HammondCast Archive 13 Jon’s Journal November 26 2012

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Jon Hammond at the B3 tracking on the Art News Project in Kampo Cultural Recording Studios NYC

including also selections “Hammond’s Bolero” & Cannonball ’99 (One More Time) with special guest Joe Berger-guitar with JON HAMMOND Trio. Tune in HammondCast daily at various times on San Francisco’s Infinity Broadcasting station KYOU 1550 AM and on the AM dial at 1550 and on the web
HammondCast 13..back in New York from 1 month on tour! On this show we go back in to the archives with a never-before heard rock ballad from the Art News Project recordings in 1990-“Will You Be Around”, also drummer Erik Hargrove on my band from James Brown Band and now with Ringling Bros. Circus playing my tune “Party is Forbidden Here!”

Hamamatsu Japan — Simon and Garfunkle – no it’s Jon Hammond and a guy from Hamamatsu!

— in Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka

The late great Les Paul doing one of his extended sound checks at Iridium, Les enjoyed sound checks as much as the gig!

Check out Les’ very special personal Les Paul guitar with some special mods and a Bigsby – Jon Hammond — with Les Paul at Iridium Jazz Club

Jon Hammond with Dr. Denny Zeitlin the great jazz pianist, recording artist and practicing Psychiatrist
*Dr. Denny Zeitlin Interview With Jon Hammond and Ornette Coleman Speaking on HammondCast

*LISTEN TO THE AUDIO: Denny Zeitlin Interview With Jon Hammond and Ornette Coleman Speaking on HammondCast http://www.archive.org/details/HammondCast_23_1 — at Sheraton New York Hotel

Bruce Lundvall sleeping with his tie on! – Jon Hammond
Bruce Lundvall, is an American record company executive, most known as being the President/CEO of the Blue Note Label Group, reporting directly to Eric Nicoli, the Chief Executive Officer of EMI Group.

In a career spanning 48 years, Bruce Lundvall signed a wide array of artists, including Willie Nelson, Herbie Hancock, Dexter Gordon, James Taylor, Stan Getz, Wynton Marsalis, Dianne Reeves, Richard Marx, Natalie Cole, Cassandra Wilson, Anita Baker and Norah Jones. He heads the following labels: Blue Note Records (jazz), Angel Records (classical), and Manhattan Records (adult pop).
Lundvall began his music career in marketing at Columbia Records where he remained for 21 years, becoming President of the domestic division of CBS Records in 1976. In the course of his tenure, he built Columbia’s jazz roster into the largest of any major label.

The inside of the 300 watt high-power Leslie model 3300 speaker – plug anything in to it, not just a Hammond organ, even a microphone – makes an excellent PA system in a pinch believe it or not! *See video: Jon Hammond

Youtube http://youtu.be/77k6PLpKmgo
Bernie Capicchiano making an important announcement through the Leslie model 3300 with a Sennheiser microphone – Amplifier
Vacuum tube preamp with ear-shattering
300-Watt RMS solid-state
amplifier: 220-
Watt RMS bass amplifier and 80-Watt RMS
treble amplifier – Massive 15” woofer, High power horn driver
11-pin and 8-pin Leslie connector, 1/4” line input jack, and 1/4” foot
switch jack
1/4” line output jack to drive a powered
125 lbs

Michael Brecker’s son – Sam Brecker and his Mom – Susan Brecker – Feb. 20, 2007 speaking to many friends and family at Town Hall NYC Michael Brecker Memorial gathering and concert – powerful evening in memory of Mike – Jon Hammond

The MICHAEL BRECKER MEMORIAL was held at Town Hall in New York City on Tuesday, February 20th. (thanks to Russ Paladino)
Here are some comments from a couple of the attendees:

“I went to the Michael Brecker Tribute last night and all I can say was it was a beautiful, spiritual and uplifting experience. All of the speakers were so eloquent, but maybe none so much as Sam, Michael’s son. What a composed, intelligent kid he is! He talked about Michael, the Dad, which gave everyone a real glimpse into the human side of this man we equate to a God.
There was laughter, and tears and great live music, and it seemed somehow like Michael spirit was there very strongly. The audience was packed with Jazz Royalty…Wayne Shorter Kenny Baron, Mike Stern, James Carter, Hiram Bullock, Will Lee, David Sanborn, Eddie Palmieri to name just a few.
I brought a camera with me, but honestly the event was kind of like a wake and it felt inappropriate to snap pictures during the eulogies. After the show people were reminiscing and the artists didn’t seem to want to play the artist fan game. We all just were sharing our mutual love for Michael. There were video people and photographers there so maybe they plan to post some of the eulogies on the website?” – Russ Paladino

“It was a memorial fitting to all of Mike’s distinguished accomplishments on the stage and off. Here’s a brief rundown:

Darryl Pitt (Mikes Manager) talked about Mike. Randy came out and played a tune with James Genus on bass, Joey Calderazzo on piano and Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts on drums…then Randy spoke about Mike. Next up was Sam Brecker, Mikes’ 13 year old son, who is an astounding speaker for someone that young. Then old friend Dave Liebman talked about Mike and played a very pretty tune on the flute. Next was Pat Metheny who played a nice tune on the acoustic guitar and then spoke about Mike. Herbie Hancock spoke next about Mike then played a tune with John Patitucci (bass) and Jack DeJohnette (drums). Then James Taylor made a video appearance from California to speak about Mike. James credited Mike with ‘saving his life’. I believe it.
Next up was a very moving video tribute about Mike’s career from early on through present day. Then Susan Brecker took the stage and moved everyone to tears telling us some personal stuff about Mike, in the home… and regarding the kids… family stuff… What a neat lady she is, she was truly blessed to have married Mike and produced two beautiful children. They are truly Mike’s most personal legacy. Paul Simon closed out the musical part of the memorial singing ‘Still Crazy After All These Years’ then spoke about Mike.
Sam Brecker and Herbie Hancock plus friends did some Buddist chanting for about three minutes. Sam and Jessica Brecker closed out the memorial thanking everyone from the bottom of their hearts for coming to remember their dad.” – Sandy Brown

Music selection:
1) Midnight Voyage from “Tales From The Hudson”- (Randy came out and played a tune with James Genus on bass, Joey Calderazzo on piano and Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts on drums)

2) Gathering Of Spirits from “Saxophone Summit – Gathering Of Spirits” (Then old friend Dave Liebman talked about Mike and played a very pretty tune on the flute.)

3) Every Day I Thank You � From Pat Metheny 80/81 – Pat Metheny said he wrote this song specifically for Michael (Next was Pat Metheny who played a nice tune on the acoustic guitar)

4) Chan’s Song from “The Nearness of You” – (Herbie Hancock spoke next about Mike then played a tune with John Patitucci (bass) and Jack DeJohnette (drums)

5) Still Crazy After All These Years – (Paul Simon & Herbie Hancock on Fender Rhodes) – Paul Simon told the story of Michael coming to the studio that day to record this classic solo. He sat down and listened to the song 2 or 3 times, then went into the playing room and recorded a spot on perfect solo. He came back and asked Simon if he liked it….Paul Simon laughed and replied, Uh….Yeah, having been blown away. Then Michael asked “do you mind if I take another one?” He laughed and said “sure go ahead.” (He didn’t say which take was chosen, but that was it…2 takes) He also told us that in all the years and hundreds of times that he’s performed that song he’s had many other great sax players on tour with him besides Michael, but always…always they would quote Michael’s solo first, then take off on their own.

And finally it should be noted that Susan Brecker had only one stipulation about the live performances… there would be no other saxophones played. The only sax we heard on this night was that of Michael Brecker. I though this was a very wise choice. – Russ Paladino — at The Town Hall

Jazzkeller-Hofheim Jon Hammond Trio
Joe Berger, Heinz Lichius, Jon Hammond

Youtube http://youtu.be/bdbmbCM7p0w
Song Without Name — with Joe Berger at Jazzkeller Hofheim

Lame photographer actually took a picture finally!
“Push the button down!” voila!

Bernard Purdie, Joe Berger, Jon Hammond at Local 802 Musicians Union — with Bernard Purdie, Bernard Purdie, Joe Berger, Joe Berger and Jon Hammond Band at Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM

Lady with Challah Hat at WBGO standing next to Sheila Elaine Anderson – Jon Hammond

Challah (also ḥallah plural: challot/ḥalloth/khallos) (Hebrew: חלה) is a special Jewish braided bread eaten on Sabbath and holidays.
It is also named[1] khale (eastern Yiddish, German and western Yiddish), berches (Swabian), barkis (Gothenburg), bergis (Stockholm), birkata in Judeo-Amharic, chałka (Polish), colaci (Romanian),[2] and kitke (South Africa).

Test Jet Boeing A380 first visit to SFO Airport – Jon Hammond on assignment in SFO Executive Terminal
Youtube http://youtu.be/WMasSbfXzvM
SAN FRANCISCO — Airbus Chief Test Pilot JACQUES ROSAY Pilots A380 Super Jumbo to San Francisco International Airport with Interior Tour.

Jon Hammond is pleased to present this film of Aviation History as world’s largest airliner, the double-deck Airbus A380, arrives for the first time at SFO on October 4, 2007. Voila! — at Signature Executive Jet Center, SFO

party is forbidden here, bruce lundvall, a380, test jet, jacques rosay, sfo, jon hammond, jazz, blues, sk1 organ, local 802, musicians union, lame photographer, challah hat, Sheila Anderson, WBGO 88.3 FM

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