NAMM Highlights Randy Jackson of American Idol Tower of Power Jon Hammond HammondCast Jon’s Journal February 7 2013

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: NAMM Highlights Randy Jackson of American Idol Tower of Power Jon Hammond HammondCast

Randy Jackson and NAMM President CEO Joe Lamond Breakfast of Champions

Jon Hammond NAMM Highlights HammondCast

Some NAMM 2013 Highlights from Jon Hammond including Joe Lamond President CEO of NAMM with special guest
Randy Jackson of American Idol TV Show at Breakfast of Champions, NAMM Memorial Tribute including my friend band leader
Lou Colombo the great trumpet player
bag pipers and cameo of Betty Heywood leaving after / and just before Tower of Power kicks it off inaugurating the new Grand Plaza Stage.
12 year old guitarist Ray Goren on Marty Grebb Band rips one on the Hammond Summit Show in Hilton Hotel Lobby, first ever Hammond
night known as “The Sound, the Soul, The Summit” MC’d by Scott May with Hammond Suzuki endorsees.
Jon Hammond Band playing the theme song of The Jon Hammond Show TV program Late Rent and HammondCast radio show
and podcasts vlogcasts, with Donny Baldwin drums from Lydia Pense and Cold Blood and Jefferson Starship, Joe Berger guitar,
Alex Budman tenor saxophone, Jon Hammond at the New B-3 Portable organ with sound mix by Denny Mack. Enjoy this
HammondCast folks, send any photos if you were there, Jon Hammond

Randy Jackson, American Idol, Joe Lamond, NAMM, Highlights, In Memoriam Industry Tribute, Lou Colombo, Tower of Power, Jon Hammond,
Marty Grebb, Ray Goren, B-3 Organ

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Rest In Peace Donald Byrd – these images from my coverage of Beacons in Jazz Concert tribute to Cab Calloway *in middle image with host MC Bill Cosby, Donald in the middle, also in back of the late great alto player educator Arnie Lawrence – May 7th 1990, RIP Donald Byrd – Jon Hammond
Donald’s Wiki

Donaldson Toussaint L’Ouverture Byrd II (December 9, 1932 – February 4, 2013) was an American jazz and rhythm and blues trumpeter. A sideman for many other jazz musicians of his generation, Byrd is best known as one of the only bebop jazz musicians who successfully pioneered the funk and soul genres while simultaneously remaining a pop artist.
Donaldson Toussaint L’Ouverture Byrd II
Born December 9, 1932
Origin Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died February 4, 2013
Genres Bop
Hard bop
Instruments Trumpet
Associated acts Pepper Adams, Gigi Gryce, Jackie McLean, Hank Mobley

Byrd attended Cass Technical High School. He performed with Lionel Hampton before finishing high school. After playing in a military band during a term in the United States Air Force, he obtained a bachelor’s degree in music from Wayne State University and a master’s degree from Manhattan School of Music.
While still at the Manhattan School, he joined Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, as replacement for Clifford Brown. In 1955, he recorded with Jackie McLean and Mal Waldron. After leaving the Jazz Messengers in 1956, he performed with many leading jazz musicians of the day, including John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk, and later Herbie Hancock.
Byrd’s first regular group was a quintet that he co-led from 1958-61 with baritone saxophonist Pepper Adams, an ensemble whose hard-driving performances are captured “live” on At the Half Note Cafe. In June 1964, Byrd jammed with jazz legend Eric Dolphy in Paris just two weeks before Dolphy’s death from insulin shock.
In the 1970s, Byrd moved away from the hard-bop jazz idiom and began to record jazz fusion and rhythm and blues. He teamed up with the Mizell Brothers (producer-writers Larry and Fonce) for Black Byrd in 1973. It was highly successful and became Blue Note Records’ highest-ever selling album. The title track climbed to No. 19 on Billboard′s R&B chart and reached the Hot 100 pop chart, peaking at No. 88. The Mizell brothers’ follow-up albums for Byrd, Street Lady, Places and Spaces and Stepping into Tomorrow, were also big sellers, and have subsequently provided a rich source of samples for acid jazz artists such as Us3. Most of the material for the albums was written by Larry Mizell.
In 1973, he created The Blackbyrds, a fusion group consisting of his best students. They scored several major hits including “Happy Music” (No. 3 R&B, No. 19 pop), “Walking In Rhythm” (No. 4 R&B, No. 6 pop) and “Rock Creek Park”.
In 1994, Byrd 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.
He has taught music at Rutgers University, the Hampton Institute, New York University, Howard University, Queens College, Oberlin College, Cornell University and Delaware State University.
In addition to his master’s from Manhattan School of Music, Byrd has two master’s degrees from Columbia University. He received a law degree in 1976, and his doctorate from Columbia University Teachers College in 1982.
In September 2009, he was named an artist-in-residence at Delaware State University.[1] Byrd lives in Teaneck, New Jersey.[2]

[edit]As leader
Blue Note
Off to the Races (1959)
Byrd in Hand (1959)
Fuego (1959)
Byrd in Flight (1960)
At the Half Note Cafe (1960)
Chant (1961)
The Cat Walk (1961)
Royal Flush (1961)
Free Form (1961)
A New Perspective (1963)
I’m Tryin’ to Get Home (1964)
Mustang (1966)
Blackjack (1967)
Slow Drag (1967)
The Creeper (1967)
Fancy Free (1969)
Electric Byrd (1969–70)
Kofi (1969)
Ethiopian Knights (1971)
Black Byrd (1973)
Street Lady (1973)
Stepping into Tomorrow (1974)
Places and Spaces (1975)
Caricatures (1976)
Other labels
Byrd Jazz (Transition, 1955) – also released as First Flight (Delmark)
Byrd’s Word (Savoy, 1955)
Byrd’s Eye View (Transition, 1955)
Byrd Blows on Beacon Hill (Transition, 1956)
2 Trumpets (Prestige, 1956) – with Art Farmer
The Young Bloods (Prestige, 1956) – with Phil Woods
Jazz Lab (Columbia, 1957) – with Gigi Gryce
At Newport (Verve, 1957) – with Gigi Gryce
Modern Jazz Perspective (Columbia, 1957) – with Gigi Gryce and Jackie Paris
Jazz Eyes (Regent, 1957) – with John Jenkins
Byrd in Paris (Bethlehem, 1958)
Parisian Thoroughfare (1958)
Live Au Chat Qui Peche (1958), Fresh Sound Records
Motor City Scene – with Pepper Adams (1960), Bethlehem
Up with Donald Byrd (1964), Verve
Thank You… for F.U.M.L. (Funking Up My Life) (1978), Elektra
Love Byrd (1981), Elektra
Words, Sounds, Colors and Shapes (1983) Landmark
Harlem Blues (1987), Landmark
Getting Down to Business (1989), Landmark
A City Called Heaven (1991), Landmark
Touchstone (2000)
The Transition Sessions (2002)
[edit]As sideman
1955 Kenny Clarke – Bohemia After Dark
1955 Cannonball Adderley – Discoveries
1955 Oscar Pettiford – Another One
1955 Hank Jones – Quartet-Quintet
1955 Hank Jones – Bluebird – one track only
1955 Ernie Wilkins – Top Brass
1956 George Wallington – Jazz for the Carriage Trade
1956 Jackie McLean – Lights Out!
1956 Hank Mobley – The Jazz Message of Hank Mobley
1956 Kenny Clarke – Klook’s Clique
1956 Art Blakey – The Jazz Messengers
1956 Rita Reys – The Cool Voice of Rita Reys
1956 Elmo Hope – Informal Jazz
1956 Phil Woods – Pairing Off
1956 Jackie McLean – 4, 5 and 6
1956 Gene Ammons – Jammin’ with Gene
1956 Horace Silver – Silver’s Blue
1956 Hank Mobley – Mobley’s Message
1956 Hank Mobley – Jazz Message No. 2
1956 Art Farmer – 2 Trumpets
1956 Paul Chambers – Whims of Chambers
1956 Phil Woods/Donald Byrd – The Young Bloods
1956 Horace Silver – 6 Pieces of Silver
1956 Hank Mobley – Hank Mobley Sextet
1956 Doug Watkins – Watkins at Large
1956 Sonny Rollins – Sonny Rollins, Vol. 1
1956 Kenny Burrell – All Night Long
1957 Kenny Burrell – All Day Long
1957 Gigi Gryce/Donald Byrd – Jazz Lab
1957 Art Farmer/Donald Byrd/Idrees Sulieman – Three Trumpets
1957 Lou Donaldson – Wailing with Lou
1957 Jimmy Smith – A Date with Jimmy Smith Volume One
1957 Art Taylor – Taylor’s Wailers
1957 Gigi Gryce – Gigi Gryce and the Jazz Lab Quintet
1957 George Wallington – The New York Scene
1957 Various Artists – American Jazzmen Play Andre Hodeir’s Essais
1957 Kenny Burrell/Jimmy Raney – 2 Guitars
1957 Kenny Drew – This Is New (Riverside)
1957 Hank Mobley – Hank
1957 Paul Chambers – Paul Chambers Quintet
1957 The Gigi Gryce/Donald Byrd Jazz Lab – At Newport – One side of LP which also features Cecil Taylor
1957 Gigi Gryce/Donald Byrd – New Formulas from the Jazz Lab
1957 Gigi Gryce/Donald Byrd – Modern Jazz Perspective
1957 Sonny Clark – Sonny’s Crib
1957 John Jenkins – Star Eyes
1957 Oscar Pettiford – Winner’s Circle
1957 George Wallington – Jazz at Hotchkiss
1957 Red Garland – All Mornin’ Long
1957 Red Garland – Soul Junction
1957 Red Garland – High Pressure
1957 Lou Donaldson – Lou Takes Off
1958 John Coltrane – Lush Life – one track only
1958 John Coltrane – The Believer – two tracks
1958 John Coltrane – The Last Trane – two tracks
1958 Johnny Griffin – Johnny Griffin Sextet
1958 Pepper Adams – 10 to 4 at the 5 Spot (Riverside)
1958 John Coltrane – Black Pearls
1958 Michel Legrand – Legrand Jazz
1958 Dizzy Reece – Blues in Trinity
1958 Art Blakey – Holiday for Skins
1958 Jim Timmens – Gilbert and Sullivan Revisited
1959 Mundell Lowe – TV Action Jazz!
1959 Jackie McLean – Jackie’s Bag
1959 Thelonious Monk – The Thelonious Monk Orchestra at Town Hall
1959 Chris Connor – Ballads of the Sad Cafe
1959 Sonny Clark – My Conception
1959 Manny Albam/Teo Macero – Something New, Something Blue
1959 Jackie McLean – Vertigo
1959 Jackie McLean – New Soil
1959 Walter Davis Jr. – Davis Cup
1961 Pepper Adams – Out of This World
1962 Duke Pearson – Hush!
1963 Hank Mobley – No Room for Squares
1963 Hank Mobley – Straight No Filter – released 1986
1963 Hank Mobley – The Turnaround
1963 Jimmy Heath – Swamp Seed
1963 Herbie Hancock – My Point of View
1964 Dexter Gordon – One Flight Up
1964 Cal Tjader – Soul Sauce
1964 Solomon Ilori – African High Life
1964 Duke Pearson – Wahoo!
1965 Dexter Gordon – Ladybird
1965 Wes Montgomery – Goin’ Out of My Head
1967 Stanley Turrentine – A Bluish Bag
1967 Sam Rivers – Dimensions & Extensions
1967 Hank Mobley – Far Away Lands
1977 Gene Harris – Tone Tantrum
1978 Sonny Rollins – Don’t Stop the Carnival
1993 Guru – Jazzmatazz, Vol. 1
1995 Guru – Guru’s Jazzmatazz, Vol. 2: The New Reality
1995 Ahmad Jamal – Big Byrd: The Essence Part 2 — with Martin W. Mueller and Bernard Purdie

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: NAMM Jam at P.Mauriat Stand with Jon Hammond at the organ and horns

Spontaneous NAMM Jam Session at P.Mauriat Saxophones and Trumpets stand with some great players – Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ with many great players including Hoai Phuong Nguyen, Alejandro Chiabrando, Juan Alzate, Keyan Williams, Tim Green, Willie Bradley, Jason Palmer, Eddie Baccus Jr., Adam MacBlane – sorry if I missed anybody folks! JH – Special thanks to Alex Mingmann Hsieh, Agnieszka Obrebska – P.Mauriat, Jim Wischmeyer Bag End Speakers
Hammond Suzuki USA and the very kind NAMM Sound Police – see you next year 2014 NAMM and Frankfurt Musikmesse – JH

Yao Shake (謝瑤) and Jon Hammond

Hoai Phuong Nguyen (Hoai Phuong)and Jon Hammond


Saxsbigfan 14 hours ago
wow… so excellent performance !!  Go! Go! Go! Go for the sound!
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Tsai Susan 14 hours ago
It was so exciting to see your play at the NAMM with P Mauriat artists. The live performance was thrilled and joyful. Thank you, Jon. Without you, the NAMM would be less fun!
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A MH 14 hours ago
Definitely, Jon deserves to have a big hugs and applauses…,whatsoever..
Jon’s LIVE performance at PM’s booth before ending NAMM ,which has been sparked a great highlights and memories to everybody, although ,it’s only a whirlwind of 30 minutes jam sessions, but that’s one of our historic treasure ,also to NAMM.
We feel proudly to say “thanks you, Jon! those music makes people crazy and joyful time until the last minutes at NAMM, Jan. 27.2013
Go for the sound!! see you in 2014
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A MH 14 hours ago
Definitely, Jon deserves to have a big hugs and applauses…,whatsoever..
Jon’s LIVE performance at PM’s booth before ending NAMM ,which has been sparked a great highlights and memories to everybody, although ,it’s only a whirlwind of 30 minutes jam sessions, but that’s one of our historic treasure ,also to NAMM.
We feel proudly to say “thanks you, Jon! those music makes people crazy and joyful time until the last minutes at NAMM, Jan. 27.2013
Go for the sound!!
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Tsai Susan 14 hours ago
I was so excited to see your play at the NAMM with P Mauriat artists. It was live and thrilled. Thank you, Jon. Without you, the NAMM will be less fun!

Agnieszka Obrebska Thank you Jon. It was an amazing pleasure for all of us from PM and our visitors and artists to host you and listen to your music at P. Mauriat booth. Hope you had a good time with us as well! Take care and see you soon somewhere around the world!

Hoai Phuong Nguyen Oh Thank you Jon Hammond so much for tagging me this video. I had a great time. Can’t wait till next time to play with you again.

Alex Mingmann Hsieh Jon Hammond is NAMM’s treasure, let us go ahead to celebrate big year with big show in the upcoming FMS, 2013
14 hours ago ·

Hoai Phuong Nguyen Thank you Mr. Hsieh for letting us try those saxophones out.
14 hours ago ·

Alex Mingmann Hsieh you are most welcome!! go for the sound!!see you at NAMM,2014

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With Greg Osby, Juan Alzate, Jon Hammond and Alejandro Chiabrando at Anaheim Convention Center

Jon Hammond’s setup with Hammond Sk1 organ and Bag End Powered Speakers

2 Hats Talking – Alex Hsieh CEO Albest P.Mauriat Saxophones and Jon Hammond in Clarion Hotel Party

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