Posts Tagged ‘B3 Organ’

Jon Hammond Show 1217

December 18, 2017

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: Jon Hammond Show 1217

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondShow1217

Jon Hammond Show 1217 begins in The Ellington Room: “Pocket Funk”
by Jon Hammond Band – Jon Hammond B3 Organ Super 
Leslie, Todd Anderson tenor saxophone, Chuggy Carter percussion, Joe 
Berger guitar, Ray Grappone drums ©JON HAMMOND International
2nd 
segment: Aviation History Documentary of the United Airlines 747 flying 
over Golden Gate Bridge and demo program flown by Joe Sobczak Flight 
Test Captain at United Airlines with his cockpit crew featured on air 
show program with Blue Angels and many others in honor of annual San 
Francisco Fleet Week (SFFW) “San Francisco Fleet Week is an annual 
public event that honors the contributions of the men and women of the 
United States Armed Forces” since 1981 – Video and Photos by Jon Hammond
and Lawrence Gay – Music “Soon I Will Be Free” by Jon Hammond and “Head
Phone” rhythm break down at end – note: framed photo of United 747 
Flyover Golden Gate Bridge presented to United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz –
thanks for watching and listening folks! – Jon Hammond – host of Jon 
Hammond Show MNN TV 
3rd segment Soundchecking Ellington Room Blues just before Chuggy quartet then quintet Jon Hammond Band – Musicians: Ray Grappone drums, Todd Anderson tenor saxophone, Jon Hammond B3 organ, Joe Berger guitar, Chuggy Carter (2nd tune) percussion #HammondB3#Soundcheck #Jazz
2nd tune:
Ellington Room Sound Check Jon Hammond Band plays down “Lydia’s Tune” from Jon’s first album – Musicians: Todd Anderson tenor saxophone, Chuggy Carter percussion, Ray Grappone drum, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond B3 organ 
4th segment: Joe Franklin and Jon Hammond movie, filmed in Joe Franklin’s office on West 43rd Street NYC

Ellington Room, B3 organ, Nakamichi 550, United 747, Public Access TV, Joe Franklin, Oscar Munoz, Soon I Will Be Free

Jon Hammond Show 1202

November 27, 2017

#WATCHMOVIE: Jon Hammond Show 1202

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by Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond Show 1202

Manhattan Neighborhood Network Channel 1, air time 01:30 AM on 12/02 – Music, Tavel, Soft News 

First segment – Jazz Funk Tribute to Cannonball Adderley and Lutz Büchner​ NDR Horns Jon Hammond Band​ – Auster Jazz Series concert Hamburg Eimsbüttel. Funky Heinz Lichius​ drums, Michael Leuschner​ trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor, Ernst-Friedrich Fiete Felsch​ alto, Joe Berger​ guitar, Jon Hammond​ organ bass – special thanks Nicolai Ditsch for operating the camera, this concert was filmed in High Definition – Frank Blume, Torsten Wendt – Knut Benzner NDR Redaktion – Musik Rotthoff​ support – Gideon Schier / Baltic Soul Weekender 
Second segment – Hammond Party!
In Frankfurt, Germany – 31st consecutive musikmesse
Man in the middle: Joe Berger
Left: Jon Hammond
Right: Michael Falkenstein
(when I can finally get him to sit down and play his ass off) – Michael
is a very popular young man! Especially in the musikmesse (many more 
than 31 for Michael – more like 40 times, already a pro by the time we 
met him with his Dad – Professor Klaus Maier in 1987 Hammond Germany stand!)
Hammond stand last day of 2017 musikmesse – good times with the boys over in Germany at Messe Frankfurt
XK-5 Hammond organs now in wide release, from our good friends in Suzuki Musical Instruments
in the laboratories in Hamamatsu – 3300 Leslie, 300 watts rms solid 
state power with tube preamp sounding real good – JH – special thanks Jennifer Schiele & Leslie – the next orgelspieler! #HammondOrgan #Musikmesse #Funky #Jazz #SoulMusic
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Third segment – Nashville Tennessee — Harry Shearer Interview with Jon Hammond just before Harry accepted the American Eagle Award along with Crystal Gayle and Patti Smith from the US National Music Council during Summer NAMM Show – for broadcast on Jon Hammond Show on MNN TV Channel 1 in Manhattan – From Harry’s wiki: “Harry Julius Shearer (born December 23, 1943) is an American actor, voice actor, comedian, writer, musician, author, radio host, director and producer. He is known for his long-running roles on The Simpsons, his work on Saturday Night Live, the comedy band Spinal Tap and his radio program Le Show. Born in Los Angeles, California, Shearer began his career as a child actor. From 1969 to 1976, Shearer was a member of The Credibility Gap, a radio comedy group. Following the breakup of the group, Shearer co-wrote the film Real Life with Albert Brooks and started writing for Martin Mull’s television series Fernwood 2 Night.
He was a cast member on Saturday Night Live on two occasions, between 1979–80, and 1984–85. Shearer co-created, co-wrote and co-starred in the 1984 film This Is Spinal Tap, a satirical rockumentary, which became a cult hit. In 1989, Shearer joined the cast of The Simpsons; he provides voices for numerous characters, including Mr. Burns, Waylon Smithers, Principal Skinner, Ned Flanders, Reverend Lovejoy, Kent Brockman, Dr. Hibbert and more. Shearer has appeared in several films, including A Mighty Wind and The Truman Show, has directed two, Teddy Bears’ Picnic and The Big Uneasy, and has written three books. Since 1983, Shearer has been the host of the public radio comedy/music program Le Show, a hodgepodge of satirical news commentary, music, and sketch comedy.”


Jon Hammond and Harry Shearer backstage at American Eagle Awards – Nashville Music City Center

Jon Hammond Show, Funky Jazz, Blues, Hammond Organ, Manhattan Neighborhood Network, XK5, B3 organ, Music, Travel, Soft News

Hammond Party

November 25, 2017

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: Hammond Party

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Hammond Party!
In Frankfurt, Germany – 31st consecutive musikmesse
Man in the middle: Joe Berger
Left: Jon Hammond
Right: Michael Falkenstein
(when I can finally get him to sit down and play his ass off) – Michael
is a very popular young man! Especially in the musikmesse (many more 
than 31 for Michael – more like 40 times, already a pro by the time we 
met him with his Dad – Professor Klaus Maier in 1987 Hammond Germany stand!)
Hammond stand last day of 2017 musikmesse – good times with the boys over in Germany at Messe Frankfurt
XK-5 Hammond organs now in wide release, from our good friends in Suzuki Musical Instruments
in the laboratories in Hamamatsu – 3300 Leslie, 300 watts rms solid 
state power with tube preamp sounding real good – JH – special thanks Jennifer Schiele & Leslie – the next orgelspieler! #HammondOrgan #Musikmesse #Funky #Jazz #SoulMusic #HammondParty

Hammond Organ, Party, Frankfurt Germany, Musikmesse, XK5, B3 organ, Funky, Jazz, Soul Music, #HammondParty

Jon Hammond Show 1014

October 10, 2017

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: Jon Hammond Show 1014

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1959 Hammond B3 and Bill Beer Super Leslie speaker still rule! – Jon Hammond
Jon Hammond Show 1014 https://youtu.be/pClCicRRILo
Jon Hammond Show 1014 cable access show on MNN TV Channel 1 every late
Friday night 1:30 AM EST – first segment Ellington Room Session – Pocket
Funk
by Jon Hammond Band – Jon Hammond B3 Organ + Super Leslie,
Todd Anderson tenor saxophone, Chuggy Carter percussion, Joe Berger
guitar, Ray Grappone drums ©JON HAMMOND International
2nd segment: Aviation
History Documentary of the United Airlines 747 flying over Golden Gate
Bridge and demo program flown by Joe Sobczak Flight Test Captain at
United Airlines with his cockpit crew featured on air show program with
Blue Angels and many others in honor of annual San Francisco Fleet Week
(SFFW) “San Francisco Fleet Week is an annual public event that honors
the contributions of the men and women of the United States Armed
Forces” since 1981 – Video and Photos by Jon Hammond and Lawrence Gay –
Music “Soon I Will Be Free” by Jon Hammond and “Head Phone” rhythm break
down at end – note: framed photo of United 747 Flyover Golden Gate
Bridge presented to United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz – thanks for
watching and listening folks! – Jon Hammond – host of Jon Hammond Show
MNN TV
3rd segment Soundchecking Ellington Room Blues just before
Chuggy quartet then quintet Jon Hammond Band – Musicians: Ray Grappone
drums, Todd Anderson tenor saxophone, Jon Hammond B3 organ, Joe Berger
guitar, Chuggy Carter (2nd tune) percussion #HammondB3 #Soundcheck #Jazz
2nd tune:
Ellington Room Sound Check Jon Hammond Band plays down “Lydia’s Tune”
from Jon’s first album – Musicians: Todd Anderson tenor saxophone,
Chuggy Carter percussion, Ray Grappone drum, Joe Berger guitar, Jon
Hammond B3 organ
4th segment: Joe Franklin and Jon Hammond movie – Manhattan Neighborhood Network – MNN Channel 1


Publication date 2017-10-10

Language English

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Jon Hammond Band opener, evening concert in Ellington Room – James Wes Blues, Musicians: Chuggy Carter percussion, Joe Berger guitar, Todd Anderson tenor saxophone, Ray Grappone drums, Jon Hammond at his 1959 Hammond B3 organ Bill Beer super Leslie built for Jon in 1971 with JBL speaker and horn components and Bill’s specially designed 250 watts rms solid-state bi-amplification system – Audio recorded by Jon on his 1976 Nakamichi 550 recorder, bought it from Harvey Electronics on 45th Street in the year 1976 with 3 nice Sennheiser microphones – Swinging Funky Jazz and Blues as seen on Jon Hammond Show (34 years) on cable TV late Friday nights Manhattan Neighborhood Network – MNN Channel 1 – Jon Hammond Organ Group
Jazz, Blues, Leslie Speaker, Ellington, Nakamichi, Sennheiser, Cable TV Show, Jon Hammond Show, Live Recording, #HammondB3

Ellington Room, Sound Check, Jon Hammond Band, B3 organ, Leslie speaker, bossa nova, Lydia’s Tune, Jon Hammond Organ Group

Soundchecking Ellington Room Blues Just Before Chuggy Quartet Then Quintet Jon Hammond Band

October 6, 2017

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: Soundchecking Ellington Room Blues Just Before Chuggy Quartet Then Quintet Jon Hammond Band

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Soundchecking Ellington Room Blues just before Chuggy quartet then quintet Jon Hammond Band – Musicians: Ray Grappone drums, Todd Anderson tenor saxophone, Jon Hammond B3 organ, Joe Berger guitar, Chuggy Carter (2nd tune) percussion #HammondB3 #Soundcheck #Jazz
2nd tune:
Ellington Room Sound Check Jon Hammond Band plays down “Lydia’s Tune” from Jon’s first album – Musicians: Todd Anderson tenor saxophone, Chuggy Carter percussion, Ray Grappone drum, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond B3 organ
Ellington Room, Sound Check, Jon Hammond Band, B3 organ, Leslie speaker, bossa nova, Lydia’s Tune, Jon Hammond Organ Group


Publication date 2017-10-06
Language English 


Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/HEADPHONENakamichi550AudioPicsAndVideoEllingtonRoom

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HEAD PHONE Nakamichi 550 Audio pics and video Ellington Room *Note: I did best job of synching I could do, this is actual audio recorded on my 1976 Nakamichi 550 using Maxell Type II Audio Cassettes, 3 Sennheiser microphones – Jon Hammond at my 1959 Hammond B3 organ + Bill Beer Super Leslie Speaker / Keyboard Electronics of Los Angeles built Leslie for me in 1971 – Ray Grapponedrums, Joe Berger guitar, Todd Anderson tenor saxophone, Chuggy Carter percussion – in the Ellington Room for my neighbors in Times Square, New York City – “Head Phone” composed by Jon Hammond ©JON HAMMOND International / American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP) #HammondB3 #HeadPhone #Sennheiser #Ellington #Nakamichi #Funk #JazzColor color


Publication date 2017-09-23
Language English

Ellington Room, Sound Check, Jon Hammond Band, B3 organ, Leslie speaker, bossa nova, Lydia’s Tune, Jon Hammond Organ Group

Bernard’s Musical Dedication to his Children LATE RENT Jon Hammond Theme Song

August 14, 2017

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: Bernard’s Musical Dedication to his Children LATE RENT Jon Hammond Theme Song

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/BernardPurdieDedicationToHisKidsLateRentCloserAtMikells

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New York NY — Flashback to August 1989 – Studio drummer Bernard Purdie takes the microphone on last set at Mikell’s with Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men band to dedicate the performance to his children Phyllis and Anthony. Theme song for the long-running cable TV program The Jon Hammond Show “Late Rent” original composition with
Jon Hammond at his 1959 B3 organ
Bernard Purdie drums
Chuggy Carter percussion
Alex Foster alto saxophone
Barry Finnerty guitar

*Note: This historic clip is photographic proof that the actual location of Mikell’s was 760 Columbus Avenue at 97th and not 808 Columbus as the current Whole Foods near the old location claims, highly interesting!
This is some of the rare surviving footage from Mikell’s, in the house that night all night long was Hugh Masekela, Cornell Dupree and many musicians as Mikell’s was the traditional hang for all New York Studio Musicians until it’s closing.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikell’s
As seen on The Jon Hammond Show cable TV program now in 28th year
Camera: Joe Berger
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Jon Hammond Show broadcast for 0812 on MNN TV Channel 1 Public Access TV Manhattan Neighborhood Network – Air Time: 01:30 AM on 08/12 – first segment: Opening intro this week at Anaheim Hilton Hotel “Head Phone” Jon Hammond Band with Bernard Purdie drums, special guest Koei Tanaka chromatic harmonica and then to Nashville Tennessee exclusive interview, Jon Hammond speaking with Harry Shearer just before he is awarded the American Eagle Award along with Crystal Gayle and Patti Smith – Paul Shaffer presented the award.

Same night, Jon jumps a cab over to Big Shotz Nashville to play the first night (of 3) for the Mothertone Summer NAMM Party “Mother of All Hangs” – live performance of Jon’s funk tune “Head Phone” – Jon Hammond Band with Kayleigh Moyer drums, Chuggy Carter percussion, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond Sk1 Hammond organ + bass – 3rd year at Michael Turner’s annual Summer NAMM Mothertone Extravaganza!

3rd segment:
Nashville, Tennessee –Jon Hammond Show Theme Song LATE RENT at the Mothertone Party, first night of 3 ‘Mother of All Hangs’ Summer NAMM Show Extravaganza produced / presented by Michael Turner annually with great Mothertone musicians and guest artists: Kayleigh Moyer drums, Chuggy Carter percussion, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ bass — special thanks Dawn Moyer, mix by Skylar Leigh Duval, JC Clifford, Steve Simmons on the scene! Thanks for your concern when I almost fell over Steve! I’m OK! thanks everybody! My 3rd year, c u next year! Jon #Mothertone #Drums #Organ #NAMM #Nashville
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Eric Larsen and Jon Hammond quickie interview over coffee with TASCAM DR-10X Plug-on Micro Linear PCM Recorder audio and some images of things and people we talked about before we turned on the microphone! Eric had just come back from Fort Wayne Indiana rep’ing TEAC TASCAM at the annual Sweetwater GearFest 2017

Eric Larsen and Jon Hammond at Emery Bay Cafe – thanks James for the photo!

Eric Larsen for TASCAM

Jon Hammond’s TASCAM DR-10X Plug-on Micro Linear PCM Recorder coupled with Sennheiser e855 evolution microphone used on this interview

Suit & Tie Guy aka John Drake – Jon Hammond

Annual Sweetwater GearFest – held in Fort Wayne Indiana

The late great John Entwistle bassist of The WHO with Jon Hammond shooting Sony GCS-1 industrial camera circa 1987 Frankfurt Germany

Joe Lamond President CEO of NAMM (with tie) on Jon Hammond Band at musikmesse Center Stage – Frankfurt Germany

Keith Emerson (RIP) at the Hammond New Portable B3mk2 organ – Hilton Hotel Winter NAMM Show – Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond Band – Jon at the New B3mk2 Hammond organ just before Keith Emerson played on NAMM Showcase

Joe Lamond President CEO of NAMM drums on Jon Hammond Band at Frankfurt musikmesse Center Stage – double drums with Giovanni Gulino!

Keith Emerson holding organist Jack McDuff’s Captain Hat at Hammond Meet and Greet – Jon Hammond

Emery Bay Cafe in Emeryville CA – thanks James and EBC Team! – Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond Funk Unit will open Summer NAMM in Nashville: https://www.namm.org/summer/2017/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit

Performance Info
Thursday, July 13, 2017 – 3:00pm to 3:40pm
NAMM Reverb Stage on the Terrace (Parking Level)
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TASCAM DR-100MKIII Rules! #DR100mkIII #Tascam #Teac #Namm #Sweetwater #GearFest

mikell’s, bernard purdie, late rent, jon hammond, b3 organ, local 802, musicians union, studio session men, #NAMM #Mikells #HammondOrgan

Preview Cable TV Jon Hammond Show 12 03 Funk and Soul Music in Tokyo

November 27, 2016

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: Preview Cable TV Jon Hammond Show 12 03 Funk and Soul Music in Tokyo

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Preview Cable TV Jon Hammond Show 12 03 Funk and Soul Music in Tokyo
First segment: Tokyo Shinjuku — rock bar “Hammond orgasm​” B3 organ Blues Jon Hammond Band​: Joe Berger​ guitar, Koei Tanaka​ harmonica, Kimiaki Tobe​ drums, Jon Hammond​ B3 organ #HammondOrgan
Second segment: Hammond orgasm club Tokyo Jon Hammond Band​ plays LYDIA’S TUNE – from Jon’s first album “Late Rent” as seen on The Jon Hammond Show MNN TV Channel 1 Manhattan Neighborhood Network -MNN​ 34th year on Public Access Cable TV
©JON HAMMOND INTL. MUSICIANS: Koei Tanaka​ harmonica, Kimiaki Tobe​ drums, Joe Berger​ guitar, Jon Hammond​ B3 organ Special Thanks Atsuko Oya​ and Chief Brain salad Surgeon George Massahillo Oya​, Tor Arne Engdal​ @hammond_orgasm @hammondcast

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Third Segment: Hammond XK-5 Organ New Demo LATE RENT by Jon Hammond
at Japan Music Instruments Fair in Tokyo Big Sight – MUSICIANS: Koei Tanaka harmonica, Joe Berger guitar, Takano Naoyuki tenor saxophone, Jon Hammond XK5 Hammond Organ in Suzuki Musical Instruments Stand #XK5 #HammondOrgan #TenorSax #Harmonica #KoeiTanaka #Guitar
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Jon Hammond Show for 11 05 from NAMM and Frankfurt musikmesse

Segment number one:
Jon Hammond Funk Unit
https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2017/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit
NAMM CenterStage presented by Pioneer DJ
“Lydia’s Tune” ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP
Joe Berger: Guitar/Guitarist
Chuggy Leslie J. Carter: Percussion
Dom Famularo: Drums/Drummer
Alex Budman: Tenor Saxophone/Saxophonist
Koei Tanaka: Harmonica
Jon Hammond: Organ / Leader
Note, next NAMM Showcase coming January 20, 2017 at 4PM Jon Hammond Funk Unit
Segment number 2:
Shooting the Bridges in Full High Definition with Jon Hammond
https://www.facebook.com/hammondcast/videos/10153816720072102/ – San Francisco CA – from HammondCast radio program, Jon’s camera voice and music
Segment number 3:
Late Rent the Jon Hammond Show Theme Song live in jazzkeller Frankfurt, Jon’s annual 30th year musikmesse Warm Up Party – Jon Hammond Band:
“Helloooo New York!” from audience!
Jon Hammond’s annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in the world famous jazzkeller Frankfurt – LATE RENT Jon Hammond Theme Song – Jon Hammond Band: Peter Klohmann tenor, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ – Video: Tino Pavlis http://www.HammondCast.com

Jon Hammond Funk Unit CenterStage Presented by Pioneer DJ @NAMM

Friday, January 20, 2017 at 4 PM – 4:40 PM https://www.facebook.com/events/970048696439945/

The NAMM Show
Anaheim, California

NAMM LINK https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2017/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit

Artist Info Jon Hammond Organ+bass / Organist Leader Koei Tanaka Harmonica / Master Chromatic Harmonica Player Joe Berger Guitar / more band members tba – Photos by Lawrence Gay co-producer West Coast Live Radio Program ©JHINTL

Genre: Funky Jazz and Blues
Hometown: New York City

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Topics MNN TV, #ASCAPEXPO, Jon Hammond, Public Access, Melody, Hammond Organ, Sk1, B3, Accordion, Musicians Union, Local 6, Local 802

Jon Hammond with ASCAP’s Seth Saltzman – Protect Your Music! – ASCAP I Create Music Expo Hollywood CA

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/LegendaryHamburgMusikRotthoff1

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Jon Hammond and Joe Berger In-store performance in the legendary Hamburg music shop ‘Musik Rotthoff’ – world-renowned for having sold The Beatles their most famous guitars and musical equipment and also supplied the equipment for The Star Club, Top Ten Club and still going strong as a supplier of both new and rare vintage instruments, amplification, sound reinforcement, lighting and all accessories – located in St. Pauli Hamburg Germany http://www.musik-rotthoff.de/ – Joe Berger is playing Futhark Guitars – Jon Hammond is playing Hammond Sk1 organ made by Suzuki Musical Instruments – special thanks to Hr. Claus-Dieter Rotthoff and his sonMaik Rotthoff – JH — with Jon Hammond, Joe Berger and Maik Rotthoff inSt. Pauli.

The Father Son: Maik Rotthoff and Claus-Dieter Rotthoff – Claus’ father sold Paul McCartney his famous Höfner ‘Beatle Bass’ and other gear for The Beatles – keeping the legacy going in St. Pauli Hamburg! – Jon Hammond

L to R Claus-Dieter Rotthoff, Joe Berger, Jon Hammond – in-store Musik Rotthoff

Musik Rotthoff, Musical Instruments, The Beatles, St. Pauli, Hamburg, Legendary Music Store, Blues, Hammond Organ, In Store, HD 720p

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Priceless film inside WNEW 1130AM New York with 2 Radio Legends: Al JAZZBEAUX COLLINS and SCOTT MUNI on JON HAMMOND’S HammondCast: Hear Scott Muni tell Jazzbeaux about his days at “WABeatlesC”

on the date commemorating when the Beatles first hit the shores of USA!
As previously broadcast on Jon’s TV show The Jon Hammond Show (24th year) and HammondCast on CBS’ KYCY/KYOU 1550AM San Francisco California. Enjoy! *Official site: http://www.HammondCast.com c)2006

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Scott Muni wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Muni

Scott Muni (May 10, 1930 – September 28, 2004, aged 74) was an American disc jockey, who worked at the heyday of the AM Top 40 format and then was a pioneer of FM progressive rock radio. Rolling Stone magazine termed him “legendary”
Born Donald Allen Muñoz in Wichita, Kansas, Muni grew up in New Orleans. He joined the United States Marine Corps and began broadcasting there in 1950, reading “Dear John” letters over Radio Guam. After leaving the Corps and having considered acting as a career, he began working as a disc jockey; in 1953 he began working at WSMB in New Orleans. His mentor was Marshall Pearce. In 1955 he began broadcasting at station WAKR in Akron, Ohio, and after that worked in Kankakee, Illinois.

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Cable Access TV, Jon Hammond Show, MNN TV, Shinjuku Tokyo, Manhattan Neighborhood, Japan Music Fair, XK-5 Hammond, B3 organ, #Jazz #Blues #HammondOrgan

Rock Bar Hammond Orgasm B3 Organ Blues Jon Hammond Band

November 26, 2016

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: Rock Bar Hammond Orgasm B 3 Organ Blues Jon Hammond Band

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Tokyo Shinjuku — rock bar “Hammond orgasm” B3 organ Blues Jon Hammond Band: Joe Berger guitar, Koei Tanaka harmonica, Kimiaki Tobe drums, Jon Hammond B3 organ http://www.HammondCast.com/ — at Hammond orgasm

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As seen on HammondCast & CNN: AL JAZZBEAUX COLLINS (WNEW) all-night broadcast at HORN & HARDART NY to raise money for NYPD Horse named “Jazzbeaux” with All-Star Musicians: LOU ROMANO (IORIO Accorgan), GIL CHIMES (drums/band)..at the Piano: JOE BUSHKIN with appearance by CNN’s CYNTHIA TORNQUIST, AL JAZZBEAUX COLLINS outside with NYPD Horse Officers *Shot personally by JON HAMMOND of CBS’ HammondCast KYCY/KYOU 1550 AM all night May 29, 1987.

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Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/TheMoscowConcertsLydiasTuneByJonHammond

Wiki Horn & Hardart info: “The last New York Horn & Hardart Automat (on the southeast corner of 42nd Street and Third Avenue) closed in April 1991.[17] Horn & Hardart continued to own a catalog division; it renamed itself Hanover Direct in 1993. Hanover Direct bought Gump’s in 1993 and sold it to an investment group in 2005. Hanover Direct, purchased International Male in 1987 when founder Gene Burkard retired.”

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Jon Hammond Funk Unit CenterStage Presented by Pioneer DJ @NAMM

Friday, January 20, 2017 at 4 PM – 4:40 PM https://www.facebook.com/events/970048696439945/

The NAMM Show
Anaheim, California

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Genre: Funky Jazz and Blues
Hometown: New York City

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Jon Hammond is a musician, composer, bandleader, publisher, journalist, TV show host, radio DJ, and multi-media entrepreneur. He currently travels the world, playing gigs and attending trade shows.

THE EARLY YEARS
Jon Hammond was born in Chicago in 1953. His father was a doctor and his mother was a housewife. They both played the piano. In 1957, his parents moved Jon and his four sisters to Berkeley, CA, where his father worked in a hospital as head of the emergency room. When he was nine, Jon started accordion lessons. “In those days, they had studios where parents would drop their kids off after school for tap dancing and accordion lessons. There were accordion bands and they would compete against each other.”

Jon played his first gig at a senior citizens luncheon when he was eleven. Not only did he get a free lunch but he was paid $25 –a lot of money in those days. Jon says his father was supportive, but did not want him to pursue a music career. “He told me that music was a great hobby. He got me a wonderful professional accordion for my Bar Mitzvah, directly from John Molinari, one of the greatest accordionists who ever lived. It was a Guilietti Professional Tone Chamber accordion. That’s the accordion I won Jr. Jazz Champion on in 1966.”

In high school, Jon attended a private boys school in San Francisco. He was a class clown, and when it got to the point where he was going to be expelled, Jon took his accordion and ran away from home. He immersed himself in the San Francisco music scene and started playing organ in several bands. By 1971 he was in a four piece rock group called Hades which shared a rehearsal space with Quicksilver Messenger Service. “I was friends with their manager, Ron Polte, who also managed guitarist John Cipollina. We got to open for his band, Copperhead.”

Jon in the early 70s
Jon in the early 70s

Jon continued to play gigs in the Bay Area in different configurations, including a few gigs with a young Eddie Money. By this time Jon had become frustrated with the Bay Area scene. One night while playing a biker bar he got into a fight and his band didn’t come to his defense. “That was the last straw. I was angry and I said I wasn’t coming back.”

Jon moved to Boston in 1973 to attend the Berklee School of Music. He also got a gig playing in Boston’s Combat Zone backing up burlesque shows. When Jon saw one of his idols, pianist Keith Jarrett play in New York he told him he was going to Berklee and asked him for advice. “Keith looked me right in the eye and said ‘Berklee can be very dangerous for your music.’ It was like he popped this huge bubble. Years later I came to understand what he was talking about. You have to learn the fundamentals, but the music itself comes from a much deeper place. They can’t teach that, you have to find it yourself.”

When Jon’s teachers began sitting in on his gigs in Boston, he questioned why he was in school if the teachers were coming to play with him. He quit school, moved to Cape Cod and started playing with bandleader Lou Colombo. “He did all the private parties for Tip O’Neill. We played what they used to call the business man’s beat. On the gig it was forbidden to swing. It was like swing cut in half. So if you tried to go with the four, Lou would say, ‘Don’t swing it, don’t swing it.’ He pounded it into my head night after night.”

LATE RENT
In 1981 Jon took a trip to Paris where he broke through his writers block and wrote some of his best music. He returned to New York with his new tunes and started a production company with the idea of getting a record deal for a friend that had played on a #1 hit record. After months of pounding the pavement with no results, Jon realized he had better work on his own music before his money ran out. He took the last of his savings, including his upcoming rent money, and went into the studio to record what came to be known as “The Late Rent Sessions”.

The session had Todd Anderson on tenor sax, Barry Finnerty on guitar, Stephen Ferrone on drums, and Jon on B3. They recorded at Intergalactic, the last studio that John Lennon recorded in. Jon had no luck getting a record deal for his new project, but he did get gigs in New York with his band Jon Hammond and the Late Rent Session Men.

Jon-at-NAMM
Jon Hammond Band Onstage at NAMM, 2014: Joe Berger, Dom Famularo, Alex Budman, Koei Tanaka, Jon Hammond

In 1982, Jon found out about public access television and the idea that anyone could produce a show and get it on TV. He started broadcasting on Manhattan’s public station in 1984. “I decided I was going to produce a radio show on TV. The first episodes showed just my tapping foot and my voice. It was a gimmick. We had graphics that were synchronized to go with the music. It worked out well. People dug it.” Within a few weeks, Jon was interviewed and featured in Billboard Magazine. The Jon Hammond Show was considered an alternative to the clips on Cable TV. “MTV was still in its infancy. We had a concept that was revolutionary. My phone started ringing and we were the hot kids on the block.”

LIVING ABROAD
Jon continued to play gigs in New York and produce his TV show. In 1987, he went to his first trade show (NAMM) where he was introduced to Mr. Julio Guilietti, the man who built his accordion. He then began traveling to trade shows and making contacts with musicians and companies around the world, including Hammond Suzuki. “They gave me the Hammond XB-2, the first really powerful portable Hammond organ. Glenn Derringer, one of my all-time heroes, presented it to me. I got one of the first. Paul Shaffer from the Letterman Show got the other. At the time there was only one EXP-100 expression pedal–we had to share the pedal. I used the pedal for my gigs and when Paul needed it I would bring it over to him at 30 Rockefeller Center on my bicycle.”

In the early 90s, when his New York gigs began drying up, Jon was encouraged to go to Germany. “It was a hard time. My father had just died and there were very few gigs. I got the XB-2 organ right when I needed it, so I decided to take a chance. I bought a roundtrip ticket to Frankfurt with an open return. I went with 50 bucks and stayed for a year. When I came back, I had 100 bucks.”

Jon stayed at a friend’s house and played a borrowed accordion on the street until he could get a band together. “I played on the street until my fingers turned blue and would collect enough money to get some fish soup. After about two weeks I got a call—I had put a band together and had 3 gigs coming up. A TV show had heard my story and wanted to do a story on me. At the first gig 19 people came; the second only 15 people came. Then I got the little spot on TV. When I came to the third gig people were lined up down the street. When I walked up I thought they were having an art exhibit. When they said, ‘No, they’re waiting for you.’ I choked up, I couldn’t even talk. So I’ve been playing there every year since. The people in Germany really saved my musical career at a time when very few things were happening for me in New York or San Francisco. I have a really good following in Europe. I keep busy as a musician in the States, playing hospitals and assisted living places, but my band dates I pretty much play overseas.”

Jon’s Late Rent Sessions was eventually released on a German label and received modest airplay. During the 90s he travelled back and forth to Europe, spending a year playing gigs in Paris, and eventually settling in Hamburg. Since then he has released two more albums and has played gigs in Moscow, Shanghai, and Australia. With the help of the internet, Jon is able to produce his TV show anywhere.

PRESENT DAY
In the mid-2000s Jon produced Hammondcast, a radio program for CBS that aired in San Francisco at four in the morning and was rebroadcast before Oakland A’s games. “When the baseball games played in the afternoon, my show would play for about 20 minutes and then it was pre-empted. I had a lot of fun with that.” His guests included Danny Glover, Barry Melton from Country Joe & the Fish, and many local people. “It took me awhile to figure out that I had permission to broadcast anything I wanted. I could play the London Philharmonic or Stevie Wonder. My tag line was ‘Hello, Hello, Hello! Wake up or go back to sleep…’”

Today, Jon continues to visit tradeshows and is determined to keep doing everything he does as long as he can. “I made a pact with my longtime co-producer, guitarist Joe Berger, that we are going to go to these trade shows until we are little old men with canes.”

Jon has released four CDs

Jon in the early 70s

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LATE RENT Theme Song In Famous Hammond Orgasm Rock Club Tokyo Japan

November 10, 2016

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: LATE RENT Theme Song In Famous Hammond Orgasm Rock Club Tokyo Japan

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Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo — LATE RENT Theme Song in famous Hammond orgasm​ #Hammondorgasm Rock Club Tokyo Japan – Hammond B3 organ lounge where the late great Keith Emerson used to hang out – MUSICIANS:
KOEI TANAKA harmonica, – Koei Tanaka​
JOE BERGER guitar, – Joe Berger​
KIMIAKI TOBE drums, – Kimiaki Tobe​
JON HAMMOND B3 organ – Jon Hammond

Special thanks: George Massahillo Oya​ & Atsuko Oya​ – Hammond orgasm Team
http://www.HammondCast.com – Shinjuku Tokyo – “Shinjuku is a special ward in Tokyo, Japan. It is a major commercial and administrative centre, housing the busiest railway station in the world and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building,”

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Musical Instruments Fair Japan NO X-CESS BAGGAGE BLUES in Suzuki Musical Instruments Stand XK-5 – Musicians: Koei Tanaka chromatic harmonica, Joe Berger guitar, Takano Naoyuki tenor saxophone, Jon Hammond playing the new XK-5 Hammond Heritage Pro System organ
XK5 Heritage Pro System • XK5, XLK5 lower manual, new Pro Bench (BK), new Pro Stand (BK) • XPK250BK Pedalboard “THE NEW ORIGINAL” – Tokyo Big Sight http://www.HammondCast.com/ — at Tokyo Big Sight.

Musicians: Koei Tanaka chromatic harmonica, Joe Berger guitar, Takano Naoyuki tenor saxophone, Jon Hammond playing the new XK-5 Hammond Heritage Pro System organ:

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Yeah man! Like President Obama says: “Fire it Up!”
Tokyo Big Sight, I’m back in town and not messin’ around – fired up after falling in line with my dear serious music friends right here,
L to R Koei Tanaka​, Joe Berger​, Jon Hammond​, Waichiro Tachikawa​

rallying around the new XK-5 Organ at Musical Instruments Fair Japan – Fire it Up folks! The new standard, moving in to the future…hammer down on the XK5 Hammond organ Heritage Pro System, better than a B3 and it won’t break your back – welcome to the future! – Jon Hammond
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Big Thank You Yu Beniya Suzuki Musical Instruments Team for this beautiful photo: On-Air with Stanley and Chris of Tokyo Guitar Show

#TokyoGuitarShow – huge honor to go on-the-air there with Stanley and Chris at the 2016 Japan Musical Instruments Fair in Tokyo Big SIght! – Joe Berger Jon Hammond – http://www.tgs-radio.com , thanks Yu! – Tokyo Big Sight!

My new youngest organ student on the new XK-5 Hammond organ, I showed him how to do ‘The Claw’ – sub-in training!

At Japan Music Fair, Tokyo Big Sight Japan – Jon Hammond – Suzuki Musical Instruments

Jon Hammond & Manji Suzuki President Founder of Suzuki Musical Instruments

Tokyo Japan — Meeting the Hammond XK-5 Heritage Pro System Organ rig for Japan Musical Instrument Fair in Suzuki Musical Instruments, better than an old B3 folks! Multi-contact keys and all new powerful sound engine, pure classic Hammond organ sound moving in to the future!

Jon Hammond & Joe Berger preparing for daily program with the great Chromatic Harmonica master Koei Tanaka!
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11月4、5、6日と続いた楽器フェア2016、スズキハーモニカのデモ演奏を連日行いましたが、無事に終了しました!演奏を聴いていただいたみなさま、ありがとうございました。ハモンドオルガンの名手 河合 代介さんとのデュオ(最終日最後のセットにはドラムの大槻カルタさんが乱入してくれて大盛り!)、そしてアメリカから急遽かけつけてくれたハモンドオルガンの Jon Hammondとギターの Joe Bergerのトリオ(スズキハーモニカ開発のIさんに飛び入りしてもらいました!)にて行いました。とても良い内容の3日間だったと思います。関係者のみなさまお疲れ様でした。

河合代介さんとは今週金曜日11日に沼袋 オルガンジャズ倶楽部にてふたたびデュオでライブしますので、そちらも是非よろしくお願いします!

God bless…my friend Quincey Carr is in the Evening News tonight with Captain Sully Sullenberger and Mayor Libby Schaaf…check it out! – Jon Hammond:
Surprise scholarship aids Hayward pilot’s flight instruction dreams

Photos by Jon Hammond – Quincey Carr and Steven Turner – Oakland CA

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“Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger shakes hands with Quincey Carr after presenting him with a certificate with which he may complete his training to become a flight instructor in Oakland, Calif., on Monday, Nov. 7, 2016. Carr, who was shot and paralyzed years ago, told his story to Oakland police Sgt. Clay Burch (standing behind Sullenberger) who arranged for the Oakland Firefighters Random Acts charity to fund Carr’s flight education. (Kristopher Skinner/Bay Area News Group) ”
By George Kelly | gkelly@bayareanewsgroup.com
PUBLISHED: November 7, 2016 at 5:13 pm
“OAKLAND — “Whoa, whoa, oh my God!”

Quincey Carr cried out as he wheeled around full circle in his wheelchair as media and well-wishers quickly surrounded him at the corner of Hegenberger Road and Edgewater Drive near his job.

Only minutes before, an Oakland fire engine had pulled up to treat Carr in an attempt to distract him.
“They surprised me, they had the fire truck show up here and test my pulse and said ‘Are you OK?’” he said. “Then people just started swarming in, and I was like, ‘What is happening?’”

Carr, 32, of Hayward, was immediately surrounded by cameras and city leaders, including Mayor Libby Schaaf, and Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, who presented him with a $10,000 scholarship check on behalf of Oakland Firefighters Random Acts to cover the cost of flight instruction classes.

“I’m just so happy that I can really devote all of the time in doing what I really want to do,” said Carr, who wields a bullhorn and signs six days a week to promote Ramos Furniture, a family-owned and operated chain of Northern California stores.

He came by his love of flight early with visits to his parents’ jobs at the Alameda Naval Air Station leading to model-plane collections, flight lessons and his own private pilot’s license at age 17 in 2002.

But tragedy struck on Aug. 11, 2006, when Carr, who learned he had passed his written exam for a commercial license, went out with his girlfriend to begin celebrations with a haircut at his regular barbershop on International Boulevard. When his girlfriend rebuffed a stranger’s flirting, the man left the shop but returned soon after with a gun and shot Carr three times, then fired two more shots into him on the floor.

Carr’s dreams were on hold. But he fought back through agonizing rehabilitation to teach ground instruction at a local flight school, take friends on occasional plane rides and play a weekly piano gig at a Union City hotel to make ends meet.
Oakland police Sgt. Clay Burch said he met Carr earlier this year while visiting Ramos Furniture during a work break. It was after that chance meeting that Burch started thinking about how he could help Carr.

“We’re here to hopefully start him on a path to change his life. His dream has always been to be a flight instructor. Today, we’re here to help him realize his dream,” Burch said.

Larry Hendricks, a retired 30-year Oakland firefighter, said the mayor’s office contacted his nonprofit organization, Oakland Firefighters Random Acts, to help with Burch’s plan.

“When we heard (Burch) had taken the time to get the backstory of a guy hundreds of people had driven by in his wheelchair, it was a no-brainer for us,” Hendricks said.

At fire station No. 27 on Pardee Road, officials started talking about a scholarship that would allow Carr to train at Pacific States Aviation, a flight-based operator in Concord.

“I’ve known Quincey for more than 15 years,” Rashid Yahya, Pacific States vice president and chief pilot, said. “He still flies out of our academy using a special apparatus. I’m really glad we can help Quincey with his passion for flying and teaching. Once he gets his certificate, he can teach any student from private to commercial how to fly.”

Sullenberger praised Random Acts and all others who helped raise funds for Carr’s equipment and training.

“When I became a flight instructor when I was 20 years old, I very quickly realized it’s one thing to be able to accomplish something, to achieve a certain level of performance, but it’s quite another to, in very granular fashion, break that down into component parts and explain it to someone so they can begin to do it,” said Sullenberger, who lavished praise on Carr’s determination and perseverance in pursuing his flight instruction dreams.

“I’m going to tell him today that forever after when I see a small plane overhead, I’m going to say ‘I wonder if that’s Quincey?’”

Staff writer Angela Hill contributed to this report. Contact George Kelly
George Kelly George Kelly is a breaking news reporter for the Bay Area News Group. He has worked as an online coordinator and, before that, a copy editor and page designer for Bay Area-based newspapers and magazines. Off work, he enjoys playing in bands, busking and karaoke. His first newspaper job was as a Washington Post paperboy. Follow George Kelly @allaboutgeorge

Jon Hammond Thumbs Up to the amazing Ramos Furniture Store Promo Duo Quincey Carr and Steven Turner on tenor on corner of Edgewater and Hegenberger! – Check ’em out if you are driving by folks – FREE HDTV with a qualifying purchase while supplies last! Up to a 51 inch HDTV FREE!
— with Quincey Carr, Steven Turner and Ramos Furniture at Ramos Furniture – Oakland CA

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Japan Music Fair LIVE Get Back in The Groove XK5 featuring Koei Tanaka and Joe Berger plus special guest Tokuichi Inoue chromatic Harmonica Masters from Suzuki Musical Instruments – Jon Hammond is playing the new XK-5 Hammond organ and high power Leslie Speaker, the new standard in Hammond B3 digital organ, best modern Hammond organ in history, enjoy! Jon Hammond photo Steve aka Shunichi Horiuchi! http://www.HammondCast.com

Tokyo Japan — thanks for photo Steve aka Shunichi Horiuchi! – Tokyo Japan — I love playing this organ XK-5 aka XK5 Hammond, come join us for Day 2 Japan Musical Instruments Fair in Suzuki Musical Instruments stand folks! – Jon Hammond

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Jon Hammond drawing crowds at Suzuki Musical Instruments! — with Jon Hammond – photo credit: Joe Berger

With Takano Naoyuki and Jon Hammond – Photo credit Lars Heuseler

Tokyo Japan — I love playing this organ XK-5 aka XK5 Hammond, come join us for Day 2 Japan Musical Instruments Fair in Suzuki stand folks! – Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond with Kaori Tai – one of Koei Tanaka’s top harmonica students and excellent photographer!

Photo credit Kaori Tai

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あ~~、写真多すぎてUPするので手一杯。
カメラのスペックが低い割りに良い写真が撮れたのでは?とは思うが、やっぱりカメラのスペックは上げたいのが本音。

Tokyo Japan — Wow it was a great day to see my dear friends again from Suzuki Musical Instruments, reunion at Japan Music Fair 2016! Jon Hammond Photo Credit, Yu Beniya! with Waichiro Tachikawa aka Tachi and Take

Photo Credit Yu Beniya

Daisuke Kawai XK-5 Organ and Koei Tanaka looking and sounding beautiful beautiful beautiful cats! Music for the people at Japan Music Fair Tokyo Big Sight Suzuki Musical Instruments stage – photo: Jon Hammond

Tokyo Japan — Music Power Shot! L to R Koei Tanaka, Daisuke Kawai, Jon Hammond – playing in Suzuki Musical Instruments stage for the public and trade on the new Hammond XK-5 and the special Suzuki Harmonica chromatic master Koei!

Tokyo Japan — Joe Lamond President CEO of NAMM in the house at Japan Musical Instruments Fair! Just in from Shanghai Music China – Joe Berger was at Music China also – NAMM International Team takin’ care o’ business folks! – Jon Hammond

Japan Music Fair Photos in Suzuki Hammond from Steve aka Shunichi Horiuchi! – Jon Hammond

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Jon Hammond Band at the Hammond Party for the new XK-5 Hammond organ, playing Jon’s tune Pocket Funk in Full HighDef on the new prototype organ with Kayleigh Moyer on the Sleishman Drum Co Mothertone drums, Chuggy Carter congas GON BOPS, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at the XK5 (plays just like a B3 with Multi Contact keys!)

first night of Summer NAMM Show Nashville, Tennessee at the famous studios of SoundCheck Nashville- Pocket Funk as seen on Jon’s TV show Jon Hammond Show 34 years on Manhattan Neighborhood Network channel 1 – special thanks to Hammond Organ USA Gregory Gronowski & Scott May, Ray Gerlich long-time Hammond Technical Supervisor since 1976! also Mark Prentice M.D. for the evening, known as “Sound Soul Summit V” fine players all night long on the new org – Thanks to my friend Chuck Rainey the great studio bassist for coming and hanging with us all night long! And the Suzuki Musical Instruments Team makers of Hammond Organs and Leslie Speakers *from Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka, Japan http://www.HammondCast.com ‪#‎XK5‬ ‪#‎NAMMShow‬ ‪#‎Nashville‬ ‪#‎SummerNAMM‬ ‪#‎HammondOrgan‬

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Tokyo Big Sight Japan — Very special dedication at Musical Instruments
Fair Japan Second Day to my good friend Waichiro Tachikawa aka Tachi –
reprising 10 years later Mercy Mercy with the great Suzuki Chromatic
harmonica masters Koei Tanaka and Tokuichi Inoue (Stevie Wonder’s
friends and harmonica makers!), Joe Berger playing custom guitar built by Tor Arne Engdal and Jon Hammond at the exciting new Hammond organ product, the XK-5 aka XK5 presented in the full blown version Heritage Pro System with high power model 3300 Leslie Speaker daily onstage in the Suzuki Musical Instruments
stand – enjoy this Full High Definition Film that will bring you right
there to the bi-annual fair in the Big Sight convention and exhibition
center in Tokyo, Japan – the largest one in the country! See you again
in 2018 folks! These instruments are available now from your local
Hammond Suzuki representitives – Jon Hammond
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Koei Tanaka and Jon Hammond – Suzuki Musical Instruments Hamamatsu

Suzuki Musical Instruments Hamamatsu

President Manji Suzuki and Jon Hammond seated at the New B3 B3mk2 organ

Suzuki Chromatic
harmonica masters Koei Tanaka and Tokuichi Inoue (Stevie Wonder’s
friends and harmonica makers!), Joe Berger playing custom guitar built by Tor Arne Engdal and Jon Hammond at the exciting new Hammond organ product, the XK-5

*Note: We will also be appearing at Winter NAMM Show, Frankfurt musikmesse Prolight + Sound and Summer NAMM Show 31st year – this is the New B3 of the Future, now! “The New Original” – JH
XK5 Heritage Series Model Options:
XK5 Heritage Pro System
MoK5 Heritage Pro System
Special Thanks Shigeyuki Ohtaka, Yu Beniya, Masato Tomie
and Suzuki Engineering Team – President Manji Suzuki & Suzuki Team –
a pleasure to play the Hybrid Multiple Key Contact System and the
All-New Sound Engine totally rocks!

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“XK5 Single Manual

XK5 Heritage Pro System
• XK5, XLK5 lower manual, new Pro
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Model A3 Heritage System
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HAMMOND® XK-5
“THE NEW ORIGINAL”
The HAMMOND B-3TM organ and its siblings such as the C-3TM and A-100TM have been the single most influential keyboard instruments in musical history, perhaps apart from the acoustic piano. When paired with the spinning Leslie® speaker, the HAMMOND’s sonic versatility defined the electrified keyboard sound of genres from rock to soul to Gospel to jazz. This sound is as sought after today as ever.
With the XK-5 and Heritage Series, HAMMOND is proud to announce that we’ve closed the final millimeters of the realism gap—in terms of both sound and feel—in a form factor that’s far more portable and affordable than a vintage Hammond organ. We are very proud of this instrument for providing an absolutely authentic playing experience that will meet the demands of even the most seasoned B-3 purist. Frankly, we feel it has no peer among today’s keyboard offerings.
“It’s very important to feel comfortable sitting at the organ. Sometimes I play an organ and it doesn’t feel like what I’m used to. First of all, [The XK-5] feels like
a B-3, just sitting at it.” – Dr. Lonnie Smith, legendary jazz organist
“It’s a Hammond B3! That’s what most of us want in
essence. But to be able to go beyond that and have all these incredible adjustments … I’m in love!” – Chuck Leavell (The Rolling Stones)
Let’s face it: Moving and maintaining an antique Hammond will only become more difficult as time passes. Of course we have tons of respect for anyone who does, but to get all of the sound with none of the hassle, let’s learn why the XK-5 is destined to become The New OriginalTM
.
NEW PATENT-PENDING TECHNOLOGIES
The engineering team we’ve dedicated to the Hammond sound for over 30 years went back to the drawing board for nearly everything about the new XK-5, analyzing many classic organs and poring over original diagrams and blueprints that only we possess. Here are some of the biggest new ideas in the new Hammond XK-5.
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Hybrid Multiple Key Contact System: On classic Hammonds (and in our current, full-sized New B-3 Mk. II family), pressing a key closes nine mechanical contacts: one for each drawbar. Your ears usually hear the multiple harmonics as one note. Depress a key slowly, however, and you can hear the harmonics come in at slightly different times. Normal playing created a subtle “slop” between otherwise crisp attacks, and the more drawbars you pull out, the more of an almost subliminal but chewy and soulful character it impacts to the sound. One perhaps feels this more than hears it, but seasoned players certainly notice its absence.
You can’t accomplish this with a single MIDI note-on, which is what most of today’s organ and synth key actions use. In the XK-5, we use three mechanical contacts at different points in the keys’ travel. Each of these in turn triggers three virtual contacts, giving you separate “note on” connections for every drawbar frequency in the same manner as the original nine-contact electro-mechanical Hammond® organs. The result is a fingers-to-music connection that perfectly duplicates sitting at a vintage B while saving on weight and cost. Plus, the time-spread between these “note ons” is programmable, as is the order in which you hear the harmonics speak. And since the contacts all receive and transmit MIDI note data, you can capture every harmonic nuance of your performance in your DAW program of choice—to which you can directly connect the XK-5 via USB.
“The first thing that struck me was the action. I played a big Larry Young chord, and stretching and hitting that top note, it didn’t quite trigger all the way until I really pressed on it. That’s exactly what a B-3 does and what I expect as a B-3 player.” – Jim Alfredson (Organissimo, Janiva Magness)
(Jim – jamming on the XK5 – ModelA3)
Completely Redesigned Key-bed: The XK-5’s keyboard action is built in-house, not sourced from a third-party manufacturer. We designed it to duplicate the heft, bounce, and key dip of a “new old stock” and well-maintained B-3TM: No springy synth keys allowed! Master Hammond players who tested early prototypes confirmed that nothing comes closer to the feel and response they expect. Of course it has the “waterfall” key fronts critical to Hammond playing techniques such as palm slides. Play the XK-5 alongside any other modern organ and we’re convinced you’ll find the difference stunning.
“The feel of the keyboard, it kicks back at you.
It’s not dead, and it feels good.
See, that’s what we’re looking for!”- Dr. Lonnie Smith
“It’s like the feel of what I imagine it must have been like in 1968
when you put your hands on a brand new one. It feels great.”- Chuck Leavell
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All-New Sound Engine: The XK-5 employs new proprietary technology to recreate Hammond’s storied tone wheel generator with unprecedented accuracy and flexibility. Tone wheels were spinning discs on shafts, each with its own pickup pointing at the edge. The pattern of “teeth” cut into the edge of the wheel and its rotational speed determined the pitch. Modeling and sampling are combined in an exclusive process to capture the frequencies of all 91 tone wheels found in the original organs, not to mention other important sonic details such as key click, harmonic percussion, vibrato-chorus, and more.
Tone wheel generators have become like rare violins or classic cars: Even though Hammond originally calibrated all instruments that left the factory to sound identical, no two are exactly alike after decades of use. So we’ve extended the programmability of both the overall generator characteristics (such as leakage and cross-talk between pickups) and individual tone wheel behavior (such as the purity of the sine wave) to almost ludicrous depths. In addition to letting you perfectly duplicate different conditions of Hammonds—from showroom-new to road-abused if that’s what you’re going for—there’s the ability to recreate individual organs right down to the model, year, and serial number! Presets will capture the exact tonal qualities of famous artists’ instruments, from jazz great Dr. Lonnie Smith to Chuck Leavell (The Rolling Stones) to Gregg Rolie (Santana, Journey) and more.
Virtual Matching Transformer: An often overlooked subtlety of the Hammond sound was that the tone wheels generated tiny voltages that needed to be stepped up, and you could be “drawing on” some of the same wheels at the same time by playing similar notes with similar drawbar settings on both manuals. All signals from the upper, lower, and pedal manuals passed through a matching transformer that was intended to even things out before the signal moved on to the preamp and vibrato-chorus scanner. The transformer—a piece of iron with a coil wrapped around it—could “remember” some of its saturation based on how hard it had been working previously, thus affecting new notes played. Physicists call this hysteresis. Musically speaking, it affects how much “volume robbing” you hear and adds to what Hammond aficionados think of as the “breathing” quality of the organ. (The phenomenon is similar to why some recording engineers like transformer-equipped microphones and/or preamps for certain sounds.) In the XK-5, the matching transformer and its place in the signal chain is modeled precisely, and the saturation and hysteresis amounts are adjustable from barely-there to over-the-top. Like we said, we’re closing the final few millimeters of the realism gap.
MORE FEATURES
We didn’t stop there. Just a few of the XK-5’s more than 50 innovations and features include:
• Four full sets of Harmonic Drawbars plus pedal drawbars, just like on original Hammond
console organs including the B-3.
• 12 additional virtual tone wheels are devoted to harmonically complex pedal tones (i.e. more
than just 16′ and 8′ sine waves), as found on Hammonds beginning in 1945.
• Custom tone wheel profiles available via download.
• Our best-ever Digital Leslie effect. Anything else is just a “rotary simulator.”
• Continuously variable Digital Leslie speed if desired.
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• Dedicated octave shift / transpose buttons.
• Improved DSP-based overdrive complemented by vacuum tube preamp.
• Improved vibrato-chorus.
• Dedicated on/off buttons and amount knobs for reverb, overdrive, and assignable multi-FX.
• Lower B drawbars can alternately control 9 MIDI CC messages for external gear.
• Left and right 1⁄4” outs can be used at the same time as Leslie output, for running the XK-5
through a real Leslie in parallel to stationary speakers, a subwoofer, or house P.A.
• More key-triggering modes for pedal-to-lower coupler (Manual Bass function).
• Firmware updatable via USB flash drive or directly from computer.
• Crisp new OLED display is more readable under different lighting conditions.
Of course we’ve retained the things that made working with the XK-3C and our compact SK-series keyboards a joy. Hold any button and the first page of parameters most relevant to it comes up in the display—holding the Leslie speed button for Digital Leslie settings, for example. This saves you a ton of menu-diving when customizing your sounds. New patch-naming and copying features also make your housekeeping even easier.
HERITAGE SERIES OVERVIEW
The single manual XK-5 forms the basis of our new Heritage Series, letting you configure as large or
as small a system as your gig requires.
For adding flawless and inspiring Hammond organ sound to your existing multi-keyboard rig, simply purchase the XK-5 single-manual unit. It contains all the tone-generating “brains” in case you want to expand later. From here, two systems offer a choice between contemporary or traditional looks for players who require dual manuals and/or pedals.
XK-5 Pro System
This system is best for touring musicians who carry their own gear but require a full portable B-3.
The new XLK-5 lower manual uses the same key-bed and multi-contact system. It features the same high-quality cabinetry as the main unit, with vertically extended side panels designed to cradle your XK-5. Remove the existing side panels from the main unit (a quick and simple operation), slide it into place, and you have an integrated dual-manual rig with a seamless appearance.
Jazz players who kick bass can add the XPK-250 two-octave radiating pedalboard, which includes our new EXP-250 expression pedal. Though the XK-5 is compatible with previous XK-3 and XK-3C Pro System expansion products such as the XLK-3 lower manual (though you’ll only get the multiple key contacts on the XK-5 itself), all the new components interconnect via H-BUS, our new connector that simplifies setup by carrying both data and power.
Rounding out the options are the open-footprint aluminum Pro stand, which folds for easy carry, and matching bench.
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Model A-3TM
So named because it looks very much like Laurens Hammond’s first organ, the Model ATM he introduced in 1935, the Model A-3 is ideal for installation in a church or nightclub, or for any application where the appearance of a classic B-series Hammond is desired.
It begins with the XK5 and adds the A-3 lower manual, which functions exactly like the XLK-5 but has thicker side panels. The wooden “B-3 look” stand and bench match the cabinetry perfectly, as does the XPK-250 pedalboard with expression pedal.
HAMMOND will offer different bundles of these components through better retailers everywhere.
If you demand no less than perfection from your tone-wheel organ sound, a feel and responsiveness that will make you close your eyes and imagine you’re playing a vintage B-3, and programmability that will let you recreate any specific Hammond that may be in your mind’s ear, don’t settle for a “clone.” Insist on The New Original … the HAMMOND XK-5.
“I’m so glad Hammond is carrying on the tradition, and making it even better than it was in the beginning. Congratulations!” – Chuck Leavell
SPECIFICATIONS:
Hammond USA 743 Annoreno Drive Addison, IL 60101
http://www.hammondorganco.com
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Manuals
Upper and Lower 73 notes each (61 playing keys plus 12 Preset Keys)
Square-front (“waterfall”-style) New mechanical key-bed design
Pedal (optional)
13, 20-note spinet-style 25-note radiating
Adjustable Pedal Sustain Pedal to Lower coupler Custom Pedal Registrations (3 Factory, 3 User)
Split
SPLIT panel control Assignable split point
Tone Generator
MTWTM (Modeled Tone Wheels) 61-note polyphony for Manuals 5-note polyphony for Pedals
Virtual Multi-ContactsTM
Custom Contacts (3 Factory, 3 User) 3 Physical Contacts, 9 Assignable Virtual Contacts
Adjustable Attack, Release, Decay
Harmonic Drawbars®
5 sets (4 Manuals, 1 Pedal) Upper 2 X 9 pitches
Lower 2 X 9 pitches
Pedal 2 pitches
Drawbar Voicing
4 choices for Manuals (A-100, B-3, C-3, Mellow)
4 choices for Pedals (Normal, Muted, Synth 1 & 2)
Custom Tone Wheel (CTWTM)
3 Factory, 3 User for A-100, B-3, C- 3 & Mellow Drawbar Voicings CTW’s identified by model and serial number
Adjustable parameters for each tone wheel
12 complex tone wheels for bottom 12 pedal tones.
Touch-Response PercussionTM
Percussion On, Normal/Soft Volume, Slow/Fast Decay, 2nd & 3rd Harmonic
Adjustable Normal/Soft Volume settings,
Slow/Fast Decay rates, Velocity, Key Tracking,
1’ Drawbar Cancel ON/OFF
Vibrato & ChorusTM
Virtual ScannerTM (3 settings) Adjustable rate, Vibrato/Chorus Mix Vibrato on Pedal ON/OFF
Overdrive
Tube/Solid State Adjustable drive level
Preset Keys
9 Presets plus Cancel each Manual 2 Adjust Presets each Manual
9 programmable Preset Banks
Patches
100 User, 100 Factory Patches Assignable to Preset Keys as Favorites
Assignable Patch Load: Drawbar registrations, Drawbar parameters, Internal & External Zones, Multi- Effects, Reverb.
Tube Preamp
12AU7/12AX7 Tubes
Adjustable Routing & Drive Level
MTTM Matching Transformer
Adjustable drive level, Hysteresis, upper/lower/percussion levels
Multi-Effects
Tremolo, Auto Pan, Wah-Wah, Ring Modulator, Phaser, Flanger, Chorus, Delay. Adjustable parameters for each effect.
Master Equalizer
Bass/Mid/Treble panel controls Adjustable gain & center frequency
Programmable Equalizer
Bass, Mid, Treble
Adjustable center frequency Hammond Preamp Tone Control
Leslie®
STOP, FAST, BYPASS panel controls.
Custom Cabinets (8 Preset, 8 User) Adjustable Slow & Fast Speeds, Rise & Fall Times, Horn/Drum/Subwoofer Volume Balance, Microphone Settings.
Reverb
ON/OFF panel control
11 programs
Leslie On Reverb ON/OFF
MIDI
5 MIDI Templates
3 Keyboard Channels (Upper, Lower, Pedals)
6 External Zones (3 Upper, 2 Lower, 1 Pedals)
Assignable MIDI channels, key range, Program Change, Pan, Velocity Curve, Min/Max Volume
IN 1, IN 2, OUT Connections
Display
OLED, 20 character, 2 line
7 Control Buttons & VALUE Rotary Knob
USB
“A” port (“To USB Flash Drive”) “B” port (“To Host”)
Tune/Transpose
Transpose +- 6 semitones Fine Tune +- 10 cents
Octave Up/Down +- 2 octaves
H-BUS® Connector
To Pedals/Expression Pedal
Audio Connections
LINE OUT L/MONO / R Headphone Jack
11-pin Leslie® Connector
Other Connections
CONTROL 1, CONTROL 2, 8-pin DIN (EXP-100F Expression Pedal)
AC Input
Dimensions
46.8” (W) 15.8” (D) 4.7” (H) Weight 34.6 lbs. ”

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/MusicalInstrumentsFairJapanNOXCESSBAGGAGEBLUESInSuzukiMusicalInstrumentsStandXK5

Youtube https://youtu.be/F5Fq9rDCruk

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/190629641

Sennheiser In The News led by system designer Norbert Hilbich AMBEO 3D audio soundscapes guidePORT system wow! Jon Hammond

Courtesy of Installation AV integration in a networked world

LINK http://www.installation-international.com/sennheiser-to-provide-3d-music-for-va-revolution-exhibition/

Photo: Dave Robinson –Sennheiser audio solutions

Daniel Sennheiser, CEO of Sennheiser – pictured (centre) holding a replica of a 1968 set of Sennheiser headphones

Installation AV Says: “Sennheiser has announced a new collaboration with the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London for the forthcoming exhibition You Say You Want a Revolution? Records & Rebels 1966 – 1970.

The exhibition will open to the public on 10 September 2016 and run until 26 February 2017, following which it will tour internationally. Sennheiser will provide immersive sound utilising its AMBEO 3D audio technology delivered through a guidePORT audio guide system.

Curated by Geoffrey Marsh and Victoria Broackes, the curatorial team behind the V&A’s David Bowie is, the new exhibition is designed in six distinct sections. It will explore the late 1960s through hundreds of exhibits from the V&A’s extensive collections alongside a selection of loans that range from design, music, film, fashion and consumer products to photography, posters and books. It is designed by Nissen Richards Studio, with video content designed by Fray studio, and sound design by Carolyn Downing.

Music will play a key role in the exhibition, said Broakes: “The music running through You Say You Want a Revolution will represent the backbone and heart of the exhibition; it will be an object in itself. Therefore, we are delighted to be working with Sennheiser once again. Their expertise in 3D immersive audio will push the limits of the sound experience still further.”

Working closely with the exhibition’s sound designer Carolyn Downing, the Sennheiser team, led by system designer Norbert Hilbich (left of picture), will be setting up two AMBEO 3D audio soundscapes. One will place visitors in an immersive environment evoking the political issues and fight against censorship and the establishment of the late 1960s while the other will recreate a live concert atmosphere with upmixed audio material from the period.

Hilbich told Installation that the new exhibition will contain a lot more music than David Bowie is. “We have quite a big bunch of songs that they think we should transfer to 3D audio, but the process is not finished. There are plenty of ideas – we now have to [think about] how we put it into operation, what will it sound like, which part of the songs we should take and so on.”

After being set up in the studio, Hilbich added, the mix will be adjusted on site to suit the acoustics of the venue – as was also done with the Bowie exhibition.

Visitors will be accompanied through the exhibition by a Sennheiser audio guide system. The guidePORT system will deliver hundreds of personal, automatically triggered stereo feeds simultaneously. It will transmit real-time, lip-sync audio to fully immerse visitors in the sights and sounds of the late 1960s. The system at the V&A will comprise 750 receiver units with high-quality headphones, along with several transmission and trigger units that will be hidden from sight.

Robert Genereux (right of picture), business director system design at Sennheiser, said: “The headphone part [using the guidePORT system] will be similar, but along the way they are going to create ‘disturbances’ in the headphone experience in different sections. This will be a little bit of a difference [from] the guidePORT experience for Bowie, which is uniform all the way from the beginning to the ‘show moment’.”

Daniel Sennheiser, CEO of Sennheiser – pictured (centre) holding a replica of a 1968 set of Sennheiser headphones – commented: “We are absolutely thrilled to cooperate with the Victoria and Albert Museum on yet another fantastic project. The V&A is uniquely positioned to curate an exhibition about this transformational time in our more recent history. The artistic quality of the exhibition together with spectacular exhibits and an innovative state-of-the-art sound experience, featuring Sennheiser’s AMBEO 3D audio technology, will make this exhibition a truly immersive experience.”

Photo courtesy of PSN Europe: Dave Robinson

“Bag O’Nails staircase pic: Sennheiser’s Robert Genereux (business director system design, strategic collaborations); Daniel Sennheiser, holding the reproduction HD414s; Eric Clapton(!) c. 1968; Norbert Hilbich (Sennheiser director spectrum affairs & system design)”

PSN Europe Says: “Sennheiser to play major role at Sgt Pepper exhibition”

LINK http://www.psneurope.com/sennheiser-to-play-major-role-at-sgt-pepper-exhibition/

“Shards from Jimi Hendrix’s and Pete Townshend’s shattered guitars… The brown fringe jacket Roger Daltrey wore at Woodstock…. Handwritten lyrics for Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds by the Beatles… The suits worn by John Lennon and George Harrison on the cover of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band…

All of these incredible artefacts are to be included in a major cultural retrospective to be held at the Victoria & Albert (V&A) Museum in September 2016. Called You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966–70, the exhibition will explore the era-defining significance and impact of the late 1960s upon life today.

It follows the success of 2013’s David Bowie Is – the most popular exhibition ever held at the V&A – and once again, Sennheiser technology, including the guidePORT system and the emerging AMBEO 3D environment, will play a major part in the presentation and production of the show.

You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966–70 will “investigate the upheaval, the explosive sense of freedom, and the legal changes that took place resulting in a fundamental shift in the mindset of the Western world”, say the curators, Victoria Broakes and Geoffrey Marsh. More than 350 objects from the period, encompassing photography, posters, literature, music, design, film, fashion, and performance, have been procured for the show: even a moon rock, and an Apple 1 computer (of which there are only four working models in the world).

Details of Record and Rebels 1966-70 – which will run from September 2016 to February 2017 – were revealed at former legendary ’60s bar (now a private club) the Bag O’ Nails, just off London’s Carnaby Street, at the end of February. Martin Roth, director of the V&A, said it was one of the most important exhibitions the museum had curated. Broakes and Marsh agreed that the Sgt Pepper suits were some of the most difficult objects to secure – but they were items considered essential to the show.

Levi’s and Sennheiser are key sponsors of the event, along with outfitter Fenwick and stylist Sassoon.

“I knew some of the concept, but not all of it until today, so and I think it’s going to be a really, really exciting exhibition!” Sennheiser co-CEO Daniel Sennheiser told PSNEurope at the launch. He noted that one of the show themes – how the 1960s have shaped how we think today – is very much in tune with his company philosophy.

In an introductory speech at the Bag O’Nails, Daniel spoke of how his grandfather’s business had mass-produced the HD414 headphones starting in 1968, and how it had gone on to be the “most sold headphone in the world”. Later, while clutching a pair based on the original ’60s design, Daniel told PSNEurope that the phones were never planned as a product but came about when some of the Sennheiser engineers were “playing around with microphone capsules” and noticed the transparency of the sound when they were placed close to the ear.

“My grandfather [Fritz Sennheiser] said, OK, let’s make a product out of it. He asked the distributor at the time how many they could sell. But no one could imagine having a hi-fi sound ‘in your head’. The distributor said, maybe 500 worldwide! But grandfather said, to make it work financially, I need to make 5,000.

“So he made 5,000 – and it was sold out in three months. And today, more than 12m pieces have been produced. And we can still sell you replacement earpads for a 1968 pair!” revealed Daniel.

Working with the exhibition’s sound designer Carolyn Downing, the Sennheiser team (led by system designer Norbert Hilbich) will be setting up two AMBEO 3D audio soundscapes at the museum. One will place visitors in an immersive environment evoking the political issues and fight against censorship and the establishment of the late 1960s; the other will recreate a live concert atmosphere with upmixed audio material from the period.

Of AMBEO 3D – demonstrated in London last year but launched official at CES earlier in 2016 – Daniel says: “The idea is to transport you into a different place.

“We’re still learning how to use it and what we [can] do with it. It’s not just one technology, it’s about the capturing, the mixing, the creation of the spacial audio, then the processing and the playback. [But] that’s where Sennheiser is uniquely positioned [at the V&A]: to provide the 3D audio and create an emotional experience in an exhibition which is already emotive in its content, so it’s a really good case study and demonstration for us.”

Visitors will be accompanied through the exhibition by Sennheiser’s guidePORT system, as they were for David Bowie Is…. GuidePORT can deliver hundreds of personal, automatically triggered stereo feeds simultaneously, and will transmit real-time, lip-sync audio to fully immerse visitors in the sights and sounds of the period. The V&A implementation will comprise 750 receiver units with premium headphones (though Daniel didn’t know which models at the time), along with several transmission and trigger units, hidden from the public eye.

David Bowie Is has been on tour ever since the March 2013 V&A launch: it’s visited Toronto, Sao Paolo, Chicago, Melbourne, the Netherlands and is about to open in Tokyo. Daniel remarks, “If [Records and Rebels] is successful, I would love it to go on tour – but that is the V&A’s decision.”

Is Daniel a big fan of music from the era? “I would have loved to have been alive at that time. I’m a big fan of Zappa, Hendrix, Bob Dylan. I play guitar and piano – but I have more passion than talent!”

www.sennheiser.com

http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/exhibitions/exhibition-you-say-you-want-a-revolution-records-and-rebels-1966-70/

Jon Hammond’s Sennheiser evolution microphone Monophonic Recorder combo Headphone HD 25-1 Classic and Song

Jon Hammond: Back to Mono with Sennheiser combo TASCAM product DR-10X Plug-on Micro Linear PCM Recorder for XLR Connection (flipped over):
Monophonic High fidelity Folks! True Hi-fi

Jon Hammond playing his 1968 Gibson Byrdland – owned since 18 years old

Front and Back Jon Hammond’s 1968 Gibson Byrdland

Jon Hammond interviewing the great Roy Clark with Sennheiser evolution e855 microphone – Roy is a long-time Gibson Byrdland virtuoso!

Jon Hammond 1965 Fender Bandmaster Blackface on the bench

Jon’s Bandmaster Fender Head paired with Bag End 15″ coaxial speaker bottom

Jon Hammond flanked by Sennheiser co-CEO’s Dr. Andreas Sennheiser and Daniel Sennheiser

foto by Christian Burkert:

Sennheiser to open Soundscape Showroom in the Westfield World Trade Center
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/manhattan/daniel-sennheiser-open-soundscape-showroom-nyc-article-1.2815943 – Jon Hammond
“Daniel and Andreas Sennheiser who run the blossoming Sennheiser company, an audio business based in Germany. (CHRISTIAN BURKERT)”
BY
EBENEZER SAMUEL
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Monday, October 3, 2016, 2:47 PM
“Daniel Sennheiser knows exactly what he’s up against.

Along with his brother Andreas, Daniel Sennheiser runs the blossoming Sennheiser company, a blossoming audio business based in Germany. But he’s watched and admired New York City for a long time, come to appreciate the business challenges of the Big Apple.

And along the way, Sennheiser says, he’s come to view New York City as a pivotal battleground for any business ready to go global.

“New York has been the beginning of a lot of things,” Sennheiser says. “This is a melting pot, that has brought up so many things, brought up Broadway. New York is very fast-living. And that’s positive in a sense that they’re quick to pick up new trends and things.
“But that also means you need to make a certain amount of noise.”

And now, it’s time for Sennheiser to make some noise. In late October, the company will take up residence in the Big Apple, opening the Sennheiser Soundscape Showroom in the Westfield World Trade Center.

It’s a venue that will be filled with Sennheiser’s unique products, but the focus isn’t on selling. Instead, Sennheiser is focused on introducing New Yorkers to its distinctive audio, part of a first step in establishing the company as a sound powerhouse in a nation that’s spent the last few years in the midst of a great headphone awakening.

“We believe it’s the right time for us to make a big splash to share our version of the future of audio with New York,” says Andreas.

It’s an intriguing vision from a company that’s long delivered high-quality sound but has consistently lacked the profile of the bigger names in the industry. Beats by Dre and Bose own the majority of U.S. mindshare, and both companies are highly visible, utilized by both celebrities and major sports franchises.
Sennheiser has never had such presence, and that’s mostly by choice. Look closely during your next NBA on TNT broadcast, and you may notice Sennheiser headsets on the play-by-play guys. But the company has historically done little marketing, preferring to let its devices shine on their own merits.

The Soundscape Showroom isn’t the start of some massive ad campaign, either. But it is part of a company-wide initiative to be more visible in the United States, to draw more notice to an underrated line of products. Just a few years ago, the company set up a small pop-up store on the East Side. With the Soundscape Showroom, it’s going bigger, aiming to be a national presence.

“It’s to raise a little awareness. We’re just not present enough,” Daniel says, before talking proudly of Sennheiser’s lore. “Sennheiser is the inventor of the hi-fi headphone. Not a lot of people know that.”

Indeed, few realize just how potent Sennheiser products truly are. It was Sennheiser that released the first pair of open headphones way back in 1968, and it’s Sennheiser that’s continued to chase perfect, pure sound throughout the last few decades.

And it’s Sennheiser that last year debuted the HE1 Orpheus, a handcrafted set of headphones powered by a massive amplifier built from marble and driven by gold-vaporized electrodes and platinum vaporized-diaphragms. It’s a device that costs tens of thousands of dollars and is hardly for use with your iPad on the train – but it’s a device that showcases Sennheiser’s pursuit of high-level sound.

“Sennheiser has been on the forefront of audio strategy for years,” says Daniel. “We just added the sexy aesthetics after we did the sound.”

Sound remains the company’s top priority, but in recent years, it’s been pushing to match the more attractive headphones delivered by the likes of Beats and Bose. There’s the Momentum line of headphones, a sharp-looking line of headphones with rugged leather bands that seem tailor made for the stylish Manhattanite.

And just this summer, Sennheiser released the PXC 550, a noise-canceling Bluetooth pair of cans designed to go head-to-head with Bose’s QuietComfort line, but with touch controls built onto the earcups.
These products, says Daniel Sennheiser, are examples of Sennheiser’s ability to adapt to culture, proof that the company’s products truly can fit the New Yorker. The Sennheiser aesthetic is unique, and the Momentums are especially eye-catching units, as fashion-conscious as they come.

The hope is that consumers enter the Soundscape Showroom and see these products, falling in love with a new brand of headphone.

“The qualities (of Sennheiser headphones) are great — the material, the leather, the steal,” Daniel says. “But you also have to have the opportunity to touch it. In our experience, audio is something you can’t describe. You have to put it on your head.

“Sennheiser is not a brand for everyone. I think we’re a brand for people who are in the know, who are creative, who really look for special things. That’s why I think a place like New York is the place to be.”

And that’s precisely why Sennheiser is finally here, with the Soundscape Showroom as its first truly potent portal in the United States. The goal is to build from here, Andreas says, to finally aggressively cultivate the Sennheiser brand in the U.S.

It won’t be easy, not with Beats and Bose dominant. But Sennheiser arrives prepared.

“We have a serious plan, but we’re also nimble enough to adjust,” says Daniel. “As Frank Sinatra said, ‘If you can make it here, you can make it everywhere.'”

Interviews Sennheiser Jon Hammond Headphones Microphones Organ Accordion Music Archive NAMM Musikmesse

Jon’s archive http://ia601507.us.archive.org/7/items/HeadPhoneStickWithSennheiser/Head%20Phone%20stick%20with%20Sennheiser.mp4

Sennheiser (headphones) Momentum series

with tribute to Lutz Büchner on solo section:
Head Phone stick with Sennheiser (headphones) Jon Hammond’s 20th annual Musikmesse Session in Jazzkeller Hofheim – funky jazz with Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Peter Klohmann tenor saxo, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ – Jon’s keyboard stand by
Bespeco Professional, Audio: Philipp, Konrad Neupert, Marvin Gans Jazzkeller Hofheim Team – special thanks Jeff Guilford / JJ guitars for operating the camera http://www.HammondCast.com

Sennheiser HD 25-1

NAMM Oral History Interview Jon Hammond by Dan Del Fiorentino and Tony Arambarri

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondJonHammond_NAMM.orgOralHistoryInterviewDate_January13_2011FullVersion_0

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Topics NAMM Oral History, Musikmesse, Mini-B, NAMM, G37, G27, Leslie Speaker, Onions, Jazz, Blues, Musicians Union, Local 802, ASCAP, KYOU Radio, Anaheim, Frankfurt, B3 Organ, XB-2, Leslie Speaker

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/CableAccessTVPreview1015JonHammondShowMusicPictorialSpecialAroundTheWorldJazzBluesSoftNews

by Jon Hammond

Cable Access TV Preview 1015 Jon Hammond Show Music Pictorial Special Around The World Jazz Blues Soft News #1015 Description JON HAMMOND Instruments: Organ, Accordion, Piano, Guitar Attended: Berklee College of Music 1974, City College San Francisco Languages: English, German Musician: Jon Hammond is one of the premier B3 PLAYERS in the world. Jon has played professionally since age 12. Beginning as a solo accordionist, he later played Hammond B3 organ in a number of important San Francisco bands. His all original group HADES opened shows for Tower of Power, Quicksilver Messenger Service and Michael Bloomfield. Eddie Money and Barry Finnerty became musical associates. Moving East he attended Berklee College of Music and played venues as diverse as Boston’s “Combat Zone” in the striptease clubs during the ’70’s and the exclusive Wychmere Harbor Club in Cape Cod, where he was house organist and developed a lasting friendship with House Speaker Tip O’Neill. He also toured the Northeast and Canada with the successful show revue “Easy Living”, and continued his appearances at nightclubs in Boston and New York. Subsequently Hammond lived and traveled in Europe, where he has an enthusiastic following. TV/Video Producer: In 1981 Jon formed BackBeat Productions. Assisted by Lori Friedman (Video by LORI), the innovative TV show “The Jon Hammond Show” became a Manhattan Cable TV favorite. Jon’s “Live on the street” video style included news events, as well as live music/video clips of Dizzy Gillespie, Paul Butterfield, Jaco Pastorius, John Entwistle, Sammy Davis Jr., Percy Sledge and many others…#LISTEN AUDIOPHILE HERE: AUDIO Audiophile Quality Pro Tools Recordings from NDR Studio 1 on HammondCast 25 Radio Broadcast Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/HammondCast_25 Views 3,740 #3740 HammondCast 25 from organist/accordionist Jon Hammond, broadcasting from San Francisco with Clifford Brown Jr. & Chris Cortez talking about Jon’s music and fresh new tracks from Jon’s forthcoming record: “NDR SESSIONS Projekt” with saxophonist LUTZ BÜCHNER, trombonist JOE GALLARDO, drummer HEINZ LICHIUS and JON HAMMOND on the new Hammond XK-3 organ/bass recorded in NDR Radio’s Studo 1 with NDR Engineer RUDY GROSSER at the controls..Moving East he attended Berklee College of Music and played venues as diverse as Boston’s “Combat Zone” in the striptease clubs during the ’70’s and the exclusive Wychmere Harbor Club in Cape Cod, where he was house organist with Lou Colombo. Jon Hammond played Hammond organ on the Mike Myers movie “The LOVE GURU” (unseen) Paramount Pictures backing up Telma Hopkins as “Lillian Roanoke” when she sings “Star Spangled Banner” at the Hockey game.
Jon Hammond’s Sennheiser evolution microphone Monophonic Recorder combo Headphone HD 25-1 Classic and Songs
http://www.HammondCast.com

Photo: At Sennheiser Headquarters Wedemark Germany: L to R Knut Benzner NDR Radio with his famous White MD 421 N Factory Restoration Perfect and Sennheiser’s Norbert Hilbich – photo by Jon Hammond

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Head Phone Hilton Hotel

June 8, 2016

*WATCH THE MOVIE HERE: Head Phone Hilton Hotel

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/HeadPhoneHiltonHotel

Youtube https://youtu.be/Z_z8CXY_OfY

Enhanced Audio – NAMM Show Special: Jon Hammond Band plays Jon’s funk composition “Head Phone” at the Anaheim Hilton Hotel with Bernard Purdie drums, Koei Tanaka chromatic harmonica, Alex Budman tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at the Hammond B3 http://www.HammondCast.com ©JON HAMMOND International

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/169866926

Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband/videos/1304222282939899/

Accordions Worldwide Breaking News: Jon Hammond Funk Unit Featured, Summer NAMM, Nashville, Tennessee – USA
by Holda Paoletti-kampl

Jon Hammond Funk Unit Featured, Summer NAMM, Nashville, Tennessee – USA by Holda Paoletti-kampl

http://www.accordions.com/news.aspx?d=27-May-2016&lang=en#art11769

Sylvia Pagni, Holda Paoletti-Kampl, Jon Hammond in Musikmesse Frankfurt

Jon Hammond, Holda Paoletti-kampl Accordions Worldwide Editor http://accordions.com/, Joe Berger, Nello Gabrielloni in halle 3.0 at Musikmesse

Accordion Radio News http://accordionradio.com/news.html

Jon Hammond Funk Unit Featured, Summer NAMM, Nashville, Tennessee – USA
by Holda Paoletti-Kampl

Jon Hammond’s Hammond Funk Unit quintet is performing a 40 minute set of his original compositions as part of the Summer NAMM Showcase at the famous Music City Center, Nashville.

The concert is on Friday June 24th, 2pm to 2.40pm. California-based Jon Hammond is a jazz musician and radio presenter, best-known nowadays as an organist who regularly uses accordion in his group and for hospital and old folks concerts (picture below).

Jon Hammond wrote:
“Three of the musicians are Nashville based: R Barber (trombone), Louis ‘Flip’ Winfield (drums), Cord Martin (tenor saxophone) plus my long-time guitarist Joe Berger and myself on Hamond organ – both Joe and myself are officially from New York City, although I am also in California a lot – I’m still a New Yorker!

There is a very strong chance that Lee Oskar will be joining us as Special Guest. I can’t guarantee that Lee will be onstage with us. We recently talked about doing it when we met at the ASCAP Pop Awards in Hollywood last month. He told me that he will be there and is going to try to make it, so we are going to have the stage set up for that, we have played together several times over the years.

Lee was an award recipient at the ASCAP Pop Awards and besides being the original member of the legendary band WAR, he manufactures his own line of Lee Oskar Harmonicas that have been very popular with Blues and Rock performers for years.

Here we are in Hollywood a couple of weeks ago, with Lee wearing the medal he was awarded.”

AFM Local 6 Member Profile JON HAMMOND: “WHERE’S THE GIG?” — by ALEX WALSH

https://afm6.org/member-profile/jon-hammond-wheres-the-gig/

Jon Hammond is a musician, composer, bandleader, publisher, journalist, TV show host, radio DJ, and multi-media entrepreneur. He currently travels the world, playing gigs and attending trade shows.

THE EARLY YEARS
Jon Hammond was born in Chicago in 1953. His father was a doctor and his mother was a housewife. They both played the piano. In 1957, his parents moved Jon and his four sisters to Berkeley, CA, where his father worked in a hospital as head of the emergency room. When he was nine, Jon started accordion lessons. “In those days, they had studios where parents would drop their kids off after school for tap dancing and accordion lessons. There were accordion bands and they would compete against each other.”

“Every time I see a musician walking down the street I say, ‘Hey, where’s the gig?’ Because it doesn’t matter what kind of music you play, if you’re carrying an instrument–going to a rehearsal, or coming back from a repair shop, whatever it is–we all need our gigs. And that’s what the union is all about. Hopefully, we can all keep working and be supportive of everybody’s gigs. There’s room for everybody.”

Jon played his first gig at a senior citizens luncheon when he was eleven. Not only did he get a free lunch but he was paid $25 –a lot of money in those days. Jon says his father was supportive, but did not want him to pursue a music career. “He told me that music was a great hobby. He got me a wonderful professional accordion for my Bar Mitzvah, directly from John Molinari, one of the greatest accordionists who ever lived. It was a Guilietti Professional Tone Chamber accordion. That’s the accordion I won Jr. Jazz Champion on in 1966.”

In high school, Jon attended a private boys school in San Francisco. He was a class clown, and when it got to the point where he was going to be expelled, Jon took his accordion and ran away from home. He immersed himself in the San Francisco music scene and started playing organ in several bands. By 1971 he was in a four piece rock group called Hades which shared a rehearsal space with Quicksilver Messenger Service. “I was friends with their manager, Ron Polte, who also managed guitarist John Cipollina. We got to open for his band, Copperhead.”

Jon continued to play gigs in the Bay Area in different configurations, including a few gigs with a young Eddie Money. By this time Jon had become frustrated with the Bay Area scene. One night while playing a biker bar he got into a fight and his band didn’t come to his defense. “That was the last straw. I was angry and I said I wasn’t coming back.”

Jon in the early 70s

Jon moved to Boston in 1973 to attend the Berklee School of Music. He also got a gig playing in Boston’s Combat Zone backing up burlesque shows. When Jon saw one of his idols, pianist Keith Jarrett play in New York he told him he was going to Berklee and asked him for advice. “Keith looked me right in the eye and said ‘Berklee can be very dangerous for your music.’ It was like he popped this huge bubble. Years later I came to understand what he was talking about. You have to learn the fundamentals, but the music itself comes from a much deeper place. They can’t teach that, you have to find it yourself.”

When Jon’s teachers began sitting in on his gigs in Boston, he questioned why he was in school if the teachers were coming to play with him. He quit school, moved to Cape Cod and started playing with bandleader Lou Colombo. “He did all the private parties for Tip O’Neill. We played what they used to call the business man’s beat. On the gig it was forbidden to swing. It was like swing cut in half. So if you tried to go with the four, Lou would say, ‘Don’t swing it, don’t swing it.’ He pounded it into my head night after night.”

LATE RENT

In 1981 Jon took a trip to Paris where he broke through his writers block and wrote some of his best music. He returned to New York with his new tunes and started a production company with the idea of getting a record deal for a friend that had played on a #1 hit record. After months of pounding the pavement with no results, Jon realized he had better work on his own music before his money ran out. He took the last of his savings, including his upcoming rent money, and went into the studio to record what came to be known as “The Late Rent Sessions”.

The session had Todd Anderson on tenor sax, Barry Finnerty on guitar, Stephen Ferrone on drums, and Jon on B3. They recorded at Intergalactic, the last studio that John Lennon recorded in. Jon had no luck getting a record deal for his new project, but he did get gigs in New York with his band Jon Hammond and the Late Rent Session Men.

Jon Hammond Band Onstage at NAMM, 2014: Joe Berger, Dom Famularo, Alex Budman, Koei Tanaka, Jon Hammond

n 1982, Jon found out about public access television and the idea that anyone could produce a show and get it on TV. He started broadcasting on Manhattan’s public station in 1984. “I decided I was going to produce a radio show on TV. The first episodes showed just my tapping foot and my voice. It was a gimmick. We had graphics that were synchronized to go with the music. It worked out well. People dug it.” Within a few weeks, Jon was interviewed and featured in Billboard Magazine. The Jon Hammond Show was considered an alternative to the clips on Cable TV. “MTV was still in its infancy. We had a concept that was revolutionary. My phone started ringing and we were the hot kids on the block.”

LIVING ABROAD

Jon continued to play gigs in New York and produce his TV show. In 1987, he went to his first trade show (NAMM) where he was introduced to Mr. Julio Guilietti, the man who built his accordion. He then began traveling to trade shows and making contacts with musicians and companies around the world, including Hammond Suzuki. “They gave me the Hammond XB-2, the first really powerful portable Hammond organ. Glenn Derringer, one of my all-time heroes, presented it to me. I got one of the first. Paul Shaffer from the Letterman Show got the other. At the time there was only one EXP-100 expression pedal–we had to share the pedal. I used the pedal for my gigs and when Paul needed it I would bring it over to him at 30 Rockefeller Center on my bicycle.”

In the early 90s, when his New York gigs began drying up, Jon was encouraged to go to Germany. “It was a hard time. My father had just died and there were very few gigs. I got the XB-2 organ right when I needed it, so I decided to take a chance. I bought a roundtrip ticket to Frankfurt with an open return. I went with 50 bucks and stayed for a year. When I came back, I had 100 bucks.”

Jon stayed at a friend’s house and played a borrowed accordion on the street until he could get a band together. “I played on the street until my fingers turned blue and would collect enough money to get some fish soup. After about two weeks I got a call—I had put a band together and had 3 gigs coming up. A TV show had heard my story and wanted to do a story on me. At the first gig 19 people came; the second only 15 people came. Then I got the little spot on TV. When I came to the third gig people were lined up down the street. When I walked up I thought they were having an art exhibit. When they said, ‘No, they’re waiting for you.’ I choked up, I couldn’t even talk. So I’ve been playing there every year since. The people in Germany really saved my musical career at a time when very few things were happening for me in New York or San Francisco. I have a really good following in Europe. I keep busy as a musician in the States, playing hospitals and assisted living places, but my band dates I pretty much play overseas.”

Jon’s Late Rent Sessions was eventually released on a German label and received modest airplay. During the 90s he travelled back and forth to Europe, spending a year playing gigs in Paris, and eventually settling in Hamburg. Since then he has released two more albums and has played gigs in Moscow, Shanghai, and Australia. With the help of the internet, Jon is able to produce his TV show anywhere.

PRESENT DAY

In the mid-2000s Jon produced Hammondcast, a radio program for CBS that aired in San Francisco at four in the morning and was rebroadcast before Oakland A’s games. “When the baseball games played in the afternoon, my show would play for about 20 minutes and then it was pre-empted. I had a lot of fun with that.” His guests included Danny Glover, Barry Melton from Country Joe & the Fish, and many local people. “It took me awhile to figure out that I had permission to broadcast anything I wanted. I could play the London Philharmonic or Stevie Wonder. My tag line was ‘Hello, Hello, Hello! Wake up or go back to sleep…’”

Today, Jon continues to visit tradeshows and is determined to keep doing everything he does as long as he can. “I made a pact with my longtime co-producer, guitarist Joe Berger, that we are going to go to these trade shows until we are little old men with canes.”

Jon has released four CDs

Jon Hammond at Summer NAMM in Nashville Music City Center

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