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Jon Hammond’s Journal, Bill Cunningham photographer goes Digital! Cable Access Producer in the Field

November 16, 2015

Jon Hammond’s Journal, Bill Cunningham photographer goes Digital! Cable Access Producer in the Field

Jon Hammond: I’ve been seeing NY Times’ Bill Cunningham since 1986 up on the corner of 57th St. and Fifth Avenue taking pictures, and recently I noticed he is shooting a digital Nikon camera – welcome to the digital world Bill Cunningham! – JH

at Tiffany & Co

New York NY — Famous People Photograper Bill Cunningham who shoots almost daily on corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th St. This is a guy who shoots people candidly, yet he has an aversion to being on-camera himself. He is quite adept at slinking away and moving in back of you anytime your lens levels off in his direction. I’ve seen the man for years and he has always done that, my first shots of him date back to 1985. Here I got him on-camera just this morning – Bill Cunningham shot by Jon Hammond
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Cunningham_(photographer)
William J. Cunningham (born March 13, 1929) is a fashion photographer for The New York Times, known for his candid and street photography.

Cunningham dropped out of Harvard University in 1948 and moved to New York, where he initially worked in advertising. Not long after, he quit his job and struck out on his own, making hats under the name “William J.” After being drafted (causing his business to fold) and serving a tour in the U.S. Army, he returned to New York and got a job writing for the Chicago Tribune.

New York NY — Local 802 Monday Night Jazz Session
Serious Jazz’ers seen here either before or after playing with Jon Hammond’s organ in foreground (already played) –
*seated far end in chair – Buddy Henry (drums), standing white pants – Gabriel Romance (vocals & flute)
standing in yellow shirt – Rudy Sheriff Lawless (drums) *one of my trusted spiritual gudes – JH
Bill (drums)
Michael Guilford (bass and he’s left-handed!)
Joe Cangelosi Sr. (drums)
Arlington Houston (bass) —

Hamamatsu Japan — special concert in Suzuki Hall for President Mr. Manji Suzuki and Suzuki Company at the World Headquarters and Factory
Suzuki Artists Koei Tanaka and Jon Hammond
Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0f_cH1U5jc

Jon Hammond shedding on his Excelsior Accordion
http://www.radioaccordion.com/

North Beach San Francisco — Bernard Purdie and Jon Hammond playing at the now defunct Cocodrie nightclub
Youtube www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oSk9gXkF2c
Jon Hammond brought legendary studio drummer Bernard Purdie ‘The Hit Maker’ back to San Francisco to play for the first time since the Live Aretha Franklin at Fillmore recordings in March of 1971. *Special thanks: Scott Rootenberg — at 1024 Kearny St., San Francisco, CA

Winter NAMM 2013 Tomorrow – Anaheim Convention Center – Jon Hammond

*WATCH THE FILM HERE: Cable TV Show Preview Public Access 11/21 Jon Hammond Show

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/6842261121

by Jon Hammond
Published November 15, 2015
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Topics Cable TV, Public Access, Bennett Friedman, Santa Rosa Junior College, MNN TV, Meetinghouse, Jazz Orchestra, Jon Hammond, #HammondOrgan #TenorSaxophone #LateRent #LetterF

Cable TV Show Preview Public Access 11/21 Jon Hammond Show – first segment BENNETT FRIEDMAN QUARTET JAZZ CONCERT camera: Jon Hammond —
Dr. Joe Gilman – Pianist, Bennett Friedman – Saxophonist, Robb Fisher – Bassist, Akira Tana – Drummer
SRJC MUSIC PRESENTS BENNET FRIEDMAN QUARTET JAZZ CONCERT, NOVEMBER 13
http://public-relations.santarosa.edu/bf-quartet-2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – SRJC Press Release Santa Rosa, CA — The Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) Music Department of Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) presents a jazz concert featuring the Bennett Friedman Quartet on Friday, November 13, at 8 p.m. in Newman Auditorium at the Santa Rosa campus located on 1501 Mendocino Avenue. The concert will feature Joe Gilman on piano, Robb Fisher on bass, and drummer Akira Tana. Proceeds from the concert benefit the SRJC Foundation Jazz Studies Fund. General admission is $10, or $5 for students and seniors. Tickets are available at the door only. $4 parking permits are required and available on campus lots.
The performance will feature the works of Thelonious Monk, Randy Brecker, and Blossom Dearie, as well as a new arrangement of Gershwin’s “Strike Up the Band.”
ARTIST BIOGRAPHIES:

Dr. Joe Gilman, Pianist

Dr. Joe
Gilman will be the featured pianist for this concert. Well known in jazz
circles for his recordings and appearances with vibraphonist Bobby
Hutcherson, Dr. Gilman is a full-time professor of music at American
River College in Sacramento, an adjunct professor of jazz studies at CSU
Sacramento, and a longtime associate of the Brubeck Institute and the
Stanford Jazz Workshop. He was also the music director of Capital Jazz
Project from 1997 to 2011.

Dr. Gilman has been the primary
pianist with jazz vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson since September 2006,
and the Sacramento Jazz Orchestra since 2010. He has also performed
professionally with Eddie Harris, Joe Locke, Chris Botti, Nicholas
Payton, Charles McPherson, Wycliffe Gordon, David “Fathead” Newman, and
Slide Hampton, and has recorded with Joe Henderson, Bobby Hutcherson,
Jeff Watts, and Tootie Heath.

Dr. Gilman has twice been an
International Jazz Ambassador through the Kennedy Center for the
Performing Arts and USIA, traveling to West Africa in 1999 and East and
Southern Africa in 2000.

Robb Fisher, Bassist

Bassist Robb
Fisher was a member of Cal Tjader’s groundbreaking Latin/Jazz group for
six years. He toured extensively with Tjader and recorded many albums
with the group, including the Grammy Award winning album “La Onda Va
Bien.” Fisher has also recorded with jazz musicians Art Pepper, Carmen
McCrae, and Anita O’Day.

Akira Tana, Drummer

Drummer Akira
Tana earned degrees from Harvard University and the New England
Conservatory of Music. He has performed with Sonny Rollins, Sonny Stitt,
Zoot Sims, Milt Jackson, and many other giants of jazz. Tana has taught
at Rutgers University, Queens College, Jersey City State College, New
York University, and is currently on the faculty at San Francisco State
University and the Jazz Conservatory of California in Berkeley,
California.

Bennett Friedman, Saxophonist

Saxophonist
Bennett Friedman has performed at the Monterey Jazz Festival, the
Stanford Jazz Workshop, the San Jose Jazz Festival, the Healdsburg Jazz
Festival, the Monterey Bay Blues Festival, and the Russian River Jazz
Festival. He has been featured as a soloist with Frank Sinatra, Rosemary
Clooney, Natalie Cole, and Marvin Gaye. Friedman has taught Jazz
Studies at SRJC since 1977. He is the recipient of a National Endowment
for the Arts grant for jazz composition.

Next: 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

Next: Late Rent 2nd Playthrough from Letter F Meetinghouse Jazz Orchestra – theme song of Jon Hammond Show now in 32nd year on MNN TV and streaming worldwide http://www.HammondCast.com – Arranged and Conducted by tenor saxophonist Todd Anderson. Bob Rosen (tenor) presiding over the Music Program at Friends Seminary​ 230 year old school established on Manhattan’s East Side – David Zalud trumpet, Greg Ruvolo trumpet, Jim Piela saxophone, Pat Hall, Art Baron​, Alfredo Marques trombones, (guitar solo): David Acker guitar, Mike Campenni drums, Charles Lee alto, more names coming!

#BennettFriedman #SRJC #Meetinghouse #TenorSaxophone #HammondOrgan

Streaming LINK: http://www.mnn.org/live/1-community-channel Manhattan Neighborhood Network channel 1 TV Producers of Manhattan Neighborhood Network [MNN] — at Times Square, New York City

Producer Jon Hammond
Audio/Visual sound, color
Language English

studio Charles Trenet Paris – Radio France Inter – Maison De La Radio
Jazz vivant
Producteur délégué : André Francis
Le Trio de Jon Hammond
avec Barry Finnerty, guitare
George Brown, batterie
et Jon Hammond, orgue Hammond

http://blog.sfgate.com/jon-hammond/2015/11/15/jon-hammond-in-paris-concert-on-radio-france-inter/
*WATCH THE FILM HERE: Jon Hammond​ in Paris concert on Radio France Internationale​ –

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

by Jon Hammond #RadioFrance #Paris #MaisondelaRadio

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1282449

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

by Jon Hammond
Usage Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0
Topics Jazz vivant producteur Andre Francis, radio france inter, jon hammond, paris

Paris France — Onstage camera of Jon Hammond captures this live radio concert Maison de Radio France Studio Charles Trenet Jazz vivant producteur: Andre Francis
circa 28th March 1996
Jon Hammond orgue / Hammond organ & bass
George Brown drums (the late great jazz drummer from Wes Montgomery records)
Barry Finnerty guitar
Francoise Pujol piano
special thanks merci beaucoup to M. Andre Francis, the Mr. Jazz of French radio from 1946 to 1997 who also presented Miles Davis Quintet when Tony Williams and Ron Carter were on Miles’ band in July 1964
Jon Hammond International – http://www.HammondCast.com

Jazz vivant producteur ©Andre Francis radio france inter jon hammond paris

Run time 13 minutes 25 seconds
Producer Jon Hammond
Audio/Visual sound, color

Jon’s archive http://ia801502.us.archive.org/8/items/6842261003/684226_1003.mp4

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1273397

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/140682109

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/TinosHammondOrgan80thAnniversaryFilmDocumentaryTrailer

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1263982

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/GetBackInTheGroove1981VersionByJonHammond

by Jon Hammond

Published October 9, 2015
Usage Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0
Topics 1981 Soul Music, 1965 Hammond B3, Jon Hammond, ASCAP Composer, #HammondOrgan

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1276063

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/142036587

Youtube https://youtu.be/gtS5gcODsS4

Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband/videos/vb.133709526657853/1141905649171564/?type=3&theater

Get Back in The Groove 1981 Version by Jon Hammond​ with vocal for DTI Records http://www.jonhammondband.com Jon Hammond Band​ – Jon Hammond Organ Group​ ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

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

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1267791

Youtube https://youtu.be/mN36dsQEFPo

by Jon Hammond

Published August 31, 2015
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Topics Meckelnburg Vorpommern, Landesjugendjazzorchester, NDR Archive, Big Band, Michael Leuschner, Heinz Lichius, Camera, Zeughaus Wismar, Landesmusikrat, Jon Hammond, #HammondOrgan #Jazz #Wismar

Organ Meets Bigband in The Zeughaus Wismar – Camera: Heinz Lichius Am 30.07.2015 ist das Landesjugendjazzorchester Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (LaJazzO MV) mit seinem diesjährigen Solisten Jon Hammond in der Hansestadt Wismar zu Gast.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1625578051045838/
Nachdem sich in den vergangenen Jahren das LaJazzO MV mit den in der Big Band vorkommenden Instrumenten musikalisch auseinandersetzte, wird in 2015 die Jazzorgel musikalisch thematisiert werden. Unter dem Titel “Organ meets Big Band” wird dieses sehr traditionsreiche Instrument der Jazzgeschichte in den Mittelpunkt der Konzertreihe im folgenden Jahr gestellt. Als Jazzinstrument wurde es von Fats Waller in den 30er Jahren eingeführt und hatte seine Hochzeit in den 50er Jahren durch seine Vertreter wie Jimmy Smith. Der international renommierte New Yorker Jazzorganist Jon Hammond wird zusammen mit dem LaJazzO MV unter der Leitung von Michael Leuschner den besonderen Charme dieses Instrumentes wieder zum Leben erwecken. Im Programm sind unter anderem Titel von Jimmy Smith, arrangiert von Steve Grey – eine Leihgabe aus dem Archiv der NDR-Bigband.

Jon Hammond studierte in den siebziger Jahren am Berklee College of Music und am City College San Francisco. Konzertreisen führten ihn quer durch die Vereinigten Staaten und Kanada. In seiner eigenen ‘Jon Hammond Show’ spielte er mit Musikern wie Dizzy Gillespie, Paul Butterfield, Jaco Pastorius, John Entwistle, Sammy Davis Jr., Percy Sledge und vielen anderen. Auch in Europa fand und findet seine Musik unverändert viele Anhänger. Die Medien berichten wiederholt von einem unverwechselbaren und prägenden Sound. Jon Hammond hat u.a. auf der 20. Frankfurter Musikmesse mitgewirkt und tritt vornehmlich in Hamburg auf. “The Jon Hammond Show” is a funky, swinging Jazz instrumental revue, featuring notable international soloists and reflecting the influences of Miles Davis, The Crusaders and Jimmy Smith.

Programm: “Organ meets Bigband”
Leitung: Michael Leuschner
Donnerstag, d. 30.07.2015, 19:00 Zeughaus Wismar
with Elli Soosz, Jan Rolle, Daniel Be, Leon Saleh, Gabriel Rosenbach, Michael Leuschner, Heinz Lichius, Matthis Rasche, Hörni Thorun, Paul Gramkow, Marie Birkholz, Jan Boge, Ole Si, Elisabeth Guericke, Nane Schüßler, Henning Schiewer, Noah Jens, Oliver Herlitzka, Anne-Katrin Meyer and Al Tobias at Zeughaus Wismar

Producer Jon Hammond http://www.HammondCast.com
Language German

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/TinosHammondOrgan80thAnniversaryFilmDocumentaryTrailer

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1263982

Youtube https://youtu.be/2AX5CRnBWkA

Producer Tino’s Hammond Organ 80th Anniversary Film Documentary Trailer: Tino Pavlis – by Jon Hammond

Published August 13, 2015
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Topics Hammond Organs, 80th Anniversary Hammond Organ, Tino Pavlis, Producer, Co-Producer, Joe Berger, Jon Hammond, NAMM Show, musikmesse, Suzuki Musical Instruments, Hamamatsu, B3, New B3mk2, Sk1, #HammondOrgan #80thAnniversary

Tino’s Hammond Organ 80th Anniversary Film Documentary Trailer with cameo appearances Michael Falkenstein, Joe Berger, Jon Hammond, Shuji Suzuki and Suzuki Musical Instuments Hammond Organ Team, Bernie Capicchiano Bernies Music Land Australia Hammond Distributor, Jon Hammond’s annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in world famous historic jazzkeller Frankfurt – Outro music “Organ Meets Bigband” Jon Hammond with Landesjugendjazzorchester LaJazzO MV orchestra – Director/Producer: Tino Pavlis, co-producer Joe Berger http://www.HammondCast.com

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

Bill Cunningham, NY Times, Digital Photography, Jon Hammond, Corner 57th St. Fifth Ave., Cable TV Show, Jazz Orchestra #Saxophone #Camera #Broadcast

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Bill Cunningham Goes Digital – Jon’s Journal January 22 2013

January 22, 2013

Jon Hammond: I’ve been seeing NY Times’ Bill Cunningham since 1986 up on the corner of 57th St. and Fifth Avenue taking pictures, and recently I noticed he is shooting a digital Nikon camera – welcome to the digital world Bill Cunningham! – JH

at Tiffany & Co

New York NY — Famous People Photograper Bill Cunningham who shoots almost daily on corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th St. This is a guy who shoots people candidly, yet he has an aversion to being on-camera himself. He is quite adept at slinking away and moving in back of you anytime your lens levels off in his direction. I’ve seen the man for years and he has always done that, my first shots of him date back to 1985. Here I got him on-camera just this morning – Bill Cunningham shot by Jon Hammond
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Cunningham_(photographer)
William J. Cunningham (born March 13, 1929) is a fashion photographer for The New York Times, known for his candid and street photography.

Cunningham dropped out of Harvard University in 1948 and moved to New York, where he initially worked in advertising. Not long after, he quit his job and struck out on his own, making hats under the name “William J.” After being drafted (causing his business to fold) and serving a tour in the U.S. Army, he returned to New York and got a job writing for the Chicago Tribune.

New York NY — Local 802 Monday Night Jazz Session
Serious Jazz’ers seen here either before or after playing with Jon Hammond’s organ in foreground (already played) –
*seated far end in chair – Buddy Henry (drums), standing white pants – Gabriel Romance (vocals & flute)
standing in yellow shirt – Rudy Sheriff Lawless (drums) *one of my trusted spiritual gudes – JH
Bill (drums)
Michael Guilford (bass and he’s left-handed!)
Joe Cangelosi Sr. (drums)
Arlington Houston (bass) —

Hamamatsu Japan — special concert in Suzuki Hall for President Mr. Manji Suzuki and Suzuki Company at the World Headquarters and Factory
Suzuki Artists Koei Tanaka and Jon Hammond
Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0f_cH1U5jc

Jon Hammond shedding on his Excelsior Accordion
http://www.radioaccordion.com/

North Beach San Francisco — Bernard Purdie and Jon Hammond playing at the now defunct Cocodrie nightclub
Youtube www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oSk9gXkF2c
Jon Hammond brought legendary studio drummer Bernard Purdie ‘The Hit Maker’ back to San Francisco to play for the first time since the Live Aretha Franklin at Fillmore recordings in March of 1971. *Special thanks: Scott Rootenberg — at 1024 Kearny St., San Francisco, CA

Winter NAMM 2013 Tomorrow – Anaheim Convention Center – Jon Hammond

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Sk2 Mercy Mercy NAMM Jam 2012 Jon Hammond and Friends

http://www.archive.org/details/JonHammondSk2MercyMercyNAMMJam2012JonHammondandFriends/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYtj8SG0Gbo

Jon Hammond Day 1 NAMM at Sk2 Hammond organ with good friends Rich Severson of Guitar College http://www.guitarcollege.com/ on guitar, Koei Tanaka Suzuki Harmonica artist – official fan site http://www.tanakakoei.com/ NAMM Jam 2012 on Mercy Mercy at Hammond Suzuki stand 5100 first-time ever combined for full power in the big NAMM.
Special thanks to Suzuki Musical Instruments Team – Waichiro ‘Tachi’ Tachikawa, Mr. M. Terada, Shuji Suzuki, Shigeyuki Ohtaka, Yu Beniya, Hammond Suzuki USA Dennis Capiga, Scott May, Jay Valle – Camera: Jennifer http://www.HammondCast.com

Jon Hammond Sk2 Hammond organ, Rich Severson Eastman 403 guitar, Koei Tanaka Suzuki Harmonica – Stand 5100 NAMM 2012

http://www.ourmedia.org/media/sk2-mercy-mercy-namm-jam-2012-jon-hammond-and-friends

*WATCH THE MOVIE HERE: Meet The Incredible Sk1 Movie

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http://archive.org/details/MeetTheIncredibleSk1HammondWithMichaelFalkensteinAndJonHammond

Youtube http://youtu.be/cb7HHYzE9Gs

Michael is coming to NAMM!

Filmed in Hammond Suzuki Deutschland Headquarters Karlstrasse 38
D-89129 Langenau Germany on April 19th 2011
“Meet The Incredible Sk1 Hammond with Michael Falkenstein and Jon Hammond”
First look at this exciting new keyboard product weighing in at 7 kilos, just over 15 lbs., it sounds like a real Hammond B3 organ with Leslie, or a full size grand piano, any type of famous vintage electric piano or synthesizer. This keyboard does it all and with original Hammond drawbars and it’s feather light. Sk1 has a built in USB flash drive input, the keys are ‘bullet proof’ waterfall style keys that can hold up to extreme pressure of rockin’ rock musicians, swinging jazz musicians and can even sound like a huge pipe organ. This film will blow your mind.
Available June 2011, contact Michael Falkenstein Hammond Suzuki Deutschland Europe http://www.hammond.de/kontakt.html
Camera: Jennifer
Special thanks, Hr. Klaus Maier founder of Hammond Germany, Suzuki Musical Instruments Chief Engineers Hiromitsu Ono, Ken Atsumi, Malc Deakin Hammond UK, Jennifer Schiele, Waichiro ‘Tachi’ Tachikawa, Dennis Capiga Hammond Suzuki USA – dedicated to the Samurai Spirit of Japan during the recovery, we send our most sincere thanks and wishes for a speedy recovery to our good friends in Japan.
Sincerely, Jon Hammond
enjoy this film of the Nord Killer in action with 2 veteran players http://www.HammondCast.com

Big honor to play this special concert for President of Suzuki Musical Instruments and all my friends at Suzuki World Headquarters Factory in Hamamatsu, first time playing with incredible harmonica artist Koei Tanaka aka Suzuki Santa (check out Koei’s work all over the world on Youtube)

– I am playing the B3mk2 Hammond organ, the Suzuki engineers did the impossible and recreated the magic of the Hammond B3 organ, many kudos to my special friends in the engineering department
Youtube http://youtu.be/jXgA6MRW0Kc
I will be playing the amazing Hammond B3mk2 at Winter NAMM Show in just a few days, Friday Jan. 25th – first-ever Hammond night “Sound Soul Summit” Hilton Lobby 8-10PM
My quartet will be with Joe Berger on guitar, Donny Baldwin drums, Alex Budman tenor sax and myself, hope to see you there folks! *Not sure where on the program we will play
http://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2013/concerts-performances/friday?page=4
Hammond Organ Performance
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Hilton Stage East

Featuring the following artists:
Dr. Lonnie Smith – Hammond jazz and funk legend
Larry Goldings – keyboard/organist for James Taylor, among others
Jim Beard – of Steely Dan
Terry Lawless – of U2 & Pink
Chester Thompson – of Santana, Tower of Power
Jon Hammond – Jazz artist… — with Koei Tanaka in Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka

Those of you in the Saxophone Community can probably tell I don’t know how to properly hold a saxophone, but I love the way these P Mauriat HQ horns sound whenever I hear them played next to me on the bandstand by players like Tony Lakatos, Kevin Saxophone always music to my ears – here with main man Alex Mingmann Hsieh we’re going to be doing it at his stand at 2PM on Sunday Jan. 27th for those of you who’ll be down at the NAMM Show, c’mon down – Alex says “Go for the Sound!”

These saxophones were named after Paul Mauriat from Marseille France
Paul Mauriat Wiki
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Mauriat
“A line of saxophones are named for Paul Mauriat, known as P. Mauriat Saxophones.”
Paul Mauriat (4 March 1925 – 3 November 2006) was a French orchestra leader, conductor of Le Grand Orchestre de Paul Mauriat, who specialized in the easy listening genre. He is best known in the United States for his million selling remake of André Popp’s “Love is Blue”, which was #1 for 5 weeks in 1968. Other recordings for which he is known include El Bimbo, “Toccata” and “Penelope.”
Mauriat was born and grew up in Marseille, France. His father was a postal inspector who loved to play classical piano and violin. Mauriat began playing music at the age of four and enrolled in the Conservatoire in Paris at the age of 10, but by the time he was 17, he had fallen in love with jazz and popular music. During World War II, Mauriat started his own dance band and toured concert halls throughout Europe. In the 1950s he became musical director to at least two well-known French singers, Charles Aznavour and Maurice Chevalier, touring with them respectively.
In 1957, Mauriat released his first EP Paul Mauriat, a four track RGM release. Between 1959–1964 Mauriat recorded several albums on the Bel-Air record label under the name Paul Mauriat et Son Orchestre, as well as using the various pseudonyms of Richard Audrey, Nico Papadopoulos, Eduardo Ruo and Willy Twist, to better reflect the international flavour of his recordings. During this period, Mauriat also released several recordings with Les Satellites, where he creatively arranged vocal backing harmony for such albums as Slow Rock and Twist, (1961), A Malypense (1962) and Les Satellites Chantent Noel (1964)…

Go for the Sound! – and don’t forget your Hat – Jon Hammond and Alex Mingmann Hsieh PMauriat Saxophones

Alex Mingmann Hsieh great thanks, Jon ,i just landed at Los Angeles yesterday, now i am at Disneyland for relaxation
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Alex Mingmann Hsieh NAMM is ringing from 24-27, the Hotel Man told you …,i am an earlier bird for 20% off, hahahh. i can’t wait to meet you soon. have a hug!!
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Jon Hammond Wow Alex! You beat me there…good work Early Bird Special! Really looking forward to seeing you soon! We come on Wednesday, welcome back in USA Alex!! c u real soon, Jon

— with Alex Mingmann Hsieh

Paris France, cicra 1981 – R.I.P. Brent Mydland (often misspelled Midland) – formerly orgnist / keyboardist of The Grateful Dead – I took this photo in Paris France when The Dead played at The Hippodrome on 1981-10-17, very nice cat – rest in peace Brent! Jon Hammond

Youtube interview with Al Franken
http://youtu.be/7oBwGzGlTlY 131,157
Brent Mydland Wiki
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brent_Mydland
Brent Mydland (October 21, 1952 – July 26, 1990) was the fourth keyboardist to play for the American rock band the Grateful Dead. He was with the band for eleven years, longer than any other keyboardist in the band.
Birth name Brent Mydland
Also known as Clifton Hanger
Born October 21, 1952
Munich, Germany
Died July 26, 1990 (aged 37)
Lafayette, California
Genres Rock, psychedelic rock, blues, gospel, rock, improvisational, jam
Occupations Musician, songwriter
Instruments Keyboard instruments
Years active 1979–1990
Labels Warner Bros.
Arista
Associated acts Grateful Dead
Bobby and the Midnites
Go Ahead
Kokomo
Silver
Born in Munich, Germany as the child of a Norwegian U.S. Army chaplain, Mydland moved to San Francisco, California with his parents at the age of one. Mydland spent most of his childhood living in Antioch, California, an hour east of San Francisco…

Kings Cross, London England — Joe Berger gets a famous Wimpy Burger in London! And even there we ran in to friends of Joe while we were there visiting with the late great Who bassist John Entwistle and also the BMF – British Music Fair – circa 1987

– Jon Hammond
Wimpy Wiki
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wimpy_(restaurant)
Wimpy is the brand name of a chain of fast-food hamburger restaurants based in the United Kingdom.
Founded Chicago (USA) (1930s) [1]. Coventry Street, London (UK) (1954)
Founder(s) Eddie Gold (USA), J. Lyons and Co (UK)
Products Fast Food
(hamburgers • chicken • french fries)
Parent Famous Brands Limited
The Wimpy brand was created in the 1930s. The name was inspired by the character of J. Wellington Wimpy from the Popeye cartoons created by E. C. Segar. Eddie Gold was running 12 restaurants by the early 1950s, when the concept of fast food came to the attention of the directors of J. Lyons and Co. Lyons licensed the brand for use in the United Kingdom and, in 1954, the first “Wimpy Bar” Lyons was established at the Lyons Corner House in Coventry Street, London.

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