Posts Tagged ‘R.I.P.’

R.I.P. Paul Kantner folks! Jon Hammond Here is my Paul Kantner story:

January 29, 2016

R.I.P. Paul Kantner folks! Jon Hammond Here is my Paul Kantner story:

I first met Paul when working on volunteer Staff of Berkeley Folk Festival for Barry Olivier​ when they debuted in July of 1966 in Pauley Ballroom in the UC Student Union Building – this was when Signe Anderson / Signe Toly Anderson​ was the lead singer before Grace joined the band. Paul always burned incense on top of his amplifier in an incense burner and the smoke wafted around and ‘smelled like a Jefferson Airplane​ concert’ – the band had a big influence on me personally and for a long time I used to also burn the incense on top of my amp, I had a universal multi-plug adaptor that I traveled all over the world with and I used to stick the incense sticks in there – some of the plastic melted but that went around with me for a long time. I would run in to Paul in the strangest places over the years – one time I was in line next to him at the Marin Civic Center to pay speeding tickets – Paul was telling me he got a speeding ticket driving his Porsche on 101. I asked him if he was playing anywhere and he told me – if you really want to hear me play come to Golden Gate Park next Saturday and he had been watching my cable TV show on Viacom Channels 36 and 25, he said bring your cameras and you’ll know where we are playing if you drive up Fulton Street until you hear the music. So in those days we had really heavy field equipment, Lazy Larry (Lawrence Fredson​) came with me in my 1968 Buick WIldcat Sedan and we drove up Fulton St. with the window open. Finally I heard some music and I said: “Lazy, there’s the music!” so we loaded out the gear and trudged through the park towards the music…closer and closer we got, we came through an opening and there was an African American guy on roller skates with a giant boom box and he was skating to the music…damn, that wasn’t it! So back to the car with the heavy gear…we drove further on Fulton St., and then I heard the music! This time we were in the right place – it was the KBC Band “Kantner Balin Casady” – I filmed it for my cable access show

*WATCH THE FILM HERE: JON HAMMOND Show (Vintage)

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

JON HAMMOND Show (Vintage)

*CLIP: https://youtu.be/IuRBRM6XKm8
JON HAMMOND Show (Vintage) – now we are in our 33rd year by the way.
So that was very cool! Great show, just like the old days (then, now then is the old days to now!) – Then very often I would run in to Paul at Caffe Trieste in
North Beach San Francisco – it was our mutual morning hang. Paul came in there almost every morning to smoke cigs, read the SF Chronicle and drink strong coffee. In later years he would sit outside, even on cold mornings so he could smoke the cigs. People mostly left him alone, he would speak when spoken too but he was pretty absorbed in the morning paper. The stills on this photo collage I just created are from the KBC concert I filmed in Golden Gate Park, Paul at the Trieste typical morning appearance – and at the now defunct Yoshi’s SF where he appeared on a fund raiser for CHRS / California Historical Radio Society​ of which I am a member.
Paul Kantner will be greatly missed! He was a huge rock icon of the San Francisco Rock scene – really the founder of the whole Folk Rock Movement – he was very humble about his large body of musical work. He once told me, “I’m not really a guitar player, I’m a writer” Rest in Peace Paul, sincerely, Jon Hammond​

Photos ©JON HAMMOND International – above Paul Kantner and Marty Balin – KBC Band – Golden Gate Park circa 1984 and below Lazy Larry (Lawrence Fredson) watching KBC Band concert

Lazy Larry(Lawrence Fredson​) checking out the KBC Band​ – that being Paul Kantner​, (R.I.P. Paul) Marty Balin and bassist Jack Casady original members of Jefferson Airplane​ – Slick Aguilar – Lead Guitar – 1984 Golden Gate Park, Jon Hammond​

JON HAMMOND Show *as seen for 33 years on Time Warner & MCTV not MNN TV in New York City. This classic clip includes Jon’s signature tune “Late Rent” … all » with Video by LORI and old footage of original members of Jefferson Airplane and Terry Haggerty of Sons of Champlin. Enjoy!

*Note:
See you at musikmesse and Prolight + Sound 2016!

Frankfurt am Main — See you at musikmesse and Prolight + Sound​ 2016!
Don’t forget your hat…and your Sennheiser​ headphones folks!
Be there…or be Square – my 30th musikmesse​ – Jon Hammond​

Thursday 7 April to Sunday 10 April 2016, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
open daily for Trade and Private visitors
More than 30.000 instruments shown in seven exhibition halls
Outdoor area with festival atmosphere: Stages, Foodtrucks and more

More than 1,000 events and concerts

Hall plan of Musikmesse 2016:
Hall 8.0 – Classic meets Acoustic

Hall 9.0 – Classic meets Keys

Hall 9.1 – Electro meets Recording

Hall 10.2 – Classic meets Jazz

Hall 11.0 – Rock meets Pop

Galleria – Education meets Fun

Hall 11.1 – Exclusive area for trade visitors
Exclusive area for trade visitors

musikmesse Warm Up Party mp4 video:

http://ia700800.us.archive.org/2/items/JonHammondsMusikmesseWarmUpPartyJazzkeller/Jon%20Hammond’s%20musikmesse%20Warm%20Up%20Party%20jazzkeller.mp4

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

by Jon Hammond
*Note: This year Jon’s annual musikmesse Warm Up Party in jazzkeller will be Tuesday night / Dienstag abend 5 April 2016
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29th Year! Jon Hammond’s musikmesse Warm Up Party jazzkeller – Big Special Thanks to my good friend Saray Pastanesi for absolute Masterpiece Birthday & 29th musikmesse Chocolate Chocolate cake!! It was delicious, every morsel was consumed and enjoyed!!! Jon Hammond / Jon Hammond Band
http://www.jonhammondband.com/blog.html/dienstag_144_rock__pop__jazz_journal_frankfurt_im_aktuellen_journalkalender/
DIENSTAG, 14.4. ROCK | POP | JAZZ Journal Frankfurt im aktuellen
Journal Frankfurt Journalkalender
1 JAZZ/BLUES/FOLK Jon Hammond & Band Wer zählt noch mit … Mal ernsthaft: der Mann, der so heißt wie sein Instrument, ist zum 29. Mal zur Musikmesse „Warm Up Party”. 21:00, Ffm: Jazzkeller, Kleine Bockenheimer Straße 18a Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/955188417848638/ Jon Hammond – 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 Organ Group #CableAccess #HammondOrgan #Blues #Jazz #Musikmesse2015

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

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

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

by Jon Hammond

Published August 8, 2015
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Topics LaJazzO MV, Organ Meets Bigband, Klostergarten, Rostock, Jazz Orchestra, Jimmy Smith, Steve Gray, Michael Leuschner, Landesjugendorchester Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, #HammondOrgan #Jazz #Blues

„Organ meets Bigband“ das LaJJazzO M-V LandesJugendJazzOrchester Mecklenburg-Vorpommern https://www.facebook.com/events/846845685410695/ Am 01.08.2015 ist das Landesjugendjazzorchester Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (LaJazzO MV) mit seinem diesjährigen Solisten Jon Hammond wieder im Klostergarten Rostock zu Gast. Covering Jimmy Smith’s Back at The Chicken Shack and The Sermon – 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 Gray – 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.
http://www.HammondCast.com
Programm: “Organ meets Bigband”
Leitung: Michael Leuschner
Samstag, d. 01.08.2015, 20:30 Klostergarten Rostock

Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband/videos/vb.133709526657853/1105371389491657/?type=3&theater

Youtube https://youtu.be/gX-6UczeyII

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/135785907

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1262828

Leader Michael Leuschner and Jon Hammond with the famous poster for “Organ Meets Bigband” – NDR Jazz archives special arrangements of Steve Gray come back to life here:

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/MNNCh.1BroadcastOnPublicAccessTVJonHammondShow

Youtube https://youtu.be/zw2VOfpHEJ8

Published July 24, 2015
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Topics Broadcasting, Public Access, Cable Access, MCTV, Manhattan Neighborhood network, #HammondOrgan Dave Van Ronk, Michael Brecker #MichaelBrecker #BarryFinnerty #musikmesse Alan Pasqua

– It’s my tune dammit…Late Rent – theme song Jon Hammond Show MNN TV 33rd year

Paul Kantner, R.I.P., Berkeley Folk Festival, Barry Olivier, #JeffersonAirplane #HammondCast #CableTV #CNNiReport

Funky James Preston throwback Smiley’s Jon Hammond Band gig

June 25, 2015

*WATCH THE FILM HERE: Funky James Preston throwback Smiley’s Jon Hammond Band gig

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

Youtube https://youtu.be/pdHLRcwsODg

Funky James Preston drums on Smiley’s Schooner Saloon Jon Hammond Band gig
Jon Hammond – organ
Barry Finnerty – guitar
Bennett Friedman – tenor
James Preston – drums
http://www.HammondCast.com/
Smiley’s Schooner Saloon Bolinas CA – West Marin County – AFM Local 6 — with James Preston, Barry Finnerty, Jon Hammond Band, Bennett Friedman and Jon Hammond Organ Group at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon.

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1252412

Facebook Video https://www.facebook.com/hammondcast/videos/vb.558692101/10152861739872102/?type=3&theater

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/6842260620 Air Time 06/20 1:30 AM EST

Youtube https://youtu.be/oMEMSbTl2Lo

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1249185

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/130603470

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2tr5ua_public-access-tv-program-preview-for-06-20-jon-hammond-show-mnn-channel-1-community-channel_music

Classic episode of Jon Hammond Show known as Val Hal Jazz Pub Special starting off with a performance of Jon Hammond Quartet at the now defunct Val Hal Jazz Pub in Brooklyn near Junior’s Deli and Brooklyn Academy of Music where Jon was subbing for the late great jazz organist Don Patterson with Barry Finnerty guitar, Graham Hawthorne drums, alto saxophonist tba and Jon Hammond at the Hammond organ which was a Hammond Model A organ that actually belonged to and had been played often by the late Count Basie – very funky music – all the visuals are new from Jon Hammond around the world – 32nd year Jon Hammond Show on Manhattan Neighborhood Network Ch. 1 every Friday late at 1:30 AM early Sat. morning on all 3 cable networks in NY RCN, TWC, FiOS and Streaming World Wide, enjoy http://www.HammondCast.com ©JON HAMMOND International – Producer Jon Hammond
Language English

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

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/91332204

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

Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/late-rent-jon-hammond-theme-song-2014-6818982

“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

P.Mauriat Action Blues With Jon Hammond Pmauriat / Albest Music

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/P.MauriatActionBluesWithJonHammond

(Higher Quality) P.Mauriat HQ / Pmauriat Albest action with Jon Hammond Blues All Afternoon at The NAMM Show with P.Mauriat Artists and guests Arno Haas, Hailey Niswanger, James Carter, Joshua Quinlan, Juan Alzate, Ryan Montano – Jon Hammond at the Sk1 organ http://www.HammondCast.com/

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/6842260328

Jon Hammond Show cable access TV show broadcast for 03/28/2015, Jon’s band performing in jazzkeller Frankfurt original composition “Get Back in The Groove” – exclusive footage from Jon Hammond Show of the late great Dave Van Ronk followed by radio interview footage with Alan Pasqua and Jon Hammond just before Alan’s concert with Allan Holdsworth recorded for DVD, then never-before-seen footage Jon filmed of Michael Brecker, the late great jazz tenor saxophonist in performance with Barry Finnerty’s band in Michael’s club Seventh Avenue South he co-owned with his brother Randy Brecker in Greenwich Village – wrapping up the show, a wonderful segment of Joe Franklin on mic with Jon Hammond, Joe Franklin was the King of Radio & TV

Funky James Preston, Drums, Bolinas CA, West Marin County, #HammondOrgan #Sonsofchamplin drummer, R.I.P., Throwback, Jon Hammond, Funky Jazz, AFM Local 6, Musicians Union

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
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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

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2ltsuk_on-air-preview-jon-hammond-show-04-18-mnn-channel-1_music

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

Facebook http://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband

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
http://hammondcast.tumblr.com

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

#32Years #PublicAccess #TV Accordion, #HammondOrgan Musicians Union, Local 802, NAMM Showcase, #Musikmesse2015 Jon Hammond Show, James Preston, R.I.P., Drummer

Lydia’s Tune In Boom Boom Room When Preston Was Still Alive Jon Hammond Trio

November 25, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Lydia’s Tune In Boom Boom Room When Preston Was Still Alive Jon Hammond Trio

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

Youtube http://youtu.be/qqbzlbmZcMI

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1191533

Stage camera video Jon Hammond Trio in the Boom Boom Room when James Preston (drums) was still alive, beautiful bossa nova style original composition by Jon Hammond “Lydia’s Tune” written in Paris with Barry Finnerty guitar, James Preston drums, Jon Hammond at the B3 organ – R.I.P. James Steven Preston passed away On the morning of July 26, 2014 in Little River California ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP http://www.HammondCast.com/ – in Boom Boom Room Presents – Jon Hammond Band

*Note: I started playing with James Preston aka Jim in 1968 at age 15 (I was 15) in my band called Hot Mush which also included John Whitelaw on electric bass, and on guitars Jim Checkley & Barry Finnerty, Paula Larke vocals – Hot Mush morphed in to a band called Beefy Red and a few years later Jim joined Sons of Champlin for a long tenure. We still played gigs together off and on over 45 years – he was a great drummer and solid friend when it got right down to it. Thanks to the Sons for excerpt of JP’s bio from their website, Jon Hammond
as follows: “James Preston
James has been a member of The Sons of Champlin since March 3, 1972. Born in Oakland and raised in the humble township of Ross, Marin County, California, James has been a drummer since age 7, having performed professionally for over 44 years. A lifetime student of the Chuck Brown Method, James has been a versatile player throughout his career, enabling him to work with a variety of artists. From R&B, to Jazz, to Cajun Zydeco, James continues to explore all flavors of his trade. James musical influences include John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Ray Charles, Jimi Hendrix, Sly Stone and James Brown. Among the drummers that have inspired him are Max Roach, Mitch Mitchell, Terry Bozzio, Elvin Jones and Tony Williams.

When he was nineteen James joined a local Marin band, Beefy Red, which included trumpeter Mark Isham. It was during this period of time when Jim met and befriended future bandmate Bill Champlin, already off and running with his group, The Sons of Champlin. When James was 22 years old, he was asked to join the Sons of Champlin. The Sons took him all over the country performing for many avid fans. James continued to perform with the Sons until they disbanded in 1977.

Without dropping a beat, James was asked to join Moby Grape in 1978, when the “Live Grape” album was released. James toured with Moby Grape through 1980. In the ’80’s & ’90’s James kept himself busy working with such notables as Dr. John, Lydia Pense and Cold Blood, Steve Miller, Maria Muldaur, Norton Buffalo, and most recently again with Moby Grape. James was also involved in a musical project with Bobby McFerrin in the early 1980’s and can be heard on his CD album “Bobby McFerrin”, released in 1982.

James has recorded seven albums with The Sons, including the recent project “Hip Lil’ Dreams” CD, recorded at the Expressions School of New Media, Emeryville, in February 2002 and nationally released January 2005. The two other most current projects include the ‘Sons of Champlin – Live’ CD recorded in concert January 1998 and released in August; and the live recording of the DVD & CD ‘Secret’ from the Expressions performance studio in February 2002.

He also appears regularly with Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men.

Currently residing with his lovely family in Little River, on the Mendocino Coast, James is busy performing and recording with The Sons, as well as creating music locally with his friend David Hayes, band leader for Van Morrison for many years. Lately James has recorded with Sheryl Crow for a Hallmark Christmas CD, which features Booker T.Jones on Hammond B3, as well as guitarist Roger Fritz, luthier and owner of Fritz Brothers Guitars of Albion, California, producer Bill Bottrell, Mic Gillette and John Bamont horns, and David Hayes bass.

Being the solid backbeat of the Sons sound, James is enjoying making great music with his friends, The Sons of Champlin once again.” –
enjoy this documentary of some of the music we played folks, Jon Hammond – Jon Hammond Organ Group

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/112782781

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2ax8oa_czechoslovakian-salsa-in-jazzkeller-hofheim-musikmesse-session_music

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=942217975807000

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

Youtube http://youtu.be/jA1kEBVKlGQ

Facebook Jon Hammond Band https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=933335646695233

In Memory of James Preston funky drummer – Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men perform “Pocket Funk” in the Boom Boom Room – San Francisco CA – Jon Hammond at the Hammond B3 organ, Barry Finnerty guitar, James Preston drums

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/111328268

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x29paoz_boom-boom-room-pocket-funk_music

http://www.jonhammondband.com/ ©JON HAMMOND International / ASCAP – Jon Hammond Band – Jon Hammond Organ Group — with Jon Hammond, James Preston and Jon Hammond Organ Group at Boom Boom Room Presents

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

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/91332204

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

Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/late-rent-jon-hammond-theme-song-2014-6818982

“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

P.Mauriat Action Blues With Jon Hammond Pmauriat / Albest Music

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/P.MauriatActionBluesWithJonHammond

(Higher Quality) P.Mauriat HQ / Pmauriat Albest action with Jon Hammond Blues All Afternoon at The NAMM Show with P.Mauriat Artists and guests Arno Haas, Hailey Niswanger, James Carter, Joshua Quinlan, Juan Alzate, Ryan Montano – Jon Hammond at the Sk1 organ http://www.HammondCast.com/

Lydia’s Tune, Boom Boom Room, James Preston, R.I.P., Bossa Nova, drums, Hammond B3 organ, Sons of Champlin, Hot Mush, Fillmore St., ASCAP Composer, Organ Trio

See’s Candies Stage Shoreline Amphitheatre Jon Hammond & The Late Rent Session Men

November 11, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: See’s Candies Stage Shoreline Amphitheatre Jon Hammond & The Late Rent Session Men

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

Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men concert on See’s Candies Stage Shoreline Amphitheater show for Bill Graham Presents New Orleans by The Bay Food and Music Festival, original Funky Soul Blues instrumentals with Larry Schneider tenor saxophone, Barry Finnerty guitar, James Preston drums, Jon Hammond B3 organ *Note from Jon: R.I.P. James Preston, great musician long-time drummer in various formations of my band – special thanks Mick Brigden, Bob Barsotti BGP Bill Graham Memorial Foundation Bill’s yahrzeit today

http://www.HammondCast.com/ Jon Hammond — with Jon Hammond and James Preston at Shoreline Amphitheatre At Mountain View

Youtube http://youtu.be/U118j0XaXiI

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1187415

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x29w56j_see-s-candies-stage-shoreline-amphitheatre-jon-hammond-the-late-rent-session-men_music

Jon Hammond Band Facebook https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=934359659926165

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

Youtube http://youtu.be/jA1kEBVKlGQ

Facebook Jon Hammond Band https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=933335646695233

In Memory of James Preston funky drummer – Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men perform “Pocket Funk” in the Boom Boom Room – San Francisco CA – Jon Hammond at the Hammond B3 organ, Barry Finnerty guitar, James Preston drums

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/111328268

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x29paoz_boom-boom-room-pocket-funk_music

http://www.jonhammondband.com/ ©JON HAMMOND International / ASCAP – Jon Hammond Band – Jon Hammond Organ Group — with Jon Hammond, James Preston and Jon Hammond Organ Group at Boom Boom Room Presents

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

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/91332204

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

Shoreline Amphitheatre, See’s Candies, James Preston, R.I.P., Jon Hammond, Late Rent Session, Funky Jazz, Drums, Hammond B3, Organ, V Day, BGP, Bill Graham Presents, New Orleans, By the Bay

Head Phone OZZtosh Stand Summer NAMM Show Nashville Tennessee

July 29, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Head Phone OZZtosh Stand Summer NAMM Show

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

OZZtosh Guitars Stand at Summer NAMM Nashville Tennessee – Jon Hammond and Joe Berger jamming for friends on the tune “Head Phone” from Jon Hammond Band Repertoire through 2 classic amps, Jon’s organ through an Ampeg B-15 bass amp and Joe is playing the OZZtosh through a classic Fender – fine people making fine instruments with space age aluminum construction! http://www.ozztosh.com/ – thanks very much Barbara & Brian Ostosh & Nickolas Butterfield – The NAMM Show — at Nashville Music City Center

STOLEN: #REPOST #SHARE #HELPFIND

07.20.2014 in the early hours between 12am-8am. 2 ALUMINUM BASS Guitars stolen from a car in the parking-lot at the Club Hotel Inn & Suites 2435 Atrium Way Nashville, TN 37214 at the end of the NAMM Convention.

ALERT as many people with the use of SOCIAL MEDIA. KINDLY HELP US RECOVER our hard work! #SHARE #REPOST

Sincerely,
Brian Ostosh & Barbara Rospond

#sharethis #summernamm #2014namm #stolengear #stolenbass #helpfind #crime

Party Barge has left – James Preston R.I.P. drums with Jon Hammond and Terry Haggerty

LINK: http://youtu.be/inzkjTzdecs

Thanks for all the great hits JP!!
Remembering James Preston here: Fun in the Sun and Water on the Lake with Jon Hammond at the XB-2 organ, James Preston drums and Terry Haggerty original guitarist of Sons of Champlin band (Marin County CA) playing Jon’s tune “Turkey Dog Saute” powered by a generator cruising on a nice day, enjoy! — with Jon Hammond, James Preston and Terry Haggerty at Lake Berryessa

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.”… — with James Preston in Frankfurt, Germany

Grieving the death of James Preston today – I started playing music with James when I was 15 years old in 1968. I did some of my most important hits
in my life with Jim over the years, including a live world-wide broadcast on AFN the military power radio network from
Frankfurt headquarters http://youtu.be/S1DXhw1z_rc – The Fillmore, opening up for The Sons on June 4th of 1999 http://youtu.be/NdR8LvyBX2w
Shoreline Amphitheatre http://youtu.be/zjzDLUmUpsUhttp://youtu.be/570UApnn_cQ
San Francisco City Hall http://youtu.be/SaVA_gA5IXo
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jon_Hammond_at_1965_Hammond_B3_Organ_in_concert_San_Francisco_City_Hall.jpg

Jimmy had a natural feel and high level of god-given talent, one of the funkiest drummers ever came out of the Bay Area and fierce in his
convictions, I will greatly miss him! – sincerely, Jon Hammond
Rest in Peace Jimmy!! Sending my deepest and sincerest condolences to the Preston Family and all the Sons of Champlin musicians – friends and musicians who’ve played with Jim over the years. – JH / Jon Hammond Band / Jon Hammond Organ Group — with James Preston and Jon Hammond at San Francisco City Hall.

OZZtosh, Electric guitars, Stolen report, James Preston, R.I.P., NAMM Show, AFN Radio, Jon Hammond, Drums, Organ, Funky drums, Tighten up, ASCAP Composer

Sadly announcing that Chico Hamilton has just died – Interview with Jon Hammond HammondCast

November 27, 2013

*LISTEN TO AUDIO: Chico Hamilton Interview With Jon Hammond

Sadly announcing that Chico Hamilton has just died folks – here he is on my radio program, thanks for all the music and great interview Chico! https://archive.org/details/JonHammondChicoHamiltononHammondCastKYOURadio – sincerely, Jon Hammond

Rest In Peace Chico Hamilton – here he is in a great photo I shot with Roy Haynes, Chico Hamilton, James Moody, Frank Foster, Tony Bennett, Chick Corea, Freddie Hubbard, McCoy Tyner, Ray Barretto, Paquito D’Rivera, Bob Brookmeyer, Nat Hentoff – all NEA Jazz Master Award Recipients with Dana Gioia from NEA far left – Jon Hammond
*from Jon’s Journal – Jon Hammond Band

http://kernelpanichammondcast.blogspot.com/2012/11/hammondcast-10-jons-journal-december-1.html — with Clark Terry, Nancy Wilson, Frank Foster Music, Ron Carter, Chick Corea, Barry Harris, James Moody, Ray Barreto, Tony Bennett, Chico Hamilton, Paquito D’Rivera, McCoy Tyner, Roy Haynes, Freddie Hubbard, Slide Hampton and Nat Hentoff at Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers — with Chico Hamilton

Jon Hammond Jon Hammond: Here’s Chico Hamilton in a photo I shot a few years ago with Anita O’Day, Dr. Billy Taylor, Horace Silver, Ron Carter, Dave Baker, Gerald Wilson, Jimmy Heath .. JH

Drummer, Bandleader, NEA Jazz Master Award Recipient CHICO HAMILTON on HammondCast KYOU Radio, excerpted from interview by Jon Hammond, organist and host of HammondCast

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chico_Hamilton

Chico Hamilton (born Foreststorn Hamilton, September 20, 1921), is an American jazz drummer and bandleader.

Hamilton was born in Los Angeles, California. He had a fast-track musical education in a band with Charles Mingus, Illinois Jacquet, Ernie Royal, Dexter Gordon, Buddy Collette and Jack Kelso. Engagements with Lionel Hampton, Slim & Slam, T-Bone Walker, Lester Young, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Charlie Barnet, Billy Eckstine, Nat King Cole, Sammy Davis Jr., Billie Holiday, Gerry Mulligan and six years with Lena Horne established him as a jazz drummer,[1] and he struck out on his own as a bandleader in 1955.
Hamilton appeared in the March Milastaire number in the film You’ll Never Get Rich (1941) as part of the backing group supporting Fred Astaire, and performed on the soundtrack of the Bing Crosby/Bob Hope film Road to Bali.
He recorded his first album as leader in 1955 with George Duvivier (double-bass) and Howard Roberts (jazz guitar) for Pacific Jazz. In same year Hamilton formed an unusual quintet in L.A. featuring cello, flute, guitar, bass and drums.[2] The quintet has been described as one of the last important West Coast Jazz bands.[1] The original personnel included flutist Buddy Collette, guitarist Jim Hall, cellist Fred Katz and bassist Jim Aton, who was later replaced by Carson Smith. Hamilton continued to tour using different personnel, from 1957 to 1960. The group including flutist Paul Horn and John Pisano was featured in the film Sweet Smell of Success in 1957. The same group, this time including Nate Gershman and Eric Dolphy appeared in the film Jazz on a Summer’s Day in 1960. He marked his first recordings with Eric Dolphy on With Strings Attached, Gongs East, The Three Faces of Chico, and That Hamilton Man.

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondJonHammondFirstRoadTestSk1PocketFunk

Youtube http://youtu.be/vp7pNTp6seo 1,992

Facebook http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151760711837102

First-ever public gig with the new Sk1 Hammond Stage Keyboard 04/08/2011
Jon Hammond Band playing original composition “POCKET FUNK”
Joe Berger – guitar
Peter Klohmann – tenor sax
Giovanni Gulino – drums
Jon Hammond – Sk1 Hammond Suzuki stage keyboard weighs only 15 lbs. as opposed to 425 lbs.= B3 Organ
Special thanks to Suzuki Team – Ken Atsumi, Waichiro ‘Tachi’ Tachikawa, Shigeyuki Ohtaka, Shuji Suzuki, Kunio Miyauchi, Yu Beniya, Hammond Suzuki Deutschland Director Michael Falkenstein, Malc Deakin Hammond UK, Hammond Suzuki Europe, Dennis Capiga Hammond Suzuki USA

Jon Hammond’s Annual Musikmesse-Session in Jazzkeller Hofheim
”Pocket Funk” by Jon Hammond http://www.HammondCast.com ASCAP 

Sk1 Organ Ultralight Jon Hammond Road Test Unveiling Musikmesse Funk Jazz Rock
Category:
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Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/jon-hammond-first-road-test-sk1-pocket-funk-5073936

Chico Hamilton, R.I.P., New School, Jazz and Contemporary Music, Interview, Jon Hammond, Drums, Organ, Local 802, Musicians Union, Pocket Funk

Jon Hammond Journal For Day July 16, 2012 Report

July 17, 2012

Jon Hammond Journal For Day July 16, 2012 Report – First very sad news, Jon Lord the
great Hammond organist of Deep Purple fame has died
Folks, Very Sad Announcement: Jon Lord has died.

Jon Lord of Deep Purple Speaking about Hammond Sk1 and Sk2 with Jon Hammond in Frankfurt at Musikmesse

Rest In Peace Jon – Jon Hammond
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4AbLZZ0380
Jonathan Douglas Lord, rock and classical musician and composer, born 9 June 1941; died 16 July 2012
He is survived by his wife, Vicky, and their daughter, Amy; and a daughter, Sara, by his first wife, Judith, from whom he was divorced.
Jon’s Obit from The Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/jul/16/jon-lord?newsfeed=true
Jon Lord
“Organist who infused Deep Purple with classical influences, helping make them one of the world’s biggest rock bands”
‘We’re as valid as anything by Beethoven,” declared Jon Lord of his band, Deep Purple, in an interview with the New Musical Express in 1973. Lord, who has died aged 71 after suffering from pancreatic cancer, was not merely adopting a rebellious stance. An accomplished classical composer as well as rock musician, he believed with some justification that his group’s music was as profound in structure and as significant in cultural impact as any work from the symphonic canon. At the time, Deep Purple were among the world’s biggest rock bands, having built an enormous fanbase on the strength of their classically influenced songs, which lent further weight to Lord’s statement.

Born in Leicester, Lord studied classical piano from the age of five. In his teens, the then-new rock’n’roll and R&B movements made a deep impression on him, in particular the music recorded by blues pianists and organists such as Jimmy McGriff and Jerry Lee Lewis. The contemporary combination of Hammond B3 and C3 organs with Leslie speakers appealed to him, and this became an instrumental setup that remained integral to Lord’s signature keyboard style for the rest of his career.

In 1959, he moved to London to pursue acting, which he studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama. He played the piano and Hammond organ in clubs to pay the bills, initially with a jazz band called the Bill Ashton Combo and then with Red Bludd’s Bluesicians, featuring the vocalist Art Wood. While recording occasional sessions (he contributed keyboards to the Kinks’ 1964 hit You Really Got Me), Lord pursued pop success in the Art Wood Combo, who later renamed themselves the Artwoods and appeared on TV. I Take What I Want was the group’s only charting single.

Lord discovered his trademark sound when he formed Santa Barbara Machine Head, which also featured Wood’s brother and future Rolling Stone, Ronnie Wood. The key to this group’s success was its powerful, organ- and guitar-driven formula, which pointed at the future musical recipe of Deep Purple, and also the meeting of Lord and the bassist Nick Simper. The duo were the backbone of Deep Purple, who formed when the businessman and manager Tony Edwards invested in the new group and auditioned the cream of London’s young talent – the guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, the singer Rod Evans and the drummer Ian Paice among them. This quintet formed Purple’s first lineup in 1968.

Deep Purple spent the following eight years on a path that took them around the world on several occasions (in later years, they had a private jet), playing the world’s largest stadiums and issuing a series of classic LPs – In Rock (1970), Fireball (1971), Machine Head (1972) and Burn (1974) among them. Personnel came and went, but Lord and Paice remained constant members until the group’s dissolution amid a haze of drug addiction and exhaustion in 1976.

Of the great British rock bands of the 70s, only Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and the Stones were able to operate on as grand a scale: unlike any of those groups, Deep Purple took regular time out to indulge in classical projects initiated and directed by Lord. The most notable of these was the live Concerto for Group and Orchestra, recorded at the Royal Albert Hall in 1969.

It was this equal passion for rock bombast and classical finesse that made Lord such an unusual musician. During Deep Purple’s glory days, he often infused the songs with classical influences, as in the song April from the group’s eponymous album in 1969. His organ playing, which often counterpointed Blackmore’s virtuoso lead guitar, was unique and often copied.

After the split, Lord formed a group with the rock singer Tony Ashton and Deep Purple’s ex-drummer Paice entitled Paice, Ashton & Lord. They released one album, Malice in Wonderland, in 1977. He then joined Whitesnake, the band formed by Deep Purple’s last lead singer, David Coverdale. This group, not to be confused with the 1980s reincarnation that played stadium rock and met with huge success, was an earthy, blues-rock band in which Lord’s organ playing was an essential element. His stint in Whitesnake ended when he rejoined a reformed lineup of Deep Purple in 1984 alongside Blackmore, Paice, the singer Ian Gillan and the bassist Roger Glover.

Many solo projects and collaborations came during and between Lord’s membership of these bands, including Before I Forget (1982), which featured classical piano music; a commission to compose the soundtrack of Central Television’s 1984 series The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady; and guest spots on albums by rock luminaries such as Lord’s Oxfordshire neighbour George Harrison and Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour.

Eight more years of recording and tours followed before Lord felt he had had enough of life on the road. In a letter to his bandmates in 2002, he requested that Deep Purple take a year off. When this request was declined, he amicably left the group. Solo projects followed, including a collaboration in 2004 with sometime Abba singer Anni-Frid Lyngstad, and the formation of a blues band, Hoochie Coochie Men, three years later. In 2010, Lord was made an honorary fellow of Stevenson College, Edinburgh, and the following year he was awarded an honorary doctorate of music by the University of Leicester.

Report http://hammondcast.over-blog.com/article-report-jon-hammond-and-koei-tanaka-concert-for-president-manji-suzuki-and-company-hamamatsu-japan-77330862.html

Bicycles are In these days, but make sure to wear a helmut folks! Jon Hammond
2 friends of mine seriously injured recently, one with helmut (busted femur) and the other one, busted collar bone

New York NY — The Russians are back in town!
Welcome back to USA cats!! Jon Hammond

Welcome back to USA cats!! Jon Hammond — with Alexander Dovgopoly, Anton Baronin, Vitaly Solomonov, Pavel Ovchinnikov and Ed Zizak

Jon Hammond in Leo’s Pro Audio trying out Bag End speakers with 1965 Fender Band-Master head and XK-1 Hammond organ – this organ and flight case are available to the right person by the way – JH — at Leo’s PRO Audio

San Francisco CA Golden Gate Park Speedway Meadows — Wavy Gravy hangin’ backstage at 40th Anniversary of Woodstock free concert – Jon Hammond
Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgEqSQtD7v4
with appearances by
Sandi Freddie Herrera, Zero Nylin, Narada Michael Walden, Annie Sampson, Dr. Eugene L. Schoenfeld special thanks Boots Hughston, Terence Hallinan – JH – Speedway Meadows Golden Gate Par…See More — with Wavy Gravy at Golden Gate Park, Speedway Meadows.

New York NY — 4 serious Jazzers – Billy Kaye, Rudy Sheriff Lawless (yes that’s his real name including middle name) Jackie Williams, Stepko Gut – Jon Hammond on 42nd Street — at Duane Reade Doctor on Premises – 42nd Street & 8th Avenue.

Sea Cliff San Francisco California — The Art Gates of Robin Williams’ house – Jon Hammond

Times Square — Hey, where’d everybody go ? !

Jon Hammond — at Times Square NYC.

Wishing a Big Happy Healthy Birthday to Main Man Glenn Derringer! Glenn is one of my All-Time Super Heroes!!
Have a fantastic one Glenn and many more!!!
Jon Hammond — with Glenn Derringer

New York NY Town Hall 43rd Street — Alex Foster and Stephen Ferrone at Memorial for Michael Brecker R.I.P. *note, Joe Berger is also there but for some reason the camera barely registers him, go figure! Jon Hammond — at The Town Hall.

Frankfurt am Main — Yes I wear white socks and my pants are too short today folks! – Jon Hammond on the strassenbahn gleis — at Platz-der-Republik.

Frankfurt am Main — Main Man Totó Giovanni Gulino drums hanging with Main Man Joe Lamond – President of NAMM on the break at my annual Musikmesse Frankfurt Warm Up Party – the Chocolate on Chocolate Cake was GOOD! – Jon Hammond
Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hozrJpHvV-4
Chocolate on Chocolate Cake at Musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller Frankfurt with Jon Hammond Band and special guest…See More — at Jazzkeller.

Frankfurt am Main — Happy 25 years Musikmesse Frankfurt to me! – here on the buhne / bandstand of the legendary Jazzkeller Frankfurt – *now 26 years my custom-made chocolate on chocolate cake to share with all my friends in the good old Jazzkeller Frankfurt – Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hozrJpHvV-4
Chocolate on Chocolate Cake at Musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller Frankfurt with Jon Hammond Band and special guests for this special occasion celebrating 25 years in Musikmesse. Special acknowledgement of Wilhelm P. “Charly” Hosenseidl R.I.P. who was the Director of Musikmesse years 1989-2008 now Directed by Wolfgang Luecke, special thanks to Musikmesse Frankfurt Projekt and Presse Team!
Jon Hammond Band:
Joe Berger guitar
Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone
Giovanni Gulino drums
Jon Hammond – XB-2 Hammond Organ – special thanks Hiromitsu Ono Chief Engineer Suzuki Musical Instruments designed my instrument which took me all around the world many times
“Late Rent” Jon Hammond theme song for Jon Hammond Show MNNTV and HammondCast Show KYOU Radio San Francisco CBS Radio Network
Thanks Joe Lamond President CEO NAMM, TecAmp Jürgen Kunze and Thomas Eich – Puma Combo bass amp powering Jon Hammond’s organ
Dankeschoen to Yücel Atiker, Tino Pavlis, Poehl, Bernie Capicchiano, Michael Falkenstein Hammond Suzuki Deutschland, Peggy Behling, Christine Vogel Messe Frankfurt,
Saray Pastanesi Baeckerei & Konditorei for Chocolate on Chocolate
25 Years Musikmesse Celebration Cake — at Jazzkeller.

Frankfurt am Main — Happy 25 years Musikmesse Frankfurt to me! *now 26 my custom-made chocolate on chocolate cake to share with all my friends in the good old Jazzkeller Frankfurt – Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hozrJpHvV-4
Chocolate on Chocolate Cake at Musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller Frankfurt with Jon Hammond Band and special guests for this special occasion celebrating 25 years in Musikmesse. Special acknowledgement of Wilhelm P. “Charly” Hosenseidl R.I.P. who was the Director of Musikmesse years 1989-2008 now Directed by Wolfgang Luecke, special thanks to Messe Frankfurt Projekt and Presse Team!
Jon Hammond Band:
Joe Berger guitar
Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone
Giovanni Gulino drums
Jon Hammond – XB-2 Hammond Organ – special thanks Hiromitsu Ono Chief Engineer Suzuki Musical Instruments designed my instrument which took me all around the world many times
“Late Rent” Jon Hammond theme song for Jon Hammond Show MNNTV and HammondCast Show KYOU Radio San Francisco CBS Radio Network
Thanks Joe Lamond President CEO NAMM, TecAmp Jürgen Kunze and Thomas Eich – Puma Combo bass amp powering Jon Hammond’s organ
Dankeschoen to Yücel Atiker, Tino Pavlis, Poehl, Bernie Capicchiano, Michael Falkenstein Hammond Suzuki Deutschland, Peggy Behling, Christine Vogel Messe Frankfurt,
Saray Pastanesi Baeckerei & Konditorei for Chocolate on Chocolate
25 Years Musikmesse Celebration Cake — at Jazzkeller.

Frankfurt am Main — Hallo Erna Klobučar !
Jon Hammond

Frankfurt am Main — This is where I stayed at my very first Musikmesse Frankfurt in 1987 – Hotel Prinz Otto – rub-a-dub-dub…3 men in a tub! The only 2 star hotel in Frankfurt, but it did the job – 3 of us in one little room, Joe Berger, Bruno Engl and myself Jon Hammond right by the Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof, and it had a little bar kneipe. Many a traveler has stayed there folks! – JH
http://www.tripadvisor.de/ShowUserReviews-g187337-d230354-r10041805-Hotel_Prinz_Otto-Frankfurt_Hesse.html
One happy camper “Die Zimmer waren schmutzig, die Handtücher und Bettwäsche war dünn und löchrig. Die Heizungskörper waren voller Staub und die Teppiche waren voller Flecken und fadendünn. In der Dusche lagen Haarbüschel und das Wasser war entweder heiß oder kalt, die Toilettenspülung hat nicht funktioniert, ebenso wenig der Fernseher und vom Frühstück konnte einem schlecht werden und so hat keiner von uns etwas gegessen. Die Fließen im Badezimmer waren voller Silikon-Abdichtungsmittel. Außerdem glaube ich nicht, dass es Feuerausgänge in den Zimmer gab. Unterster Standard. Ich wünschte mir nur, dass ich es mir vorher angesehen hätte.” — at Hotel Prinz Otto.

Frankfurt am Main — They know me well in this Deutsche Bundespost by the Frankfurt Bahnhof! – Jon Hammond
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deutsche_Bundespost
The Deutsche Bundespost (German federal post office) was created in 1947 as a successor to the Reichspost (German imperial post office). Between 1947 and 1950 the enterprise was called Deutsche Post (German post office). Until 1989 the Deutsche Bundespost was a state-owned company.
The Bundespost was developed according to a three-stage principle common in public administration in the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG). The upper stage consisted of the federal ministry for the post office and telecommunication system. The middle stage consisted of regional directorates and national post office management in West Berlin, with certain central bureaucracies (post office technical central office, telecommunication engineering central office, postal administration social office, and post offices) on an equal footing. Finally, the lower stage consisted of the actual post offices, postal giro (akin to a checking account)and savings bank offices, and telecommunication offices.
The legal basis for the administrative activity of the Bundespost was the postal administration law (Postverwaltungsgesetz, abbreviated PostVwG). A central goal of public administrative policy after 1924 was financial self-sufficiency. Political goals, however, often superseded this goal. According to the PostVwG, the federal postal system was to be administered “according to the principles of the policy of the FRG, in particular trade, economic, financial and social policies” and “the interests of the German national economy.”
The Deutsche Bundespost was the largest employer in the Federal Republic. In 1985 it employed 543,200 people.
In the first post office reform (July 1, 1989), the Bundespost was divided into three divisions (also called public enterprises):
Deutsche Bundespost Postdienst – postal service
Deutsche Bundespost Telekom – communications service
Deutsche Bundespost Postbank – postal bank
The central authorities remained as described above. The divisions were later privatized in the second post office reform (January 1, 1995), resulting in the creation of the following:
Deutsche Post AG from the postal service
Deutsche Telekom AG from the communications service
Deutsche Postbank AG from the postal bank
The federal ministry for post office and telecommunications (Bundesministerium für Post und Telekommunikation) retained oversight responsibility for postal services and telecommunications. After the dissolution of that ministry on 1 January 1998, those tasks were taken over by a new federal network regulatory agency (Bundesnetzagentur, formerly RegTP) under the federal ministry for economics and technology. Other functions (such as the issuance of postage stamps) were taken over by the federal ministry of finance. Some telecommunications functions (including BOS radio) were turned over to the federal ministry of the interior.
For certain official and legal purposes (including certain financial, medical and other services for former postal civil servants), a “federal institution for post and telecommunication” (Bundesanstalt für Post und Telekommunikation) was created. — at Deutsche Post FFM.

Hofheim am Taunus Germany — Congratulations 53 years Jazzkeller Hofheim and dankeschoen for putting me in the book on Page 68 – from show I did circa 1996 in Trio with Tony Lakatos tenor sax, Uwe Petersen on drums – myself at the XB-2 Hammond organ / bass – Jon Hammond http://www.jonhammondband.com/ — at Jazzkeller Hofheim.

Berkeley California — EastBay Jazz Workshop action, firing up at The Black Repertory Group Theater
http://www.blackrepertorygroup.com/ – Jon Hammond — at Black Repertory Group Inc.

Time to come back on solid land! Jon Hammond

Once in a Blue Moon folks! Jon Hammond

Berkeley California — Duo session piano / trumpet with my man Tom Carroll at EastBay Jazz Workshop private clubhouse – Jon Hammond
http://hammondcast.jimdo.com/

Emeryville California — Pixar Studios doesn’t mess around, right over my head with the Zeppelin UP ad, good idea Pixar’oids! Jon Hammond — at Pixar Inc.

Hollywood CA — Narada Michael Walden at the cans – ASCAP Expo – only drummer on the panel getting real funky. Next time keep that Ampeg amp warmed up and I’ll plug in my Hammond organ, play some organ drums serious fat-back funk grooves Narada! – Jon Hammond
Pocket Funk fat-back Bernard Purdie & David Fathead Newman R.I.P. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10150421203462102 — at Grand Ballroom Renaissance Hollywood Hotel.

If the car had a slightly bigger trunk it would be good!
Jon Hammond — at Radisson blu Hamburg Dammtor.

Jon Hammond : “Open House, Beware of The Dog, No Loitering, No Trespassing, Reserved Parking, No Smoking, House for Sale, Danger, For Rent, No Parking, Employees Only, No Soliciting, Shoplifters Will Be Prosecuted! etc., etc.! – JH and No Dumping!

New York NY — Jazz heavyweight FRANK OWENS at the piano – singers showcase with Cobi Tanaka – Local 802 Musicians Union – Jon Hammond *interesting story about Frank, his name was originally Owen, but so many people called “Frank Owens” that he eventually just added the s.
For seven years, Frank Owens was music director for NBC TV’s Showtime at the Apollo. He was also host of Portrait of the Arts. Mr. Owens performed in the Hartford CT Theatreworks production of Paul Robeson, playing the part of Lawrence Brown. Recently he accompanied Hal David in his tribute at the Friars Club and Freda Payne at the High Mount Jazz Festival, and is co-author and arranger of Shades of Harlem.

Mr. Owens has played and conducted abroad, including the conducting A Fourth of July Celebration of American Jazz, Pop and Broadway in Moscow. Frank Owens was resident pianist at Mortimer’s for over six years, and appeared several times a year at the Hotel Carlyle’s Bemelman’s Bar. He appeared at the Blue Note with Ruth Brown of Broadway’s Black and Blue, having arranged and conducted her album, Fine and Mellow.

Frank Owens was musical director/conductor/pianist for many performers including Johnny Mathis, Chubby Checker, John Denver, Melba Moore, Aretha Franklin, Connie Francis, and Lena Horne.

Frank was musical director for the first David Letterman Show in 1980. Other TV credits include the Jack Paar Show, Geraldo Rivera’s Goodnight America, and Eubie Blake’s, A Century of Music. He did dance arrangements for the film the Wiz, contributed to many records and albums in the top ten, and won the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences sponsored MVP Award for Acoustic Piano for several years. — at Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM.

New York NY — Local 802 – 2 heavyweights in Jazz:
Cobi Narita of ‘Cobi’s Place’ and pianist Frank Owens conducting singers showcase in the Club Room of Local 802 Musicians Union Hall – Jon Hammond — at Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM.

Hofheim am Taunus Germany — Jon Hammond Band Youtube Channel
http://www.youtube.com/jonhammondband
17th consecutive year Jazzkeller-Hofheim Musikmesse-Session — at Jazzkeller Hofheim.

Long Beach CA — James Moody R.I.P. – Jon Hammond *I shot this photo Jan. 2005
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Moody_(saxophonist)
James Moody (March 26, 1925 – December 9, 2010) was an American jazz saxophone and flute player. He was best known for his hit “Moody’s Mood for Love,” an improvisation based on “I’m in the Mood for Love”; in performance, he often sang Eddie Jefferson’s vocalese lyr…See More — at Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center.

New York NY — I caught this stunning art installation today while passing by on the bus, flipping airplane (real!) at the entrance to Central Park at 58th & Fifth Avenue across from the big 24 hour Apple Store Fifth Avenue and the Plaza Hotel, nice! Jon Hammond
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plaza_Hotel
The Plaza Hotel in New York City is a landmark 20-story luxury hotel with a height of 250 ft (76 m) and length of 400 ft (120 m) that occupies the west side of Grand Army Plaza, from which it derives its name, and extends along Central Park South in Manhattan. Fifth Avenue extends along the east side of Grand Army Plaza. It is owned by El-Ad Properties and managed and operated by Fairmont Hotels and Resorts. — at The Plaza Hotel.

New York NY — Guggenheim Museum on a nice summer day – Jon Hammond
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solomon_R._Guggenheim_Museum
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (often referred to as “The Guggenheim”) is a well-known art museum located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City. It is the permanent home of a renowned and continuously expanding collection of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, early Modern and contemporary art and also features special exhibitions throughout the year. The museum was established by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in 1939 as the Museum of Non-Objective Painting, under the guidance of its first director, the artist Hilla von Rebay. It adopted its current name after the death of its founder, Solomon R. Guggenheim, in 1952.
Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the cylindrical museum building, wider at the top than the bottom, was conceived as a “temple of the spirit” and is one of the 20th century’s most important architectural landmarks. The building opened on October 21, 1959, replacing rented spaces used by the museum since its founding. Its unique ramp gallery extends from just under the skylight in the ceiling in a long, continuous spiral along the outer edges of the building until it reaches the ground level. The building underwent extensive expansion and renovations from 1992 to 1993 (when an adjoining tower was built) and from 2005 to 2008. The museum’s collection has grown organically, over eight decades, and is founded upon several important private collections, beginning with Solomon R. Guggenheim’s original collection. The collection is shared with the museum’s sister museums in Bilbao, Spain, and elsewhere.
Early years
Solomon Guggenheim, guided by his art adviser, German painter Hilla Rebay, began to collect works by nonobjective artists in 1929. Guggenheim first began to show his collection in his apartment, and as the collection grew, he established the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in 1937. The foundation’s goal was the “promotion and encouragement and education in art and the enlightenment of the public.” It was endowed to operate one or more museums; Solomon Guggenheim was elected its first President and Rebay its Director.

Museum under construction in photo taken on Nov. 12, 1957
In 1939, the Guggenheim Foundation’s first museum, “The Museum of Non-Objective Painting”, opened in rented quarters at 24 East 54th Street in New York City and showcased art by early modernists such as Rudolf Bauer, Rebay, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee and Piet Mondrian. During the life of Guggenheim’s first museum, Guggenheim continued to add to his collection, acquiring paintings by Marc Chagall, Robert Delaunay, Fernand Léger, Amedeo Modigliani and Pablo Picasso. The collection quickly outgrew its original space, and so in 1943, Rebay and Guggenheim wrote a letter to Frank Lloyd Wright asking him to design a permanent structure for the collection. It took Wright 15 years, 700 sketches, and six sets of working drawings to create the museum. From 1943 to early 1944, Wright produced four different sketches for the initial design. One of the plans (scheme C) was a hexagonal shape as opposed to the other three circular sketches. It was the only design of the four to have level floors for the galleries without the use of one ramp continuing around the building. At the same time, Rebay was searching for sites for the museum. She selected the museum’s site at the corner of 89th Street and Fifth Avenue, overlooking Central Park.

A 1966 U.S. postage stamp honoring Frank Lloyd Wright, with the Guggenheim visible in the background.
In 1953, the foundation’s collecting criteria expanded under its new director, James Johnson Sweeney. Sweeney rejected Rebay’s dismissal of “objective” painting and sculpture, and he soon acquired Constantin Brâncuşi’s Adam and Eve (1921), followed by works of other modernist sculptors, including Jean Arp, Alexander Calder, Alberto Giacometti and David Smith.[2] Sweeney reached beyond the 20th century to acquire Paul Cézanne’s Man with Crossed Arms (c. 1899).[2] In that year, the foundation also received a gift of 28 important works from the Estate of Katherine S. Dreier, a founder of America’s first collection to be called a modern art museum, the Société Anonyme. Dreier had been a colleague of Rebay’s. The works included Little French Girl (1914–18) by Brâncuşi, an untitled still life (1916) by Juan Gris, a bronze sculpture (1919) by Alexander Archipenko and three collages (1919–21) by German Hanoverian Dadaist Schwitters. It also included works by Calder, Marcel Duchamp, El Lissitzky and Mondrian.[3] Among others, Sweeney also acquired the works of Alberto Giacometti, David Hayes, Willem de Kooning and Jackson Pollock.[4]
Sweeney oversaw the last half dozen years of the construction of the museum building, during which time he had an antagonistic relationship with Frank Lloyd Wright, especially regarding the building’s lighting issues.[5][6] The distinctive cylindrical building, turned out to be Wright’s last major work, as the architect died six months before its opening. From the street, the building looks like a white ribbon curled into a cylindrical stack, wider at the top than the bottom, displaying nearly all curved surfaces. Its appearance is in sharp contrast to the typically rectangular Manhattan buildings that surround it, a fact relished by Wright, who claimed that his museum would make the nearby Metropolitan Museum of Art “look like a Protestant barn.” Internally, the viewing gallery forms a helical spiral ramp climbing gently from ground level to the skylight at the top.
On October 21, 1959, ten years after the death of Solomon Guggenheim and six months after the death of Frank Lloyd Wright, the Museum first opened its doors to large crowds. The building instantly polarized architecture critics, though today it is widely praised. Some of the criticism focused on the idea that the building overshadows the artworks displayed inside, and that it is difficult to properly hang paintings in the shallow, windowless, concave exhibition niches that surround the central spiral. Prior to its opening, twenty-one artists signed a letter protesting the display of their work in such a space.
Thomas M. Messer succeeded Sweeney as director of the museum (but not the foundation) in 1961 and stayed for 27 years, the longest tenure of any of the city’s major arts institutions’ directors. When Messer took over, the museum’s ability to present art at all was still in doubt due to the challenges presented by continuous spiral ramp gallery that is both tilted and has non-vertical curved walls. It is difficult to properly hang paintings in the shallow, windowless exhibition niches that surround the central spiral. Canvasses must be mounted raised from the wall’s surface. Paintings hung slanted back would appear “as on the artist’s easel”. There is limited space within the niches for sculpture.

The skylight in the center of the museum
Almost immediately, in 1962, Messer took a risk putting on a large exhibition that combined the Guggenheim’s paintings with sculptures on loan from the Hirshhorn Museum.Three dimensional sculpture, in particular, raised “the problem of installing such a show in a museum bearing so close a resemblance to the circular geography of hell”, where any vertical object appears tilted in a “drunken lurch” because the slope of the floor and the curvature of the walls could combine to produce vexing optical illusions. It turned out that the combination could work well in the Guggenheim’s space, but, Messer recalled that at the time, “I was scared. I half felt that this would be my last exhibition.” Messer had the foresight to prepare by staging a smaller sculpture exhibition the previous year, in which he discovered how to compensate for the space’s weird geometry by constructing special plinths at a particular angle, so the pieces were not at a true vertical yet appeared to be so. In the earlier sculpture show, this trick proved impossible for one piece, an Alexander Calder mobile whose wire inevitably hung at a true plumb vertical, “suggesting hallucination” in the disorienting context of the tilted floor.
The next year, Messer acquired a private collection from art dealer Justin K. Thannhauser for the museum’s permanent collection. These 73 works include Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and French modern masterpieces, including important works by Paul Gauguin, Edouard Manet, Camille Pissarro, Vincent van Gogh and 32 works by Pablo Picasso.
In 1992, the building was supplemented by an adjoining rectangular tower, taller than the original spiral, designed by the architectural firm of Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects.[18] By that point, the building had become iconic enough that this augmentation of Wright’s original design was itself controversial.
In October 2005, Lisa Dennison, a longtime Guggenheim curator, was appointed director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. Dennison resigned in July 2007 to work at the auction house Sotheby’s.
From October 2005 to February 2008, Thomas Krens remained director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, having won a decisive victory over billionaire philanthropist and board member Peter Lewis. A significant contributor to the Guggenheim Foundation, Lewis resigned in 2005 in a dispute with the board over the direction and leadership of the Foundation. Despite this, Krens and Lewis nevertheless continue to agree in describing the building itself as “the most important piece of art in the collection.”
In February 2008, Krens stepped down as the Director of the Guggenheim Foundation, but remains an advisor to the Guggenheim’s international expansion projects. The search for a new Director, who will head both the New York museum and the Foundation was recently completed with the Board’s appointment of Richard Armstrong—formerly director of Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Museum of Art—as its fifth director.
Exterior restoration

Guggenheim Museum exterior after the 3-year renovation
Between September 2005 and July 2008, the Guggenheim Museum underwent a significant exterior restoration.
In the first phase of this project, a team of restoration architects, structural engineers, and architectural conservators worked together to create a comprehensive assessment of the building’s current condition that determined the structure to be fundamentally sound. This initial condition assessment included:
the removal of 11 coats of paint from the original surface, revealing hundreds of cracks caused over the years, primarily from seasonal temperature fluctuations
detailed monitoring of the movement of selected cracks over 17 months
impact-echo technology, in which sound waves are sent into the concrete and the rebound is measured in order to locate voids within the walls
extensive laser surveys of the exterior and interior surfaces, believed to be the largest laser model ever compiled
core drilling to gather samples of the original concrete and other construction materials
testing of potential repair materials.
Much of the interior of the building was restored during the 1992 renovation and addition by Gwathmey Siegel and Associates Architects. The 2005–2008 restoration primarily addresses the exterior of the original building and the infrastructure. This includes the skylights, windows, doors, concrete and gunite facades and exterior sidewalk, as well as the climate-control. The goal will be to preserve as much significant historical fabric of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum as possible, while accomplishing necessary repairs and attaining a suitable environment for the building’s continuing use as a museum.[24]On September 22, 2008, friends and supporters of the Guggenheim gathered in New York to mark the completion of the 3-year renovation of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Museum. New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg officiated at the celebration that culminated, just after sunset, with the premiere of artist Jenny Holzer’s tribute For the Guggenheim, a work commissioned in honor of Peter B. Lewis, who was a major benefactor in the Museum restoration project. Other supporters of the $29 million dollar restoration included the Board of Trustees of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, and the Department of Cultural Affairs of the City of New York. Additional support was provided by the State of New York and MAPEI Corporation.The museum was registered as a National Historic Landmark on October 6, 2008.
Significance in popular culture

The Guggenheim interior
The building has become a cultural icon and can be seen widely throughout popular culture. It is featured in Matthew Barney’s The Cremaster Cycle, Bye Bye Birdie, Men in Black, When in Rome, Downtown 81, Ugly Betty and prominently in The International, where a major shootout occurs in the museum. (In fact, a life-size replica of the museum was built for this scene.. The film, Mr. Popper’s Penguins has a sequence where the penguins cause a disturbance entering the museum, wander to the top of the gallery structure and slide down the entire spiral structure to the ground floor. The New Yorker has included the museum multiple times on its cover and cartoons.
The Marvel Comics Guide to New York City (2007) by Peter Sanderson points out that the Guggenheim museum played a part in Daredevil (Marvel Comics), vol. 1, #61 (1970), What If (comics) (featuring Conan the Barbarian), vol. 1, #13 (1979), and Thor (Marvel Comics) #447-48 (1992).
[edit]Works and Process

Works and Process is a series of performances at the Guggenheim begun in 1984 The first season consisted of Philip Glass with Christopher Keene on Akhnaten and Steve Reich and Michael Tilson Thomas on The Desert Music. — at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

Hofheim am Taunus Germany — Jon Hammond 17th consecutive year Musikmesse-Session Jazzkeller Hofheim
http://jazzkeller-hofheim.de/e107_plugins/sgallery/gallery.php?view.109.1.1
Jon Hammond Band Youtube Channel
http://www.youtube.com/jonhammondband — at Jazzkeller Hofheim.

Hofheim am Taunus — Totó Giovanni Gulino drums on Jon Hammond Band in Jazzkeller-Hofheim
Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JtoWjSFow0
Jon Hammond’s annual Musikmesse-Session in Jazzkeller Hofheim, here featuring funky Giovanni Gulino breaking it down on Jon Hammond original funk composition “Head Phone” – Jon Hammond Band – Peter Klohmann tenor sax,
Giovanni Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond Sk1 Hammond organ
*Note: Congratulations to Jazzkeller Hofheim 53 plus years of history, check out the book, I am honored to be on page 68. Keep the tradition going in Hofheim am Taunus, dankeschoen Jazzkeller Hofheim Team! sincerely, Jon Hammond

Tilden Park Berkeley California — Happy 60th Anniversary to my friends at Redwood Valley Railway! (Real Steam Trains!) – A 5 inch scale, 15 inch gauge steam railway based on narrow gauge railroads of the late 1800s located in Berkeley, California. – Jon Hammond
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redwood_Valley_Railway
The Redwood Valley Railway is a ridable miniature railroad in Tilden Regional Park near Berkeley, California. It was established in 1952 by Erich Thomsen, and has expanded to 1.25 miles of track and over 160,000 passengers a year.
The railroad uses 5″ scale model live steam locomotives on a 15 in (381 mm) narrow gauge track.
Locomotives
The Number 2- An 0-4-0 Gasoline-Hydraulic locomotive “Juniper”
The Number 4- A 2-4-2 Columbia “Laurel”
The Number 5- A 4-4-0 American “Fern”
The Number 7- A 2-6-2 Prairie “Oak”
The Number 11- A 4-6-0 Ten-Wheeler “Sequoia”
Rolling stock
The Redwood Valley Railway maintains a dozen or so wooden gondolas, built similar to those found on 36″ narrow-gauge lines in the American West. The gondolas, equipped with seating for up to eight adults, are the mainstay passenger rolling stock for this operation. The RVRY also owns three stock cars which have been specifically built to carry passengers as well. These are often favorites with small children, although a full-sized adult can comfortably fit inside.
Other equipment includes a boxcar, extra convertible gondolas, which can either haul passengers or satisfy M.O.W. needs.
The RVRy. owns numerous four-wheel maintenance-of-way cars known as “jimmies”, which have specialized uses such as welding, tie replacement, or carrying ballast.
The RVRy. also rosters a single flatcar, built as a high school shop project by one of the crew in the 1970s. This rugged flatcar has seen thousands of uses, and is one of the most versatile cars on the railroad.
Unique among the roster of cars is a coal gondola, once used to carry extra coal for the #4. Coal was used up until the mid-1970s when the #4 was converted to fuel oil. The coal gondola, with its higher sides, is infrequently used. It currently carries a few dozen metal folding chairs for the annual meet.
A favorite with both young and old is the caboose. Based on a D&RGW 36″ gauge prototype, this “short” center cupola caboose has graced the end of most revenue trains for over 30 years.
[edit]Future Projects

Parts for a 2-4-4 Forney and a 2-6-0 exist, but currently remain unassembled. Plans for a second caboose and a lavish, scale (down to the furniture, wallpaper, and bar with tiny glasses) business car are in the works.
As of mid-2010 the boiler for the #13, the aforementioned 2-6-0 has been manufactured. Not to be confused with a visiting GSP&P #13 from the Glenwood Southpark and Pacific.
The #9, a brand-new diesel-hydraulic switching locomotive is in the planning and development stages and should look somewhat similar to the temperamental but faithful #2. The #9 will have a diesel engine instead of a gasoline engine, and will be built as a heavier and more powerful two-axle diesel locomotive, similar to <25ton American industrial locomotives like those found on narrow gauge operations around the country.

Former Locomotives and Rolling Stock

The Number 1 "Cricket" a 12" gauge steam locomotive along with a few 12" gauge cars were sold to the Folsom Valley Ry. in Folsom Ca. — at Redwood Valley Railroad Steam Trains In Tilden Park.

Hollywood California — Jon Hammond and Tommy Denander at ASCAP Expo – http://www.livinginhd.com/hammondcast/blog/2012/04/22/2012_ascap_expo_highlights_hamburg_to_hollywood_via_frankfurt_by_jon_hammond — at Ascap “I Create Music” EXPO.

It’s going on 8.38 in the morning Wolfman Jack! – Jon Hammond — at California Historical Radio Society.

Sea Cliff San Francisco — Nice view from this house! – Jon Hammond — at Sea Cliff San Francisco.

New York NY — Sam Ash Music Store W.48th Street window,
there’s my Hammond XK-3 Organ on display with factory heavy-duty flight case, for a good deal go see John in the Keyboards Dept. – Jon Hammond *same organ on my album NDR SESSIONS Projekt – Behind The Beat Story:
http://behindthebeat.com/2006/05/jon-hammond-the-ndr-sessions-projekt/
Jon Hammond’s “The NDR Sessions Projekt” brings the soulful…See More — at Sam Ash Music Store.

New York NY — The Harlem Blues & Jazz Band playing at special evening Local 802 Musicians Union Birthday Party for Reynold “Zeke” Mullins – with Zeke Mullins piano, Joey Morant trumpet / Karate Expert Instructor, Fred Staton living legend tenor saxophonist, Art Baron trombone, Jackie Williams drums, Michael Max Fleming bass – Special Thanks Dr. Albert Vollmer and Gina Reder – Jon Hammond — at Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM.

New York NY — Local 802 Musicians Union Birthday Party for Reynold “Zeke” Mullins great jazz pianist – here on Left is Zeke with drummer Buddy Henry on Right, also Buddy’s birthday either on same or one day different – cake lighting happy birthday! – Jon Hammond — at Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM.

New York NY — Local 802 Musicians Union Birthday Party for Reynold “Zeke” Mullins – Jon Hammond’s organ on the bandstand just finished playing – Greg Bandy drums / MC for this special evening here at the cans – JH — at Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM.

New York NY — Local 802 Musicians Union Birthday Party for Reynold “Zeke” Mullins – 2 of my all-time favorite musicians / people – jazz pianist extraordinaire Roy Meriwether with main man Bernard Purdie aka Pretty Purdie also-aka The Hit Maker – Jon Hammond — with Bernard Purdie and Bernard Purdie at Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM.

New York NY — Local 802 Musicians Union Birthday Party for Reynold “Zeke” Mullins – here we have the great tenor saxophonist Fred Staton and trombonist Art Baron looking on from The Harlem Blues & Jazz Band – spcl. thanks Dr. Al Vollmer & Gina Reder – Jon Hammond — with Art Baron at Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM.

Hamamatsu Japan — Suzuki Hall in Suzuki World Headquarters and Factory – Tanaka Koei the great harmonica player and inspirational Suzuki Santa, incredible guy folks! Here with Jon Hammond at the B3mk2 – Mercy Mercy Mercy!
Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0f_cH1U5jc
Mercy Mercy played by Suzuki Artists Koei Tanaka and Jon Hammond for President Founder Manji Suzuki and Company in Suzuki Hall at Suzuki World Headquarters in Hamamatsu Japan. 2 camera shoot by S. Ohtaka and Jennifer
Master of Ceremonies Waichiro ‘Tachi’ Tachikawa, Jon Hammond at the new B3mk2 organ and wooden model 3300 high power Leslie Speaker, Koei Tanaka Suzuki harmonica Part 3 of 3 Parts “Mercy Mercy” Funky Blues Style, dynamic duo performance. Special Thanks Mr. H. Ono, Mr. M. Terada, Mr. S. Ohtaka, Mr. Yu Beniya, Tachi Waichiro Tachikawa President M. Suzuki and entire Suzuki Musical Instruments Team, © JH INTL
http://www.HammondCast.com/ — in Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka.

Monday Night Local 802 Jazz Session pics from Jon Hammond 07/16

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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) – 07/16/2012
*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)
…See More — with Joe Cangelosi Sr. and Arlington Houston at Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM.

Summer Concert Jazzkeller Frankfurt Soon I Will Be Free Jon Hammond Band

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Jon Hammond Band Summer Concert Jazzkeller Frankfurt SOON I WILL BE FREE

http://ia700408.us.archive.org/21/items/JonHammondJonHammondBandSummerConcertJazzkellerFrankfurtSOONIWILLBEFREE/JonHammondBandSummerConcertJazzkellerFrankfurt.m4v

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

Frankfurt Germany — Jon Hammond getting picked up for the gig – Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/jon-hammond-s-59th-birthday-party-musikmesse-warm-up-finale-song-6182466 — at Victoria Hotel Frankfurt

Ulrich Vormehr

Yashko Golembiovsky
Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles (ACA)

Marco Wriedt

Paul Rachman
Director/Producer at Film DIrector – AMERICAN HARDCORE

Harry Petersen
U. of Colorado

Hamburg Germany — Head Phone
Jon Hammond Band Blip TV
http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/head-phone-newessbar-hamburg-jon-hammond-band-6068555

Jon Hammond Band in concert in Newessbar Hamischa – L to R: Lutz Buechner tenor sax, Joe Berger guitar, Heinz Lichius drums, Jon Hammond at Sk1 Hammond organ
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150609337502102&set=a.10150603399857102.376340.558692101 Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b13jUY8WR_A
Newessbar Hamischa Hamburg Get Back In The Groove Tribute to 9/11 Jon Hammond Band
Lutz Buechner tenor sax
Heinz Lichius drums
Joe Berger guitar
Jon Hammond Sk1 Hammond organ
Original composition by Jon Hammond International ASCAP

Thanks Olaf and Roman Kumutat

It’s almost time for the 4 Amigos World Guitar Show again folks, this time in San Mateo CA July 14-15 in the San Mateo County Event Center – photo Marc Baum at last year’s show – Jon Hammond
http://jonhammondband.blogspot.com/2012/01/jam-session-day-1-california-world.html
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150908519762102&set=at.61160682101.82732.558692101

San Francisco CA — Newly renovated famous Golden Gate Park Windmills – Jon Hammond
http://www.golden-gate-park.com/windmills.html

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20110913/WIRE/110919869
San Francisco windmill restoration marks milestone

By ASSOCIATED PRESS

SAN FRANCISCO — Crews restoring the Murphy Windmill in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park are celebrating a milestone.

Crowds watch as workers place a 64-ton dome on the historic landmark Murphy windmill during its repair in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, Monday, Sept. 12, 2011. The windmill was constructed in 1905 and is one of the largest windmills in the world. It originally served to irrigate the park. The dome was repaired in Holland. The flags below the American and San Francisco flags are the Dutch and Irish flags.

The windmill’s 68-ton copper dome was placed back on top of the structure on Monday after undergoing nearly a decade of restoration.

The work is part of a multi-million dollar project to bring the six-story windmill, which once pumped water to the rest of the park, back online. Built in 1905, the windmill languished for decades until the restoration work began in 2002.

The project is expected to be completed by the middle of 2012, when the windmill’s sails and gears should be back on and the area around it landscaped.

The project is being funded by public and private money. — at Dutch Windmill

San Francisco CA — The entrance to Baker Beach – Jon Hammond
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baker_Beach
Baker Beach is a public beach on the peninsula of San Francisco, California, U.S.. The beach lies on the shore of the Pacific Ocean to the northwest of the city. It is roughly a half mile (800 m) long, beginning just south of Golden Gate Point (where the Golden Gate Bridge connects with the peninsula), extending southward toward the Seacliff peninsula, the Palace of the Legion of Honor and the Sutro Baths. The northern section of Baker Beach is “frequented by clothing-optional sunbathers”. As such it is considered a nude beach.History
Baker Beach is part of the Presidio, which was a military base from the founding of San Francisco by the Spanish in 1812 until 1997. In 1904, it was fortified with disappearing gun installations known as Battery Chamberlin, which can still be viewed today. When the Presidio was decommissioned as a U.S. Army base, it became part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, which is administered by the National Park Service.
From 1986 to 1990, the north end of Baker Beach was the original site of the Burning Man art festival. In 1990, park police allowed participants to raise the traditional large statue but not to set it on fire, since the beach enforces a limit on the size of any campfires. Subsequent Burning Man events have taken place in Black Rock Desert, Nevada.
A fatal shark attack occurred on Baker Beach on May 7, 1959[5] when 18-year old Albert Kogler Jr. was attacked by a great white shark while he was 15 feet deep in water. This was the only shark attack recorded on Baker Beach.
Large outcrops of serpentine cliffs occur along the Pacific coast near Baker Beach. When rising from the land surface, serpentine produces a low-calcium, high-magnesium soil that can allow for rare species of plants to develop in the vicinity. This may explain the presence of Hesperolinon congestum (the Marin Dwarf Flax, a threatened plant) in surrounding areas — at Baker Beach.

Baker Beach – Jon Hammond

Musikmesse Frankfurt — Barrie Freeman of Hammond Suzuki UK & Jon Hammond – I’ve been to 26 Musikmesse’s (consecutively) but Barrie’s got me beat! – JH
http://www.hammondorgan.co.uk/ Hammond Organ UK FaceBook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hammond-Organ-UK/284971118200473
*Michael Michael Falkenstein takin’ care of biz by the organ http://hammond.de/ Germany
http://www.HammondCast.com/ — with Michael Falkenstein and Barrie Freeman at Musikmesse Frankfurt

Moscow Russia — Ed Zizak taking a killer solo on my Theme Song “Late Rent”
Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOMLzIdc82g
Jon Hammond Trio in Moscow Russia with Igor Butman tenor sax Eduard Zizak drums Jon Hammond organ, full power Late Rent break song with
amazing psychedelic solo from Eduard on James and Wess Blues dedicated to organist Jimmy Smith. Special thanks Faina Cobham, Hammond Suzuki, Camera: Jennifer http://www.jonhammondband.com/ — with Ed Zizak at Verkhnjaja Radishchevskaya St. 21 Moscow Russia

Vadim Eilenkrig
Moscow, Russia

Севастьянов Дмитрий
Moscow, Russia

Алексей Беккер
Гнес

1976 Honda Civic CVCC my very first brand-new car – Jon Hammond *wearing one of my custom Panama Hats from Arthur at Hand The Hatter of Boston Combat Zone
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Combat Zone Boston MA — Hand The Hatter, Arthur was one of the greatest hatters of all times. I had all my hats custom made by him when I was playing Hammond organ 7 nights a week in the Zone – at World Famous 2 O’Clock Club, Picadilly, Mouse Trap and some of the other ‘continuous adult entertainment’ clubs back in the 70’s – Jon Hammond
http://www.csmonitor.com/1988/1011/rhat.html
By David Holmstrom, Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor / October 11, 1988

Boston
IT’S a hot day on LaGrange Street. Across from the gaudy Club New Orleans, on the shady side of this street in Boston’s notorious “combat zone,” Arthur Stephens takes a small paring knife out of his pocket. He carefully cuts through the black threads of time. “Six and seven-eighths,” he says quietly. In his hand is a beige man’s hat. No measuring, no guessing the size. He knows hats, this hat, any hat. The knife cuts the threads holding the old, black hatband. It falls to the floor.

“This is a good beaver hat,” says Mr. Stephens, twirling it over the knuckles of one hand. He will spend the next hour or so in loving restoration of another man’s favorite hat.

For 54 years, inside a narrow LaGrange Street shop darkened by time and steam, and filled with the rakishness of hats on pegs everywhere, Stephens has plied the almost forgotten art of a hatter. Like a poet polishing verbs, Stephens makes, restores, and repairs fine hats. During the half-century he has been motivated by the axiom “A man doesn’t looked dressed unless he wears a hat.”

“My sisters were hat trimmers,” he says proudly, ready to nurture just about any stained, drooping hat into new sheen and bearing. “My father was a hatter, and my brothers were hatters, too. See, I like what I’m doing. You gotta like what you’re doing. I’m 80 going on 81.

Arthur Stephens is the only bona fide, art-for-the-sake-of-art hatter left in Boston. Once there were dozens. Ernesto Marrone has been a customer for 10 years. “You can’t get this kind of service anywhere else,” he says, “not even in New York. I wear hats because I grew up in an old Italian neighborhood where hats were customary.”

Long before Stephens bought the shop on LaGrange, a man named Hand first opened it on a downtown Boston street. The year was 1860, the year Abraham Lincoln was elected President, and Mr. Hand proclaimed his shop “Hand the Hatter.”

The shop thrived down one century to another, satisfying Bostonian gentlemen who wore homburgs, panamas, top hats, trilbies, derbys, westerns, fedoras, and even boaters. And when the young and ambitious Stephens bought the shop in 1934, he kept the name.

Today, above the door, slightly weathered and melancholy, a black-and-white sign still says, “Hand the Hatter.”

The small shop window – protected by a steel grate – is so dusty and gray there is no seeing through it. One step up and through the open door and into the musty shop, and you have entered a time warp sliced from a faded calendar, circa 1930, with hats, hats, and more hats.

“You walk in here and say, `How come all this junk is here?”’ says Stephens, a small man with rounded shoulders and a gruff, sentimental voice. “But everything is ready for any kind of hat. You never know when you’re going to use this stuff.”

“This stuff” lying about is a Noah’s ark of the hatter’s craft. Shelves and tables full of wooden hat blocks, shelves full of wooden flanges to shape brims, a 40-year-old hissing copper boiler (steam for steaming the hats), ancient cans of “luring” grease (to bring out the sheen of hats), an old “ironing” machine that heats and shapes the crown of hat while it spins slowly on a block, and off in one corner a bulbous, heated “sand” machine (a flannel bag filled with heated beach sand) to lower over a hat on a flange to shape or reshape the brim.
“I used to work until 2 in the morning,” says Stephens, recalling the heady, quicker pace of the 1930s. “Saturdays, Sundays. I’d go out to eat, take a shower at a hotel, come back here, and go to work again. I could knock off maybe 40 to 50 hats a day. Today if I do eight or 10 I’m doing a big day’s work.”

Stephens acknowledges that it was probably a hatless President named John Kennedy who helped take the steam out of the men’s hat business. That and all the vets returning from World War II as men who refused to wear hats anymore. Add the long hair of men in the 1960s, and hats had a dim future.

“Kennedy didn’t wear a hat,” says Stephens, “and everybody stopped wearing them. Men are wearing all different kinds of hats now, but still not like they used to. Do I wear hats? Sure. I keep a couple in my car.”

He pauses by the ironing machine, watching the blocked brown hat turning as the hot “iron” moves automatically and slowly around it, squeaking all the way. On a shelf a fan pushes the hot air around.

His voice lowers. “Way back I made hats for Jimmy Durante,” he says. “His valet used to come here and get them. He’d say, `Jimmy needs a couple of hats,’ and I’d know just what he wanted. Basil Rathbone used to buy hats from me, too.”

A new hat from Stephens will cost from $125 to $150. A restoration begins about $20 and often ends there, no matter how long it takes. “I never really check the time, to tell you the truth,” he says. “I like the work, and when it’s done, it’s done.”

In the late afternoon a customer of 35 years comes in: a stocky, older man named Mitch with a straw hat needing the brim smoothed and stiffened. Stephens repairs the hat in minutes, using the sand machine and some deftly applied glue.

“I bought my first custom-made hat here in 1950,” says Mitch, standing at the small counter near an enormous old cash register with a hand crank. “I got one he made me a few years ago, and a couple of others,” says Mitch. He says he would like another, a light gray this time.

He and Stephens strike an accord. A price of $85, with $40 down. Stephens fills out an order. Mitch peels off two $20 bills on the counter. “I don’t want you pushing yourself,” he says to Stephens. They both laugh and agree that three weeks should be long enough to fashion the hat. They shake hands. Mitch says warmly, “I need you. Don’t push yourself on this.”

Minutes later, a young man in a leather vest and tie enters and picks up a custom-made hat, a tan, narrow-brimmed trilby. Stephens packs the hat in a new Stetson hat box and tosses in a cluster of small red and yellow feathers for the hatband. When the young man leaves, Stephens says: “If you’re any kind of a businessman, you throw a man a few feathers.”

Late in the afternoon he sits in one of the four old chairs just inside the front door in a pensive mood. “These are all old customers now,” he says quietly. “They know I won’t sell them a bad hat. If I had said a $100 for the hat, Mitch would have paid it. No arguments.” — at Combat Zone

Combat Zone Boston MA — Hand The Hatter, Arthur was one of the greatest hatters of all times. I had all my hats custom made by him when I was playing Hammond organ 7 nights a week in the Zone – at World Famous 2 O’Clock Club, Picadilly, Mouse Trap and some of the other ‘continuous adult entertainment’ clubs back in the 70’s – Jon Hammond
http://www.csmonitor.com/1988/1011/rhat.html
By David Holmstrom, Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor / October 11, 1988

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Hammond’s Bolero Release Party In Le Bar Bat Was A Lot Of Fun!

October 20, 2011

Hammond’s Bolero Release Party In Le Bar Bat on W. 57th St. NYC Was A Lot Of Fun!

Live Performance by Jon Hammond Band photos by Teddy Fung

L to R: Joe Berger guitar, Alex Budman tenor saxophone, Ray Grappone drums, Jon Hammond organ

*LISTEN TO AUDIO: HammondCast 12

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HammondCast 12 from San Francisco with intro to PME (Portable Media Expo), Blues Shuffle with Art News Project…from Jon’s album “Hammond’s Bolero”: Jennifer’s Song, Thing in C Minor and Cosmo Lane http://www.HammondCast.com

Ray Grappone and Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond with the Hammond’s Bolero Disc

Jon Hammond at his 1959 B3 Hammond B3 organ at home studio with ReVox A700 tape recorder and road tested Hammond XB-2 organ

Painting of Jon Hammond onstage at Regina Niteclub Grosse Freiheit St. Pauli Hamburg by artist Michael August aka ILLUSTRATORP
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Jon Hammond with his Telecaster Custom

Jon Hammond at home near Times Square in Manhattan Highrise holding his Sennheiser HD 25-1 Headphones

Jon Hammond Band – Special Late Show Saturday Dec. 3rd 1-3AM at BITTER END on Bleecker St. Greenwich Village New York City

L to R: Joe Berger guitar, Todd Anderson tenor saxophone, Ray Grappone drums, Jon Hammond organ

As Seen On MCTV MNNTV Cable Access TV Show The Jon Hammond Show 28th Year

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LIVE in The Bitter End http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bitter_End

The Bitter End is a nightclub in New York City’s Greenwich Village. It opened its doors in 1961 at 147 Bleecker Street under the auspices of owner Fred Weintraub. The club changed its name to The Other End during the 1970s. However eventually after a few years the owners changed the club’s name back to the more recognizable Bitter End.

History

An earlier club, “The Cock and Bull” operated on the same premises with the same format, in the late 1950s. The poet/comedian Hugh Romney (who later became known as Wavy Gravy) read there.
During the early 1960s the club hosted Folk music “hootenanies” every Tuesday night, featuring many performers who have since become legendary. During its heyday the Bitter End showcased a wide range of talented and legendary musicians, comedians, and theatrical performers.[1]
In 1968 Paul Colby, who began his career as a song plugger for Benny Goodman’s publishing company, and went on to work for Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, and Guy Lombardo, became the manager and booking agent at The Bitter End, and in 1974 he purchased it.[2][3]
In the mid 1970s, the club became known as the birthplace of Bob Dylans Rolling Thunder Revue, which featured such names as Joni Mitchell, Roger McGuinn, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, Joan Baez, T-Bone Burnett, Ronee Blakely, Mick Ronson, and many other guest stars.
The City of New York bestowed landmark status to the night club on July 23, 1992.

Pete Fogel Le Bar Bat The Bitter End Steely Dan, John Entwistle, Zak Starkey, Doran Gray, Frankfurt Musikmesse, NAMM, Music China, Moscow Jazz, Late Rent, Pocket Funk,
Ronnie Smith Jr., Stephen Ferrone, Bernard Purdie The Hit Maker

http://www.amazon.com/Late-Rent-Jon-Hammond/dp/B000CA40BI

1. Late Rent Listen
2. Original Announcement from Jon Hammond Show Listen
3. Pocket Funk Listen
4. Lydia’s Tune Listen
5. The Sidewinder Listen
6. Announcement by al “Jazzbeaux” Collins Listen
7. Head Phone Listen
8. White Onions Listen
9. Party Is Forbidden Here Listen
10. Get Back in the Groove Listen
11. White Onions [Live] Listen
12. Head Phone [Live] Listen
13. Afn Announcement #1 Listen
14. Nu Funk (Hip Hot Chitlins) [Live] Listen
15. Afn Announcement #2

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 appearance by Jazzbeaux Collins. Lots of great solos and organ sounds as well as melodies and groove.

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Top Albums

1.
LATE RENT
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2.
Hammond’s Bolero
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3.
Ndr Sessions Projekt
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Top Songs
Name Album Time Price
1
Payphone Johnny
Ndr Sessions Projekt
7:02

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2
The More I See You
Ndr Sessions Projekt
5:00

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3
Our Day Will Come
Ndr Sessions Projekt
5:19

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4
No X-Cess Baggage Blues
Ndr Sessions Projekt
5:14

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5
Easy Living
Ndr Sessions Projekt
6:33

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6
Besame Mucho
Ndr Sessions Projekt
6:02

View In iTunes
7
Polka Dots and Moonbeams
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Blues in the Night
Ndr Sessions Projekt
5:54
9
View In iTunes
10
Theme from Black Orpheus
Ndr Sessions Projekt
7:36

View In iTunes
11
Satin Doll
Ndr Sessions Projekt
6:15

View In iTunes
12
My One and Only Love
Ndr Sessions Projekt
6:19

View In iTunes
13
Late Rent – Live
LATE RENT
9:02

View In iTunes
14
Nu Funk (Hip Hop Chitlins) – Live
LATE RENT
4:57

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15
AFN Announcement 1
LATE RENT
0:47

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16
Head Phone – Live
LATE RENT
3:08

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17
Get Back In the Groove
LATE RENT
2:06

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18
Party Is Forbidden Here
LATE RENT
5:27

View In iTunes
19
White Onions
LATE RENT
5:23

View In iTunes
20
Head Phone
LATE RENT
7:40

View In iTunes
21
Announcement By Al Jazzbeaux Collins
LATE RENT
1:03

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22
The Sidewinder
LATE RENT
7:22

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23
Lydia’s Tune
LATE RENT
4:29

View In iTunes
24
Pocket Funk
LATE RENT
6:00

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25
Original Announcement from Jon Hammond Show
LATE RENT
0:46

View In iTunes Hammond’s Bolero http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/hammonds-bolero/id4308341

Hammond’s Bolero
Jon Hammond
6:46

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2
Jennifer’s Song
Jon Hammond
5:55

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3
Cannonball ’99 (One More Time!)
Jon Hammond
7:10

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4
Soon I Will Be Free
Jon Hammond
5:16

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5
Thing in C Minor
Jon Hammond
7:37

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6
Cosmo Lane
Jon Hammond
5:54

View In iTunes
7
Remembering Stanley
Jon Hammond
4:39

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8
Six Year Itch
Jon Hammond
4:55

View In iTunes
9
F.P. Blues
Jon Hammond
3:18

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10
Czechoslovakian Salsa Song
Jon Hammond
6:25

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11
Train Song
Jon Hammond
5:47

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12
9/11 Tribute Medley
Jon Hammond
6:27

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Evolution of Jon Hammond Accordion

Alternative To Clips On Cable by Kim Freeman Billboard Magazine March 19, 1984

NEW YORK—Year-old BackBeat Productions hopes to break new ground in the video medium with it’s first project, “The Jon Hammond Show.” Currently airing on Manhattan Cable’s Channel 3 and San Francisco’s public access Channel 25, the program is a half hour of computer generated graphics synchronized with original jazz-fusion and rock music. Hammond’s voice and his tapping boot are the only human intrusions during the show.
“It’s an alternative to the conceptual and concert footage videos. We’re delivering an art form.” says the show’s host, BackBeat’s co-founder Jon Hammond. The company also functions as a label, and Hammond says the broadcast will be a vehicle to expose artists on the BackBeat roster.
Hammond say’s he’s close to securing slots on public access channels in New Orleans, Baltimore, Chicago, Los Angeles and Boston and plans to recoup investements by syndicating the show to national networks if and when it gains an audience.
His partner in the venture is former Crusaders guitarist Barry Finnerty, who wrote the music for the first program. All songs on the “Jon Hammond Show” feature BackBeat’s studio band of Finnerty, keyboardist Hammond, drummer Steve Ferrone and saxophonist Todd Anderson.
KIM FREEMAN

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NDR SESSIONS Projekt http://www.ascap.com/network/audioportraits/Jon_Hammond_NDR/

Performances

Comedians who appeared early in their careers
Woody Allen[4]
Harry Anderson
Sandra Bernhard
Elayne Boosler
David Brenner
Albert Brooks
Lenny Bruce
George Carlin[4]
Dick Cavett[4]
Cheech & Chong
Bill Cosby[4]
Billy Crystal
Don Imus
Robert Klein
Steve Landesberg
Jay Leno
Martin Mull
Pat Paulsen
Freddie Prinze
Richard Pryor
Joan Rivers[4]
Hugh Romney aka Wavy Gravy
Chris Rush[5]
Mort Sahl
David Steinberg
Jon Stewart
Rip Taylor
Lily Tomlin
Flip Wilson
Steven Wright
Henny Youngman
Musicians
Peter Allen
Luther Allison
Mose Allison
America
Tori Amos
Maxene Andrews
Joan Armatrading
Joan Baez
Jon Hammond Kevin Beres
Chuck Berry
Stephen Bishop
Ronee Blakely
The Box Tops
Glen Burtnik
Blues Traveler
Oscar Brand
The Brandos
Brewer & Shipley
David Bromberg
Jackson Browne
Bunky and Jake
Burlap to Cashmere
Vanessa Carlton
The Chamber Brothers
Harry Chapin
Tracy Chapman
Charles & Eddie
Merry Clayton
Judy Collins
Shawn Colvin
Chick Corea
Larry Coryell
James Cotton
The Critters
Jim Croce
David Crosby
Lacy J. Dalton
The Charlie Daniels Band
Miles Davis
Gavin DeGraw
John Denver
Neil Diamond
Bo Diddley
Dion
Bob Dylan
Yvonne Elliman
Cass Elliott[4]
Ramblin’ Jack Elliott
Joe Ely
The Everly Brothers
Mimi Farina
Jose Feliciano
Steve Forbert
Jeffrey Gaines
Stan Getz
Andy Gibb
G. Love & Special Sauce
Steve Goodman
Stéphane Grappelli
The Grateful Dead[6]
Arlo Guthrie
Bill Haley
Hall & Oates
The Happenings
Tim Hardin
John Hartford
Donny Hathaway
Richie Havens
Jake Holmes
Robert Hunter
Ian & Sylvia
Janis Ian
Indigo Girls
The Isley Brothers
Etta James
Tommy James & the Shondells
Billy Joel
Dr. John
Janis Joplin
Norah Jones
Kangaroo Jones
Doug Kershaw
Lisa Kindred
Morgana King
Leo Kottke
Kris Kristofferson
Labelle
Lady Gaga
Marvin Gaye
Nil Lara
Gordon Lightfoot
Little Feat
Lisa Loeb
Los Lonely Boys
Taj Mahal
Melissa Manchester
Chuck Mangione
Hugh Masekela
Curtis Mayfield
Ed McCurdy
Rod McKuen
Sarah McLachlan
Don McLean
Melanie
Ingrid Michaelson
Bette Midler
Liza Minnelli
Chad Mitchell
Joni Mitchell
Van Morrison
Maria Muldaur
Shawn Mullins
Johnny Nash
Fred Neil
Ricky Nelson
Bob Neuwirth
Randy Newman
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Laura Nyro
Phil Ochs
Odetta
Les Paul
Tom Paxton
Peaches & Herb
Ann Peebles
Peter, Paul and Mary
The Persuasions
Jean-Luc Ponty
Billy Preston
Dory Previn
John Prine
Kenny Rankin
Helen Reddy
Kenny Rogers and The First Edition
Linda Ronstadt
Rusted Root
Otis Rush
Tom Rush
Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels
Sam & Dave
Mongo Santamaria
Gil Scott-Heron
The Searchers
John Sebastian
The Serendipity Singers[4]
Pete Seeger
The Shells
Carly Simon
Nina Simone
Patti Smith
Phoebe Snow
Spin Doctors
The Staple Singers
Curtis Stigers
Barbra Streisand
The Tarriers
James Taylor
Livingston Taylor
Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee
George Thorogood & the Destroyers
The Triplets
Kenny Vance and The Planotones
Suzanne Vega
Jerry Jeff Walker
Wendy Wall
Joe Walsh
Jimmy Webb
Mary Wells
Josh White
Paul Williams
Bill Withers
Stevie Wonder
Jesse Colin Young
Neil Young
Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention
[edit]Live albums recorded

Albums by Peter, Paul and Mary, Randy Newman, Curtis Mayfield, Donny Hathaway, Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Tom Paxton, The Isley Brothers, and Tommy James & the Shondells, among others, have been recorded live at the Bitter End.

Harold Channer Conversations Speaking With Jon Hammond

*WATCH VIDEO: Part 2 Harold and Jon Conversations

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Music News Brought To You By Jon Hammond on CONVERSATIONS WITH HAROLD HUDSON CHANNER on MNNTV
Intelligent Relevant Television Talk
Harold Channer is a talk-show host on public access television network Manhattan Neighborhood Network, or MNN. He is the longest-running producer for the network, having done over 2,200 interviews over 40 years. Speaking here with Jon Hammond HammondCast

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ofv-TEmdKw4

*WATCH VIDEO: Harold Channer Pt 3 Jon Hammond

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Conversations With Harold Channer Pt 3 Jon Hammond Interview
Music News Brought To You By Jon Hammond on CONVERSATIONS WITH HAROLD HUDSON CHANNER on MNNTV
Intelligent Relevant Television Talk
Harold Channer is a talk-show host on public access television network Manhattan Neighborhood Network, or MNN. He is the longest-running producer for the network, having done over 2,200 interviews over 40 years. Speaking here with Jon Hammond of KYOU Radio, Music News Brought To you by Jon Hammond on Conversations, Pt 3 of one hour program

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOjp765o_No

STELLWERK Late Rent JON HAMMOND Band Harburg Bahnhof Organ Jazz Blues Theme Song

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JON HAMMOND Band Theme Song “LATE RENT” in STELLWERK Jazz Club in Harburg Bahnhof. JOE BERGER guitar, HEINZ LICHIUS drums, JON HAMMOND XK-1 Organ and Bass, GABRIEL COBURGER tenor sax Camera by JENNIFER © www.HammondCast.com Dankeschoen Dieter Glawischnig, Knut Benzner, Gabriele Benedix Jazzhaus Radio, Michael August kunstler aka ILLUSTRATORP, Michael Maier Falkenstein Hammond Suzuki Deutschland Jon Hammond is host of daily HammondCast Show KYOU Radio *Member American Federation of Musicians Union Local 802, Local 6 ASCAP
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duckduckgo Sk1 Sk2 Hammond Suzuki Organ Keyboard on Tour with Jon Hammond Band

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Jon Hammond wearing his duckduckgo T-Shirt with Malc Deakin of Hammond Suzuki UK at Frankfurt Musikmesse

Jon Lord speaking with Jon Hammond about the new Sk1 and Sk2 stage keyboard organs from Hammond Suzuki at Frankfurt Musikmesse

Sk1 James and Wes Blues Jon Hammond Band – CNN iReport

*WATCH THE VIDEO: Sk1 James and Wes Blues Jon Hammond Bandhttp://www.archive.org/details … Organ Hofheim Hamamatsu Japan Category: Music Tags: Sk1Sk2 Hammond Suzuki Musikmesse Blues Organ Hofheim Hamamatsu Japan http://blip.tv/jonhammond/sk1-james-and-wes-blues-jonhammondband …

Manhattan Neighborhood Network The Jon Hammond Show Debut Sk1 …

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The Day I Met Steve Jobs Personally In San Francisco by Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond San Francisco CA — Let me preface this post by saying I am deeply saddened by the too-young death of Steve Jobs, but I am

very thankful to have met him personally and I am one of the beneficiaries of his incredible body of work. Thanks Steve!

As follows: On January 11th 2005 I attended The MacWorld Expo Keynote given by Steve Jobs at Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco. Just prior to MacWorld my

first album re-release digitally remastered “Late Rent” went on to the iTunes Store so I was very excited about the whole concept of being able to offer my music through

the iTunes platform and I brought along one of the CD’s in my pocket.

The Keynote was really great, although I wasn’t really sure that Steve was there live because he was projected up on to the big screen throughout the presentation.

I thought it might be possible that it was a prepared film, but he occasionally made references to the day’s weather (rain predicted) and some other things that made it

current. Near the end of the presentation he brought out a surprise guest, President of Sony Kunitake Ando and they pledged a commitment to work together

on HD video. John Mayer came out and played at the end, the presentation was over and so I went in to the exhibits directly afterwards.

I was speaking with one of the Apple black shirt guys when all of a sudden I saw Steve. He saw me and I know he doesn’t like to be approached but he must have thought

he either knew me or recognized me and he came right over to meet me. I saw him coming so I reached in my pocket and pulled out my CD Late Rent fresh copy still in

the shrink wrap. I introduced myself and thanked Steve for the wonderful opportunity for all the composers and musicians to get our music out through iTunes (I am a member

of ASCAP) and I told him I would like to give him my Late Rent album if he would take it. He said “Sure!”

He then (this showed me how intense he is, I will never forget) I handed it to him and right away he looked at the cover art work and then looked straight at me to verify it

was indeed me on the cover. He then said “Thanks!” and I told him it was great to meet him…Steve walked away holding the CD in both hands still studying the artwork

intensely as approx. 50 people were following him like the Pied Piper, shouting out Steve Steve…over here!. Steve was absorbed in the art work, and there is plenty to look

at and copy to read, Michael August aka ILLUSTRATORP who designs my album covers so fantastically made sure of that!

http://www.cityhallrecords.com/catpics/webpics/large/HBF105Lg.jpg

The cover Steve Jobs was studying as he walked away:

Late Rent Album Info

iTunes Album Link Late Rent

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

http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/jon-hammond/id4308313

After I met Steve Jobs it seemed that everything I did with Apple had been blessed by him, and maybe it has / had been!

Thanks for everything Steve Jobs,

sincerely,

Jon Hammond

Member AFM Local 6 and Local 802 Musicians Union
ASCAP Composer Publisher – Jon Hammond International

ASCAP Network Behind The Beat Late Rent

http://ascap.com/network/audioportraits/Jon_Hammond_Rent/

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.”

http://laterent.blogspot.com/

Steve Jobs, Apple Inc, iTunes, Late Rent, MacWorld, Kunitake Ando, Sony, John Mayer, Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco, R.I.P., Jazz, Blues, Jon Hammond

The Day I Met Steve Jobs Personally In San Francisco by Jon Hammond

October 17, 2011

The Day I Met Steve Jobs Personally In San Francisco by Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond San Francisco CA — Let me preface this post by saying I am deeply saddened by the too-young death of Steve Jobs, but I am

very thankful to have met him personally and I am one of the beneficiaries of his incredible body of work. Thanks Steve!

As follows: On January 11th 2005 I attended The MacWorld Expo Keynote given by Steve Jobs at Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco. Just prior to MacWorld my

first album re-release digitally remastered “Late Rent” went on to the iTunes Store so I was very excited about the whole concept of being able to offer my music through

the iTunes platform and I brought along one of the CD’s in my pocket.

The Keynote was really great, although I wasn’t really sure that Steve was there live because he was projected up on to the big screen throughout the presentation.

I thought it might be possible that it was a prepared film, but he occasionally made references to the day’s weather (rain predicted) and some other things that made it

current. Near the end of the presentation he brought out a surprise guest, President of Sony Kunitake Ando and they pledged a commitment to work together

on HD video. John Mayer came out and played at the end, the presentation was over and so I went in to the exhibits directly afterwards.

I was speaking with one of the Apple black shirt guys when all of a sudden I saw Steve. He saw me and I know he doesn’t like to be approached but he must have thought

he either knew me or recognized me and he came right over to meet me. I saw him coming so I reached in my pocket and pulled out my CD Late Rent fresh copy still in

the shrink wrap. I introduced myself and thanked Steve for the wonderful opportunity for all the composers and musicians to get our music out through iTunes (I am a member

of ASCAP) and I told him I would like to give him my Late Rent album if he would take it. He said “Sure!”

He then (this showed me how intense he is, I will never forget) I handed it to him and right away he looked at the cover art work and then looked straight at me to verify it

was indeed me on the cover. He then said “Thanks!” and I told him it was great to meet him…Steve walked away holding the CD in both hands still studying the artwork

intensely as approx. 50 people were following him like the Pied Piper, shouting out Steve Steve…over here!. Steve was absorbed in the art work, and there is plenty to look

at and copy to read, Michael August aka ILLUSTRATORP who designs my album covers so fantastically made sure of that!

http://www.cityhallrecords.com/catpics/webpics/large/HBF105Lg.jpg

The cover Steve Jobs was studying as he walked away:

Late Rent Album Info

iTunes Album Link Late Rent

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

http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/jon-hammond/id4308313

After I met Steve Jobs it seemed that everything I did with Apple had been blessed by him, and maybe it has / had been!

Thanks for everything Steve Jobs,

sincerely,

Jon Hammond

Member AFM Local 6 and Local 802 Musicians Union
ASCAP Composer Publisher – Jon Hammond International

ASCAP Network Behind The Beat Late Rent

http://ascap.com/network/audioportraits/Jon_Hammond_Rent/

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.”

http://laterent.blogspot.com/

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