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Jon Hammond Show 1217

December 18, 2017

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: Jon Hammond Show 1217

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

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

Jon Hammond Show 1007

September 30, 2017

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: Jon Hammond Show 1007

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Publication date 2017-09-30
Language English
Manhattan Neighborhood Network – MNN Channel 1 — at Manhattan Neighborhood Network – MNN – Jon Hammond Band concert in Ellington Room – audio recorded on Nakamichi 550 on to Maxell XLII Tape with 3 nice Sennheiser microphones – Musicians: Joe Berger guitar, Chuggy Carter percussion, Todd Anderson tenor saxophone, Ray Grappone drums, Jon Hammond at his 1959 Hammond B3 organ + Super Leslie speaker built for Jon in 1971 by Bill Beer Keyboard Electronics Los Angeles CA with JBL Speaker & Horn 250 watts rms solid-state bi-amplification system – Swinging Funky Jazz and Blues. 

Jon Hammond Show, Hammond B3, Leslie Speaker, Funk Jazz, Ellington Room, Jon Hammond Band, Concert, MNN TV, Nakamichi 550, Sennheiser Microphones

Ellington Room Session MELODY WITHOUT NAME

September 22, 2017


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Ellington Room Session MELODY WITHOUT NAME

 – Jon Hammond Band – Joe Berger (guitar) feature – Jon Hammond at Hammond B3 organ + Leslie speaker, Chuggy Carter percussion, Ray Grappone drums, Todd Anderson tenor saxophone – Music Audio recorded on Jon’s 1976 Nakamichi 550 with 3 Sennheiser microphones – ©JON HAMMOND International

Publication date 2017-09-21

Melody Without Name, Ellington Room, Hammond B3, Guitar, Saxophone, Drums, Percussion, Nakamichi 550

Jon Hammond To Record Sessions On His Original Nakamichi 550 Dual-Tracer Portable Recorder

January 12, 2010

Jon Hammond To Record Sessions On His Original Nakamichi 550 Dual-Tracer Portable Recorder

Hammond says: I bought the Nakamichi 550 new in 1976 at Harvey Electronics on W. 45th St. in NYC for $550, “They didn’t call it the Nakamichi 550 for nothing!”

The machine is now being overhauled by California Historical Radio Society Vice President Scott Robinson, he is an expert Engineer and Dolby specialist. We are very excited about resurrecting the legendary recorder with state of art new microphones from Sennheiser and Superlux to record my upcoming sessions with studio drummer Bernard Purdie, we have a show coming up at the Winter NAMM trade show in Anaheim January 15th on the Hilton-Muzeo stage.
Nothing like the fat sound of the 550 with it’s unique “Blend Channel” 3rd mic gives it a dimensional sound that is still unsurpassed in digital portable recording machines.
Jon also uses the Nakamichi in the field to record segments of his daily radio broadcast HammondCast on KYOURADIO on the CBS Radio Network now in 5th year, best 550 I ever spent says Hammond.

Bernard Purdie and Jon Hammond at Local 802 Musicians Union

We played a 5 night run at Mikell’s with my mint condition Hammond B3 organ as Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men
Bernard Purdie and Jon Hammond at Local 802 Musicians Union

I still have the B3 and custom built Bill Beer Keyboard Products Super Leslie in road cases for tours of Rolling Stones type epic proportions, but since it won’t fit in to a taxi cab and or commercial airline situation, I tour with either my Hammond XK-1 or Hammond XK-3 organ and when I am on the West Coast to complete the vintage sound I use my 1965 Fender Band-Master piggyback amplifier with 2 x 12″ stock Jensen speakers, it really kicks ass, Mr. H Ohno at Suzuki Hammond did an incredible job of designing a portable organ that faithfully reproduces the famous Hammond sound, and the warm sound of Leo Fender‘s tube amps completes the system to my satisfaction. It blows a lot of people’s minds when they realize I’m not at the B3, but it has the same emotional impact, as I can see time after time when I play this rig in hospitals and nursing home situations.

What’s old is new and what’s new is old, I use the best of the new and the old to get the desired results.


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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ASCAP Network Behind The Beat “NDR SESSIONS Projekt”

Jon Hammond is an endorsed artist of Hammond Suzuki USA

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