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HammondCast 22 Jon’s Journal December 11 2012

December 11, 2012


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HammondCast 22
This episode of HammondCast on KYOU 1550 AM Radio features some historic recordings of Jon Hammond with radio & tv legend AL “JAZZBEAUX” COLLINS, this will blow your socks off! Al does a complete recitation of his Hipster version of “Little Red Ridinghood” accompanied by Jon on the Hammond organ live. Also radio host CHRIS CORTEZ talking about how Jon and Jazzbeaux almost blew up the transmitter for the radio station by plugging the Hammond organ directly in as a late-night experiment on the Bay Area station…wooops! All worked out ok, but the Chief Engineer and Station Manager were a little bit upset the next day.
Going back even a few more years, Al Jazzbeaux breaks Jon’s recording of “Sidewinder” on the now defunct but legendary and most powerful station of New York City-WNEW 1130 AM. For Al Jazzbo Collins freaks, this HammondCast episode is a MUST.
Jon Hammond is a member of Local 802 & Local 6 Musicians Unions and an ASCAP Composer/Publisher-JON HAMMOND International, Inc.
No singers on Mr. Hammond’s band…”The FINGERS…are the SINGERS!”

Monday Night Band last night at Local 802 Monday Jazz Session sponsored by Jazz Foundation of America – Jon Hammond

L to R: Richard Clements piano, Mike Camoia tenor sax, Bob Cunningham bass, Rudy Sheriff Lawless drums — with Bob Cunningham at Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM

Just about to roll my organ back to the pad after a nice session at Local 802 Musicians Union Monday Night Jazz Session

– I played the early bird set – Jon Hammond — at Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM

Hangin’ with the heavy cats at 802, L to R: Ken Cicerale the great alto saxophonist, myself Jon Hammond just played early bird set with Ken Cicerale – here we are with one of the greatest all-time jazz pianists and a favorite of mine personally – Harold Mabern ! *Rudy Sheriff Lawless played drums with us superbly, thank you Rudy!
Harold Mabern (born March 20, 1936 in Memphis, Tennessee) is a hard bop and soul jazz pianist.

Early in his career, Mabern played in Chicago with Walter Perkins’ MJT + 3 in the late 1950s[1] before moving to New York in 1959. Mabern has worked with Jimmy Forrest, Lionel Hampton, the Jazztet (1961-1962), Donald Byrd, Miles Davis (1963), J. J. Johnson (1963-1965), Lee Morgan (1965), Hank Mobley (1965), Sonny Rollins, Freddie Hubbard, Wes Montgomery, Joe Williams (1966-1967), and Sarah Vaughan. In more recent years, he has recorded extensively with his former William Paterson University student, the tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander.[2]
He performed in a video recorded session with Wes Montgomery in 1965 that is currently available on DVD as Wes Montgomery Live in ’65.
In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Mabern led four albums for Prestige Records, performed with Lee Morgan, and recorded with Stanley Cowell’s Piano Choir. Mabern has recorded as a leader for DIW/Columbia and Sackville and toured with the Contemporary Piano Ensemble (1993-1995).
A longtime faculty member at William Paterson University, Mabern is a frequent instructor at the Stanford Jazz Workshop.
As leader
A Few Miles from Memphis (1968) Prestige
Rakin’ and Scrapin’ (1968) Fantasy
Workin’ and Wailin’ (1969) Prestige
Greasy Kid Stuff! (1970) Prestige
Philadelphia Bound (1993) Sackville
The Leading Man (1995) Disk Union
Kiss of Fire (2002) Venus
Falling in Love with Love (2003) Venus
Don’t Know Why (2004) Venus
Fantasy (2005) Venus
Joy Spring (2006) Sackville, solo piano
Somewhere Over the Rainbow (2006) Venus
Misty (2008) Venus
Mr. Lucky (2012) HighNote
[edit]As sideman
With Eric Alexander
Mode For Mabes (1998) Delmark
The First Milestone (2000) Milestone
The Second Milestone (2001) Milestone
Summit Meeting (2002) Milestone
Nightlife In Tokyo (2003) Milestone
Dead Center (2004) HighNote
It’s All In The Game (2006) HighNote
Revival of the Fittest (2009) HighNote
Don’t Follow the Crowd (2011) HighNote
With Gene Ammons
Black Cat (1970) Prestige
With George Benson
Body Talk (1973) CTI
With Steve Davis
Crossfire (1997) Criss Cross
With Mike DiRubbo
New York Accent (2007) Cellar Live
With Art Farmer
Perception (1961) Argo
Here and Now (1962) Mercury – with Benny Golson
Another Git Together (1962) Mercury – with Benny Golson
With Joe Farnsworth
It’s Prime Time (2004) Village
With Grant Green
First Recordings (2007) Gambit Spain
With Jimmy Heath
Swamp Seed (Riverside, 1963)
With Terumasa Hino
Into the Heaven (2000) Columbia
With Freddie Hubbard
The Night of the Cookers (1965) Blue Note
With J. J. Johnson
Proof Positive (1964) Impulse!
With Roland Kirk
Reeds & Deeds (1963) Mercury
The Roland Kirk Quartet Meets the Benny Golson Orchestra (1964) Mercury
With Jackie McLean
Consequence (1965) Blue Note
With Blue Mitchell
Bring It Home to Me (1966) Blue Note
With Hank Mobley
Dippin’ (1965) Blue Note
With Lee Morgan
The Gigolo (1965) Blue Note
Live at the Lighthouse (1970) Blue Note
The Last Session (1971) Blue Note
With Jim Rotondi
Jim’s Bop (1997) Criss Cross
With Frank Strozier
MJT + 3 (1960) Vee-Jay
March of the Siamese Children (1962) Jazzland
Remember Me (1976) Steeplechase
What’s Goin’ On (1977) Steeplechase — with Ken Cicerale and Harold Mabern at Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM

Barry Finnerty ·
Is Harold asleep?

Jon Hammond Harold is wide awake, he is just reclining comfortably -just told us some killin’ amazing stories about playing with Lee Morgan and he was with Lee when he died tragically / suddenly, you know the story – one of the most famous stories in Jazz, Harold was there playing with Lee that night, Jon

Barry Finnerty ·
Wow. That would not have been pleasant. To have your good friend and great trumpet player shot dead onstage right next to you by some crazed jealous woman.

Jon Hammond: You know it Barry!

Local 802 — One of my favorite drummers and people – Ray Grappone and Jon Hammond here, at Monday Night Jazz Session. Ray is one of the busiest drummers and record producers in New York all the time, great to see him!
Ray played on my first album on one of my biggest hits “The Sidewinder” track that got broken out on-air by Al Jazzbo Collins on the big 1130 AM WNEW – the whole Grappone Family rules!

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Tough Customer
Fresh version of Lee Morgan’s classic
If you love Lee Morgan’s great jazz hit song “The Sidewinder” (and who doesn’t?) you should have a listen to this fresh version featuring jazz guitar and hammond organ quoting the tune of the deceased master of swinging bop, and doing some nice improvisations too.
**A partial list of Ray Grappone’s Record Credits:
2011 Two Sides Alexis P. Suter Band Composer, Drums, Group Member
2008 Just Another Fool Alexis P. Suter Drums, Group Member, Percussion, Producer
2008 We Are All One Michael Falzarano Drums, Main Personnel
2006 Anthology, Vol. 2: The Cool Tunes Dave Rave Percussion
2006 Cole Porter Mood Tom Murray Drums, Drums (Electric), Percussion, Producer
2006 Jesus H Christ and the Four Hornsmen of the Apocalypse Jesus H Christ and The Four Hornsmen of the Apocalypse Drums, Group Member, Member of Attributed Artist, Percussion
2006 So Close to Beautiful Open Door Composer, Drums, Member of Attributed Artist, Percussion, Primary Artist, Producer
2006 Soul Heaven Presents Dennis Ferrer and Kerri Chandler Dennis Ferrer Composer, Performer, Producer
2006 The King James Sessions Michael Falzarano Drum, Drums, Main Personnel
2006 The Midnight Ramble Sessions, Vol. 1 Levon Helm Mixing
2006 The Midnight Ramble Sessions, Vol. 2 Levon Helm Production Assistant
2006 Tokyo Lounge Producer
2005 Late Rent Jon Hammond Drums, Group Member
2005 Poem for You Today Jay Collins Additional Personnel, Audio Production, Drums, Percussion, Producer
2005 Shuga Fix Alexis P. Suter Bass, Drums, Percussion, Producer
2004 Medleyfyin’ Judy Kreston/David Lahm Drums
2003 AnotherLateNight: Groove Armada Groove Armada Drums, Percussion
2003 Flower Drum Song [New Broadway Cast Recording] Drums, Percussion
2002 Africanism: Compiles and Mixed by DJ Gregory & Bob Sinclar DJ Gregory Executive Producer
2002 Another Side of Love Dave Rave Drums, Percussion
2002 Inside the Music Donna McKechnie Percussion
2002 The It Girl [Original Cast Recording] Original Off-Broadway Cast Percussion
2001 Meltdown Ross Allen Producer
2001 Nude Dimensions, Vol. 3 Remixing
2001 Red Cocktail DJ Warrio Producer
2000 Hipbone: 4 on the Floor Percussion, Producer, Project Producer
1999 Jerry’s Girls [Original Cast Recording] Drums
1999 Little Me [New Broadway Cast Recording] Drums
1999 Small Town Underground Kevin Yost Producer
1998 A Sure Thing Peter Donnelly Percussion
1998 Balanced Output Producer
1998 Color in Rhythm Stimulate Mind Freedom USG Drums, Percussion
1998 Dance of the Drunken Master Groove Collective Executive Producer
1998 Girl I Knew: The Music of Novello & Kern Lorna Dallas Percussion
1998 Stone Monkey Richard Worth Drums, Percussion
1998 Tales from the Underground, Pt. 1 Todd Edwards Producer
1998 Welcome to the Universe David Harness Percussion, Producer
1997 Side Show Drums
1996 Radikal Fear: The Chicago All Stars Drums, Percussion
1995 Speakeasy Acid Jazz Producer
1994 Speakeasy Collective Composer, Producer
1993 Weird Romance: Two One-Act Musicals of Speculative Fiction Drums, Percussion
Clubquart 00, Vol. 1 Producer — at Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM

L to R: Richard Clements, Mike Camoia, Jon Hammond, Bob Cunningham
HammondCast 36 Jon’s Journal December 10 2012

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HammondCast 36
Jon Hammond in New York City just back from Germany music tour and 20th year at Musikmesse Frankfurt trade show…digging deep in to the archives to present a special show put together by Jon in 1993 in Frankfurt Hausen-BROTFABRIK (the old Bread Factory) Jon Hammond presenting French Pianist FRANCOISE PUJOL first time in Germany along with RICHARD BONA on bass from Cameroon & Paris, now living in NY and FRANCIS LASSOUS – drums/batterie. A crazy story about how Jon convinced Bonsedorfer Piano Company to bring their most expensive concert-grand piano… — at Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM

Harold Mabern, Local 802 Musicians Union, Jazz Foundation of America, Jon Hammond, Blues, Sk1 organ, Ray Grappone, Radio, TV, Ken Cicerale, Richard Clements piano