Posts Tagged ‘saxophonist’

Musikmesse Jon Hammond Allstar Band Special Guests Center Stage

April 11, 2017

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: Musikmesse Jon Hammond Allstar Band Special Guests Center Stage

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

musikmesse Jon Hammond Allstar Band Special Guests Center Stage: Joe Lamond d. from Tommy Tutone Band, Michael Falkenstein p. from James Brown – Band: Peter Klohmann t.s., Giovanni Totò Gulino d., Joe Berger g., Jon Hammond o. b. – Special Events Announcer
Eleftherios Mavros aka Mavros Freitag – Special Thanks Wolfgang Lücke Messe Frankfurt musikmesse Prolight + Sound Team

Michael Birk Veranstaltungslogistik GmbH Stage Crew

photo credit Bernie Capicchiano / Bernies Music Land of Australia

JJ Guitars, Suzuki Musical Instruments, NAMM Team, Ham-Berger-Friz Records – Jon Hammond’s and Joe Berger’s 31st consecutive musikmesse! #Musikmesse #HammondOrgan #NAMM #ProLight #Suzuki #FunkyJazz #BluesMusic #CenterStage @HammondCast www.HammondCast.com
Jon Hammond’s original compositions songs “White Onions” and “Late Rent” – Jon Hammond Show theme song 34 years on MNN TV in New York and streaming word wide

Producer Jon Hammond
Audio/Visual sound, color
Language English

Youtube https://youtu.be/s8MkYquSU6E

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/212448787

Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband/videos/1641953779166746/

L t R Mavros Freitag, Andreas Meer, Jon Hammond

It’s my tunes

Wow…big big dankeschön to my friend Detlef Kinsler for these beautiful photos!! Detlef is the preeminent music critic for Journal Frankfurt, thanks a million Detlef!! – Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond and Detlef Kinsler

musikmesse Jon Hammond Allstar Band Special Guests Center Stage: Joe Lamond d. from Tommy Tutone Band, Michael Falkenstein p. from James Brown – Band: Peter Klohmann t.s., Giovanni Totò Gulino d., Joe Berger g., Jon Hammond o. b. – Special Events Announcer
Eleftherios Mavros Mavros aka Mavros Freitag – Special Thanks Wolfgang Lücke Messe Frankfurt musikmesse Prolight + Sound Team, Michael Birk Veranstaltungslogistik GmbH Stage Crew, Bernie Capicchiano / Bernies Music Land of Australia, JJ Guitars, Suzuki Musical Instruments, NAMM Team, Ham-Berger-Friz Records – Jon Hammond’s and Joe Berger’s 31st consecutive musikmesse! #Musikmesse #HammondOrgan #NAMM #ProLight #Suzuki #FunkyJazz #BluesMusic #CenterStage @HammondCast http://www.HammondCast.com
Jon Hammond’s original compositions songs “White Onions” and “Late Rent” – Jon Hammond Show theme song 34 years on MNN TV in New York and streaming word wide

Closing Out (my 31st) musikmesse – consecutively with a session playing with my 2 ‘brothers from other mothers’…and I Know both of their Mothers – in the Hammond Suzuki Musical Instruments stand – Jon Hammond, Joe Berger, Michael Falkenstein

Band Shot! Center Stage musikmesse / Prolight + Sound 2017 – Jon Hammond Allstar Band with 2 Very Special Guests:
Michael Falkenstein & Joe Lamond drummer of Tommy Tutone Band!
Joe Berger guitar, Peter Klohmann tenor sax, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Jon Hammond Organ – 2 drummers locked, like the Allman Brothers Band!

musikmesse, Joe Lamond, Special Guests, Michael Falkenstein, Hammond Organ, Jon Hammond, NAMM, Center Stage, Blues Music, Funky Jazz, Saxophonist, Peter Klohmann, Joe Berger, 2 drummers, Giovanni Gulino #musikmesse #JoeLamond #HammondOrgan #Frankfurt

Missing Man Formation with Lutz on the band

May 19, 2016

*WATCH THE FILM HERE: Missing Man Formation with Lutz on the band

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

Facebook Photo Album https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153471469027102.1073741933.558692101&type=3

It’s been just 2 months since Lutz Büchner passed away suddenly, I still can hardly believe he’s really gone – looking at these pictures with the boys brings back a lot of good memories – keep the Spirit folks, the music goes on but greatly missing Lutz Büchner! The great saxophonist / clarinetist / flautist of NDR Bigband – sincerely, Jon Hammond

Facebook Video LINK: https://www.facebook.com/jonhammondorgangroup/videos/653311224764034/
As Seen On MNN TV The Jon Hammond Show – Filmed in High Definition – Pocket Funk with NDR Horns – Jon Hammond Band special Auster Jazz Series – 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/ special thanks dankeschön to Knut Simon and Lukas Aaron Hambrecht AUTO BILD KLASSIK Redaktion Team for bringing the Borgward, Nicolai Ditsch for operating the camera (also a fine drummer) and all the Hamburg people who came to this party session, Auster Bar Team Frank Blume & Torsten Wendt – support from Musik Rotthoff

Missing Man, Formation, Saxophonist, Lutz Büchner, Jon Hammond Band, #HammondOrgan #NDR-bigband #Lutz

Missing Man Formation in Birdland Jazzclub Hamburg Lydia’s Tune

March 26, 2016

*WATCH THE FILM HERE: Lydia’s Tune

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

Missing man formation – very sadly, Lutz Büchner still on the band here – happy night in BIrldand Hamburg! – Jon Hammond
L to R Lutz, Jon, Joe, Heinz

Lydia’s Tune: 
Lutz Büchner tenor saxophone, Heinz Lichius drums
, Joe Berger guitar, 
Jon Hammond organ, return engagement here at Birdland with many friends in the house. – Gärtnerstr. 122 Hamburg Eimsbuttel

NDR release: https://www.ndr.de/orchester_chor/bigband/band/Trauer-um-Lutz-Buechner,buechner146.html

Stand: 12.03.2016 15:00 Uhr – Lesezeit: ca.4 Min.
Trauer um Lutz Büchner

“Lutz Büchner wurde 47 Jahre alt.

Der Saxofonist Lutz Büchner ist am 11. März während einer Japan-Tour der NDR Bigband im Alter von 47 Jahren an den Folgen eines Herzinfarkts verstorben. Es war ein großes Glück für die NDR Bigband, den Menschen und Musiker Lutz Büchner seit 22 Jahren in ihren Reihen zu haben. Er war ein grandioser, ein wahrhaft bedeutender Saxofonist mit einer unverkennbaren, einzigartigen Spielweise, die selbst dem ältesten und schon oft gehörten Jazzstandard immer wieder neue Seiten abgewinnen konnte. Vor allem aber brachte er auch seine Persönlichkeit in die Band ein: seinen Humor, sein ausgeglichenes Temperament und sein großes Interesse an allen Dingen des Lebens, das weit über die Musik hinaus reichte. Lutz Büchner war ein echter Teamplayer, vor und hinter den Kulissen.

Knuth: “Er lebte leidenschaftlich für und mit Musik”

Joachim Knuth, NDR Programmdirektor Hörfunk: “Die Nachricht vom Tod Lutz Büchners macht mich sehr betroffen. Ich habe ihn als einen liebenswürdigen Menschen erlebt, der leidenschaftlich mit und für Musik lebte. Lutz Büchner hatte den Jazz im Blut. Er liebte den spielerischen Umgang mit der Musik, die Improvisation. Der Tod dieses beeindruckenden Saxofonisten ist für die NDR Bigband, für den NDR, ein großer Verlust. Meine Gedanken sind in diesen Stunden bei der Familie und den Freunden Lutz Büchners.”

Fasziniert von Miles Davis
Lutz Büchner wurde am 5. August 1968 in Bremen geboren. Er interessierte sich schon früh für Musik, bekam klassischen Klarinettenunterricht und entdeckte als Teenager nach einem Konzertbesuch den Jazz. Als er den Trompeter Miles Davis hörte, faszinierte ihn die Möglichkeit, sich auch jenseits der geschrieben Noten auf eine ganz persönliche Weise ausdrücken zu können. Dieser improvisierten, sich immer neu erfindenden Musik wollte er sich widmen.

Lutz Büchner kam nach Hamburg und studierte Saxofon bei Herb Geller, dem damals bekanntesten Solisten der NDR Bigband. Schon bald spielte er dort im Saxofonsatz – zunächst als Gast, seit 1994 als festes Mitglied. In den Mittelpunkt zog es ihn, den eher besonnen Menschen, dabei nicht so sehr. Aber wenn das Scheinwerferlicht auf ihn zeigte und er zum Solo ansetzte, dann entwickelte sein Spiel eine ganz besondere Wirkung: Mit geschlossenen Augen stand er da, die Töne flossen ebenso überraschend wie logisch aus seinem Instrument, sein ganzer Körper schien sich dabei in Musik zu verwandeln.

In seinem Spiel steckte besondere Tiefe
Viele Gäste der NDR Bigband haben ihn und sein Spiel so erlebt und geschätzt: Jazzgrößen wie Al Jarreau, Bobby McFerrin, João Bosco, Omar Sosa oder Abdullah Ibrahim genossen es, wenn Lutz Büchner neben ihnen spielte. Der Amerikaner Dale Wilson widmete ihm und seinem Saxofon-Kollegen Fiete Felsch eine ganze Big-Band-Suite, und die Komponistin Maria Schneider wollte ihn nach einem Besuch bei der NDR Bigband am liebsten gleich nach New York mitnehmen. Es waren nicht nur seine technischen Fertigkeiten und seine nahezu grenzenlosen Ausdrucksmöglichkeiten, mit denen Lutz Büchner so begeisterte. In seinem Spiel steckte eine besondere Tiefe. “Es ist sein Sound”, sagte Maria Schneider einmal, “Lutz berührt mich.”

Solistische Höhenflüge und zarte Lyrik
In der Improvisation spiegelt sich ja immer der ganze Mensch. So konnte Lutz Büchner auf dem Tenorsaxofon unendlich packend, mitreißend und kraftvoll spielen. Unvergessen ist sein solistischer Höhenflug in der Duke-Ellington-Hommage “Diminuendo, crescendo and crescendissimo in blue”, in der er minutenlang ein loderndes Feuer immer neu entfachte, bis die Zuschauer bei einem Auftritt der NDR Bigband in New York am Schluss buchstäblich aus den Sitzen gerissen wurden. Seine andere, lyrische Seite war besonders stark auf der Klarinette zu hören, auf der er zu den außergewöhnlichsten Stimmen des modernen Jazz zählte, vielleicht sogar weltweit. Intim und zart, wie gehaucht schwebten die Töne in die Luft, jeder von ihnen hatte Bedeutung.

Nicht nur in der NDR Bigband, auch in eigenen Formationen waren sein ausgeprägtes Spiel und seine ausgefeilten Kompositionen zu hören. Mit seinem Quartett (mit Sandra Hempel, Heinz Lichius und Pepe Berns) trat Lutz Büchner 2005 bei den 2. Hamburger Jazztagen in der Kampnagel-Fabrik auf. Im selben Jahr entstand mit dem Trio Connex (mit Björn Lücker und Philipp Steen) ein gleichnamiges Album, und 2006 erschien seine vielbeachtete, von der Kritik hochgelobte CD “Ring”.

“Mein Ziel ist es”, hat Lutz Büchner einmal gesagt, “ganz im Moment zu spielen.” Wir verdanken ihm viele unvergessliche Momente. Mit ihm verlieren wir einen lieben Menschen, einen großen Künstler und einen wunderbaren Kollegen.

Stefan Gerdes
Redaktion NDR Bigband/Jazzredaktion

Lutz Büchner, Missing Man, Saxophonist, Birdland Hamburg, #Jazz #quartet #CNNiReport

Mourning Lutz Büchner

March 13, 2016

Mourning Lutz Büchner – Trauer um Lutz Büchner

*WATCH THE MOVIE HERE: Lutz Büchner First Solo Up

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

Thoughts about Lutz from Jon Hammond LINK: https://www.facebook.com/notes/jon-hammond/mourning-lutz-b%C3%BCchner/10156648708165287

Saturday, March 12, 2016: Folks, I am really in shock from hearing news of the unexpected and very sad death of my good friend Lutz Büchner! I really didn’t want to say it on the internet after receiving the horrible news in communications with our mutual good friend and fellow musician / bandmate Heinz Lichius. This is so hard to get my head around and accept it but I know it’s true that Lutz suffered a fatal heart attack while on tour in Tokyo Japan with his beloved NDR-bigband with Peter Erskine on the band – I can see Lutz’ smile and hear his voice and music in my mind like it was yesterday – and we spoke and played together so many times. So now I see the news releases are already out on the news FEEDS from the NDR, Hamburger Abendblatt etc. and a few too-early mentions on the Facebook, so I know it’s time to write a few words for those of you who might not know of Lutz Büchner, as follows: As Joe Gallardo the great trombonist and long-time colleague of Lutz’ said in email to me last night: “As you well know, Lutz was first of all a great human being and secondly, he was a masterful player. Lutz was my brother. We will all miss him.” – The very first time I met Lutz was in 1995 on a rainy night in Hamburg Eimsbüttel at the Thursday night weekly jazz session in Jazzclub Birdland – I had heard him the week before and pushed my Hammond organ on the wheels through the rain to the club and got there real early, Hr. Reichert the owner opened up the club and I was telling Mr. Reichert I came the week before but didn’t get to play so “early bird gets the worm…and maybe I’ll get to play with Lutz Büchner!” – well we did it and by good luck my friend Joris Dudli the great drummer was there – it was magic from the first hit. That’s where it started, I was living in Hamburg to play music and write tunes – like so many musicians following in the footsteps of The Beatles, by invitation of my sponsor Knut Benzner journalist moderator on the NDR. From then on together with main man Heinz Lichius drums who I had met just before when Heinz came over to meet me one afternoon – Heinz had recommended to check out Lutz, one of the finest rising musicians on the Hamburg scene. We had a lot of great times together on the bandstand and off from that time on – we played in Hamburg and his hometown of Bremen – turned out to be that Lutz was a real life jazz angel who saved my life at least twice, one time involving bringing me to the hospital / krankenhaus and translating to me what they were about to do to me – we escaped out the side door and the doctor came to our gig that night! I met Lutz’ Mom and Dad beautiful people when they came to hear us play in Bremen at Studio club April 7, 1998 – and most recently our last gigs together with my favorite musicians Michael Leuschner, (Heinz Lichius of course) “Fiete” Ernst-Friedrich Fiete Felsch NDR horn section brothers along with Joe Berger guitar, probably best gig of my life – Lutz was so happy to have found his love with his wife Bettina and he was always crazy about his son Asmus and his step daughters by Bettina, the happiest I have ever seen him, he glowed in the dark he had that much joy! — Back in 2005 I had an idea, I said to my long-time girlfriend Jennifer: Lutz is one of the greatest saxophonists I ever heard, I want to feature him on a CD release, he could be making a great record every day! I couldn’t believe that he didn’t have any feature albums out at that point – so I discussed it with Knut Benzner and we all co-produced a recording session for this purpose in the famous Studio 1 at NDR, the NDR SESSIONS Projekt was born, with the addition of “Joe G” / Joe Gallardo on trombone and Heinz Lichius and myself, Rudolf Grosser at the controls big SSL console, we started playing in the morning and I played through the magic bass amp belonging to Lucas Lindholm – the boys took one long coffee break and other than that we recorded tunes all day long – I am so grateful that I’ll always have this recording date together with Lutz, of course later on Lutz came out with more records – but this one for me is my special keepsake that went down with the blessings of NDR with the help of Knut Benzner and Axel Dürr. So many stories I can tell you, but most importantly everybody loved Lutz, I know there are a lot of tears flowing now around Hamburg and Bremen, my heart goes out to Lutz’ Family, Friends and Musicians music brothers and sisters! The 2nd to the last time we played together, I hadn’t seen Lutz for a while and he told me about a real miracle of survival when he was driving on the autobahn with Bettina and the kinder all his happy Family in the car, I think there was ice on the road – a car slammed in to the back of his car demolishing the car, but Lutz’ horns were in the trunk – they all got crushed but it saved his Family! They were all shaken up but OK – the lucky star was shining over them, and even though Lutz is not with us physically anymore, his lucky star will always be shining – he was competely dedicated to the NDR-bigband family of musicians and his own Family – always a huge inspiration to me as a person and master musician, rest in peace my very special good friend Lutz Büchner – my deepest and most sincere condolences go out to Lutz’ Mom and Dad and Bettina and his son Asmus and step children by Bettina – all the folks who know and love Lutz, sincerely, Jon Hammond

L to R Michael Leuschner, Heinz Lichius, Lutz Büchner, Jon Hammond, ‘Fiete’ Ernst-Friedrich Fiete Felsch

L to R Joe Gallardo, Heinz Lichius, Jon Hammond, Lutz Büchner, ‘Rudy’ Rudolf Grosser – NDR SESSIONS Projekt

Regina Niteclub L to R (Barry Finnerty’s guitar neck), Lutz Büchner tenor, Jon Hammond organ on Grosse Freiheit

Newessbar Hamburg Altona L to R Lutz Büchner, Heinz Lichius, Joe Berger, Jon Hammond, Olaf Gödecke

Foto by Gunther Zint in INDRA – L to R Joe Berger, Heinz Lichius, Lutz Büchner, Jon Hammond

Special thanks to Nicolai Ditsch for shooting this film with Lutz!: Youtubes of every song we played in Auster Bar Hamburg going backwards Jon Hammond Band http://youtu.be/BqtFWKBeC0c “Cooking at The Auster Bar”http://youtu.be/9P8yZiXgWfI “Tribute to Cannonball – Mercy Mercy Mercy”http://youtu.be/MdQi8mAslzE “Tribute to Bobby Timmons – Moanin’ / Blues”http://youtu.be/jtAaQLH_BYk “Late Rent – Them Song” http://youtu.be/orpLWd66-Hw “No X-Cess Baggage Blues” http://youtu.be/LFhxrDs6PbQ “Lydia’s Tune – Bossa Nova”http://youtu.be/MxpIJesOJXQ “Pocket Funk” http://youtu.be/q4_lNnwzxrU “Auster Blues and Jazz *WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Cooking at The Auster Bar Jon Hammond Band With NDR Horns – Jon’s archive http://ia802300.us.archive.org/27/i…

Lutz Büchner wurde 47 Jahre alt. © NDR / Steven Haberland Fotograf: Steven Haberland

Report / Obituary from Stefan Gerdes NDR: https://www.ndr.de/orchester_chor/b… – Stand: 12.03.2016 15:00 Uhr – Lesezeit: ca.4 Min. Trauer um Lutz Büchner “Der Saxofonist Lutz Büchner ist am 11. März während einer Japan-Tour der NDR Bigband im Alter von 47 Jahren an den Folgen eines Herzinfarkts verstorben. Es war ein großes Glück für die NDR Bigband, den Menschen und Musiker Lutz Büchner seit 22 Jahren in ihren Reihen zu haben. Er war ein grandioser, ein wahrhaft bedeutender Saxofonist mit einer unverkennbaren, einzigartigen Spielweise, die selbst dem ältesten und schon oft gehörten Jazzstandard immer wieder neue Seiten abgewinnen konnte. Vor allem aber brachte er auch seine Persönlichkeit in die Band ein: seinen Humor, sein ausgeglichenes Temperament und sein großes Interesse an allen Dingen des Lebens, das weit über die Musik hinaus reichte. Lutz Büchner war ein echter Teamplayer, vor und hinter den Kulissen.
Knuth: “Er lebte leidenschaftlich für und mit Musik”
Joachim Knuth, NDR Programmdirektor Hörfunk: “Die Nachricht vom Tod Lutz Büchners macht mich sehr betroffen. Ich habe ihn als einen liebenswürdigen Menschen erlebt, der leidenschaftlich mit und für Musik lebte. Lutz Büchner hatte den Jazz im Blut. Er liebte den spielerischen Umgang mit der Musik, die Improvisation. Der Tod dieses beeindruckenden Saxofonisten ist für die NDR Bigband, für den NDR, ein großer Verlust. Meine Gedanken sind in diesen Stunden bei der Familie und den Freunden Lutz Büchners.” Programmhinweis
In Erinnerung an Lutz Büchner stellen wir in der Sendung am 20. März ab 22.05 Uhr einige seiner schönesten Aufnahmen mit der NDR Bigband vor. — Fasziniert von Miles Davis
Lutz Büchner wurde am 5. August 1968 in Bremen geboren. Er interessierte sich schon früh für Musik, bekam klassischen Klarinettenunterricht und entdeckte als Teenager nach einem Konzertbesuch den Jazz. Als er den Trompeter Miles Davis hörte, faszinierte ihn die Möglichkeit, sich auch jenseits der geschrieben Noten auf eine ganz persönliche Weise ausdrücken zu können. Dieser improvisierten, sich immer neu erfindenden Musik wollte er sich widmen.
Lutz Büchner kam nach Hamburg und studierte Saxofon bei Herb Geller, dem damals bekanntesten Solisten der NDR Bigband. Schon bald spielte er dort im Saxofonsatz – zunächst als Gast, seit 1994 als festes Mitglied. In den Mittelpunkt zog es ihn, den eher besonnen Menschen, dabei nicht so sehr. Aber wenn das Scheinwerferlicht auf ihn zeigte und er zum Solo ansetzte, dann entwickelte sein Spiel eine ganz besondere Wirkung: Mit geschlossenen Augen stand er da, die Töne flossen ebenso überraschend wie logisch aus seinem Instrument, sein ganzer Körper schien sich dabei in Musik zu verwandeln.
In seinem Spiel steckte besondere Tiefe
Viele Gäste der NDR Bigband haben ihn und sein Spiel so erlebt und geschätzt: Jazzgrößen wie Al Jarreau, Bobby McFerrin, João Bosco, Omar Sosa oder Abdullah Ibrahim genossen es, wenn Lutz Büchner neben ihnen spielte. Der Amerikaner Dale Wilson widmete ihm und seinem Saxofon-Kollegen Fiete Felsch eine ganze Big-Band-Suite, und die Komponistin Maria Schneider wollte ihn nach einem Besuch bei der NDR Bigband am liebsten gleich nach New York mitnehmen. Es waren nicht nur seine technischen Fertigkeiten und seine nahezu grenzenlosen Ausdrucksmöglichkeiten, mit denen Lutz Büchner so begeisterte. In seinem Spiel steckte eine besondere Tiefe. “Es ist sein Sound”, sagte Maria Schneider einmal, “Lutz berührt mich.”
Solistische Höhenflüge und zarte Lyrik
In der Improvisation spiegelt sich ja immer der ganze Mensch. So konnte Lutz Büchner auf dem Tenorsaxofon unendlich packend, mitreißend und kraftvoll spielen. Unvergessen ist sein solistischer Höhenflug in der Duke-Ellington-Hommage “Diminuendo, crescendo and crescendissimo in blue”, in der er minutenlang ein loderndes Feuer immer neu entfachte, bis die Zuschauer bei einem Auftritt der NDR Bigband in New York am Schluss buchstäblich aus den Sitzen gerissen wurden. Seine andere, lyrische Seite war besonders stark auf der Klarinette zu hören, auf der er zu den außergewöhnlichsten Stimmen des modernen Jazz zählte, vielleicht sogar weltweit. Intim und zart, wie gehaucht schwebten die Töne in die Luft, jeder von ihnen hatte Bedeutung.
Nicht nur in der NDR Bigband, auch in eigenen Formationen waren sein ausgeprägtes Spiel und seine ausgefeilten Kompositionen zu hören. Mit seinem Quartett (mit Sandra Hempel, Heinz Lichius und Pepe Berns) trat Lutz Büchner 2005 bei den 2. Hamburger Jazztagen in der Kampnagel-Fabrik auf. Im selben Jahr entstand mit dem Trio Connex (mit Björn Lücker und Philipp Steen) ein gleichnamiges Album, und 2006 erschien seine vielbeachtete, von der Kritik hochgelobte CD “Ring”.
“Mein Ziel ist es”, hat Lutz Büchner einmal gesagt, “ganz im Moment zu spielen.” Wir verdanken ihm viele unvergessliche Momente. Mit ihm verlieren wir einen lieben Menschen, einen großen Künstler und einen wunderbaren Kollegen.
Stefan Gerdes
Redaktion NDR Bigband/Jazzredaktion
Google Translation of Stefan Gerdes’ obituary of Lutz Büchner: Trauer um Lutz Büchner — The saxophonist Lutz Büchner died on March 11 during a Japan tour the NDR Bigband at the age of 47 years to a heart attack. It was a great happiness for the NDR Bigband, to have the man and musician Lutz Büchner for 22 years in its ranks. He was a magnificent, truly significant saxophonist with an unmistakable, unique play that even the oldest and often included jazz standard could abgewinnen new pages repeatedly. Above all, he also expressed his personality in the band a: his humor, his even temperament and his great interest in all things in life, which extended far beyond the music. Lutz Büchner was a real team player, before and behind the scenes.
Knuth: “He lived passionately and with music”
Joachim Knuth, NDR program director Radio: “The news of the death Lutz Büchner makes me very concerned I have experienced him as an amiable man who lived passionately and music Lutz Büchner had the Jazz in the blood He loved the playful use of… the music, the improvisation. the death of this impressive saxophonist for the NDR Bigband, for NDR, a great loss. My thoughts are at this time with the family and friends Lutz Büchner. “
program Note
Daughter Lutz Büchner we in the mission on March 20, from 22:05 some of his most beautiful recordings with the NDR Bigband ago.
Fascinated by Miles Davis
Lutz Büchner was born on August 5, 1968 in Bremen. He took an early interest in music, got classical clarinet lessons and discovered as a teenager after a concert jazz. When he heard the trumpeter Miles Davis, he was fascinated by the opportunity to express themselves beyond the written notes on a very personal way. he wanted to devote himself to this improvised, always reinventing music.
Lutz Büchner came to Hamburg and studied saxophone with Herb Geller, the then famous soloists the NDR Bigband. Soon he was playing in saxophone sentence – initially as a guest, since 1994 as a permanent member. In the center, he moved, the more prudent people, not so much. But when the spotlight was on him and he started to Solo, then developed his game a very special effect: With eyes closed, he stood there, the sounds flowed as surprising as logically from his instrument, his whole body seemed to be doing in music to transform , — In his game put special depth
Many guests of the NDR Bigband have him and his game so experienced and appreciated: jazz greats such as Al Jarreau, Bobby McFerrin, João Bosco, or Omar Sosa Abdullah Ibrahim enjoyed it when Lutz Büchner played next to them. The Americans Dale Wilson dedicated to him and his saxophone colleagues Fiete Felsch a whole big band suite, and the composer Maria Schneider wanted to take him for a visit to the NDR Bigband prefer equal to New York. It was not just his technique and its almost limitless expressive possibilities with which Lutz Büchner enthusiastic way. In his play put a special depth. “It is his sound,” Maria Schneider once said, “Lutz touched me.”
Soloistic booms and delicate poetry
In the improvisation so the whole man always reflects. So Lutz Büchner could play endlessly enthralling, exciting and powerful on the tenor saxophone. Unforgotten is his solo flight of the Duke Ellington Tribute “diminuendo, crescendo and crescendissimo in blue”, in which he several minutes a blazing fire always rekindled until the audience literally at a performance of the NDR Bigband in New York at the end of the Sitting were torn. His other, lyrical side was particularly strong to listen to the clarinet, on which he was one of the most extraordinary voices of modern jazz, perhaps the world. Intimate and delicate, like breathy floated the sounds in the air, each of them had meaning.
Not only in the NDR Bigband, even in his own formations were heard his strong play and his polished compositions. With his quartet (Sandra Hempel, Heinz Lichius and Pepe Berns) joined Lutz Büchner 2005 at the 2nd Hamburg jazz days in the Kampnagel factory. In the same year (with Björn Lücker and Philipp Steen) was created with the trio Connex a self-titled album, and in 2006 he released his highly acclaimed, highly acclaimed by critics CD “Ring”.
“My goal is,” Lutz Büchner once said, “to play the very moment.” We owe him many unforgettable moments. With him we lose a loved one, a great artist and a wonderful colleague.
Stefan Gerdes
Editorial NDR Big band / jazz editorial

Missing Man Formation – Jon Hammond Band with Lutz Büchner front and center

formation of Jon Hammond Band ever, could be!
L to R: Joe Berger, Michael Leuschner, Heinz Lichius, Lutz Büchner, Jon Hammond, Fiete Felsch – Big Dankeschön to the fine musicians and all the people who came to our concert in Auster Bar! – JH *special dankeschön Frank & Torsten of Auster Bar HH

Jon Hammond Band in Schnulze die Kneipe Harburg (part of Hamburg) Heinz Lichius drums Sandra Hempel guitar, Jon Hammond XK-1 organ, Lutz Buechner sax

Trauer um Lutz Büchner, Mourning Lutz Buechner, Saxophonist, Father, NDR-bigband, Bremen, Hamburg, #Saxophonist #NDR #CNNiReport

No X Cess Baggage Blues Sunday Session at Hammond number 5100

February 21, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: No X Cess Baggage Blues Sunday Session Hammond

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

Sunday Morning Blues & Jazz Session at Hammond Organ USA / Suzuki Musical Instruments stand number 5100 The NAMM Show “No X-Cess Baggage Blues” – Joe Berger gutiar, Koei Tanaka harmonica, Jon Hammond at the Xk1-c Hammond organ at The Winter NAMM Show 2014 http://www.HammondCast.com/ — at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center

Koei Tanaka, Jon Hammond, Joe Berger – Sunday Morning Blues and Jazz Session at Hammond Suzuki stand number 5100 The NAMM Show

Youtube http://youtu.be/EFRcUeOzsbs

Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/no-x-cess-baggage-blues-sunday-session-hammond-stand-5100-6726304

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1cwdos_no-x-cess-baggage-blues-sunday-session-at-hammond-stand-5100_music

I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of my friend Jo Mikovich!

He was the coolest cat ever and wonderful musician, teacher, Family Man – Rest In Peace Jo, sincerely, Jon Hammond

http://vimeo.com/3095993

1994 performance of “Hip Hop Chitlins” JON HAMMOND Band onstage in Frankfurt at Jazz Kneipe club where
Jon played 207 gigs while living in Frankfurt with many musicians and sometimes solo at the organ.
Joined here by old band mates James Preston drums of Sons of Champlin, Barry Finnerty guitar and Sgt. Al Wittig
of U.S. Airforce Kaiserslautern. Also cameos by Jo Mikovich tenor sax and Harry Petersen alto.
Special thanks to Regina who finally shut the club down about 10 years ago and moved to Spain, I hope she will see this!
A few glitches from very old video which survived many journeys since.
Thanks to all the Frankfurters, Frankfurt rocks! sincerely, Jon Hammond & Band ©JH INTL

R.I.P. the great Jo Mikovich, also my dear friend as well, Professor Klaus Meier here in the photo from the good old days,

I am heart broken to receive this news this morning – my deepest condolences to his Brother Mirko Mikovich and the whole

Mikovich Family, sincerely,

Jon (Hammond)

Jazz, Saxophonist, Pianist, Ulm, Professor, Teacher, Frankfurt, Jazz Kneipe, Pizza, Late Nights, Jon Hammond, Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM

Agora Stage Jam Of The Year and Jon Hammond Journal August 12, 2012

August 11, 2012

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Agora Stage Jam Of The Year

http://archive.org/details/LegendaryJamOfTheYearBand2012MusikmesseAgoraStage

Legendary Jam Of The Year Band 2012 Musikmesse Agora Stage

Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxS2lkIjFQQ

Led by Guitarist Musical Director Tommy Denander – Legendary Jam Of The Year Band jamming on a Jimi Hendrix tune Little Wing on the Agora Stage.
Chuck Plaisance sings this one with Jekko S. on bass, Jimmy Kresic keys, Pi TTi Hecht percussion, Jon Hammond Sk1 Hammond organ, Ricky Lawson drums, Sky Dangcil harpejji – Bobby Kimball seen at beginning announcing, just sang song before – http://www.HammondCast.com

Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/legendary-jam-of-the-year-band-2012-musikmesse-agora-stage-6299337

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Vimeo http://vimeo.com/47311151

San Lorenzo California — Lydia Pense of Cold Blood interview with Jon Hammond on HammondCast

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-561051 — with Lydia Pense at Starbucks San Lorenzo

owner “Jack” cruising in the 1955 T-Bird – Jon Hammond
(Jack owns series 1955, 1956 and 1957 T-Birds) very cool! JH

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Thunderbird
The Thunderbird (“T-Bird”), is an automobile manufactured by the Ford Motor Company in the United States over eleven model generations from 1955 through 2005. When introduced, it created the market niche eventually known as the personal luxury car.
Evoking the mythological creature of indigenous peoples of North America, the Thunderbird entered production for the 1955 model year as a sporty two-seat convertible. Unlike the Chevrolet Corvette, it was not marketed as a sports car. Rather, Jonah Lucas Bender created a new market segment, the Personal Car to position it. In 1958, the Thunderbird gained a second row of seats. Succeeding generations became larger until the line was downsized in 1977, again in 1980, and once again in 1983. Sales were good until the 1990s, when large 2-door coupes became unpopular; production ceased at the end of 1997. In 2002 production of the Thunderbird started again, a revived 2-seat model was launched, which was available through the end of the 2005 model year. From its introduction in 1955 to its most recent departure in 2005, Ford has produced over 4.4 million Thunderbirds.[1]
[edit]Convertible models

The Second to Fourth Generation Thunderbird convertibles were similar in design to the Lincoln convertible of the time and borrowed from earlier Ford hardtop/convertible designs. While these Thunderbird models had a true convertible soft top, the top was lowered to stow in the forward trunk area. This design reduced available trunk space when the top was down.
The trunk lid was rear-hinged; raised and lowered via hydraulic cylinders during the top raising or lowering cycle. The forward end of the trunk lid contained a metal plate that extended upward to cover the area that the top is stowed in. With the top down and the trunk lid lowered, there is no sight of the soft top.
The overall appearance was a sleek look with no trace of a convertible top at all. No cover boot was needed.
However, this design could present a challenge to one who is troubleshooting a convertible top malfunction. The system consists of a spiderweb of solenoids, relays, limit switches, electric motors, a hydraulic pump/reservoir, hydraulic directional valves and cylinders. While the hydraulics are not often a cause for trouble, the electrical relays are known to fail. Failure of any of the relays, motors or limit switches will prevent the convertible system from completing the cycle.
Unlike hardtop models that utilized a conventional key-secured, forward hinged design, the convertibles combined the trunk opening and closing within the convertible top operating system. As a result of this design, the trunks of convertible models were notorious for leaking.
[edit]Genesis

A smaller two-seater sports roadster was created at the behest of Henry Ford II in 1953 called the Vega. The completed one-off generated interest at the time, but had meager power, European looks, and a correspondingly high cost, so it never proceeded to production. The Thunderbird was similar in concept, but would be more American in style, more luxurious, and less sport-oriented.
The men and their teams generally credited with the creation of the original Thunderbird are: Lewis D. Crusoe, a retired GM executive lured out of retirement by Henry Ford II; George Walker, chief stylist and a Ford vice-president; Frank Hershey, chief stylist for Ford Division; Bill Boyer, designer Body Development Studio who became manager of Thunderbird Studio in spring of 1955, and Bill Burnett, chief engineer. Ford Designer William P. Boyer was lead stylist on the original 1955 two-seater Thunderbird and also had a hand in designing the future series of Thunderbirds including the 30th Anniversary Edition. Hershey’s participation in the creation of the Thunderbird was more administrative than artistic. Crusoe and Walker met in France in October 1951. Walking in the Grand Palais in Paris, Crusoe pointed at a sports car and asked Walker, ‘Why can’t we have something like that?’ Some versions of the story claim that Walker replied by telling Crusoe, “oh, we’re working on it”…although if anything existed at the time beyond casual dream-car sketches by members of the design staff, records of it have never come to light.
Walker promptly telephoned Ford’s HQ in Dearborn and told designer Frank Hershey about the conversation with Crusoe. Hershey took the idea and began working on the vehicle. The concept was for a two-passenger open car, with a target weight of 2525 lb (1145 kg), an Interceptor V8 engine based on the forthcoming overhead-valve Ford V8 slated for 1954 model year introduction, and a top speed of over 100 mph (160 km/h). Crusoe saw a painted clay model on May 18, 1953, which corresponded closely to the final car; he gave the car the go-ahead in September after comparing it with current European trends. After Henry Ford II returned from the Los Angeles Auto Show (Autorama) in 1953 he approved the final design concept to compete with the then new Corvette.
The name was not among the thousands proposed, including rejected options such as Apache (the original name of the P-51 Mustang), Falcon (owned by Chrysler at the time),[2] Eagle, Tropicale, Hawaiian, and Thunderbolt.[3] Rather, it was suggested to the designer and, in the hurry-up mood of the project, accepted.[3]
[edit]Generations

[edit]First generation (1955–1957)
Main article: Ford Thunderbird (first generation)

1957 Ford Thunderbird
The Ford Thunderbird began life in February 1953 in direct response to Chevrolet’s new sports car, the Corvette, which was publicly unveiled in prototype form just a month before. Under rapid development, the Thunderbird went from idea to prototype in about a year, being unveiled to the public at the Detroit Auto Show on February 20, 1954. Like the Corvette, the Thunderbird had a two-seat coupe/convertible layout. Production of the Thunderbird began later on in 1954 on September 9 with the car beginning sales as a 1955 model on October 22, 1954. Though sharing some design characteristics with other Fords of the time, such as single, circular headlamps and tail lamps and modest tailfins, the Thunderbird was sleeker and more athletic in shape, and had features like a faux hood scoop and a 150 mph (240 km/h) speedometer hinting a higher performance nature that other Fords didn’t possess. Mechanically though, the Thunderbird could trace its roots to other mainstream Fords. The Thunderbird’s 102.0 inches (2,591 mm) wheelbase frame was mostly a shortened version of that used in other Fords while the car’s standard 292 cu in (4.8 L) Y-block V8 came from Ford’s Mercury division.[4]
Though inspired by, and positioned directly against, the Corvette, Ford billed the Thunderbird as a personal luxury car, putting a greater emphasis on the car’s comfort and convenience features rather than its inherent sportiness.[4] Designations aside, the Thunderbird sold exceptionally well in its first year. In fact, the Thunderbird outsold the Corvette by more than 23-to-one for 1955 with 16,155 Thunderbirds sold against 700 Corvettes.[5] With the Thunderbird considered a success, few changes were made to the car for 1956. The most notable change was moving the spare tire to a continental-style rear bumper in order to make more storage room in the trunk, and an optional porthole in the removable roof was offered and often selected by buyers. However, the addition of the weight at the rear caused steering issues. The spare was moved back to the trunk in 1957 when the trunk was restyled and made slightly larger. Among the few other changes were new paint colors, the addition of circular porthole windows as standard in the fiberglass roof to improve rearward visibility, and a 312 cu in (5.1 L) Y-block V8 making 215 horsepower (160 kW) when mated to a 3-speed manual transmission or 225 horsepower (168 kW) when mated to a Ford-O-Matic 2-speed automatic transmission; this transmission featured a “low gear”, which was accessible only via the gear selector. When in “Drive”, it was a 2-speed automatic transmission (similar to Chevrolet’s Powerglide).
The Thunderbird was revised for 1957 with a reshaped front bumper, a larger grille and tailfins, and larger tail lamps. The 312 cu in (5.1 L) V8 became the Thunderbird’s standard engine, and now produced 245 horsepower (183 kW). Other, even more powerful versions of the 312 cu in (5.1 L) V8 were available including one with two four-barrel Holley carburetors and another with a Paxton supercharger delivering 300 horsepower (220 kW). Though Ford was pleased to see sales of the Thunderbird rise to a record-breaking 21,380 units for 1957, company executives felt the car could do even better, leading to a substantial redesign of the car for 1958.
[edit]Second generation (1958–1960)
Main article: Ford Thunderbird (second generation)

HAMMONDCAST 20 JOURNAL JON HAMMOND AUGUST 10, 2012

*LISTEN TO THE AUDIO HERE: HammondCast 20

http://archive.org/details/HammondCast_20

http://hammondcast.twoday.net/stories/hammondcast-20-journal-jon-hammond-august-10-2012/

San Francisco California — Skyline of SF CA seen from upper deck of San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge at dusk – Jon Hammond
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tallest_buildings_in_San_Francisco

The U.S. city of San Francisco, California, is the site of over 410 high-rises,[1] 44 of which stand taller than 400 feet (122 m). The tallest building in the city is the Transamerica Pyramid, which rises 853 ft (260 m) and is currently the 31st-tallest building in the United States.[2] Another famous San Francisco skyscraper is 555 California Street, which is the city’s second tallest building. It is also known as Bank of America Center.[3]
Many of San Francisco’s tallest buildings, particularly its office skyscrapers,[4] were completed in a massive building boom that occurred from the late 1960s until the late 1980s.[5] This boom was dubbed a “Manhattanization wave” by residents of the city, and led to local legislation passed that set in some of the strictest building height limit requirements in the country.[6] This led to a slowdown of skyscraper construction during the 1990s, but construction of taller buildings has resumed recently as the building height requirements have been relaxed and overlooked in light of recent economic activity. The city is currently going through a second boom, with 34 buildings over 400 feet (122 m) proposed, approved, or under construction in the city. San Francisco boasts 21 skyscrapers that rise at least 492 feet (150 m) in height. Overall, San Francisco’s skyline is ranked (based upon existing and under construction buildings over 492 feet (150 m) tall) second in the Pacific coast region (after Los Angeles) and seventh in the United States, after New York City, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles, Houston, and Dallas.[A]
Due to a housing shortage and the subsequent real estate boom, the city’s strict building height code has been relaxed over the years, and there have been many skyscrapers proposed for construction in the city; some, such as the One Rincon Hill South Tower, have already been completed. Several other taller buildings are proposed in connection with the Transbay Terminal redevelopment project. The San Francisco Transbay development consists of 10 skyscrapers set to rise over 400 feet (122 m) tall, with three of the towers scheduled to rise over 1,000 feet (305 m).[7] If constructed, these towers would be the first buildings in San Francisco to qualify as supertalls, and would be among the tallest in the United States. Many other tall proposals have been submitted as well, including the Sun Tower, which is planned to rise on Treasure Island.

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: In Memory of David Fathead Newman as seen on The Jon Hammond Show

http://archive.org/details/JonHammondInMemoryofDavidFatheadNewmanasseenonTheJonHammondShow

Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeJFr7DxtCo

From Jon Hammond’s archives as seen on long-running NYC cable TV show The Jon Hammond Show – 1990 appearance in Zanzibar and Grill featuring the late great saxophonist David Fathead Newman with drummer Bernard Purdie, Jon Hammond at the B3 organ, George Naha gtr. – playing a classic Purdie Shuffle opening number J&W Blues – camera by Joe Berger – with thanks and also in memory of Eric Fuchsman – and thanks to Kelli Grant former manager of Zanzibar for keeping the spirit on FaceBook Friends of Zanzibar – Jon Hammond – May 17, 1990
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Anaheim California — Jon Hammond, Joe Berger, Tony Arambarri
http://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/joe-berger

Fort Myers Florida — Lou Colombo and Jon Hammond
http://hammondjazz.wordpress.com/2012/03/16/lou-colombo-movie-part-2-by-jon-hammond/

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