Archive for October, 2013

R.I.P. my friend Donald Duck Bailey the great Jazz musician drummer harmonicist Jon Hammond

October 31, 2013

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Donald Duck Bailey

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Jon Hammond here with Donald Duck Bailey

Donald Duck Bailey legendary jazz drummer and harmonica recording artist here, performing on Fathers Day 2011 at The Tunnell Rehabilitation Center in San Francisco and interview with Jon Hammond of HammondCast. Concert sponsored by Jazz Foundation of America, Donald Duck Bailey drums & harmonica, Dewayne Oakley bs, Christopher L. Clarke tpt., Wayne Anderson gtr., camera: Jennifer and Jon Hammond – Special Thanks Stuart Cohen Director of Activities The Tunnell Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare SF CA, Marianne Pillsbury Jazz Foundation of America




Donald Orlando “Duck” Bailey (March 26, 1933 – October 15, 2013) was an American jazz drummer.[1][2]
Donald Bailey, Sr., known to many in the jazz world as “Duck”, was born in Philadelphia into a musical family. Bailey was a constant student and disciple of the jazz genre. Unbeknownst to his brothers and sisters, Bailey’s father, Morris Bailey, Sr., was also a drummer. Donald’s brother, Morris Bailey, Jr., is also an arranger, composer, producer and saxophonist and Bailey’s nephew is the bassist Victor Bailey, best known for his work with the group Weather Report. Bailey got his big break in the jazz world and he is probably best known as the drummer in the trio of jazz organist Jimmy Smith from 1956 to 1964 and also for his work with The Three Sounds on Blue Note Records.[3] Bailey also worked as a sideman for some of the most famous musicians in jazz including Sarah Vaughan, Carmen McRae, Hampton Hawes, Sonny Rollins, Freddie Hubbard, and Red Mitchell. He also played with John Coltrane in their early Philadelphia years. Bailey is also known as “The King of Organ Trio Drummers”. In the mid 70s, he moved to Japan where he lived for six years and in 1978, released an album called “So In Love” (Trio Records) which featured Hideo Ichikawa (piano), Hideyuki Kikuchi, Yoshio Ikeda (bass), Takaaki Nishikawa, Toshihiko Ogawa. This jazz album, featuring Bailey playing harmonica, received rave reviews and is a sought after jazz collectible. His last project “Blueprints of Jazz Vol.3 featuring Donald Bailey” which featured Charles Tolliver (trumpet), George Burton (piano), and Odean Pope (tenor, tenor saxophone) was issued on the Talking House record label in 2009.

Bailey performed around the San Francisco Bay Area[4] in the United States until his late 70s and moved to Montclair, California shortly before his death at age 80 in October 2013

Donald Orlando Bailey, Sr.
Born March 26, 1933
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died October 15, 2013 (aged 80)
Montclair, California, U.S.
Genres Jazz
Occupations Musician
Instruments Drums, harmonica, trombone
Labels Blue Note
Associated acts Jimmy Smith
Hampton Hawes
Blue Mitchell
Jimmie Rowles
Carmen McRae
Sarah Vaughan

Donald Bailey Blueprints of Jazz – Vol.3 (Talking House, 2009)
Produced by Marc Weibel, Stephen Smith
Featuring: Donald Bailey (harmonica, drums), Charles Tolliver (trumpet), George Burton (piano), Odean Pope (tenor, tenor saxophone)
Plant Life (Composer Odean Pope)
Blues It (Composer Hasaan Ibn Ali)
Gone Now (Composer Tyrone Brown)
Variations (Composer Morris Bailey, Jr)
Fifth House (Composer Odean Pope)
For All We Know (Composer J. Fred Coots / Sam M. Lewis)
Family Portrait (Composer Odean Pope)
U.S.O. Triology (Composer Odean Pope/Tyrone Brown)
Blue Gardenia (Composer Lester Lee / Robert Russell)

Trio – (Capri Records, 1990)
Produced by Thomas C. Burns
Featuring: Donald Bailey (drums), Red Mitchell (bass), Jimmy Rowles (piano)
Have You Met Miss Jones?
Day Dream
After School
You People Need Music
Crazy He Calls Me
Yes Sir, That’s My Baby
Dreamer’s Lullaby
Life’s A Take
My One And Only Love
My Silent Love
What Are We Here For?

So In Love (Trio Records, Recorded in Japan 1978)
Featuring: Donald Bailey (harmonica, drums), Hideo Ichikawa (piano), Hideyuki Kikuchi, Yoshio Ikeda (bass), Takaaki Nishikawa, Toshihiko Ogawa
So in Love
Alone Together
Half Nelson
The Lady Is A Tramp
St. Louis Blues
The Three Sounds: Live at the Lighthouse (Blue Note Records, July 1967)
Produced by Dick Bock
Featuring: Gene Harris (piano, organ), Andrew Simpkins (bass), Donald Bailey (drums)
Still I’m Sad” (Jim McCarty, Paul Samwell-Smith)
Crying Time” (Buck Owens)
June Night (Just Give Me a June Night, the Moonlight and You)” (Abel Baer, Cliff Friend)
I Thought About You” (Johnny Mercer, Jimmy Van Heusen)
I Held My Head in Shame (Gene Harris)
Summertime (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward)
Makin’ Bread Again (Gene Harris)
Here’s That Rainy Day” (Johnny Burke, Van Heusen)
Blues March” (Benny Golson)
Takin’ It Easy (Gene Harris)
Drown in My Own Tears (Henry Glover)
Why (Am I Treated So Bad) (Roebuck Staples)
Never Say Yes (Nat Adderley)
River Shallow (André Previn, Dory Previn)
Sunny (Bobby Hebb)
Bad, Bad Whiskey (Maxwell Davis, Amos Milburn)
C Jam Blues” (Barney Bigard, Duke Ellington)

As sideman[edit]
With George Braith
Two Souls in One (Blue Note, 1963)

With Jimmy Smith
The Incredible Jimmy Smith at the Organ (Blue Note, 1956)
At Club Baby Grand (Blue Note, 1956)
The Sounds of Jimmy Smith (Blue Note, 1956)
Plays Pretty Just for You (Blue Note, 1957)
Jimmy Smith Trio + LD (Blue Note, 1957)
Groovin’ at Small’s Paradise (Blue Note, 1957)
House Party (Blue Note, 1957)
The Sermon! (Blue Note, 1958)
Softly as a Summer Breeze (Blue Note, 1958)
Cool Blues (Blue Note, 1958)
Six Views of the Blues (Blue Note, 1958)
Home Cookin’ (Blue Note, 1958–59)
Crazy! Baby (Blue Note, 1960)
Open House (Blue Note, 1960)
Plain Talk (Blue Note, 1960)
Straight Life (Blue Note, 1961)
Plays Fats Waller (Blue Note, 1962)
I’m Movin’ On (Blue Note, 1963)
Bucket! (Blue Note, 1963)
Rockin’ the Boat (Blue Note, 1963)
Prayer Meetin’ (Blue Note, 1963)

With The Three Sounds
Live at the Lighthouse (Blue Note, 1967)
Coldwater Flat (Blue Note, 1968)

With Jack Wilson
Song for My Daughter (Blue Note, 1969)

Also performed on projects with (as referenced in
Jimmy Smith (musician)
Jimmy Rowles
Harold Land
Bobby Hutcherson
Buster Williams
Pianist Hasaan Ibn Ali
Joe Sample
George Braith
Grant Green
Hampton Hawes
Red Mitchell
Sarah Vaughan
Carmen McRae
Kenny Burrell

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Jon Hammond Flashbacks – Cocktail Piano MPCS Studios in Manhattan

October 25, 2013

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: – Cocktail Piano MPCS Studios in Manhattan

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Flashing back a few years to playing cocktail piano at a cocktail party in the old MPCS Studios on West 57th Street on Video Row in Manhattan NYC – Jon Hammond camera by Joe Berger was a nice party — at Manhattan, NY


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Jon Hammond Flashbacks Jazz Kneipe Lydia’s Tune

October 24, 2013

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Jon Hammond Flashbacks Jazz Kneipe Lydia’s Tune

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Flashing back to the good old Jazz Kneipe in Frankfurt Germany where I played 207 gigs while living in Germany and Paris – original bossa nova composition *another version at Bill Graham’s Shoreline Amphitheatre: Lydia’s Tune Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men in Shoreline Amphitheatre: (Lydia’s Tune – Jon Hammond plays one on the Excelsior accordion with The Late Rent Session Men – Barry Finnerty guitar, Larry Schneider tenor saxophone and James Preston from Sons of Champlin band drums in Shoreline Amphitheatre at the 12th annual New Orleans by The Bay Food and Music Festival put on by Bill Graham Presents

Keys to Happiness Excelsior Accordions )

here with Barry Finnerty on guitar, Allen Wittig is the tenor saxophonist and I believe that’s Jim Preston back there on the drums – incomplete clip from my archives – Jon Hammond — in Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany


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Jon Hammond Flashbacks – Trio gig in San Francisco California

October 23, 2013

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Jon Hammond flashback gig in trio – rare bar gig in San Francisco California playing a classic bossa nova here with Barry Finnerty on guitar and Bob Scott is the drummer


Blip TV

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Jon Hammond Flashbacks Jon Lord Interview

October 22, 2013

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Jon Hammond Flashbacks Jon Lord Interview

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The late great Deep Purple (1968-1976) organist Jon Lord here in interview with Jon Hammond at the Musikmesse Frankfurt am Main on the occasion of the introduction of Hammond SK-1 and Sk2 organs *Note: to my horror the microphone level was low – we can’t do it over because sadly Jon is dead now – he says some really interesting things here, enjoy, R.I.P. Jon Lord,
sincerely Jon Hammond
Jonathan Douglas Lord
Born 9 June 1941
Leicester, England, UK
Died 16 July 2012 (aged 71)
London, England, UK
Genres Rock, hard rock, heavy metal, blues rock, progressive rock, psychedelic rock, classical, jazz, jazz fusion
Occupations musician, composer
Instruments Keyboards, vocals
Jonathan Douglas “Jon” Lord (9 June 1941 — 16 July 2012) was an English composer, pianist, and Hammond organ player known for his pioneering work in fusing rock with classical or baroque forms, especially with Deep Purple, as well as Whitesnake, Paice Ashton Lord, The Artwoods, and The Flower Pot Men. In 1968 Lord co-founded Deep Purple, a hard rock band of which he was regarded as the leader until 1970. Together with the other members, he collaborated on most of his band’s most popular songs. He and drummer Ian Paice were the only continual band members during the period from 1968 to 1976, and also from when it was reestablished in 1984 until Lord’s retirement from Deep Purple in 2002. On 11 November 2010, he was inducted as an Honorary Fellow of Stevenson College in Edinburgh, Scotland. On 15 July 2011, he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Music degree by the University of Leicester.

Support Jon Lord in his fight against cancer — in Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany.

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Jon Hammond Flashbacks Butterfield Going Down Last Time TrainRide

October 18, 2013

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Historical Footage in Hamburg Red Light District Regina Niteclub

October 17, 2013

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Historical Footage in Hamburg Red Light District Regina Niteclub

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Historical film from Jon Hammond Band archives in Hamburg’s Reeperbahn at the notorious Regina Niteclub Grosse Freiheit #4 in the red light district underground music concert just yards away from where The Beatles played nightly – here Jon’s original funk composition “Pocket Funk”
as seen in article in Hamburger Morgenpost
 — with Uwe Petersen and Barry Finnerty at Reeperbahn Große Freiheit.