Posts Tagged ‘Funky’

Jon Hammond Show Theme Song LATE RENT At Mothertone Party Nashville

August 6, 2017

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: Jon Hammond Show Theme Song LATE RENT At Mothertone Party Nashville

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

Youtube https://youtu.be/JhOeP7Qfdjs #Youtube #LateRent


Publication date 2017-08-05
Language English
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 DuvalJC CliffordSteve 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

Nashville, Drums, Guitar, Percussion, NAMM Show, Night Party, Blues, Jazz, MNN TV, Late Rent, Funky, #Mothertone #HammondOrgan

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Mothertone Mother Of All Hangs First Night POCKET FUNK

July 21, 2017

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: Mothertone Mother Of All Hangs First Night POCKET FUNK

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

Youtube https://youtu.be/y-qMlMsQnMI


Publication date 2017-07-20
Language English
Mothertone Mother of All Hangs first night POCKET FUNK – Jon Hammond BandJoe Berger guitar, Chuggy Carter percussion, Kayleigh Moyer drums, Jon Hammond organ – MC: Apolonia Davalos – special thanks Michael Turner for having us back for 3rd annual Mothertone event during Summer NAMM Show Nashville “Mother of All Hangs” in Big Shotz Nashville, and Dawn Moyer – Dawn can out-hang us all! All the Mothertone Artists, more videos coming! Mix by Skylar Leigh Duval – Jon Hammond — ‘Mother of all Hangs’ SummerNAMM ’17
Public · Hosted by Mothertone EVENT https://www.facebook.com/events/117740542147224/?active_tab=about #Mothertone #ApoloniaDavalos #BigShotzNashville #SummerNAMM #NAMMShow #Funk #SleishmanDrums 

Mother of All Hangs, Big Shotz Nashville Party, Hammond Organ, Sk1, Kayleigh Moyer, Sleishman drums, Summer NAMM, NAMM Show, Michael Turner, Funky, Nashville Tennessee #Mothertone #HammondOrgan

Center Stage WHITE ONIONS Jon Hammond Allstars With Lee Oskar

April 25, 2017

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: Center Stage WHITE ONIONS Jon Hammond Allstars With Lee Oskar

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

Youtube https://youtu.be/h_hN0O4y3zw

Center Stage WHITE ONIONS Jon Hammond Allstar Band with special guest Lee Oskar – musikmesse​ 2017 Frankfurt Germany
Musicians: Peter Klohmann​ tenor saxophone, Giovanni Totò Gulino​ drums, Joe Berger​ guitar, Lee Oskar​ harmonica, Jon Hammond​ organ

Special Events Announcer Eleftherios Mavros​ aka Mavros Freitag​ – Photos by Vollmond Konzertfotografie special thanks Dita Vollmond​, Wolfgang Lücke​ Messe Frankfurt​ – Photos LINK: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ditavollmond/sets/72157682204136966

Published April 24, 2017
Usage Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0
Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/214528041

Photo credit: Vollmond Konzertfotografie / Dita Vollmond – special thanks / Dankeschön!

L to R: Joe Berger, Jon Hammond, Lee Oskar, Giovanni Totò Gulino, Peter Klohmann – Jon Hammond Allstar Band

Topics Center Stage, White Onions, musikmesse, Lee Oskar, Jon Hammond, Vollmond Konzertfotografie, Wolfgang Lücke, Jazzy, Funky, Hammond Organ #musikmesse #centerstage #VollmondKonzertfotografie #HammondOrgan

Late Rent Jon Hammond Show Theme Song In Yachtklub Frankfurt

April 21, 2017

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: Late Rent Jon Hammond Show Theme Song In Yachtklub Frankfurt

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

Youtube https://youtu.be/MJVZKxw0cfs

High-Def VIDEO:
– Hans Romanov Presents – Live Music, Ambience, “Empathy, Love, Reality, True, Bravery, Dignity, Freedom, Fidelity” – Peter Klohmann tenor saxofon, Joe Berger guitar, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Jon Hammond organ + bass – as seen on MNN TV channel 1 every Friday night ©JON HAMMOND International

http://www.HammondCast.com
#Yachtklub #LiveMusic #Frankfurt #Jazzy #Funky #HammondOrgan #Saxofon #Guitar #Drums #LateRent

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

Published April 21, 2014
Usage Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0
Topics Yachtklub, Live Music, Frankfurt, Jazzy, Funky, Late Rent, Hammond Organ, Saxofon, Guitar, Drums

Remarkable Photos by Elmar Lemes at musikmesse Warm Up Party Jon Hammond Band

©JON HAMMOND International

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Jazz Kneipe Funky James Preston on Head Phone Jon Hammond Band

August 1, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Jazz Kneipe Funky James Preston on Head Phone Jon Hammond Band

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

Jon Hammond and Attila Zoller in Jazz Kneipe Frankfurt

Jon Hammond in front of die Jazz Kneipe Berlinerstrasse 70 Frankfurt am Main

Jon Hammond says: “I played 207 gigs in the famous JAZZ KNEIPE Frankfurt at Berlinerstr. 70 until Regina the boss finally closed the doors and moved to Spain a few years ago, usually in Duo, sometimes as Trio but more often than not as Solo. This was a special occasion because my bandmates from California came over so I had them on the gig with addition of Sgt. Al Wittig of U.S. Air Force on tenor, James Preston of Sons of Champlin band drums, Barry Finnerty gtr., myself Jon Hammond at XB-2 Hammond organ. This was a very special place frequented by all the musicians after there gigs. A 5 hour gig until wee hours of the morning, Live Music 7 days a week in rotation with musicians like Piano George, Izio Gross, Wilson de Oliveira and members of HR Bigband. Regina introduced me to Tony Lakatos the Hungarian tenor saxophonist who I play with still today. The club was not large but it had a great atmosphere and was always a safe place to hang out until as late as 5AM. Sadly the Jazz Kneipe is still shuttered there on Berlinerstr. directly behind the Frankfurter Hof Hotel. All musicians tip their hat when they pass by. There’s a lot of music in those walls!”
Funky Head Phone © Jon Hammond International, Inc. ASCAP http://www.jonhammondband.com

Youtube http://youtu.be/uwm1evylatI

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

Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men laying down some serious Pocket Funk at the 12th annual New Orleans by The Bay Food and Music Festival for Bill Graham Presents. Original Jon Hammond composition from Jon’s album “Late Rent” with James Preston drums from Sons of Champlin band, Larry Schneider tenor saxophone, Barry Finnerty guitar and Jon Hammond at his 1965 Hammond B3 organ
Special thanks Mick Brigden and the BGP Team
http://www.jonhammondband.com

I like how Jimmy wore his Tie-dye Peace Symbol shirt in to AFN Radio when we did the live broadcast on the powerful military station world-wide in March of 1994 – you will be / are greatly missed James Preston! Funky drummer, the hits are still going on – still reeling from the sad news he has passed a couple of days ago folks – Jon Hammond *Actual Broadcast on AFN from Frankfurt Headquarters:
LINK: http://youtu.be/S1DXhw1z_rc

“This remarkable film documents 3/17 1994 AFN POWERLITE Show live broadcast of JON HAMMOND Band playing and talking on-air with host MARGIE GLAD “The Voice of AFN Europe” 871AM MW at that time. First-ever public performance of original composition “Nu Funk” (“Hip Hop Chitlins”). The broadcast was heard world-wide and recorded and later released on Jon Hammond’s album “Late Rent”. James Preston of band Sons of Champlin drums, Barry Finnerty gtr., Jon Hammond XB-2 organ/bass Joe Berger audio.”…

San Francisco California — Jon Hammond Band Lunchtime Gig in front of San Francisco City Hall – shown James Preston drums Jon Hammond at 1965 B3 Hammond organ

Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V98fwDJSHWw
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Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/HeadPhoneOZZtoshStandSummerNAMM

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Summer NAMM | NAMM.org Jon Hammond Organ Group

June 12, 2014

Summer NAMM | NAMM.org Jon Hammond Organ Group LINK: Summer NAMM | NAMM.org Jon Hammond Organ Group

Jon Hammond Organ Group

Performance Info

Location: 
Music City Center
Acoustic Nation Lobby Stage
Time: 
Friday, July 18, 2014 – 3:15pm to 3:45pm

Artist Info

Jon Hammond: Organ / bass Leader
Joe  Berger: guitar
Roland Barber: trombone
Genre: 
Jazz
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 Hammond Band THE SOUND SOUL SUMMIT All-Star Jam Video Movie of Jon’s Band Featuring Bernard Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, Alex Budman, Joe Berger2, Koei Tanaka, Jon Hammond Organ Group — with Stephen Fortner, Scott May, Joe Berger rips it up! Koei Tanaka and Jon Hammond at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center Hilton Anaheim Lobby Special Program on 80th Anniversary of Hammond Organ USA – Front of House / FOH Mix by Brian English – Denny Mack Audio – announcement – Stephen Fortner – Editor Keyboard Magazine Jon Hammond Organ Group *Note: “Head Phone” composed by Jon Hammond ©JON HAMMOND Intl. ASCAP recorded with Bernard Purdie originally on Jon’s album Late Rent in year of 1989 – Big Special Thanks to Jay Dittamo for standin’ in the cuff for Bernard, thanks Jay! special thanks to Scott May and Gregg Gregory Gronowski – Hammond Suzuki Musical Instruments Team

    Live broadcast  

          

HammondCast Radio Broadcast with original Music and Stories from Jon Hammond “Train Song” and “Get Back in The Groove”

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Behind the Beat Jon Hammond: Late Rent by Steve Rosenfeld

June 12, 2014

*Click HERE For AUDIO: Behind the Beat Jon Hammond: Late Rent by Steve Rosenfeld

http://behindthebeat.com/2004/12/jon-hammond-late-rent/

The Late Rent Story
Jon Hammond waited half his life to make this CD – starting with being an underground TV host.

Swingin’ Funky Jazz & Blues
Jon Hammond describes his style of music and how he learned to play it.

Two Hot Tracks
Jon Hammond recalls one of his first songs – from age 15 – and a great Sunday session.

Sonny’s Advice
A little advice on melody from a great sax player went a long way.

Jon Hammond says “the fingers are the singers.’” The latest CD from this exceptional and soulful Hammond organist is the proof. “Late Rent” draws on decades of great recording sessions and top live performances to showcase his own playing and many top jazz and funk artists. It shows why the Hammond organ is one of the most enduring electric instruments and why Hammond is one of its best players.

Listen to Album Quality Audio HERE: Hammond’s Bolero album track from Jon Hammond

http://youtu.be/xRCG3wt6ARY

most high quality Audio:
Hammond’s Bolero track 1 title track from Jon Hammond http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/hammond
This is Jon Hammond’s inspired all-original trio album played with the intensity of a live performance. It features great saxophone work by Alex Budman and the sophisticated funky sound of Ronnie Smith, Jr. on drums. Accordion and guitar embellish several tracks, and the overall sound is very musical and unusual. Lots of powerful groove drives some really great Jon Hammond compositions such as “Soon I Will Be Free”, “Cannonball 99 (One More Time!), “Six Year Itch”, “Jennifer’s Song” and “9/11 Tribute.”
Artist: Hammond, Jon Trio
Title: Hammond’s Bolero
Format: CD
Label: HAM-BERGER-FRIZ RECORDS
Catalog Number: 103
UPC Code: 601637970522
Price: $9.98 (All prices include domestic shipping.)
Genre: JAZZ
City Hall Records Catalog
Independent Record Distribution since 1973
Album Notes

Letter to the Listener from Jon Hammond:
November 28, 2002
Dear Listener!
This record marks a new beginning for me, and I would like to dedicate it to all those who like myself are striking out on their own and going it alone. Don’t be afraid to follow your dreams. I did and now this record is for you!
On November 5th, 2002 at 11:00 hours I entered in to Studio “D” of UNIQUE RECORDING STUDIOS in Times Square NYC with my producer/engineer Joe Berger along with S.F. Bay Area musicians Ronnie Smith (drums) and Alex Budman (tenor sax). I had just come back from performing in Shanghai at the first MUSIC CHINA. My mission was clear…because of all our busy schedules and logistical problems, we had a 4 hour window to play down 13 of my original compositions live to Pro Tools recording format with Joe Berger at the controls, ably assisted by Heath Aiken.
From the first tune I knew that this would be my best record ever. Twelve of the tracks made this record and the 13th will be on the next record!
As I was telling the musicians…on this record each of us is larger than life. I am very proud to feature the undeniable pocket feel of Ronnie Smith, the great left-handed funk drummer from East Oakland. Also it is my pleasure to feature one of the finest and most musical tenor saxophonists to come out of the Bay Area in a long time: Alex Budman. The incredible guitar work features my long-time partner Joe Berger (Ham-Berger Productions). Joe has played with John Entwistle, Vangelis and many greats, plus he is responsible for the fine sound of this recording and mastering. Joe joined the band on tracks 1 & 3, title song Hammond’s Bolero and Cannonball 99.
Bobby and Joanne Nathan’s Unique Recording Studios was the perfect studio and environment for our live recording. Special thanks to Bobby and Joanne and the Unique staff!

I fired up the house HAMMOND organ and felt right at home immediately. Although we cut these tunes in one session, (a new speed record at Unique Recording Studios!), it took my whole life to refine my songs and get to this point where I was ready to record them…and ALSO to select musicians who could not only play their asses off, but are very nice cats who play my music with much enthusiasm and uplifting spirit. Like all bandleaders I have had more than my share of nightmare situations with “difficult” musicians so I am always happy when I can record and play with trouble-free musicians on the band! These are the guys.
This was Ronnie’s first trip to New York City. The night before our session he and Alex went to hear the Village Vanguard Monday Night Bigband while I stayed home in my Times Square apartment preparing the music for the session.
There is a story behind every one of these compositions. The title track “Hammond’s Bolero” (track #1) means literally Romantic Music. Even if you are not a dancer you’ll want to dance to this track! As on every track all the musicians are featured with the addition of the totally amazing guitar work of JOE BERGER. He does some “terrible things” to the strings on his guitar ladies and gentlemen! Guitar Heads and even Carlos Santana…look out!!

On every one of my albums I like to do something original that has never been done before. On this record the very first sound that you will hear is the sound of me popping the cork out of a very nice bottle of Red Bordeaux wine! I have always thought this to be a “happy sound”, so kick back and enjoy a glass of Bordeaux with my music if you have the possibility to do so. Also I announce the title of every one of my songs. The reason I do this is because so often on the radio song titles are not announced…well, I fixed that! I recorded the cork and my voiceovers on my new acquisition, which is a fine Chinese manufactured Tube Microphone from SUPERLUX in Shanghai. My EXCELSIOR tonechamber accordion has custom SENNHEISER microphones in it with a very slick modification by main man ALEX of Alex Accordions Guitars shop around the corner from Unique Recording Studios on W. 48th St. in New York (on the famous strip of music shops). This was my first outting using the electronics in my hand-built accordion and I was very pleased with the natural sound we got on the recordings.
Track #2, “Jennifer’s Song” I wrote for my girlfriend Jennifer.
Once you have heard “Jennifer’s Song” you’ll never be able to get it out of your mind. Melody is King! Perhaps you will hear my Russian/Hungarian heritage coming from this melody.

“Cannonball 99” (One More Time!) #3 is a rollicking shuffle that I would like to dedicate to all those out there on the superslab with the hammer down driving cross-country. “Cannonball” means non-stop, coast to coast. I have driven more miles than most people will ever live to drive. I’ve seen 18 wheel trucks drive off the side of a mountain in black ice…drivers falling asleep at the wheel and angry people driving like idiots. Buckle up for safety, keep a CB radio and a cell phone in the car and please drive safely out there everybody!
JOE BERGER joins us for a rockin’ solo on this one, ala ZZ TOP. He’s been cannonballin’ on the big-time tour busses with everybody from The WHO’s JOHN ENTWISTLE who we unfortunately lost last year, to boy band DREAM STREET. We call him the “Berger-meister”!
You might see me out there one more time…my handle on the CB radio is: “T-Bone Steak”. They’ll be playing the hell out of this one down in the Bayou on my friends’ radio station http://www.KBON.com in Eunice Louisianna…laissez les bon ton roulette, Cannonball 99…One More Time!

This next song, (#4) “Soon I Will Be Free” is sure to be the theme song for a future TV show or movie! Ronnie’s Gospel and Shuffle beats are undeniable. I wrote the tune in D flat (5 flats)..the tonality of the bass lines I played on my MZ2000 CASIO monster bass keyboard will shake the china in your neighbor’s kitchen! Smokin’ track…dig the accordion I layed down and soulful saxophone playing from Alex. This one will make you snap your fingers until they’re too sore to snap no more!
“Thing In C Minor” (#5) is a serious 3-way jam featuring Ronnie with an East Bay Funk groove and solo in the middle. We jam so hard at the end that when we hit the final slam together, I think you’ll agree when I say that this track has one of the greatest endings ever recorded! (the other greatest ending is on Czechoslovakian Salsa Song..track #9!)
“Cosmo Lane” (#6) was a song I wrote while looking out of the window at my San Francisco apartment. There is a little street called Cosmo Lane where the pigeons shit and the crackheads smoke and whatever else they do. I often would face my keyboard out the window and play while looking at this little street. Soon after I wrote the song a friend of ours in Germany named his new son “Cosmo”. I thought…oh that is pretty cosmic, because how many Cosmo’s do you know?! Only one I can think of was on the old TV show “Topper”. And now the hotel around the corner has changed it’s name to “Cosmo Hotel”…and last week when I played for first time in Osaka Japan, there Jennifer and I were in a fine hotel on Cosmo Place! So here it is for you…”Cosmo Lane”. The guys think this would be another good one for TV show theme.

Track #7 “Remembering Stanley” is my tribute to recently deceased tenor saxophonist Stanley Turrentine, featuring our saxophonist Alex Budman. I never played with him, but our main man Joe Berger worked with Stanley on the road and mixed his last record. This tune starts out with a quote from J.S. Bach Prelude and Fugue in C Minor…I always wanted to do that because it so firmly establishes the tonality of the key like nothing I have ever heard! The head of the tune is a little bit reminiscent of The Pink Panther. Well ladies and gentlemen…the Pink Panther is dead..and so is Stanley, so here you have it.. “Remembering Stanley”! Some fine tribute playing by Alex on the tenor sax…check it out!

“Six Year Itch” (#8), is a very strong tune. I was telling the cats…this song is like an anthem! I could imagine a very hip marching band doing this song someday. I actually wrote it as I completed the first 6 years of my television show (The Jon Hammond Show) in New York. I had heard about the famous 7 year itch that married couples experience. And then in 1985 I was offered a major contract from then President of Sony Software, John O’Donnell. I’ll never forget how at our meeting on the 48th floor of 9 W. 57th St. in New York at Sony Headquarters he told me, “Jon, we here at Sony believe that you will be tremendously successful within 3 years.”..And then here I was 6 years on the air with my show and I was thinking…well Mr. O’Donnell…I hope you are right but I guess you are off by just a few years! And now I am just about to wrap up the 19th year of my TV show on Feb. 2nd, 2003 I begin my 20th consecutive year of broadcasting The Jon Hammond Show. Stay tuned, and here it is now for you…”Six Year Itch”!

“F.P. Blues” (#9) is a song I wrote during my days living in the famous St. Pauli section of Hamburg Germany by the Reeperbahn. There was a club there I played at which had a very unusual name that I finally shortened to these initials so I will not be blamed for being a sexist…hey, I didn’t name the club! But anyway we have a good friend also with the same initials-Francoise Pujol, a fine musician in Paris…so it can be for Francoise also. A swinging shuffle blues with some growling tenor sax from Alex…this is a very common kind of feel to what I was playing 7 nights-a-week in Boston’s Combat Zone strip clubs back in the ’70’s
“Czechoslovakian Salsa Song” (#10) has a very interesting story! I wrote this song during one of my frequent visits to play in Prague. Even though now they call it Czech Republic I prefer to think of it still as Czechoslovakia. I have enjoyed performing and giving seminares (as they are called there) in Prague several times. And in my travels there I have found it very interesting that in this place where there is a rich history of music and culture, there is a big movement of Salsa Music. Yes that’s right…they love Salsa Music in Prague! And so while there I met the main Czechoslovakian salsa cat and we composed this song with the very memorable melody together. Does anybody out there know the name of the main Czechoslovakian salsa cat? His name is: Saul Salsoskovitch!….cymbal hit please!!
Have a nice Czech beer from Pilsn and enjoy the song!

“Train Song” (#11) is a melody that came in to my head while riding on the AMTRAK passenger train across the country. I was looking out the window at the beautiful Colorado Rockies while hearing the melody in my mind. The train is very close to my heart because I originally came out from Chicago to Berkeley California with my mother and sisters on the “California Zephyr” in the year of 1957..I was 4 years old then and didn’t quite understand the concept of “going to another state”…well, after some days on the Zephyr, I knew what that meant! I often used to like to play by the train tracks as a young cat and even today I gravitate towards the tracks when I feel like just kicking around. Yesterday we took some photos of the trio and it naturally came in to my mind that we should shoot the pictures down by the Berkeley train tracks. I used to like to squish pennies on the track and so I put down 3 pennies for good luck before we did our photo shoot. It’s not always so easy to find the coins after they are squished by the train. Then they fly around in the gravel and debris…Jennifer found all 3 coins, so now I know we will have good luck with this record! And so not to make it too complicated as my old friend Al “Jazzbeaux” Collins would say…I call this one, “Train Song”…swingin’ down the tracks!

Track #12, the final track of this record album is a very special track for me….this is my tribute to all the victims of the horrible attacks of September 11th 2001. I told Jennifer and all my friends after receiving the terrible news that, “Now is the time for the musicians to do our work.” Because I live in Times Square New York and also my girlfriend works in the airlines and so like everyone else this event has hit very very close to home. In some ways it brought us all closer together. One week after Sept. 11 we went to Hamburg Germany to visit my close friends there and I was also moved by how deeply our friends in Germany and all over the world were affected by the tragedy. In many ways we live in a different world today now. The American flags were out in Hamburg and everywhere we went folks! We have a great country and so as introduction to my composition “Get Back In The Groove” I play some strains of “America The Beautiful” in medley with my song. I wrote G.B.I.T.G. when I was only 15 years old and coming through a tough time in my life. For all the people out there who are getting back in the groove, this song and album is dedicated to YOU.
I’m writing these liner notes on Thanksgiving Day which is a beautiful American tradition. I have plenty to be thankful for this year and so I would like to thank all of the people who helped me somehow to make this album of my compositions a reality. It’s been a long time coming even though we recorded it in record time. Please read my special thanks and if I somehow omitted your name and you know you belong on the list, please forgive me as my mind gets a little cloudy the older I get, but I didn’t really forget even one person who has helped me on this long journey up to the release of “Hammond’s Bolero”. Now buy the record and come out to our gigs! Come by the bandstand and say hi, I’m easy to find…I’ll either be behind my HAMMOND organ or strapped in to my EXCELSIOR Accordion. As my friends from Russia and Ukraine say: “Nastarovya!” However you say it…here’s to your health and my romantic music here on this disc comes from our hearts to all people around the world in the international language of instrumental music…in the rhythm of life!
Sincerely yours,
Jon Hammond
â„¢ “The FINGERS…are the SINGERS!”
from Germany/Hamburg

That´s a pretty kettle of fish!!!
This music will twist you round one´s little finger-it´s so beautiful it took my breath away – really – take it from me!!!Just what the doctor ordered:-)GREAT! Jon Hammond can bring the house down – yeah!
Andreas Breunig

Ich würde sie auch gerne mal hören…., die cd!
Ich wohne unweit der “Schnulze” in Hamburg. Vor 2 Jahren auf einem nach-Hause-Weg hörte ich Musik. Sie kam aus der Schnulze. Und sie war gut, verdammt gut! Später erfuhr ich, welch hochkarätigen Musiker in dieser kleinen Kneipe gespielt haben, einfach unglaublich…
Wann bist du wieder in Hamburg, Jon ?
When are you back in Hamburg/germany, Jon ?
Please, give me a mail ! My Friends here are sometime in a very, very big wintersleeping, you know…
Thanks for your Music !!!
And best wishes to a great musician under our sun !!!
Andreas from Hamburg
Michael August

this music is great!
Hi, i´m the artist and designer of this cd-cover, i hear it in every time and this music change my live! it´s absolut wonderful, fantastic! it blows my mind away!

Late Rent, ASCAP Audio Portrait, Steve Rosenfeld, Jon Hammond, Swinging, Funky, Jazz, Blues, Hammond Organ, Bolero, Accordion, Local 802, Musicians Union

LATE RENT – ASCAP Audio Portrait: Jon Hammond

June 10, 2014

*LISTEN TO THE AUDIO HERE: LATE RENT – ASCAP Audio Portrait: Jon Hammond

http://www.ascap.com/audioportraits/h/jon_hammond_rent.aspx

Jon Hammond says “the fingers are the singers.'” The latest CD from this exceptional and soulful Hammond organist is the proof. “Late Rent” draws on decades of great recording sessions and top live performances to showcase his own playing and many top jazz and funk artists. It shows why the Hammond organ is one of the most enduring electric instruments and why Hammond is one of its best players.

The Late Rent Story
Swingin’ Funky Jazz & Blues
Two Hot Tracks
Sonny’s Advice

Top Albums by Jon Hammond http://www.amazon.com/Jon-Hammond/e/B001LHTWJQ/ref=ntt_mus_dp_pel

Late Rent – This is a re-issue of Jon’s 1995 European release “Late Rent.” Never before available in the U.S., it contains a collection of recordings featuring Bernard Purdie and Steve Ferrone on drums, as well as Todd Anderson and Alex Foster on sax, Barry Finnerty and Graham Hawthorne, Ray Grappone, Jim Preston and Chuggy Carter. The record is a swinging and funky compilation of original tracks written by Jon Hammond, as well as some anecdotal asides and a guest apperance by Jazzbeaux Collins. Lots of great solos and organ sounds, as well as melodies and groove. Includes “Late Rent,” “Pocket Funk,” “Lydia’s Tune,” “White Onions,” “Head Phone” and “Hip Hop Chitlins.”

Jon Hammond Band official Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband

Front Line Jon Hammond Band – Photo Credit to Master Photographer Lawrence Gay of The West Coast Live Radio Show

– L to R: Joe Berger guitar, Alex Budman tenor saxophone, Koei Tanaka Suzuki Harmonica, Jon Hammond – Sk1 Hammond organ at The NAMM Show

Recordings with Bernard Purdie, Stephen Ferrone, David Fathead Newman, Tony Lakatos, Barry Finnerty, Joe Berger, Joe Gallardo, James Preston, Lee Oskar, Chuggy Carter, Alex Foster, Cornell Dupree, Ray Grappone, Lutz Buechner, Heinz Lichius, Giovanni Gulino Al Jazzbo Collins

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/late-rent/id30945539

photo by Teddy Fung

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Sound Soul Summit 2014 Poster for The Ultimate Hammond All-Star Jam NAMM Show Hilton Hotel

January 13, 2014

Partial Set List: *Note: Jon Hammond Quartet featuring Bernard Purdie is scheduled to come on after Bill Champlin :

1.BRIAN AUGER AND OBLIVION EXPRESS!
Tune:TBD!
Keys:BRIAN AUGER (B3)!
Bass/Karma Auger:Drums/Guitar/Vocal!
!
2.BILLY PRESTON TRIBUTE!
“Will It Go ‘Round In Circles”!
Keys:GARY SWAN (B3) / J.T. THOMAS (SK88)!
bringing own band TBD!
!
3.JIMMY SMITH TRIBUTE!
“The Sermon”!
Keys REV. JIMMIE SMITH (sk2) / JIM ALFREDSON (B3) / RON OSWANSKI (sk88)! Jay:Drums/Ron:Guitar!
!
4.BILL CHAMPLIN!
“Turn Your Love Around”!
Keys: BILL CHAMPLIN (B3) / DAVID ROSENTHAL (SK88)!
Mike:Drums/Leo: Bass/Jack: Guitar/Terry Lawless:Sax!
!
5.THE JON HAMMOND QUARTET!
Tune:TBD!
Keys:JON HAMMOND (B3)!
Bernard Purdie:Drums/Joe Berger:Guitar/TBA:Sax!

*Note: Plus Very special Surprise Guests I am not at liberty to announce yet – it’s going to be great, hope to see you there!

Jon Hammond & Band

Breaking Jon Hammond Band News: Welcoming Bernard Purdie back to the bandstand for 80th Anniversary of Hammond Organs and Hall of Fame night in Hilton Hotel Lobby 2014 NAMM Show

– 4th band up after Brian Auger Oblivion Express – lineup will be Joe Berger guitar, Bernard Purdie drums, Jon Hammond B3 organ and tenor saxophonist tba – http://www.jonhammondband.com/news.html

Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men flashback time with Bernard Purdie:

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

The late great tenor saxophonist David Fathead Newman plays Late Rent – Jon Hammond Band theme song from long-running cable TV show The Purdie Shuffle! Bernard Purdie dedication to his students in the house – Jon Hammond at the B3 organ

Jon Hammond Band theme song LATE RENT in Zanzibar and Grill NYC
Bernard Purdie drums, Jon Hammond at B3 organ with his long time theme song of The Jon Hammond Show TV Show

NAMM Show Jazz Blues on 80th Anniversary of the Hammond Organ – Jon Hammond Band Performance Info

http://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2014/concerts-performances/jon-hammond-band

Announcing Jon Hammond Band News: Welcoming Bernard Purdie back to the bandstand for 80th Anniversary of Hammond Organs and Hall of Fame night in Hilton Hotel Lobby 2014 NAMM Show – 4th band up after Brian Auger Oblivion Express – lineup will be Joe Berger guitar, Bernard Purdie drums, Jon Hammond B3 organ and tenor saxophonist Alex Budman – http://www.jonhammondband.com/news.html

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

Very special performance on first ever Hammond night in Hilton Hotel Lobby at Winter NAMM 2013 presented by Hammond Suzuki USA “Sound Soul Summit”
“The Ultimate All-Star Jam” MC Scott May introduces Jon Hammond Band to play their theme song “Late Rent” after a very cool pre-show party Meet and Greet with a who’s who of Hammond organists.
Donny Baldwin drums (from Jefferson Starship & Lydia Pense & Cold Blood),
Alex Budman tenor saxophone
Joe Berger guitar
Jon Hammond New B-3 Portable organ
Sound mix by Denny Mack
Special thanks Hammond Suzuki USA and Suzuki Musical Instruments Team
NAMM = National Association of Music Merchants
http://www.jonhammondband.com

This year Dom Famularo will be playing drums first time on Jon Hammond Band folks, this is going to be amazing!

L to R: Jon Hammond, Joe Berger, Tony Arambarri

Folks, remembering the late great John Entwistle today bassist of The Who! Joe Berger introduced us in Frankfurt Musikmesse 1987 – here we are in 1988 in Franfurt – R.I.P. John!

– Jon Hammond Band
Looking forward to NAMM 2014!
Joe Berger, Bernard Purdie, Jon Hammond – Roseland Ballroom

— with Joe Berger, Jon Hammond and Bernard Purdie at Roseland Ballroom

Jon Hammond: This is the lineup for our appearance Friday Jan. 24th Hilton Lobby 80th Anniversary Hammond Organ, L to R: Joe Berger, Bernard Purdie, Jon Hammond and Alex Budman tenor sax 4th up after Brian Auger Oblivion Express, show hits at 9PM – First-ever Hammond Hall of Fame announcemnts – Jon Hammond Band we are going to break it down funky with Bernard folks! – JH

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2011 Jazzkeller Warm Up – Pocket Funk

October 16, 2013

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: 2011 Jazzkeller Warm Up – Pocket Funk

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/2011JazzkellerWarmUpLarge540p

Jon Hammond Band annual musikmesse Warm Up Party 
“Pocket Funk”
Joe Berger guitar
Tony Lakatos tenor sax
Giovanni Totò Gulino drums
Jon Hammond – XB-2 Hammond organ
*Note: XB-2 was damaged airport handling – keys were sticking down, last journey for my original XB-2, was in service from 1991 – still works but keys must be replaced, went around the world with me numerous times – is ‘semi retired now’ – JH
http://www.jonhammondband.com/ — with Joe Berger and Giovanni Totò Gulino atJazzkeller

Youtube http://youtu.be/KzqrvfklTBs

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Giovanni Gulino, Jon Hammond, Local 802, Musicians Union