

» contact Jon Hammond: jonhammond [at]


In 1983 Jon formed Backbeat Productions. Assisted by Lori
Friedman. With completely format original music and visuals – in a
radio adapted to television, Hammond´s innovative show quickly
became a Manhattan cable TV favorite. The show has been a
vehicle for new music and art for over 20 years. Many of today´s
new shows have been directly influenced by the Jon Hammond
Show – but the J.H. Show is known as the original show of it´s
type, and stands as the “Flagship” of public television.

About LORI

Known as New York´s #1 Editor and Video artist.
Her work has evolved from the top advertising agencies, to form a
collaboration known as: Backbeat Productions. Under the direction
of Jon Hammond, her work has been seen by millions of people
every week on The Jon Hammond Show. Called by Billboard
Magazine: The alternative to MTV. Lori´s visuals are inspired in the
studio – by the music. Hundrets of hours were spent synchronizing
the music and the visuals, to create a hybrid. A synergy of visual
and musical improvisation. A modern “Fantasia”…the television of the future… with overtones of the vintage 60´s – 70´s psychedelic movement.

Lori’s Bubbles from The Jon Hammond Show –
Painting by Michael August – 2004.
musicians: Jon Hammond – Bernard “Pretty” Purdie (Aretha Franklin / The Rolling Stones) – Chuggy Carter – Steve Ferrone (Eric Clapton) – Todd Anderson – Alex Foster – Barry Finnerty (Miles Davis / The Crusaders) – Graham Hawthorne (Appeared with Harry Belafonte on the 1998 European Tour) – James Preston – Ray Grappone – Dave Danza

LATE RENT Music of The Jon Hammond Show MCTV
*Audiophile Quality Remasterings of Jon Hammond’s Greatest Hits
Letter To The Listener From JON HAMMOND
Dear Listener: In my life I have been extremely fortunate to have been able to pursue my dream of being a musician, composer, broadcaster/journalist and impressario around the world. The music you will hear on this disc is exactly as I assembled the pieces carefully from over a 14 year period of my best recordings up to the year of 1995. In one late-night/early-morning session with my co-producer/engineer Joe Berger, we put together all the tracks which became my first official release titled Late Rent, the theme song of my tv show The Jon Hammond Show. Since the completion of that project many things have happened or as we say, water under the bridge. Now I am happy to be able to bring forth the record 10 years later in the best quality audio with complete quality control so that for the first time I can present some of my most faithful
compositions to my listeners as I always wanted to. The music is timeless and as Ray Charles once said, “When you’re dead you’re done”, but Jon Hammond says, “The music lives on and it will keep traveling long after I’m gone.” A message sent to all with no guarantee it has been received. I am the eternal optimist, having literally gone to live in other countries with nothing but my music and my instrument. Often I have played with musicians who can not speak English, but the language of music is international & universal. The rhythm of life exists on these tracks and like a musical photograph it has captured the spirit of my travels and life experiences. Late Rent is not just a title, it is a true story of my life struggles to get the rent paid and by many miracles I managed to get it paid every time, often down to a few moments of impending doom (better late than never!)…the music always came first for me and I am proud to present it to you now again better than ever. May this be the soundtrack to your life & travels and help groove you safely to your destinations sure as the sun rises in the morning.
Melody is King, and ™ The FINGERS…are the SINGERS!”
Crank it up kick back and enjoy, this is the music that has taken me around the world.
Jon Hammond
Ham-Berger-Friz Records
N.Y., NY , USA

Late Rent track list
1. Late Rent 6:01
2. Original Announcement from Jon Hammond Show 0:45
3. Pocket Funk 5:55
4. Lydia’s Tune 4:26
5. The Sidewinder 7:22
6. Announcement by Al “Jazzbeaux” Collins 1:05
7. Head Phone 7:36
8. White Onions 5:19
9. Party Is Forbidden Here 5:23
8. Get Back In The Groove 2:04
9. White Onions – Live 11:44
10. Head Phone – Live 3:10
11. AFN Announcement 1 0:45
12. Nu Funk (Hip Hop Chitlins) – Live 5:39
13. AFN Announcement 2 0:40
14. Nu Funk (Hip Hop Chitlins) – Live 5:39
15. AFN Announcement 2 0:40
16. Late Rent – Live 9:02
Total Playing Time: 76:36
Featuring The Late Rent Session Men: Jon Hammond, Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, Chuggy Carter, Steve Ferrone, Todd Anderson, Alex Foster, Barry Finnerty, Graham Hawthorne, James Preston, Ray Grappone, Dave Danza

The Late Rent Sessions Studio Credits:
LATE RENT (Hammond/Finnerty) ASCAP
*This is the theme song of The Jon Hammond Show, a popular underground New York TV show.
POCKET FUNK (Hammond/Finnerty) ASCAP
*Written in the wash salon..check your pockets!
*Composed by Mr. Hammond in Paris, 1981
Recorded at Intergalactic Studios, New York Dec. 1983
Steve Ferrone – drums
Todd Anderson – tenor sax
Barry Finnerty – guitar
Jon Hammond – B3 organ/Leslie
*Classic Lee Morgan composition – as broadcast on WNEW radio NYC, recorded at BackBeat Studios March 1987
Ray Grappone – drums
Todd Anderson – tenor sax
Barry Finnerty – guitar
Jon Hammond – 1959 B3 organ/direct signal
HEAD PHONE (Hammond/Finnerty)
*Composed in studio while using headphones that worked only on one side.
WHITE ONIONS (Hammond/Finnerty) ASCAP
*Classic bluesy Hammond/Finnerty composition reminiscent of Green Onions.
*Written by Mr. Hammond after his party was forbidden in a well known west coast studio, The Site Recording.
Recorded at Quad Studios, New York Sept. 1989 Joe Berger engineer
Bernard Purdie – drums
Alex Foster – tenor sax
Chuggy Carter – percussion
Barry Finnerty – guitar
Jon Hammond – B3 organ/Leslie
*Soulful guitar fingerpicking by Mr. Hammond. Big organ sound.
Recorded at DTI Records Studio, Novato CA June 1981
Derek Tracy – engineer
Bruce Hatch – assistant engineer
Dave Danza – drums
Jon Hammond – guitar
Jon Hammond – B3 organ/Keyboard Products super nuclear Leslie
Jon Hammond is endorsed by: Hammond Suzuki, Excelsior CEMEX Accordions, Sennheiser, Fender, Remin Kart-A-Bag, Superlux Goang-Fann Co., Ltd., CASIO and flies United Airlines whenever possible! *Member Local 802, Local 6 American Federation of Musicians Union, ASCAP Artist

Live Credits:
WHITE ONIONS (Hammond/Finnerty)
*Snappy rendition recorded at NY’s LE BAR BAT on W.57th St.
HEAD PHONE (Hammond/Finnerty)
*Super funky drum groove featuring Chuggy Carter and Graham Hawthorne.
LATE RENT (Hammond/Finnerty)
*Mr. Hammond’s theme song live at Le Bar Bat.
Recorded at Le Bar Bat, New York July 1995
Joe Berger – engineer
Graham Hawthorne – drums
Alex Foster – tenor sax
Chuggy Carter – percussion
Barry Finnerty – guitar
Jon Hammond – XB-2 organ/Keyboard Products super Leslie
NU FUNK (Hip Hop Chitlins) (Hammond/Finnerty)
*Historic live broadcast on AFN Radio Frankfurt for “Powerlite” show on March 17, 1994 – this was first performance of the song heard around the world!
Joe Berger – engineer
James Preston – drums
Barry Finnerty – guitar
Jon Hammond – XB-2 organ
Jon Hammond organ bass on every song.
Sennheiser & Neumann microphones were used on every live recording.
Merci beaucoup and dankeschon to Hammond Suzuki Deutschland & Musikmesse Frankfurt.
*note: Feb. 2nd, 2005 The Jon Hammond Show tv show will begin it’s 22nd consecutive year! Tune us in on channels 56 & 108
Additional Footnotes:
1. “Ping” – at beginning of cd the special sound, well known to members of elite jet set comes from Mr. Hammond’s S.T. Dupont cigarette lighter. It’s an old broadcasting trick to clear the airwaves before announcement or music.
2. Original announcement from The Jon Hammond Show MCTV.
9. Famous voice of Al “Jazzbeaux” Collins, on WNEW radio NY commenting on Late Rent Session music.
11. Jazzbeaux on California jazz radio station KCSM.
*Special acknowledgement to our friends Bert Gerecht – Hot Wire Records & Ulrich Vormehr – EFA Medien, who in 1996 put out first version of Late Rent in Germany.

Jon Hammond: Producer/Executive Producer
Joe Berger: Co-producer/engineer/mastering
Jennifer Frizzell – Co-executive producer
Lori Friedman – Video by LORI art
Michael August (Illustratorp) – Cover/disc art
Ute Wachsmuth (Datajump) – Text Art cover/disc
Manufactured by: Joe Aloia – Digital Authoring Solutions New York
Made in USA
All songs (except #8) published by JON HAMMOND International, Inc./ASCAP
“The Sidewinder” published by Conrad Music/BMI
All rights C & P 2005 by JON HAMMOND International, Inc.
POB 754 Times Square Station, New York, NY 10108 USA
Tel. 212.967.1858
*Jon Hammond plays the incredible Hammond XB-2 keyboard exclusively, which with it’s all-new DRH sampling technology captures the sound and feel of the incomparable Hammond B3 at a fraction of the weight ™ “Hammond sound…in a suitcase!”
Hammond Suzuki Deutschland

Jon Hammond would especially like to thank:
Jennifer Frizzell, Marco Galeazzi, Donatella Milella, Roberto Lucanero, Nello Gabrielloni & family-Excelsior CEMEX Accordions, Glenn Derringer-Kustom, Michael Maier-Falkenstein family, Mario Tettamanti, Rossano Chiaramoni-RCH Cases, Joe Aloia, Superlux Microphones-Goang Fann Co. Ltd.-Jenny Shen, Nico Teng, David Liu, Heda family, Barbara K. Starner-Remin Kart-A-Bag, Richard McDonald-Fender Co., Leo Fender, Benny Golson, Kenny Burrell, Pamela Sylvain-United Airlines Employment, Gary Walker, Brian Delp, Cephas Bowles, Thurston Briscoe, Rhonda Hamilton-WBGO 88.3FM, Chuy Varella, Chris Cortez, Alissa Clancy-KCSM 91.1FM, Fred Noe III-Jim Beam Brands, Eugen Hahn-Jazzkeller Frankfurt, Bobbie Webb, J.J., Noel Hayes, Harrison-KPOO 89.5FM, Keith West-KVMR 89.5FM, Vasja Ivanovski-FM 2 Macedonia, Knut Benzner, Dr. Andrea Hubert, Tobias Hartmann, Lutz & Gide Buchner-NDR Radio, Heinz Lichius, Gabriel Coburger, Gunther & Krystyna Tietze-Polka Bar, Dieter & Ralph Reichert-Birdland Hamburg, Jo-Jo Tucksen-Jazzkeller Hofheim, Tony Lakatos, Harry Petersen, Kevin Mauder, Uli Olshausen, Guenter Hottmann-HR Radio, Igor & Oksana Butman, Eduard Zizak, Faina Antonova, Marat Garipov-Le Club Moscow, Claus Rotthoff-Musikhaus Rotthoff, Gideon Schier, Robert & Otmar Hutya, Bernhard Flieher, Tommy Schneider-Hammond Times Zurich, Ronald ChitTin-Entree GmbH, Francoise Pujol, Andre Thus-Hammond France, Bob Scott, Ronnie Smith Jr., Alex Budman, Larry Schneider, John & Mai Bishop, Marc Baum, Preston family-Sons of Champlin, Bill Vitt, Bob Barsotti, Peter, Bettike, Dharma Barsotti, Mick Brigden, Scott Rootenberg, Kris Hosack, Tim Anderson, Chris Powers, Nigel James, Rita Gentry, Jerry Pompili, David Mayeri, Bill Graham, BGP Productions, Eddie Money, Jim Thorsen aka Jimi James, Steve Wright-Hades, Terri Price, Matthew & Terence Hallinan family, Susan Bernstein, Bruce Harrison, Sharon Levy, Mitchell Redman, Teddy Fung, Maria Ciaccia, Jim Kelly, Jim Leary, Dana Rivers-Heath, Security staff-Manhattan Plaza, Frank Vavosa, Sylvia, Thomas & Simon-Hotel Pacific Hamburg, Karen Newman, Betty Heywood, Judy Cheung-Messe Frankfurt/Hong Kong, Danny Woody-Portman Ritz Carlton Shanghai, Mayor Willie Brown, Maria Tschirgi, Joe & Lori Rodriguez, John Hunt-Local 6 SF, Oscar Meyers, Bill Wurtzel, Erica Brescia-T-Mobile SF, Andy Christo, Christine Adams, Kevin Friedrich, Harley Jones,-Accordions Worldwide, Alex Accordions & Guitar NYC, John & Jonna Godtfredsen-Excelsior Danmark, Clarence “Tootsie” Bean, Maher & Tom-Cleopatra’s Needle NYC, Professor Bruce Lilienthal, James Brown-Tower Records, Erik Hargrove-James Brown Band, Taj Mahal, Bonnie Raitt, Jon Paris, Marc Roth-Roth’s Westside Steakhouse, Rudy Lawless, Lazy Larry Fredsen, Al & Leslie Wilcox and family, Patti, Teal & Al Jazzbeaux Collins, Saul & Goldie Levin family, Olivier Hutman, Lydia Fischer, Dr. Iraj Akhavan, Tilman Erhorn, Dan Marks, Connie McKinley, Matt Dillon, Francis Ford Coppola, Dr. Vartan Ghugasian, Joe Franklin-WOR Radio, Marisa Redanti-MPTA, Antje von Rein, Don Haas, Louie Bellson, Ron Carter, George Burns, Earl Watson, Marie, Iwo, Marty-Original Joe’s SF, President Bill Clinton, Ann Stock, President Vladimir Putin, Ambassador Alexander Vershbow, BB King, Naeemah Hicks, Lindsay Brust, Wynton Marsalis, Todd Barkan-Jazz at Lincoln Center, Lionel Hampton, Lou Colombo, Tom Tuson-Hammond Organ Center, Paul Ellington, Chuck & Alan Colin & family-Colin Publishing, Rich Haupt, Peter Valentyne, Pete Fogel-Le Bar Bat, Bruce & Charlotte Mager-Waves NY, Alan Hall, Tracey Baumler, Ann, Terry, Cortt, Rhett Dunlap, Genevieve Frizzell, Louie Peterson, Eddie Sorenson, Gary Peterson, Dieter Schnapka, Uwe Gehring-(Wesley G), Giovanni Gulino, Sgt. Bill Hickman-AFN Radio, Charly Hosenseidl, Cordelia von Gymnich-Messe Frankfurt, Lynn & Victor-Hotel Charlotte Groveland CA, Deszon X. Claiborne, Steve Campos, Harvey Wainapel, Joachim & Rosi Griebe, Marcy Drexler, Ariane Klaening, Yutaka Hada-CASIO, Sergei Belov, Elke Abate, Ralf Hoffmann, Andreas Mautner, Norbert Hilbich, Andreas Sennheiser, Bobby & Joanne Nathan, Sgt. Al Wittig, Dan & Roberta Mockensturm, Rudy Hurwich family, Matthew Terada, Waichiro Tachikawa, Yu Beniya-Suzuki Corp. Frank Pohl, Tino Pavlis, Yucel Ali Atiker, Bert Gerecht, Wendy & Lauren Roberts-Jazz Foundation of America, Laurence Donahue-Greene AllAboutJazz, Derek Sivers-CD, Scott Cooper family, Bryan Tracy, Carl Spencer, Paul Pesco, John & Teresa Nash, Conny Jackel, Khalil-Hammondbeat, Angelo Dipippo, Regina Snilovic, Schnulze Harburg, Jon Herington, John Valente, James, Tarik-Birdland NY, Don Williams, Jimmy McGriff, Barbara FangLin family, Greg Errico, David Kaprilik, Charlene Berger, Osamu Yamamoto, Midori Ono, Marty Napoleon, Igor Flach, Pete Fallico, Jun Takayama, Doug Levine-VOA, Nana Gongadze, Pete Escovedo, Janie Harris, Stefan Klemm, Frank Marocco, Chet Helms, Dana Gioia-National Endowment for the Arts, John Entwistle, Jay Dedman, Wanda Sanchez, Petrof Piano family, Nat Friedman, Sam Wilcox, Pat & Sandy Moriarty family, Steven Eaklor, Mustafa Jammal family, Hans Romanov, Stefan Hantel, Michelle Webb, Jo Mikovic, Cab Calloway, Bill Cosby, Mimi Farina, Dick Mithun-The Site Recording, Suzanne Ciani, Gerald Lubarsky, Elizabeth Chapman, George Greif, Beatrix Rief, Pete Vogt, Greta & Joe Chow-Card Photo SF, Rossa & Moritz Peters, George Brown, David Fathead Newman, Andy Warhol, Bill Beer, Lee Oskar, Dr. John, Terry Haggerty, Bruce Hatch family, Rick Wilhelm, Tommy Costa, Bob Brumbeloe, Buddy Rich, Howard Plotkin, Dennis Finnegan, Louis Nanassy, Jane Dornacker, Steve Smith-AMPEX, Bob Moog, Louis Baldonieri, Victor Owens, George Carlin, Marshall & Krisanne Olson, Leslie Levitas, Teresa Nelson, Rodney Choy, Clayton Smity-SF Sheriff’s Dept., Heinz von Hermann, Wolfram Knauer, Alex Ligertwood, John Lee Hooker, Capt. Paul Bailey-United Airlines, Ana Maria Pena, Lanie Hafer, Barbara Stokes, Yvette Julien, Janet Berka, April Para-UAL, Laurence Cottle, Judit Halmi, Emile van der Zee, Sammy Davis Jr., Herbert Berger, Marie Pragrova, Dale Meyer, Ulrich Tukor, Ray Tubberville, Bernie Fichtner, M. Andre Francis-Radio France Inter, Jane Dong, William & Amy Hu-DG Uniform Tailors, Hal Petcher-Guitronics, Les Paul, Kim Delevett-SWA, John Mader, Christian Munchinger, Art Van Damme, Dick Contino, Joris Dudli, Tyrone Starks, Dennis Hoffman, Randy Allar, Steve Copeman, Boris Blanchet, Dr. Hal & Eva Eisenberg family, Sylvia & Morris Simon family, Howard Johnson, Tim Cain, Don Dean, Don Wehr, Tony Rossell, Daniel McKinnon, Juergen Wolf-IAJO, Charlotte Aphibal-Lufthansa, Amy Curtis, David Haynes, Neil & Vera Witchard, Richard Sharpe, Tip O’Neil, Francois Chassagnite, Tom Plate, Capt. George Apistolas, Dr. Rudi Petroll, Cindy Blackman,Wallace Roney Dr. Jack Adler family, Jack Wilkins, Dieter Lubke, Sourdough Slim, Richard Werthner, Carla Caccavale, Teresa Martinez-Westin Rio Mar Beach, Bill Cosby, Ron Polte, Gary Duncan, Pat Martino, Mic Gilette, Al DiMeola, Capt. Korres, Dean Kamei, Alf Schneider, Jeff Samaha-NBC, Paul Shaffer, Joan Baez, Ken Hayes Jr., Ron Eckstein, Tripp, Nils Gessinger, Uwe Petersen, Sandra Hempel, Robert Doehring, Paul Marx & Lynne Bertrand-KBON, Johannes Koppen, Peter & Sigi Tangermann family, Pat & Randy Klock-Opera Plaza SF, Danny Leventhal, Zak Starkey, Jerry Figone, Raul Rekow, Goersch family, Ulrich Vormehr, Richard Gaule-Soups, Suzie Gagnon, Frederic Charest-Cirque Du Soleil Band, Roman Kaplan-Russian Samovar, Jeanne Moos, Tim & Kevin Curry-Carroll Musical Instrument Rental, Kevin Struthers, Rodney Durr-Kennedy Center, Allan Chao, LaDee Streeter, Dwight Dickerson, Ray Charles, Jaco Pastorius, Linda Tillery, Paul Kantner, Chick Corea, Dieter Glawischnig, Hendrik Maier, Terry Pimsleur, Dan Rather, Margo & Brian Shandblatt family, Detlev Reimann, Roger’s Kiste-Stuttgart, Michael Kersting, Carol Kaye, Billy Drewes, Maggie Bell, Sonny Stitt, Wild Bill Davis, Oliver Groenewald, Ingo Sens, Bob Morton, Cynthia Tornquist, Mac Seshimoto, Herbert Zorn-Groove City/FSK Radio Hamburg, Lars Karstensen, Olga Arvaniti-Hotel Turm Frankfurt, Margie Glad, Andrea English, Marietta Violetta Windhorst, Sgt. Rick Brown, Specialist Nicky Kiers, Ralph Stinson-AFN, Robert Cohen & Assoc., Anton Baronin, Vitaly Solomonov, Alexander Dovgoboly, Igor Butman Bigband, Oleg Butman, George Clinton, Vladimir Danilin, Alexei Kuznetzov, Retha Herne, Bruce A. Douglas, Charles Huggins-See’s Candy, Leslie Stewart, Ken Shapero-Jazz Factory, Kathleen Lawton, Don Menza, Commodore Hotel SF: Bina, Joseph, Melanie, Gitanjali, Jeff, Jeff Mason, Anatoly Kiryushkin, Igor Moskvichev, Steven King, Paul Gaist, Sergei Manoukian, Alex Rostotsky, Bill Cobham, Silvia Pagni, Gunther Zint, Cyril Moshkow, Sergei Shidlouskij, Ryo Kawasaki, AND all our viewers of The Jon Hammond Show over the last 21 years!

Recreating LATE RENT CD Product

Some notes about the LATE RENT product you are holding in your hand:
They say history repeats itself. In the case of LATE RENT it is partially true, but now in 2005 I have taken the opportunity to take control of my music and visuals bringing them to you in the absolute highest quality thanks to my outstanding team of specialists. It has been a long road with many detours along the way but thankfully all the master recordings are intact and I was able to locate the photos which artist Michael August has shaped in to a creation that conveys the look of my tv show and tells you many things about this music before you even open the box. Hammond B3 freaks will not be disappointed. Joe Berger preserved the master recordings well. 25 years have passed from the start of this project with the first recordings. I am happy to say that now today my Rent is NOT Late!
And the music of LATE RENT is available for the Ring Tones on your Phones.
We appreciate your feedback by phone, email or good old fashioned snail-mail.
Jon & Late Rent Team

NDR SESSIONS Projekt, Hamburg, Studio 1, Jazz, Funk Soul Blues, Organ, Accordion, Late Rent, Sk1, Sk2, XK-3c, B3, XB-2, XK-1, Suzuki, Instruments, Excelsior, Musikmesse, NAMM Show, Local 802, Musicians Union

The Day I Met Steve Jobs Personally In San Francisco by Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond San Francisco CA — Let me preface this post by saying I am deeply saddened by the too-young death of Steve Jobs, but I am

very thankful to have met him personally and I am one of the beneficiaries of his incredible body of work. Thanks Steve!

As follows: On January 11th 2005 I attended The MacWorld Expo Keynote given by Steve Jobs at Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco. Just prior to MacWorld my

first album re-release digitally remastered “Late Rent” went on to the iTunes Store so I was very excited about the whole concept of being able to offer my music through

the iTunes platform and I brought along one of the CD’s in my pocket.

The Keynote was really great, although I wasn’t really sure that Steve was there live because he was projected up on to the big screen throughout the presentation.

I thought it might be possible that it was a prepared film, but he occasionally made references to the day’s weather (rain predicted) and some other things that made it

current. Near the end of the presentation he brought out a surprise guest, President of Sony Kunitake Ando and they pledged a commitment to work together

on HD video. John Mayer came out and played at the end, the presentation was over and so I went in to the exhibits directly afterwards.

I was speaking with one of the Apple black shirt guys when all of a sudden I saw Steve. He saw me and I know he doesn’t like to be approached but he must have thought

he either knew me or recognized me and he came right over to meet me. I saw him coming so I reached in my pocket and pulled out my CD Late Rent fresh copy still in

the shrink wrap. I introduced myself and thanked Steve for the wonderful opportunity for all the composers and musicians to get our music out through iTunes (I am a member

of ASCAP) and I told him I would like to give him my Late Rent album if he would take it. He said “Sure!”

He then (this showed me how intense he is, I will never forget) I handed it to him and right away he looked at the cover art work and then looked straight at me to verify it

was indeed me on the cover. He then said “Thanks!” and I told him it was great to meet him…Steve walked away holding the CD in both hands still studying the artwork

intensely as approx. 50 people were following him like the Pied Piper, shouting out Steve Steve…over here!. Steve was absorbed in the art work, and there is plenty to look

at and copy to read, Michael August aka ILLUSTRATORP who designs my album covers so fantastically made sure of that!

The cover Steve Jobs was studying as he walked away:

Late Rent Album Info

iTunes Album Link Late Rent

After I met Steve Jobs it seemed that everything I did with Apple had been blessed by him, and maybe it has / had been!

Thanks for everything Steve Jobs,


Jon Hammond

Member AFM Local 6 and Local 802 Musicians Union
ASCAP Composer Publisher – Jon Hammond International

ASCAP Network Behind The Beat Late Rent

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.”

Steve Jobs, Apple Inc, iTunes, Late Rent, MacWorld, Kunitake Ando, Sony, John Mayer, Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco, R.I.P., Jazz, Blues, Jon Hammond

Birdland Hamburg, Late Rent, Lutz Buechner, Knut Benzner, NDR Radio, Jazz, Blues, Organ, Czechoslovakia, Jon Hammond, Jazzkeller Frankfurt, Musikmesse, Local 802

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