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Party Is Forbidden Here! by Jon Hammond – James Preston drums feature Smiley’s Bolinas

June 27, 2015

*WATCH THE FILM HERE: Party Is Forbidden Here! by Jon Hammond – James Preston drums feature Smiley’s Bolinas

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

Youtube https://youtu.be/QSu0qkvnEek

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1252774

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Party Is Forbidden Here by Jon Hammond – James Preston drums feature Smiley’s Schooner Saloon Bolinas California with Barry Finnerty guitar, Bennett Friedman tenor sax, “Jimmy” James Preston drums, Jon Hammond at the organ – R.I.P. James Preston – with remembrance images through the years with Jon Hammond Band http://www.HammondCast.com ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP – Member AFM Local 6 Musicians Union

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/AlJazzbeauxCollinsMovieWithJonHammondKCSMJazz91Ver2.0

Youtube https://youtu.be/gYwQvlL8Wmc

by Jon Hammond

Published June 18, 2015
Usage Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0
Topics Al Jazzbeaux Collins, Documentary, Jon Hammond, Movie, Jazz 91, Mississippi Mud, Jazzbo Collins, WNEW 1130 AM, Jazz Radio, #HammondOrgan

The late great radio and TV broadcaster personality Al Jazzbeaux Collins in the studios of KCSM Jazz 91 with organist Jon Hammond – aka Al Jazzbo Collins, one of the greatest and most definitely coolest broadcasters who ever lived. *Note: I dearly miss Jazzbeaux, he was a huge inspiration to me personally. He broke out my music on the air back in New York on WNEW 1130AM huge powerful door he opened for me, we had a lot of fun together on both coasts – he introduced me to folks like Lionel Hampton, David Panama Francis, Lew Anderson band leader and Clarabell the Clown from It’s Howdy Doody Time! TV Show, Joe Bushkin pianist, and his Family the Collins Family – he knew every door man garbage man and taxi drivers on the street – rest in peace Albert! sincerely, Jon Hammond *including a clip from Live performance in Horizons Sausalito with funky James Preston drums on Jon Hammond Band https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_%22Jazzbo%22_Collins Albert Richard “Jazzbo” Collins (born January 4, 1919, Rochester, New York[1] — d. September 30, 1997, Marin County, California) was an American disc jockey, radio personality and recording artist who was briefly the host of NBC television’s Tonight show in 1957.

The name “Jazzbo” derived from a product Collins had seen, a clip-on bowtie named Jazzbows. Just as Martin Block created the illusion that he was speaking from the Make Believe Ballroom, Collins claimed to be broadcasting from his inner sanctum, a place known as the Purple Grotto, an imaginary setting suggested by radio station WNEW’s interior design, as Collins explained:

I started my broadcast in Studio One which was painted all kinds of tints and shades of purple on huge polycylindricals which were vertically placed around the walls of the room to deflect the sound. It just happened to be that way. And with the turntables and desk and console and the lights turned down low, it had a very cavelike appearance to my imagination. So I got on the air, and the first thing I said was, “Hi, it’s Jazzbo in the Purple Grotto.” You never know where your thoughts are coming from, but the way it came out was that I was in a grotto, in this atmosphere with stalagtites and a lake and no telephones. I was using Nat Cole underneath me with “Easy Listening Blues” playing piano in the background.
Collins grew up on Long Island, New York. In 1941, while attending the University of Miami in Florida, he substituted as the announcer on his English teacher’s campus radio program, and decided he wanted to be in radio. He began his professional career as the disc jockey at a bluegrass station in Logan, West Virginia. By 1943, Collins was broadcasting at WKPA in Pittsburgh, moving in 1945 to WIND in Chicago and in 1946 to Salt Lake City’s KNAK. In 1950, he relocated to New York where he joined the staff of WNEW and became one of the “communicators” on NBC’s Monitor when it began in 1955. Two years later, NBC-TV installed him for five weeks as the host of the Tonight show when it was known as Tonight! America After Dark in the period between hosts Steve Allen and Jack Paar.[2]

In 1957, Collins appeared, as himself, as the star of an episode of NBC radio’s science fiction radio series X Minus One. He also hung out with the beatnik hipsters in North Beach during that time. In 1959, he was with KSFO in San Francisco. While at KSFO he would often say that he was broadcasting “from the purpleness of the Grotto”. He often mentioned his assistant “Harrison, the long-tailed purple Tasmanian owl”. During the 1960s, he was the host of Jazz for the Asking (VOA), and he worked with several Los Angeles stations during the late 1960s: KMET (1966), KFI (1967) and KGBS (1968).

He officially changed the spelling of his name to Jazzbeaux when he went to Pittsburgh’s WTAE in 1969. He moved to WIXZ in Pittsburgh (1973) before heading back to the West Coast three years later. While in Pittsburgh, he briefly hosted a late night television show entitled “Jazzbeauxz (he spelled the possessive with a ‘z.’) Rehearsal”. The show had nothing to do with any actual rehearsal, and was entirely an eclectic sampling of anything that caught Collins’ interest at the time. One of those “interests” was a long-running hard-boiled-egg spinning contest. He conducted the program from a barber chair, as he had on a previous TV show.

In the early 1960s Collins hosted a morning TV program, “The Al Collins Show,” that aired on KGO-TV in San Francisco (the ABC affiliate). The format included light talk and guest appearances. The guest lineup typically included local or state-wide celebrities, and B-list actors, such as Moe Howard of The Three Stooges.

A popular segment on his show was the “no stinkin’ badges” routine. Al would politely request the main guest for that day don a Mexican bandit costume, complete with ammo belts crossing the chest, six-guns in holsters, a huge sombrero and large fake mustache. The guest then had to pose in front of cameras and for the TV audience. With pistols pointing at the camera lens the guest had to say (with emphasis) “I don’t got to show you no stinkin’ badges.” If the guest did not say it with sufficient sinister tone Collins made him or her repeat it until in Al’s opinion the guest got it right. Collins’ bit was a play on a famous exchange in the 1948 film The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. In one scene some obviously very bad bandidos try to pass themselves off to Bogart as federales (police). Humphrey Bogart’s character knows they are not federales but nevertheless asks to see some badges. The bandito-in-charge responds “Badges?! I don’t got no badges. We don’t need no badges! I don’t have to show you any stinkin’ badge.” Collins reduced the guest bandit’s lines to the single phrase so it was easy for the guest to recite.

In 1976 Al Collins returned to San Francisco working at KMPX, followed by a three-year all-night run at KGO which drew callers throughout the West Coast. He always opened with Count Basie’s “Blues in Hoss flat”. He also worked a late night shift at KKIS AM in Pittsburg, CA in 1980. After returning to New York and WNEW (1981), he was back in San Francisco at KSFO (1983) and KFRC (1986). Then came one more run at WNEW (1986–90), and then he joined KAPX (Marin County, California) in 1990, and from 1993 until his death, Jazzbeaux did a weekly jazz show at KCSM (College of San Mateo, California).

He died on September 30, 1997, at the age of 78, from pancreatic cancer. — with Al “Jazzbo” Collins, Al “Jazzbo” Collins and James Preston at KCSM Jazz 91

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1250843

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Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband/videos/vb.133709526657853/1076061095756020/?type=3&theater

Jon’s archive from 2014 Nashville Summer NAMM https://archive.org/details/LateRentThemeSongAcousticNationStage

Youtube https://youtu.be/4jTXzicbPiY

NAMM Details Page https://www.namm.org/summer/2015/events/jon-hammond-funk-unit

Jon Hammond Funk Unit

First time on the band: Cord Martin tenor sax!:

Artist Info
Joe Berger: Guitar
Roland Barber: Trombone
Louis Flip Winfield: Percussion
Evan Cobb: Tenor Saxophone
Jon Hammond: Organ
Cord Martin : Tenor Saxophone
Genre:
Jazz
Website:
http://www.jonhammondband.com
Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband

Artist Bio:
JON HAMMOND Instruments: Organ, Accordion, Piano, Guitar Attended: Berklee College of Music 1974, City College San Francisco Languages: English, German Jon is closely identified with the two main products of his career, the Excelsior Accordion and the Hammond Organ. 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 with the late great trumpet player Lou Colombo 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. The weekly show is now in it’s 30th year and has influenced the broadcasts of David Letterman and others. Billboard Magazine hailed Jon’s show as “The Alternative to MTV”. LINK http://youtu.be/7TApELTO1XI Head Phone

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/LateRentJonHammondThemeSong2014

Jon Hammond theme song Late Rent on the occasion of 28th annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in the world famous jazzkeller Frankfurt and Jon’s birthday

with Peter Klohmann tenor saxophone, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar and Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ – Late Rent is the theme song for Jon’s long-running cable TV show in New York City The Jon Hammond Show and HammondCast radio program http://www.HammondCast.com – special thanks to Frank Poehl for operating the camera – Jon Hammond Band

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/LateRentJonHammondThemeSong2014

Jon Hammond theme song Late Rent on the occasion of 28th annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in the world famous jazzkeller Frankfurt and Jon’s birthday

with Peter Klohmann tenor saxophone, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar and Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ – Late Rent is the theme song for Jon’s long-running cable TV show in New York City The Jon Hammond Show and HammondCast radio program http://www.HammondCast.com – special thanks to Frank Poehl for operating the camera – Jon Hammond Band

Youtube http://youtu.be/5shPL3IOYlU

NuMuBu http://www.numubu.com/153010-videos.html?VIDEO_ID=23971

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1117717

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Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1mn3pb_late-rent-jon-hammond-theme-song-2014_music

Jon Hammond Band Facebook http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=806846682677464

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“The FINGERS…are the SINGERS!”
Musikmesse “Warm Up Party”
Jon Hammond & Band

Jon Hammond (aus New York City) – organ
Joe Berger – guitar
Peter Klohmann – saxophone
Giovanni Gulino – drums

Mr. Hammond has toured worldwide since 1991 using the incredible Sk1 organ by Hammond Suzuki..™ “Classic Hammond Sound…In A Suitcase!”
The Jon Hammond Show is a funky swinging instrumental revue, featuring top international soloists. The show has universal appeal. Big Hammond orgel sound – 100% organic

Jon Hammond in P.Mauriat Pmauriat Albest Pro Shop Taipei Taiwan

Journal Frankfurt article by Detlef Kinsler

LINK: http://journal-frankfurt.de/funkyjazz

Kultur

MY HOME AWAY FROM HOME

Nomen est omen. Der Mann heißt Hammond und spielt eine Hammond. Der Organist aus New York freut sich auf Frankfurt und lädt zur Musikmesse Warm Up Party am 9.4. in den Jazzkeller ein.
JOURNAL FRANKFURT: Was war für Sie zuerst da – die Frankfurter Musikmesse oder Auftritte im Jazzkeller?
Jon Hammond: Die Musikmesse. Ich kam 1987 zum ersten Mal nach Frankfurt, zusammen mit Joe Berger, der auf der Messe für Engl Amplifiers spielte. Wir flogen mit der Lufthansa ein und teilten uns ein Zimmer im berühmten Prinz Otto Hotel am Hauptbahnhof. Schon in der ersten Nacht stellte mir Joe den großen John Entwistle, den Bassisten von The Who vor. Es wurde eine lange Nacht, in der wir Cognac tranken und Erdnüsse knabberten in eiern Suite des Marriott Hotels. Ich habe Joe bei einer Session mit John und Ringo Starrs Sohn Zak Starkey im Dorian Grey Club gefilmt bei einer Soundcheck Party. In den ersten paar Jahren spielte ich nicht oft live weil ich noch keine transportierbare Hammond Orgel hatte vor 1991 als ich den Prototyp einer XB-2 Hammond Orgel bekam mit der ich dann um die Welt reiste. Hauptsächliche dokumenierte ich aber die Messe für meine Cable TV Show in New York, die inzwischen im 29. Jahr als The Jon Hammond Show — Music, Travel and Soft News präsentiert. Die harten Nachrichten überlasse ich CNN und den großen Networks (lacht). Vom ersten Jahr an fühlten wir uns der Musikmesse eng verbunden, haben seitdem eine tolle Zeit hier, kommen jedes Jahr wieder bis wir kleine, alte Männer sind.

Das Jazzkeller-Konzert am Vorabend der Musikmesse ist zu einer netten Tradition geworden – wie kam es dazu, was bedeutet es Ihnen und wir werden Sie dieses Jahr diesen Abend im Jazzkeller zelebrieren?
Ab 1991 lernte ich mehr und mehr Musikmesse-Menschen kennen und die mich und auch einiges von meiner Musik. Einige von ihnen ermunterten mich, doch auch für Auftritte nach Deutschland zu kommen weil es hier doch ein Interesse an Hammond-Orgel-Groove-Music gab. Mit der schon erwähnten, kleinen, kompakten aber sehr kraftvollen Orgel war das alles möglich. Zudem machte ich in New York gerade eine schwere Zeit durch, mein Vater war gestorben und ich hatte das Gefühl, einige Veränderungen könnten meinem Leben gut tun. Also kam ich nach Frankfurt mit meiner XB-2, allerdings mit einem Rückflugticket falls etwas schief gehen würde. Ich rief viele Musiker an, ließ sie wissen, ich bin jetzt da, lasst uns zusammen spielen. Das war für mich der Anfang einer langen, sehr speziellen Beziehung, vor allem zum Frankfurter Publikum nach ersten kleinen erfolgen im Jazzkeller und einer kurzen Auftritt im Hessen Report im Fernsehen. Beatrix Rief verdanke ich dieses “lucky light on me”, eine tolle Erfahrung. Seitdem nenne ich Frankfurt “My Good Luck City” und im Jazzkeller begann auch alles für mich als Musiker. Deshalb liegt mir der Club auch so nah am Herzen, deshalb hatte ich auch die Idee, meine “Musikmesse Warm Up Party” dort zu realisieren, immer in der Nacht bevor die Messe startet was zu einer schönen Tradition wurde. Im ersten Jahr, in dem ich dann auch ein wenig Sponsoring von Philip Morris bekam, konnte ich damit einige Flugtickets für befreundete Musik bezahlen. Darüber war ich sehr glücklich. Dabei rauche ich selbst gar nicht.

Wie würden Sie Ihr persönliches Verhältnis zu Deutschland und Frankfurt beschrieben?
Lassen Sie es mich so sagen: ich liebe Frankfurt und die Frankfurter waren immer gut zu mir in all den Jahren. Ich könnte ein ganzes Buch über die Zeit schreiben, in der ich in Bornheim wohnte und Nacht für Nacht in der alten Jazzkneipe in der Berliner Straße auftrat. Das war der Treffpunkt, wo auch die Musiker der HR Bigband hinkamen und es gab eine generöse Chefin in der kleinen Kneipe. Auch Regine Dobberschütz und Eugen Hahn im Jazzkeller waren wahre Jazzengel für mich, die mir so vieles ermöglichten in der Zeit. Wir konnten auch in den Studios von AFN Radio spielen, waren die einzigen Musiker, die das – mit einer Sondergenehmigung des US Militärs – durften. Für ein wenig Promotion für die Musikmesse. Wir nannten das Programm für die AFN “Profile TV “-Show “Sound Police”. Wir hatten viel Spaß. Kein Wunder also, dass ich Frankfurt als my home away from home begreife und ich mich jedes Mal wieder freue zur Musikmesse zu reisen, in diesem Jahr übrigens zum 27. Mal in Folge. Und ich bin diesmal besonders aufgeregt, heim nach Frankfurt zu kommen weil ich gerade 60 Jahre alt geworden bin.

Wer wird in diesem Jahr zum Gelingen des Konzertes mit teils komponierter, teils improvisierter Musik, so nehme ich an, beitragen und was für einen Sound wird die Band präsentieren?
Ich habe etwa 90% der Kompositionen geschrieben, die wir spielen werden. Es ist die Musik, die man auch in meiner New Yorker TV-Show hören kann und die mich mehrmals um die Welt getragen hat. Meinen Stil nenne ich “Swinging Funky Jazz and Blues” und featurert die ganz wunderbaren Solisten in meine Band: Tony Lakatos, den großen ungarischen Tenorsaxophonisten, der auch Mitglied in der hr Bigband ist, dann meinen alten Freund Giovanni Gulino, diesen tollen Schlagzeuger, der schon für fast alle Großen der Szene getrommelt hat. Ich liebe diese Jungs. Als Gitarrist ist mein alten Freund und Kollege Joe Berger dabei, den man auch als The Berger-Meister kennt. Auf diese Formation bin ich wirklich stolz.

Werden Sie im Jazzkeller wieder eine Hammond Orgel spielen?
Ja, sicher, das neueste Modell, eine Sk1, die exakt so klingt wie die legendäre B3. Ich liebe sie. Und sie wiegt nur noch sieben Kilo (Anm. des Autors: Das Original, ein echtes Möbel mit viel Holz, mussten immer zwei Menschen mit viel Muskelkraft die Treppen rauf und runter hieven), ein deutliches Indiz, dass wir in der Zukunft angekommen sind. Da stecken viele Jahre Forschung und Entwicklung drin, auch Bühnenerprobungen. Ich ziehe den Hut vor den Ingenieuren von Suzuki, ein unverwüstliches Instrument erschaffen zu haben. Und das unterziehe ich jetzt einen echten Härttest (lacht). — Interview: Detlef Kinsler

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32 Years on Public Access TV Jon Hammond Show Still Going Strong

May 23, 2015

*WATCH THE FILM HERE: 32 Years on Public Access TV Jon Hammond Show Still Going Strong

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/6842260307

by Jon Hammond
Usage Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0
Topics MNN Channel 1, Cable Access, Funk Soul Blues, Soft News, Hammond Organs, Frankfurt Underground, NAMM, musikmesse, Carvin Audio, Local 802, Musicians Union

Jon Hammond Show MNN Channel 1 with late great funky Bay Area drummer James Preston aka Jimmy Preston on Jon Hammond Band in Europa Intim Bar underground Frankfurt gig for Hans Romanov, Jon Hammond’s annual jazzkeller “musikmesse warm up party”, carvin pro audio session at Winter NAMM Show, cooking encore jazzkeller Frankfurt musikmesse Warm Up Party #HammondOrgan #NAMM #musikmesse Funk Soul Blues and Soft News http://www.HammondCast.com

Producer Jon Hammond
Audio/Visual sound, color
Language English

*Note: All Images Embedded With I.D. Info ©JON HAMMOND International

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/6842260411_201504

Youtube https://youtu.be/jFve8PM-TgQ

On Air Preview: Jon Hammond Show 04/18 MNN Channel 1 starts out in Club Room of Local 802 Jon Hammond playing solo early bird set on the Hammond Sk1 organ with Jon’s pictures assembled by Jon himself over the years, 32nd year on cable access TV The Jon Hammond Show now on again in the original late Friday night / early Saturday morning slot 1:30AM on Channel 1 Community Channel MNN TV in Manhattan on Time Warner, RCN and Verizon FiOS and streaming around the world all images ©JON HAMMOND International “The FINGERS…are The SINGERS!”™- Local 802 Associated Musicians of Greater New York — from the Jon Hammond archive – photos of Bernard Purdie, Michael Pratt, Art Baron, Fred Staton, Jon Hammond Band, Jon Hammond Organ Group, Todd Anderson, Joe Berger, Bay Area Funk drummer James Preston (RIP) at Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM – 322 W. 48th Street New York, NY – then over to Frankfurt Germany for Jon Hammond’s annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in Frankfurt Germany at jazzkeller Frankfurt
Jon Hammond Band with Joe Berger guitar, Giovanni Totó Gulino drums, Peter Klohmann tenor saxophone, Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ with photos from Andreas Meer – then from Frankfurt to Anaheim CA: This film starts out at the annual NAMM Believe In Music Awards and immediately afterwards Jon Hammond ran to the Center Patio Stage for a Jon Hammond Band performance with the inventor of “The Purdie Shuffle” Bernard Purdie! – Koei Tanaka / 田中光栄 – fan site from Tokyo on harmonica, Alex Budman tenor sax, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at the Hammond Sk1 organ covering the bass also through a Fender Super Bassman amp. ©JON HAMMOND International http://www.HammondCast.com

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CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1231384

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photos ©JON HAMMOND International

Bill Gates onstage for Windows 2000 presentation – the giant laptop actually had Carlos Santana Band inside – it opened up and voilá! Full stage setup, nice gig! – Jon Hammond
http://news.microsoft.com/2000/02/17/windows-2000-now-broadly-available/
“Copies of Windows 2000 are now available for business customers in more than 60 countries around the world.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 17, 2000 — With a giant laptop computer providing the backdrop at the venerable Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates officially launched Windows 2000 today at the Windows 2000 Conference & Expo.

“Today we unveil the future of computing. Companies of all sizes are already deploying Windows 2000 for its scalability, reliability and performance,
“said Gates.”
Windows 2000 represents a significant industrywide effort. More than 1,000 partners, over $1 billion in engineering and more than 5,000 individuals rallied together to make this product the platform that companies can bet their businesses on. Windows 2000 truly begins the next generation of computing.”

The Microsoft co-founder was assisted by rock guitarist Carlos Santana, whose band began playing its hit single,
“Smooth,”
on stage after Gates concluded his keynote address, filled with Windows 2000 videos and demonstrations.

Windows 2000 is broadly available in more than 60 countries and 10 languages, including English, German, Japanese (two versions), French, Spanish, Italian, Swedish, Dutch, Korean and Brazilian Portuguese.

Microsoft has invested more than $1 billion in the development of Windows 2000, and more than 5,000 employees worked on the new platform, Gates said.

Some 500 person-years were devoted to making Windows 2000 the most reliable operating system today for businesses and Web sites, meaning that 500 people worked full-time for an entire year on reliability enhancements, Gates continued…”

Paris France — circa 1981 down in the Metro with a couple of nefarious characters, we are on our way to Radio Tomate – Jon Hammond
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio_Tomate

Félix Guattari, participates in the creation of Radio Tomate which aims at a ” individual and collective reappropriation […] interactive use of information machines, communications, intelligence, art and culture. ”

The radio is run by activists, particularly from the autonomous movement. It aims to open new spaces for debate and policy information, and to fight against repression of social movements. The first Radio Tomate lasts only two years.

The project is then reactivated in 1988, still on the principle of giving voice to people in struggle. The antenna transmits on 106.7 MHz in Paris, and shares the frequency, and therefore airtime, with several other radios. Tomato radio hosts at the time five programs on issues of housing rights, precariousness, of double jeopardy, anti-prison struggles (free Parlor), and a punk show.

Lorsqu’émerge in 1991 the largest of a community radio project assuming a full frequency, the hosts of Radio Tomate decided to bring their energy on the creation of this new antenna. Tomato radio disappears in 1992 to give birth to Paris Plurielle frequency.

Jon Hammond – Radio Tomate

Jon Hammond​ Flashback – Grateful Dead front line, Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh – 1981 – Jon Hammond The Hippodrome, Paris, (10/17/81)
http://kernelpanichammondcast.blogspot.com/2012_11_01_archive.html

Tumblr – hammondcast – Jon Hammond
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Poster: “musikmesse Warm Up Party” 29th year – hosted by Jon Hammond Band in the famous jazzkeller Frankfurt Tuesday night April 14th:

NMB Live updating – http://www.numubu.com/153010-info.html – Jon Hammond NDR Info – Jon Hammond Organ Group

Sydney, Australia — Sun Rising over Sydney Harbor – Jon Hammond

Sydney, Australia — Walking to the Apple Store, Sydney, Australia in Downtown Sydney (George Street), looking real good! – Jon Hammond

BEFORE THE ORGAN Sydney, Australia

— I walked to the Apple Store, Sydney, Australia – Downtown Sydney George Street is looking real good! – Jon Hammond – playing the Giant Accordion from Castelfidardo — at Apple Store, Sydney.

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St. Pauli HH — It seems like I always see the same guy walking around town, next time I’ll have to say hi!

– nice Schimmel grand at the old Pianohaus Trübger, Ihr Spezialist für Flügel und Klaviere in Hamburg – Jon Hammond

Frankfurt Germany — Yes we’re coming back SOON to celebrate 29 years musikmesse Warm Up Party with my band Jon Hammond Band at the good old Jazzkeller Frankfurt – Tuesday April 14th folks! – Jon Hammond – LINK: http://jonhammondband.com/…/jazzkeller_programm_the_finger…/
*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: jazzkeller Programm: “The FINGERS…are the SINGERS!” Musikmesse “Warm Up Party” Jon Hammond & Band Jon’s archive
http://hammondcast.typepad.com/blog/2015/04/mnn-channel-1-jon-hammond-show-preview-0411-original-jazz-blues-and-soft-news.html
http://www.jazzkeller.com/programm/calendar.htm
Di. 14.04.
“The FINGERS…are the SINGERS!”
Musikmesse “Warm Up Party”
Jon Hammond & Band
Jon Hammond – organ
Joe Berger – guitar
Peter Klohmann – saxophone
Giovanni Totò Gulino – drums
Mr. Hammond has toured worldwide since 1991 using the incredible Sk1 organ by Hammond Suzuki..™ “Classic Hammond Sound…In A Suitcase!”
The Jon Hammond Show is a funky swinging instrumental revue, featuring top international soloists. The show has universal appeal. Big Hammond orgel sound – 100% organic

NMB Live – Jon Hammond / Jon Hammond Band / Jon Hammond Organ Group
http://www.numubu.com/153010-videos.html?VIDEO_ID=31660

Disco! – Jon Hammond

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/6842260411

Youtube https://youtu.be/FfOCHD1TkV8

Jon Hammond Show Preview MNN Channel 1 on air 04/04 featuring original Jazz Blues and Soft News – first segment filmed in Hamburg Eimsbüttel live in Auster Bar Jon Hammond Band with NDR Horns musical director Michael Leuschner trumpet, Lutz Büchner tenor saxophone, Fiete Felsch alto saxophone, Funky Heinz Lichius drums feature on this one, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ + bass http://www.HammondCast.com/ Auster Jazz Series – then to Anaheim California special showcase Jon Hammond Band featuring Bernard Purdie on Jon’s original funky jazz composition “Head Phone” with Bernard Purdie fatback drum, Koei Tanaka Suzuki Harmonica star, Alex Budman tenor, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at the New B3 Mk2 Portable organ with high-power model 3300 Leslie speaker covering the bass as well – musical history here at The NAMM Show

JON HAMMOND AT JAZZKELLER, FRANKFURT – COMPLETE ALBUM: https://marcostachikawafotografia.wordpress.com/2013/04/19/jon-hammond-at-jazzkeller-frankfurt-complete-album/comment-page-1/#comment-895

do jazz já se apresentaram ali e as fotos de muitos deles decoram suas velhas paredes.

Já na entrada percebe-se que o local não é para grandes agitos e nem tão pouco é o melhor local para se jogar conversa fora ou para se fazer happy-hour. Não. Ali se respira jazz, e dos melhores.

Na noite em que fomos estava lá o Jon Hammond. Enquanto descia a íngreme escadaria, percebi que deveria ter levado mais lentes, mais baterias, mais cartões de memória… rsrsrsrs… Logo na entrada pedi a autorização do proprietário da casa para fazer algumas fotos, no que recebi um largo sorriso como resposta e o aguardado “…as many as you want, my friend!” E pronto, fiz as fotos dos amigos que estavam por lá só por educação (rsrsrsrsrsrsrs!! …que nada, essas fotos foram devidamente publicadas nas redes sociais) e assim que pude, saí pra curtir e fotografar esse lendário tecladista.

Abaixo, algumas das fotos, espero que gostem!

Os amigos que estavam comigo? Sei lá, nem vi a hora em que foram embora… rsrsrs…

Um abraço,

Marcos Tachikawa

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/ImprovedAudioUndergroundFrankfurtJonHammondBandIntimBarLissania1

Jon Hammond Band circa 1992 Underground Frankfurt Scene Night Shows in Europa Intim Bar and Lissania in Frankfurt’s Red Light District during musikmesse.

Original Funk tunes “Pocket Funk” and “Nu Funk” aka “Hip Hop Chitlins” Note: sadly funky drummer James Preston has passed, long-time drummer in various formations of Jon Hammond Band, Sons of Champlin, Cold Blood with Lydia Pense, RIP Jimmy – Al Allen Wittig tenor saxophone, Barry Finnerty guitar, Jon Hammond organ, funky James Preston drums – special thanks to Joe Berger Hans Romanov Europa INTIM Bar ElbeStrasse 34, 60329 Frankfurt and Stefan Hantel aka Shantel Lissania on the Kaiserstrasse

Youtube http://youtu.be/3wjgB0moazk

– as seen on cable access show The Jon Hammond Show now in 31st year – all music ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP http://www.HammondCast.com/ — with James Preston and Jon Hammond at KiezPraline

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1188407

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2a7z74_underground-frankfurt-jon-hammond-band-intim-bar-lissania_music

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=936450226383775

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

Youtube http://youtu.be/x6a8MHYESqc

Jon Hammond and Friends drop in to Taipei night spot JAZZ SPOT SWING organ lounge,

Jon at Mr. Nobuki Kuwahara’s Hammond Sk2 organ with house musicians – Kenichi Toyoda piano

– special thanks to Nico, Shannon, Letitia – Superlux Taiwan,

P. Mauriat Europe Pmauriat Albest Team!

http://www.HammondCast.com/ – Jazz Spot Swing

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/110027287

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1182889

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=924772564218208

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Priceless Al Jazzbo Collins Movie Jon Hammond Journal August 20, 2012

August 20, 2012

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Priceless Al Jazzbo Collins Movie by Jon Hammond

http://archive.org/details/AlJazzboCollinsHornAndHardartCnnBroadcastByJonHammond

Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NwfEsLvmTw

As seen on The Jon Hammond Show MCTV MNN TV cable access show with the classic opening by famous Weather Man Lloyd Lindsay Young and CNN live radio broadcast extravaganza AM 1130 WNEW All Star Show Hosted by the late great Al Jazzbo Collins aka Jazzbeaux Collins
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_%22Jazzbo%22_Collins
covered by Jon Hammond personally on May 29, 1987
Radio Hall of Fame http://www.bayarearadio.org/audio/jazzbeaux/
Incredible dialogue between Al Jazzbo Collins and Cynthia Tornquist of CNN she learns a lot from Jazzbeaux about the Purple Grotteaux and the night world of Jazz Musicians and the special people in the Al’s world. Whether Cynthia knows it or not she is being majooberized!
Jazzbo leads the famous call and response based on the 1948 film The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. In one scene some obviously very bad banditos try to pass themselves off to Bogart as federales (police). Humphrey Bogart’s character knows they are not federales but nevertheless asks to see some badges. The bandito-in-charge responds “Badges?! I don’t got no badges. We don’t need no badges! I don’t have to show you any stinkin’ badge.”
Most special broadcast and painting of the manhole cover door to Purple Grotteaux seen world wide on CNN TV as shot by Jon Hammond personally, enjoy folks!
*Note: The phone number for BackBeat Productions running on this clip was taken over by the IRS Internal Revenue Servie after a long battle with Jon Hammond, they had a bank of numbers 340-9000, 9001 etc. so they really wanted 212-340-9007 they finally got it. If you call it now you’ll get the IRS not Jon Hammond folks! Special thanks Lew Anderson big band, Lew was Clarabell the Clown on Howdy Doody TV Show between 1954 and 1960 his music playing while Jon Hammond takes you on a tour of the food of Horn & Hardart Automat at corner of 42nd St. and Third Avenue in Manhattan just below the main studios of WNEW Radio, now 1130 is Bloomberg Radio. For more information http://www.HammondCast.com Jon Hammond Show is still on the air 28th year MNNTV in New York City

Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/al-jazzbo-collins-horn-and-hardart-cnn-broadcast-by-jon-hammond-5727732

Jon Hammond Coverage of Jimmy Wormworth 75-Ain’t-No-Jive Birthday Party in Metropolitan Room New York City

New York NY — George Braith apparently checking his SMS text messages while James Zollar takes a few smokin’ choruses! George is one of the rare veteran jazz musicians who embrace technology, great work cats! Neal Miner is rock solid on the basso profundo…someone tell me the drummer’s name? Exellent! Incredible music throughout Jimmy Wormworth’s birthday celebration yesterday 75-Ain’t-No-Jive in NYC’s Metropolitan Room – Jon Hammond — with George Braith, Neal Miner and James Zollar at The Metropolitan Room

New York NY — I loved this part of the party for Jimmy Wormworth birthday party 75-Ain’t-No-Jive, most amazing Tabla drums player who I believe is Jimmy’s Dentist and his guitarist, really beautiful music! Jon Hammond — at The Metropolitan Room

New York NY — One of the incredible high points of Jimmy Wormworth’s 75-Ain’t-No-Jive Birthday party yesterday, Priscilla led everyone in very strong soulful voice in Stevie Wonder’s version of Happy Birthday to Jimmy & Nico! God bless Professor Priscilla doing god’s working teaching the elementary school classes in Brooklyn NYC! Some really great singers in the house, wow..that was very moving! Jon Hammond — with Mary Worm, Russell Jackson, Jimmy Wormworth and Tracy Wormworth at The Metropolitan Room

Tracy Wormworth Thanks so much Jon, for the beautiful commentary and pictures, and for attending the party!!!

Jon Hammond Many thanks Tracy! Best time I’ve had in a long time, your Dad is so cool and beloved by so many cool people – he is a shining beacon of inspiration and your Family is really beautiful! God bless, c u soon again hopefully, Jon

New York NY — Howard Brofsky blew everybody away when he played yesterday at Jimmy Wormworth’s 75-Ain’t-No-Jive birthday party! I heard Howard tell Jimmy before he played, “This is for you Jimmy!” bravo Professor Howard Brofsky!!! – Jon Hammond
http://www.vtjazz.org/faculty/2008/12/howard-brofsky.html
Dr. Brofsky has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in Jazz Education as well as in 18th-century Italian music
. His numerous accomplishments include Fulbright grants to study and teach in France (where he made his first jazz recording) and Italy.

He spent the fall of 1993 teaching jazz history to university students in Oslo, Norway and is the author of the definitive music appreciation text, “The Art of Listening.”

A regular with Larry Rivers and the Climax Band in New York, he has played with Jimmy Heath, Donald Byrd, Dexter Gordon, and other Jazz Greats. He has a recent CD entitled “73 down: drbebop,” with among others, Attila Zoller, Jimmy Heath, and Larry Willis.

Brofsky is also Professor Emeritus of Music at Queens College, NY.
— at The Metropolitan Room. — at The Metropolitan Room

New York NY — Main man Rudy Sheriff Lawless kicked it off on the cans with George Braith yesterday at Jimmy Wormworth’s 75-Ain’t-No-Jive birthday party, fantastic and dynamic as always Rudy! Jon Hammond — at The Metropolitan Room.

Jon Hammond tumblr tumblin’ on a beautiful Monday folks! http://hammondcast.tumblr.com/ , enjoy! Jon

New York NY — Trumpeter James Zollar sounded fantastic with these fine rhythm section musicians, Neal Miner bass – please someone drummer’s name? at Jimmy Wormworth’s incredible birthday party last night! – Jon Hammond — with James Zollar at The Metropolitan Room

Auster Bar Hamburg Jon Hammond Band
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-NEkNftUz4
Auster Bar Jazz Bar Michael Leuschner Presents Jon Hammond Band

One Night Only on the Henriettenweg Hamburg, very cool scene!
Jon Hammond original composition “Lydia’s Tune” with Michael Leuschner flugelhorn, Heinz Lichius drums,
Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at Sk1 Hammond organ and bass — at Auster Bar

Joe Berger and Jon Hammond at National Association of Broadcasters convention – NAB a few years ago…maybe 25 years ago, maybe more than that come to think of it!

with Joe Berger at NAB-National Association of Broadcasters, Las Vagas Convention Center

Billy Cobham and Jon Hammond outside Yamaha world at 2012 Musikmesse Frankfurt — with Billy Cobham and Bill Cobham

Jon Hammond with Bobby Kimball of Toto backstage just about to go out and play on Agora Stage with Tommy Denander Allstars – photo by Oskar Neubauer – 2012 Musikmesse Frankfurt

Jon Hammond with Bobby Kimball

My Brother from another Mother ‘Bro T’ Waichiro Tachikawa and Jon Hammond at Jon’s annual Musikmesse Warm Up Party
https://hammondcast.wordpress.com/2011/10/05/26th-year-musikmesse-warm-up-party-will-be-march-20th-2012-jazzkeller-frankfurt/
26th Year Musikmesse Warm Up Party Will Be March 20th 2012

Jon Hammond with “Tachi” Waichiro Tachikawa

Wynton receives French Legion of Honor Medal at French Embassy New York City
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSMA9rEOFMI
French Ambassador Pierre Vimont presents Wynton Marsalis the insignia of chevalier of the Legion of Honor medal, France’s highest distinction, in a very special ceremony at the French Embassy in New York by French Cultural Services.

In attendance were Bill Cosby, George Wein, Jean-Louis Gilhaumon, George Avakian and Wynton’s Father Mr. Ellis Marsalis. With a performance by Wynton’s quintet with saxophonist Walter Blanding Jr. and Ellis Marsalis at the Steinway Piano with his son – Jon Hammond — with Wynton Marsalis at Cultural Services | French Embassy in the US

Pic with main man Rudy Sheriff Lawless (yes that’s really his name) Rudy is without a doubt the most dynamic drummer I have ever played with…and he is a shining beacon of inspiration always! at Local 802 Musicians Union Monday Night Jazz Jam Session – Jon Hammond

Anton Fig having a word with the late great drummer Joe Morello who passed away this year, Joe was the drummer of The Dave Brubeck Quartet
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Morello
on jazz classic hits “Take Five” and “Blue Rondo à la Turk” – photo by Jon Hammond at memorial concert event in memory of Jim Chapin the great drum teacher, author http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Chapin

with Anton Fig and Joe Morello at Hard Rock Cafe – Times Square

New York NY — Jon Hammond with my all time favorite and most probably the most recorded jazz bassist (and piccolo bassist) Ron Carter and his gorgeous lady – there in honor of Jimmy Wormworth’s Birthday, incredible party! It was great to see Ron there, I actually know Ron and his son Ron Jr. for almost 30 years, Ron Jr. is an excellent bassist in his own right now living in Boston MA, big shout out to Ron Jr.! Long-time close friends of the Wormworth’s, merci beaucoup and thank you big Ron! Jon Hammond

New York NY — I love this shot of my good friend Richard Clements jazz pianist extraordinaire playing in honor of Jimmy Wormworth’s swingin’ 75th birthday party – sounded great Richard!

New York NY — John Marshall trumpet / flugel horn player of the Cologne Radio WDR Big Band and good friend of Jimmy playing with saxophonist – inventor of the Braithophone George Braith and a wonderful pianist Richard WyandsNew York NY —
great music guys! Jon Hammond

Jimmy Wormworth’s 75-Ain’t-No-Jive Birthday Party — with George Braith and John Marshall at The Metropolitan Room

Jimmy Wormworth the great jazz drummer at the drums with Elmar Lemes the fantastic Jazz Photographer shooting Jimmy, I’m sure his pictures will be better than mine, the masters at work!

Jon Hammond with Jimmy Wormworth at The Metropolitan Room

New York NY — Birthday honoree / jazz drummer(s) extraordinaire Jimmy Wormworth tightening the clutch for his long-time friend Rudy Sheriff Lawless at Jimmy’s 75-Aint-No-Jive Birthday Party

Jon Hammond — with Jimmy Wormworth and Rudy Lawless at The Metropolitan Room

New York NY — Jimmy Wormworth 75-Ain’t-No-Jive Party – Jimmy’s family with daughter Holly Wormworth at the microphone and 2 of the jazz angels from Jazz Foundation of America – Marianne Pillsbury and Gina Reder aka Gina Jazz – Jon Hammond incredibly great party!

with Holly Wormworth, Mary Worm, Faith A. Gibson and Jimmy Wormworth at The Metropolitan Room

Holly Wormworth Thank you Marianne and Gina for being there for all that you folks do at The JFA

New York NY — My good friend bassist extraordinaire Alex Layne with his gorgeous lady friend, Alex played with the all star musicians this evening for the birthday party of Jimmy Wormworth the great jazz drummer, Alex and I met all the way over in Shanghai China on Danny Woody’s band at Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel 5 star Jazz Bar , nice job on the basso profundo Alex!

This was one of the best parties I’ve been to in a long time, happy birthday to Jimmy Wormworth and his Son Nico also! – Jon Hammond — with Alex Layne at The Metropolitan Room

Jon Hammond’s annual Musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller Frankfurt featuring Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone, Giovanni Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar, special guest:
Lee Oskar harmonica and Jon Hammond at the Hammond Sk1 organ powered by TecAmp 2 x 12 Neodymium rig special thanks to Thomas Eich TecAmp.
This evening marks 26 years continuous Musikmesse for Jon and also on his 59th birthday, special thanks to the Saray Pastanesi Baeckerei & Konditorei bakery for baking the beautiful Chocolate on Chocolate cake which you will see in this film, thanks Martina for wonderful presentation, Eugen Hahn, Marc and all Jazzkeller Frankfurt Team, Messe Frankfurt, P.Mauriat Music Saxophones Alex Mingmann Hsieh team, Suzuki Hammond, Tombo Lee Oskar team, camera by Jennifer http://www.HammondCast.com/ see you next year!
Pocket Funk as heard on The Jon Hammond Show TV program on MNNTV and on Late Rent album – Behind The Beat http://behindthebeat.com/2004/12/jon-hammond-late-rent/ by Steve Rosenfeld “Jon Hammond says “the fingers are the singers.'” The latest CD ..

http://youtube.com/watch?v=Nn6BjZoJyEk&feature=share

Lydia’s Tune in Louisville Kentucky
Jon Hammond Band one night only in Louisville Kentucky
Jon wrote this tune “Lydia’s Tune” in Paris France after flying there on the Concorde Jet in 1981 from JFK to CDG in 2 hours and 36 minutes reaching Mach II speed. From Jon Hammond’s album “Late Rent”.

http://vimeo.com/47799770

Alex Budman tenor sax
John Bishop guitar
Ronnie Smith Jr. drums
Jon Hammond at the organ and bass
jonhammondband.com

New York NY — Got the bass WELL covered here to say the least! with 2 of my very favorite bassists extraordinaire – Tracy Wormworth and Ron Carter *perhaps the most recorded jazz bassist in the history of the music business – at very special gathering in honor of Tracy’s Dad – Jimmy Wormworth the great jazz drummer, double birthday with her Brother Nico and many family and close friends musicians playing until the very end led by the very incredible George Braith – this was one of the best parties ever, and sponsored in part by the good folks at The Jazz Foundation of America in the Metropolitan Room on W.22nd St.

– Jon Hammond
Tracy http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tracy_Wormworth
Tracy Wormworth is a bass guitarist working for more than 30 years in the music and television industry in the United States. She is the sister of percussionist James Wormworth.[1]
Wormworth is currently[when?] playing with The B-52s, a band that she has played with on and off for 20 years.[1] She appears as an additional artist on the sixth studio album by The B-52s, Good Stuff, released in 1992. By 2008, she was listed as a full band member on their album Funplex.
She first gained notoriety as a member of the New Wave band The Waitresses.[2] Dave Hofstra was the bass player on the first album, Wasn’t Tomorrow Wonderful? (even though Wormworth’s picture appears in the photo on the back cover of the album). Wormworth joined the band after he quit and stayed until the band broke up in 1984.[3]
Wormworth has served as a touring bass player for Sting and Wayne Shorter as well as the B-52s and was part of the house band on The Rosie O’Donnell Show. She makes a brief appearance in the video for the B-52s’ single “Is That You Mo-Dean?”. She is credited as a bass player on the Lena Horne album We’ll Be Together Again (1994), I Ain’t Movin’ (1994) by singer-songwriter Des’ree, and Head over Heels (1995) by Paula Abdul.
Ron Carter
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Carter
Ron Carter (born May 4, 1937) is an American jazz double-bassist. His appearances on over 2,500 albums make him one of the most-recorded bassists in jazz history, along with Milt Hinton, Ray Brown and Leroy Vinnegar. Carter is also an acclaimed cellist who has recorded numerous times on that instrument
Carter was born in Ferndale, Michigan. He started to play cello at the age of 10, but when his family moved to Detroit, he ran into difficulties regarding the racial stereotyping of classical musicians and instead moved to bass. He attended the historic Cass Technical High School in Detroit, and, later, the Eastman School of Music, where he played in its Philharmonic Orchestra. He gained his bachelor’s degree at Eastman in 1959, and in 1961 a master’s degree in double bass performance from the Manhattan School of Music.
His first jobs as a jazz musician were with Jaki Byard and Chico Hamilton. His first records were made with Eric Dolphy (another former member of Hamilton’s group) and Don Ellis, in 1960. His own first date as leader, Where?, with Dolphy and Mal Waldron and a date also with Dolphy called Out There with George Duvivier and Roy Haynes and Carter on cello; its advanced harmonies and concepts were in step with the third stream movement.
Carter came to fame via the second great Miles Davis quintet in the early 1960s, which also included Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and Tony Williams. Carter joined Davis’s group in 1963, appearing on the album Seven Steps to Heaven and the follow-up E.S.P., the latter being the first album to feature only the full quintet. It also featured three of Carter’s compositions (the only time he contributed compositions to Davis’s group). He stayed with Davis until 1968 (when he was replaced by Dave Holland), and participated in a couple of studio sessions with Davis in 1969 and 1970. Although he played electric bass occasionally during this period, he has subsequently eschewed that instrument entirely, and now plays only acoustic bass. Carter was close to Davis and even revealed to an interviewer in 1966 that the famous trumpeter’s favorite color was fuchsia.[2]
Carter also performed on some of Hancock, Williams and Shorter’s recordings during the sixties for Blue Note Records. He was a sideman on many Blue Note recordings of the era, playing with Sam Rivers, Freddie Hubbard, Duke Pearson, Lee Morgan, McCoy Tyner, Andrew Hill, Horace Silver and others.
After leaving Davis, Carter was for several years a mainstay of CTI Records, making albums under his own name and also appearing on many of the label’s records with a diverse range of other musicians. Notable musical partnerships in the 70’s and 80’s included Joe Henderson, Houston Person, Hank Jones, and Cedar Walton. During the 1970s he was a member of the New York Jazz Quartet.
He appears on the alternative hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest’s influential album The Low End Theory on a track called “Verses from the Abstract”. He also appears as a member of the jazz combo the Classical Jazz Quartet.
In 1994, Carter appeared on the Red Hot Organization’s compilation album, Stolen Moments: Red Hot + Cool. The album, meant to raise awareness and funds in support of the AIDS epidemic in relation to the African American community, was heralded as “Album of the Year” by Time Magazine. In 2001, Carter collaborated with Black Star and John Patton to record “Money Jungle” for the Red Hot Organization’s compilation album, Red Hot + Indigo, a tribute to Duke Ellington.
Carter was Distinguished Professor Emeritus of the Music Department of The City College of New York, having taught there for twenty years,[3] and received an honorary Doctorate from the Berklee College of Music, in Spring 2005 [4]. He joined the faculty of the Juilliard School in New York City in 2008, teaching bass in the school’s Jazz Studies program.
Carter made a notable appearance in Robert Altman’s 1996 film Kansas City. The end credits feature him and fellow bassist Christian McBride duetting on “Solitude”.
Ron Carter sits on the Advisory Committee of the Board of Directors of The Jazz Foundation of America as well as the Honorary Founder’s Committee.[5] Ron has worked with the Jazz Foundation since its inception to save the homes and the lives of America’s elderly jazz and blues musicians including musicians that survived Hurricane Katrina.[6]
Carter appeared as himself in an episode of the HBO series Treme entitled “What Is New Orleans.”
Carter’s authorized biography, “Ron Carter: Finding the Right Notes,” by Dan Ouellette was published by ArtistShare in 2008.
[edit]Discography

As leader

1961: Where? (Prestige Records) with Eric Dolphy, Charlie Persip, Mal Waldron, George Duvivier
1966: Out Front (Prestige)
1969: Uptown Conversation (Embryo Records)
1973: Blues Farm (CTI)
1973: All Blues (CTI)
1974: Spanish Blue (CTI)
1975: Anything Goes (Kudu)
1976: Yellow & Green (CTI)
1976: Pastels (Milestone)
1977: Piccolo (Milestone)
1977: Third Plane (Milestone)
1978: 1+3 (JVC) trio live with Hank Jones or Herbie Hancock and Tony Williams
1978: Peg Leg (Milestone)
1978: Standard Bearers
1979: Parade
1980: New York Slick (Milestone)
1980: Patrao
1980: Empire Jazz
1980: Pick ‘Em (Milestone)
1981: Super Strings (Milestone)
1990: Carnaval
1991: Meets Bach (Blue Note)
1992: Friends (Blue Note)
1994: Jazz, My Romance (Blue Note)
1995: Mr. Bow Tie (Blue Note)
1995: Brandenburg Concerto (Blue Note)
1997: The Bass and I
1998: So What (Blue Note) trio with Kenny Barron and Lewis Nash
1999: Orfeu (Blue Note)
2001: When Skies Are Grey (Blue Note)
2002: Stardust (Blue Note)
2003: The Golden Striker (Blue Note)
2003: Eight Plus
2003: Ron Carter Plays Bach
2006: Live at The Village Vanguard
2007: Dear Miles featuring his quartet Stephen Scott, piano, Payton Crossley, drums and Roger Squitero, percussion
2008: Jazz and Bossa
2011: Ron Carter’s Great Big Band (Sunnyside Records) — with Tracy Wormworth and Ron Carter at The Metropolitan Room

New York NY — Jimmy Wormworth veteran jazz drummer extraordinaire and his beautiful family at his 75-Ain’t-No-Jive birthday party double birthday with Jimmy’s son Nico, Faith A. Gibson, daughters Holly Wormworth and Tracy Wormworth – Jon Hammond

with Jimmy Wormworth, Mary Worm, Faith A. Gibson, Holly Wormworth and Tracy Wormworth at The Metropolitan Room

New York NY — Main Men Jimmy Wormworth jazz drummer extraordinaire and one of oldest friends bandmates George Braith outside Metropolitan Room on 22nd St. at Jimmy’s Ain’t No Jive 75 Birthday Party – photo Jon Hammond

Jimmy Wormworth, Al Jazzbo Collins, Ron Carter, Drummer, Bassist, Jon Hammond, Jazz, Organ, Richard Clements, Rudy Lawless, Jazz Foundation of America, Gina Reder, Marianne Pillsbury

Oliver Johnson batterie – Finale Paris France

August 23, 2009


*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE:

http://ia360935.us.archive.org/1/items/JonHammondOliverJohnsonbatterie-Finale/OliverJohnsonLastSong.m4v

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0Tc_9BI3mM

1988 Jazz Concert musé d’art moderne in paris: Francois Chassagnite trp., Oliver Johnson drms, Jean Bardy bs, Arnaud Mattei pno as seen on The Jon Hammond Show TV Show and HammondCast ©2009 Oliver Johnson Finale

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ASCAP Network Behind The Beat with Jon Hammond “LATE RENT”


Elmar Lemes photo of Jon Hammond playing XK-3 organ at Local 802 Monday Night Jazz Session sponsored by Jazz Foundation of America


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*Note, regrettfully, sadly and tragically Oliver Johnson was murdered in Paris 2004 by a homeless man who is now in prison: *From Jazzhouse.org : Oliver Johnson was a noted participant in the free jazz movement of the 1960s, but was a versatile and adaptable performer in many settings. He settled in Paris in the late-60s. He worked with a number of major figures from the free and experimental scene, including Anthony Braxton, Dewey Redman, Sam Rivers, Archie Shepp, the Art Ensemble of Chicago and David Murray, as well as more mainstream players, including Hampton Hawes, Bobby Hutcherson, Maynard Ferguson, Yusef Lateef, Atilla Zoller and Johnny Griffin. He worked regularly with saxophonist Steve Lacy between 1978-89. He co-led the trio TOK with Takashi Kako and Kent Carter. His body was discovered on a bench near Les Halles. In memory of Oliver Johnson, Jon Hammond NYC

Batterie, Drummer, Finale, Francois Chassagnite, HammondCast, Jack Lang, Jean Bardy, Jon Hammond, KYOURADIO, M. Andre Francis, Oliver Johnson, Paris France, Radio, B3, XK-3c

2 Hats Talking Jon Hammond and Narada Michael Walden at ASCAP “I Create Music Expo” 2009 Hollywood CA

April 28, 2009

2 Hats Talking Jon Hammond and Narada Michael Walden at ASCAP “I Create Music Expo” 2009 Hollywood CA

2 Hats Talking – Jon Hammond and Narada Michael Walden
Jon Hammond is an ASCAP Member Publisher New York Chapter and host of daily radio program HammondCast Show KYOU Radio, Narada Michael Walden is an award-winning and platinum-selling music producer, musician and songwriter at ASCAP “I Create Music Expo” 2009 Hollywood CA
Mr. Hammond is a member of AFM Local 802 & Local 6 Musicians Union http://www.jonhammondband.com/news.html
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Oliver Johnson batterie – Finale

April 13, 2008

musé d’art moderne in paris: Francois Chassagnite, Oliver Johnson, Jean Bardy, Arnaud Mattei March 6 1988 HammondCast

1988 Jazz Concert musé d’art moderne in paris: Francois Chassagnite trp., Oliver Johnson drms, Jean Bardy bs, Arnaud Mattei pno as seen on The Jon Hammond Show TV Show and HammondCast ©2008 http://www.HammondCast.com Oliver Johnson Finale *Note, regrettfully, sadly and tragically Oliver Johnson was murdered in Paris 2004 by a homeless man who is now in prison: *From Jazzhouse.org : Oliver Johnson was a noted participant in the free jazz movement of the 1960s, but was a versatile and adaptable performer in many settings. He settled in Paris in the late-60s. He worked with a number of major figures from the free and experimental scene, including Anthony Braxton, Dewey Redman, Sam Rivers, Archie Shepp, the Art Ensemble of Chicago and David Murray, as well as more mainstream players, including Hampton Hawes, Bobby Hutcherson, Maynard Ferguson, Yusef Lateef, Atilla Zoller and Johnny Griffin. He worked regularly with saxophonist Steve Lacy between 1978-89. He co-led the trio TOK with Takashi Kako and Kent Carter. His body was discovered on a bench near Les Halles. In memory of Oliver Johnson, Jon Hammond NYC
Francois Chassagnite, Oliver Johnson, Jean Bardy, Arnaud Mattei March 6 1988 HammondCast

Rock Accordion thru stack of Marshalls with James Brown drummer Erik Hargrove

October 31, 2007

Jon Hammond and Marc Baum, Jon plays Excelsior Accordions

JON HAMMOND Band made ‘Accordion History’ at Frankfurt Musikmesse playing Rock Excelsior Accordion through 2 full stacks of Marshall Amps like Jimi Hendrix ! With ERIK HARGROVE drummer of James Brown Soul Generals, KEVIN MAUDER (he plays louder) tenor sax, TYRONE STARKS trombone playing Jon’s Soul Rock compositions “Get Back In The Groove” and theme song “Late Rent”. This was Jon’s 21st consecutive year playing at Musikmesse instrument trade show. Special thanks to the Musicians, Excelsior CEMEX, Neil Witchard & Frankfurt Messe. Catch Jon’s radio show HammondCast 7 days a week, KYOU 1550AM c)2007 http://www.HammondCast.com