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HammondCast 41 Jon’s Journal November 28 2012

November 28, 2012

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HammondCast 41
HammondCast by Jon Hammond (JonHammond) Today’s show a Saxophone Extravaganza with Bennett Friedman, Tony Lakatos, Igor Butman, Marc Baum on the Jon Hammond Band. Also Bernard Purdie and OAKLAND A’s REPORT with LAZY LARRY! Swingin’ Funky Jazz & Blues of Organist/Accordionist JON HAMMOND *Member Local 802 Local 6 Musicians Union ASCAP Composer & Publisher. All music on HammondCast is instrumental & original: “The FINGERS…are the SINGERS!” + Interviews. *Official Site: http://www.HammondCast.com

Rest In Peace MANDRE aka Michael Andre Lewis – Dec 7, 1948 – Jan 31, 2012 DTI Records Recording Artist, formerly on Motown Label and former band member / bass player with Johnny Guitar Watson folks – Jon Hammond
photo – Palo Alto California — Andre Lewis aka Mandre with Buddy Miles playing guitar – Jon Hammond

http://www.chartattack.com/news/2012/03/08/rip-michael-andre-lewis-aka-mandre-a-mini-retrospective/
According to Amsterdam label Rush Hour’s Facebook page, RIP Michael Andre Lewis aka Mandre, The Vangelis of Motown, passed away on January 31st.

From the age of 15, Lewis demonstrated a preternatural musical gift with his bands Mike Lewis Quartet and Andre Lewis and the New Breed. After a highly successful career during the ‘70s as a session musician for the likes of The Who, Sly and the Family Stone and Jimi Hendrix, Lewis signed to Motown and developed “Mandre,” an artist from outer-space and a character that made him one of the first musicians to play with the idea of cyborg-as-performer. After three albums for Motown, and two hits in “Solar Flight (Opus I)” and “Freakin’s Fine,” Lewis released his final album as Mandre, Mandre 4, in 1982 on his own Futuregroove label.

It seems indolent to refer to Mandre as an electronic musician, because he pulled from so many different genres to create a sound that was unique enough to shun any label, yet so familiar that you could turn on ‘70s radio and hear his influences on almost every song. Disco, funk, soul, pop, and music that was yet to be created can be heard on each of his albums. And he didn’t just pioneer with the music he created, he also pioneered how music was created; He helped design the LinnDrum drum sequencer that helped define ‘80s pop, and was one of the first artists signed to major label to integrate one of hip-hop’s defining instruments, the Roland Tr-808, into his work.

He was an artist that could have been mentioned in the same breath as Kraftwerk and Herbie Hancock, had more people known about his work.

Obit – Lewis, Michael Andre`
Dec 7, 1948 – Jan 31, 2012

International recording artist, Michael Andre` Lewis, wrote and produced for Motown Records in the 1970’s. Andre` Lewis, also known as ‘Mandre’, toured with musical giants, such as Frank Zappa, Johnny Guitar Watson, Aretha Franklin, Buddy Miles, Sly and The Family Stone, Santana, and many, many more, as well as local musicians. Michael Andre` Lewis was preceded in death by his parents, Harry Jr. and Annabell Lewis; grandparents, Harry Lewis Sr. and Dell Moore (Frank); brother, Sherdale Lewis; sister, Roslyn McClain; and grandson, Jermaine Lewis. He is survived by ex-wives, Patricia Lewis of Omaha, NE, and Sabina Ritter of Munich Germany; six children: Robert Lewis, Joy Borsak (Thomas), Toni Lewis, Andrea Scott (Booker) all of Omaha, NE, Riva Lewis of Munich, Germany, and Shawn Dreason of California; nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and special friends.
MEMORIAL SERVICE will be Monday, February 6th at Preston Love Arts and Jazz Center, 24th and Lake St., 2pm. Musical Tribute and Musicians Sit-in at Doc’s Place, 40th and Ames Ave., 7pm-Midnight.
Published in Omaha World-Herald on February 3, 2012

Fairfax CA — 19 Broadway Club Jon Hammond Band
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John Bishop (guitar) feature on Hammond’s Moanin’ Blues, Jon Hammond Band at 19 Broadway Niteclub in Fairfax CA. Nobody in the Bay Area can lay down a shuffle like Ronnie Smith Jr. (drums), Alex Budman (tenor) and leader Jon Hammond at his well-traveled Hammond XB-2 organ just back from Germany tour here playing through 1965 Fender Twin Reverb amp once owned by John McFee (Clover, Doobie Brothers). http://www.jonhammondband.com/ — with John Bishop, Alex Budman, Ronnie Smith and Jon Hammond Band at 19 Broadway Bar & Night Club

Paris France — Palais des Sports 1981 – Carlos Santana,

Richard Baker keyboardist looking on – Jon Hammond — with Carlos Santana at Palais des Sports

Gretel und Alfons by night – Große Freiheit 29, 22767 Hamburg

– Jon Hammond http://www.gretelundalfons.de/
This is the same kneipe where The Beatles used to hang out night after night drinking beer during the time when they were playing in The Star Club nearby on Gr. Freiheit. The story that Horst Jankowiak (R.I.P.) told me was that Paul McCartney racked up a pretty big bar tab that was left unpaid for some years, and then he came in to pay up the bill with a pretty good tip back in the 80’s. Paul never forgot Gretel und Alfons! Horst was a great guy, I had the pleasure of meeting him a few times. He had Joe Berger and I sign the famous guest book on the next page over from the Jimi Hendrix inscription. Jimi signed the book when he played at The Star Club a few doors down from Gretel und Alfons on the Grosse Freiheit in the Reeperbahn district of St. Pauli Hamburg — at Gretel & Alfons

L to R: Joe Berger, Horst Jankowiak R.I.P. owner manager of Gretel und Alfons and Jon Hammond

Horst had Joe and Jon sign the famous guest book on the next page over from the Jimi Hendrix inscription, Jimi signed the book when he played at The Star Club a few doors down from Gretel und Alfons on the Grosse Freiheit in the Reeperbahn district of St. Pauli Hamburg http://www.HammondCast.com/ — with Joe Berger

Scott May Macht Schau!!

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Great story Jon!

Jon Hammond Yep, Mach Schau! was the battle cry from Horst Fascher the big boss at The Star Club, he would shout it at The Beatles and they really got their show together there during their Reeperbahn Days. Horst is still around and connected to my FaceBook – also…See More

Part 3 Jon Hammond Memorable Gigs, People and Places

Photo by Dr. Nader Shabahangi – Jon Hammond Trio

– Jim Grantham saxophone, Jack Dorsey drums
Jon Hammond at the new Hammond Sk1 organ – Swingin’ Funky Jazz and Blues
at Bayside Park | A Caring Elder Community
http://hammondcast.blogspot.com/2011/07/jazz-festival-at-agesong-bayside-park.html — at Agesong At Bayside Park

51 Minute In-Studio Radio Interview with Jon Hammond and Bernard Purdie at Radio KALX with Anthony Bonet Youtube http://youtu.be/GYg4v91bg1A

New York NY — 9 West 57th Street, the famous Solow Building –

in 1985 this is where I was called to a meeting with then Sony President John O’Donnell in the Sony Corporate offices on the 43rd Floor where he offered me a 7 year contract for my cable TV show “The Jon Hammond Show” to be exclusive on Sony on the new Software Division. At the time the only acts signed to this division on Sony Label were Tina Turner, David Bowie and an experimental project called “Private Dances” – Jon Hammond — at Solow Bldg Corp

Late Rent Jon Hammond Band with David Fathead Newman and Bernard Purdie
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FATHEAD Late Rent JON HAMMOND Band
Tenor Saxophonist David Fathead Newman on Jon Hammond Band theme song LATE RENT in Zanzibar and Grill NYC
Bernard Purdie drums, Jon Hammond at B3 organ with his long time theme song of The Jon Hammond Show TV Show
in 26th year on MNNTV Time Warner and RCN Cable New York City special thanks and R.I.P. Eric Fuchsman and David Fathead Newman

HammondCast 3 Jon’s Journal November 27 2012
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RIP MANDRE aka Michael Andre Lewis, Buddy Miles, Motown, DTI Records, jazz organ, funky blues, 9 West 57th Street, Sony, Dr. Nader Shabahangi, AgeSong Bayside Park, Local 802, Musicians Union

HammondCast 3 Jon’s Journal November 27 2012

November 27, 2012

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Grooving out to my trusty Sony TFM-6060W FM/AM 2Band portable – goes a long time on a 9volt battery! – Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond in-studio with Chuy Varela who is the long-time Bay Area Music Director of stations KPFA & KCSM talking about the Bay Area music scene and travels in Europe. From there to Paris France for a live concert broadcast on Radio France Inter hosted by M. Andre Francis the legendary French Jazz Radio Producer. The concert/broadcast took place in March of 1996. From Paris to Frankfurt Germany to the AFN Europe Headquarters, Jon Hammond and the Late Rent Session Men live on AFN’s Powerlite Show, the trio was crowded around one big old Neumann tube microphone and broadcast world-wide live of first performance of Jon’s composition “New Funk/Hip-Hop Chitlins” with James Preston of the Sons of Champlin on drums, Barry Finnerty-guitar and Jon on Hammond XB-2 organ.
All songs are written by Jon Hammond and ASCAP Published JON HAMMOND International, Inc.

Couple of the Day on Fifth Avenue – Jon Hammond

Business is a little slow today for giant Elmo Muppet person! Hopefully it will pick up

– Jon Hammond — with Elmo at Times Square NYC

Congratulations Times Square Nuptials Couple!

– Jon Hammond — at Times Square NYC

Every piano has a story – this one is pretty much a goner, but it lives outside of

Soundwave Studios now, bio-degradable! – Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond’s Sk1 Hammond organ in live room at Coyote Hearing Studios for Kiyoshi Foster recording session

– Jon Hammond — at Coyote Hearing Studio – Jeremy Black at the controls – Kiyoshi’s record will be coming out soon! – JH — at Coyote Hearing Studio

Folks, something told me I had better get on down to see my main man Lou Colombo last week

in Fort Myers FL, I played on Lou’s band for 2.5 years in Cape Cod at the Wychmere Harbor Club

and Thompson’s Clam Bar in Harwich Port MA. It was an important time of my life and career and

he was always very generous to me, kept me on my toes throwing tunes at me in all keys the music

never stopped once we hit.

I just saw Lou a few days ago in Fort Myers FL at the gig he was playing at his Daughter Sherri’s restaurant

and hub Marc Neeley – Roadhouse Cafe, he was at the top of his game, playing great as ever and looking like a

million dollars. I am deeply saddened to receive terrible tragic news this morning from Lou’s fine trombonist

Nelson E. Foucht that Lou was tragically killed last night just 4 blocks from Roadhouse Cafe coming home from the

gig. My deepest condolences to the Colombo Family, Lou’s Wife Noel, daughters Lori, Sherri, David all his 6 kids, extended

Family of friends and musicians. I am totally blown away, thankful that I had the opportunity to know him and play with

him nightly back in the 70’s and then to see and hear him again at the end of his life, thanks Lou!

Here are some photos from just a few days taken by my long-time great girlfriend Jennifer and myself at his gig,

R.I.P. Big Lou – Louis Colombo the greatest trumpet player bandleader baseball slugger and golfer ever!

I used to go with Lou to the golf course where he had the snack concession in Yarmouth just to watch him drive

balls in to outer space. I couldn’t believe how far and hard he could hit the ball. Lou would put on black

executioner gloves and hit the ball and it would disappear, just keep on sailing in to the sky like Lou’s spirit

must be now. His music and great memories will live on forever.

Sincerely,

Jon Hammond – Member AFM Local 802 and Local 6 Musicians Union

*Note: Lou’s band the other night at Roadhouse Cafe were so great, I’m so sorry cats:

Nelson Foucht on trombone, F.L. “Woody” Brubaker piano and keyboard bass, Richard Iannuzzi drums and Gil DiBenedetto tenor saxophone and clarinet.

Jon Hammond and Lou Colombo

**Note: Lou Colombo and my neighbor Leo Ball (R.I.P.) also a fine trumpet player member of Local 802 were born on the same day in Brockton MA

*Note: Lou called me on my cell phone when I was at the airport just about to fly out of Tampa TPA Airport, he told me he really dug

my album that I had given him “NDR SESSIONS Projekt” my first record of mostly standards, it was inspired much by him actually. Lou

was talking about the horn players on it, Lutz Buechner and Joe “Jo” Gallardo, he really dug them and he told me we were going to do

something back up in the Cape for sure. I was very touched by his call and he had called me on my previous birthday last year, I got

all choked up when he told me that. Thanks a million Lou!

Jon

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Lou Colombo and Jon Hammond – 02/23/2012

1978 Photo of Lou Colombo Band with Jon Hammond on B3 organ House Band at private club Wychmere Harbor Club in Harwich Port Cape Cod MA
L to R: Frank Shea drums, Lou Colombo trumpet, Jack Pena guitar, Jon Hammond B3 organ

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Jon Hammond here…I just came back from visiting my main man Lou Colombo the great trumpet player bandleader and former Pro Baseball player in Fort Myers Florida. I played on Lou’s band for 2.5 years in the late 70’s in house band at the Wychmere Harbor Club in Cape Cod. Lou is going strong happy to report, playing regularly at the restaurant of his daughter Sherri and son inlaw Marc Neeley – Roadhouse Cafe during winter months and in the summer he plays at his son David’s Roadhouse Cafe in Hyannis MA on Cape Cod. I schlepped my Hammond Sk1 organ all the way down there in hopes I could sit in with Lou for a couple of tunes but unfortunately that wasn’t possible, however I shot some video of Lou and his fine group, so enjoy the music and personality of Lou Colombo, one of the all-time greats on his instrument!
The musicians on Lou’s band here at Roadhouse Cafe are Nelson Foucht on trombone, F.L. “Woody” Brubaker piano and keyboard bass, Richard Iannuzzi drums and Gil DiBenedetto tenor saxophone and clarinet.
Plus a little bit of flashback audio from our gig in 1978 near the end some photos, old and new from just a few days ago. Enjoy folks! sincerely, Jon Hammond

*Note: Some Baseball Stats for Louis Colombo as a player – he played pro baseball until breaking ankle at age 24 –

Louis Colombo:
1953 Newport News Dodgers Statistics — Minor Leagues – Baseball …
www.baseball-reference.com › Minor Leagues › Teams
Affiliation: Brooklyn Dodgers-NL Manager: … 6, Louis Colombo*, 26, 123, 432, 134, 20, 1, 4 .310 .389, 168. 7,

1945 Brooklyn Dodgers Minor League Affiliations – Baseball …
www.baseball-reference.com › Minor Leagues › Affiliates
1945 Brooklyn Dodgers Minor League Affiliates. Other Years: 1944 ….. 49, Louis Colombo*, 18, NNW, B, 56, 213, 66, 12, 2, 3 .310 .427, 91. 50,

*Member Local 802 and Local 6 Musicans Union, a HammondCast http://www.HammondCast.com

http://vimeo.com/37842424

Lou Colombo Movie by Jon Hammond from Jon Hammond on Vimeo.

This is my Hammond Sk1 Organ in GKPE-49-TSA Gator Flight Case after I finally got it back from Newark EWR Airport after flying with it to Fort Myers from San Francisco, then taking it to Lou’s gig at Roadhouse Cafe, flying to JFK but my organ went to Newark by mistake. It was supposed to be delivered but they never even left the airport with it, so I took a bus ride back out to New Jersey from Times Square and picked it up personally. You can see the big INSPECTED sticker that TSA plastered of my American Federation of Musicians Union sticker. 2 days later I flew with it to San Francisco for a gig and that’s where I am now with my Sk1 Hammond Organ.

Lou’s band in front of Roadhouse Cafe Fort Myers FL

L to R: F.L. “Woody” Brubaker piano and keyboard bass, Gil DiBenedetto tenor saxophone and clarinet, Lou Colombo trumpet vocals, Nelson Foucht trombone, Richard Iannuzzi drums – photo by Jon Hammond

Lou Colombo, Trumpet, Jazz, Roadhouse Cafe, Fort Myers FL, Brooklyn Dodgers, 1978, Wychmere Harbor Club, Local 802 Musicians Union

**Note: Lou Colombo and my neighbor Leo Ball (R.I.P.) also a fine trumpet player member of Local 802 were born on the same day in Brockton MA

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HammondCast 17, just back from Hamburg Germany where I recorded my new album, an official production of NDR Radio in Studio 1 with some of my all-time favorite musicians: Lutz Buchner (Sax), Joe Gallardo (Trombone), Heinz Lichius (Drums), myself-Jon Hammond (XK-3 Organ/Bass) and Engineer: Rudy Grosser in Studio 1 NDR Radio. I’ll be playing some selections rough mixes (not so rough actually!) as my Christmas gift to the listeners, and speaking of Christmas…from inside San Francisco County Jail #8 “Pod E”, a live recording of my trio’s annual Christmas Prison Show with the great tenor saxophonist Larry Schneider & Ronnie Smith Jr. on drums along with myself on keys playing the Christmas classic: “Have Yourself a Merry Christmas”. Every year I tell the ladies “And ya’ better be good!”
And from the Studio 1 NDR Sessions my original blues shuffle: No X-Cess Baggage Blues, some fine playing by Lutz on one of my favorite ballads: My One and Only Love and my theme song: “Late Rent”. Special thanks to Knut Benzner of NDR Radio for co-producing these recordings now heard on KYOU Radio, 1550 on the AM Dial.
Jon Hammond
http://www.HammondCast.com

NDR SESSIONS Projekt

http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ndr-sessions-projekt/id154024761

Spotlight on Lou Colombo

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HammondCast 202 KYOU Radio special edition with part 2 of recording from Wychmere Harbor Club when Jon played B3 organ on the Lou Colombo Band, the house band at Wychmere Harbor Club in Harwich Port Cape Cod MA. First backing up a feature dance duo with cha cha and then Emily waltz, Saturday Night Fever followed by the chaser ‘California Here I Come’, then Summertime, Hello Dolly medley, Bossa nova medley Watch What Happens in to Wave and then a cooking “In The Mood” taking it home with Jon’s “Lydia’s Tune” and some of Sidewinder © http://www.HammondCast.com

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HammondCast 201 KYOU Radio, today Jon Hammond puts the spotlight on LOU COLOMBO trumpet player band leader originally from Brockton MA, Jon played organ with Lou for 2.5 years on the house band at the exclusive Wychmere Harbor Club and Thompson’s Clam Bar in Harwich Port Cape Cod MA – a recently discovered recording from the bandstand with Lou Colombo, Jon Hammond on B3 organ, Frank Shea drums and 2 additional horns on a big Saturday night: “Meditation” medley with “Shadow of Your Smile”, “Honeysuckle Rose”, “Stars Fell On Alabama” medley with “Georgia”, “How Deep Is Your Love”, “Satin Doll”

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HammondCast Archive 13 Jon’s Journal November 26 2012

November 26, 2012

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Jon Hammond at the B3 tracking on the Art News Project in Kampo Cultural Recording Studios NYC

including also selections “Hammond’s Bolero” & Cannonball ’99 (One More Time) with special guest Joe Berger-guitar with JON HAMMOND Trio. Tune in HammondCast daily at various times on San Francisco’s Infinity Broadcasting station KYOU 1550 AM and on the AM dial at 1550 and on the web
HammondCast 13..back in New York from 1 month on tour! On this show we go back in to the archives with a never-before heard rock ballad from the Art News Project recordings in 1990-“Will You Be Around”, also drummer Erik Hargrove on my band from James Brown Band and now with Ringling Bros. Circus playing my tune “Party is Forbidden Here!”

Hamamatsu Japan — Simon and Garfunkle – no it’s Jon Hammond and a guy from Hamamatsu!

— in Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka

The late great Les Paul doing one of his extended sound checks at Iridium, Les enjoyed sound checks as much as the gig!

Check out Les’ very special personal Les Paul guitar with some special mods and a Bigsby – Jon Hammond — with Les Paul at Iridium Jazz Club

Jon Hammond with Dr. Denny Zeitlin the great jazz pianist, recording artist and practicing Psychiatrist
*Dr. Denny Zeitlin Interview With Jon Hammond and Ornette Coleman Speaking on HammondCast
http://kernelpanichammondcast.blogspot.com/2011/11/denny-zeitlin-interview-with-jon.html

*LISTEN TO THE AUDIO: Denny Zeitlin Interview With Jon Hammond and Ornette Coleman Speaking on HammondCast http://www.archive.org/details/HammondCast_23_1 — at Sheraton New York Hotel

Bruce Lundvall sleeping with his tie on! – Jon Hammond
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Lundvall
Bruce Lundvall, is an American record company executive, most known as being the President/CEO of the Blue Note Label Group, reporting directly to Eric Nicoli, the Chief Executive Officer of EMI Group.

In a career spanning 48 years, Bruce Lundvall signed a wide array of artists, including Willie Nelson, Herbie Hancock, Dexter Gordon, James Taylor, Stan Getz, Wynton Marsalis, Dianne Reeves, Richard Marx, Natalie Cole, Cassandra Wilson, Anita Baker and Norah Jones. He heads the following labels: Blue Note Records (jazz), Angel Records (classical), and Manhattan Records (adult pop).
Lundvall began his music career in marketing at Columbia Records where he remained for 21 years, becoming President of the domestic division of CBS Records in 1976. In the course of his tenure, he built Columbia’s jazz roster into the largest of any major label.

The inside of the 300 watt high-power Leslie model 3300 speaker – plug anything in to it, not just a Hammond organ, even a microphone – makes an excellent PA system in a pinch believe it or not! *See video: Jon Hammond

Youtube http://youtu.be/77k6PLpKmgo
Bernie Capicchiano making an important announcement through the Leslie model 3300 with a Sennheiser microphone – Amplifier
Vacuum tube preamp with ear-shattering
300-Watt RMS solid-state
amplifier: 220-
Watt RMS bass amplifier and 80-Watt RMS
treble amplifier – Massive 15” woofer, High power horn driver
Inputs
11-pin and 8-pin Leslie connector, 1/4” line input jack, and 1/4” foot
switch jack
Output
1/4” line output jack to drive a powered
sub-woofer
Weight
125 lbs

Michael Brecker’s son – Sam Brecker and his Mom – Susan Brecker – Feb. 20, 2007 speaking to many friends and family at Town Hall NYC Michael Brecker Memorial gathering and concert – powerful evening in memory of Mike – Jon Hammond

http://ibrecker.com/memorial.html
The MICHAEL BRECKER MEMORIAL was held at Town Hall in New York City on Tuesday, February 20th. (thanks to Russ Paladino)
Here are some comments from a couple of the attendees:

“I went to the Michael Brecker Tribute last night and all I can say was it was a beautiful, spiritual and uplifting experience. All of the speakers were so eloquent, but maybe none so much as Sam, Michael’s son. What a composed, intelligent kid he is! He talked about Michael, the Dad, which gave everyone a real glimpse into the human side of this man we equate to a God.
There was laughter, and tears and great live music, and it seemed somehow like Michael spirit was there very strongly. The audience was packed with Jazz Royalty…Wayne Shorter Kenny Baron, Mike Stern, James Carter, Hiram Bullock, Will Lee, David Sanborn, Eddie Palmieri to name just a few.
I brought a camera with me, but honestly the event was kind of like a wake and it felt inappropriate to snap pictures during the eulogies. After the show people were reminiscing and the artists didn’t seem to want to play the artist fan game. We all just were sharing our mutual love for Michael. There were video people and photographers there so maybe they plan to post some of the eulogies on the website?” – Russ Paladino

“It was a memorial fitting to all of Mike’s distinguished accomplishments on the stage and off. Here’s a brief rundown:

Darryl Pitt (Mikes Manager) talked about Mike. Randy came out and played a tune with James Genus on bass, Joey Calderazzo on piano and Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts on drums…then Randy spoke about Mike. Next up was Sam Brecker, Mikes’ 13 year old son, who is an astounding speaker for someone that young. Then old friend Dave Liebman talked about Mike and played a very pretty tune on the flute. Next was Pat Metheny who played a nice tune on the acoustic guitar and then spoke about Mike. Herbie Hancock spoke next about Mike then played a tune with John Patitucci (bass) and Jack DeJohnette (drums). Then James Taylor made a video appearance from California to speak about Mike. James credited Mike with ‘saving his life’. I believe it.
Next up was a very moving video tribute about Mike’s career from early on through present day. Then Susan Brecker took the stage and moved everyone to tears telling us some personal stuff about Mike, in the home… and regarding the kids… family stuff… What a neat lady she is, she was truly blessed to have married Mike and produced two beautiful children. They are truly Mike’s most personal legacy. Paul Simon closed out the musical part of the memorial singing ‘Still Crazy After All These Years’ then spoke about Mike.
Sam Brecker and Herbie Hancock plus friends did some Buddist chanting for about three minutes. Sam and Jessica Brecker closed out the memorial thanking everyone from the bottom of their hearts for coming to remember their dad.” – Sandy Brown

Music selection:
1) Midnight Voyage from “Tales From The Hudson”- (Randy came out and played a tune with James Genus on bass, Joey Calderazzo on piano and Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts on drums)

2) Gathering Of Spirits from “Saxophone Summit – Gathering Of Spirits” (Then old friend Dave Liebman talked about Mike and played a very pretty tune on the flute.)

3) Every Day I Thank You � From Pat Metheny 80/81 – Pat Metheny said he wrote this song specifically for Michael (Next was Pat Metheny who played a nice tune on the acoustic guitar)

4) Chan’s Song from “The Nearness of You” – (Herbie Hancock spoke next about Mike then played a tune with John Patitucci (bass) and Jack DeJohnette (drums)

5) Still Crazy After All These Years – (Paul Simon & Herbie Hancock on Fender Rhodes) – Paul Simon told the story of Michael coming to the studio that day to record this classic solo. He sat down and listened to the song 2 or 3 times, then went into the playing room and recorded a spot on perfect solo. He came back and asked Simon if he liked it….Paul Simon laughed and replied, Uh….Yeah, having been blown away. Then Michael asked “do you mind if I take another one?” He laughed and said “sure go ahead.” (He didn’t say which take was chosen, but that was it…2 takes) He also told us that in all the years and hundreds of times that he’s performed that song he’s had many other great sax players on tour with him besides Michael, but always…always they would quote Michael’s solo first, then take off on their own.

And finally it should be noted that Susan Brecker had only one stipulation about the live performances… there would be no other saxophones played. The only sax we heard on this night was that of Michael Brecker. I though this was a very wise choice. – Russ Paladino — at The Town Hall

Jazzkeller-Hofheim Jon Hammond Trio
Joe Berger, Heinz Lichius, Jon Hammond

Youtube http://youtu.be/bdbmbCM7p0w
Song Without Name — with Joe Berger at Jazzkeller Hofheim

Lame photographer actually took a picture finally!
“Push the button down!” voila!

Bernard Purdie, Joe Berger, Jon Hammond at Local 802 Musicians Union — with Bernard Purdie, Bernard Purdie, Joe Berger, Joe Berger and Jon Hammond Band at Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM

Lady with Challah Hat at WBGO standing next to Sheila Elaine Anderson – Jon Hammond
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Challah

Challah (also ḥallah plural: challot/ḥalloth/khallos) (Hebrew: חלה) is a special Jewish braided bread eaten on Sabbath and holidays.
It is also named[1] khale (eastern Yiddish, German and western Yiddish), berches (Swabian), barkis (Gothenburg), bergis (Stockholm), birkata in Judeo-Amharic, chałka (Polish), colaci (Romanian),[2] and kitke (South Africa).

Test Jet Boeing A380 first visit to SFO Airport – Jon Hammond on assignment in SFO Executive Terminal
Youtube http://youtu.be/WMasSbfXzvM
SAN FRANCISCO — Airbus Chief Test Pilot JACQUES ROSAY Pilots A380 Super Jumbo to San Francisco International Airport with Interior Tour.

Jon Hammond is pleased to present this film of Aviation History as world’s largest airliner, the double-deck Airbus A380, arrives for the first time at SFO on October 4, 2007. Voila! — at Signature Executive Jet Center, SFO

party is forbidden here, bruce lundvall, a380, test jet, jacques rosay, sfo, jon hammond, jazz, blues, sk1 organ, local 802, musicians union, lame photographer, challah hat, Sheila Anderson, WBGO 88.3 FM

HammondCast Number 1 Jon’s Journal November 24 2012

November 25, 2012

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Jon Hammond plays selections from his Ham-Berger-Friz Records album “Hammond’s Bolero” including “Soon I Will Be Free”, “Thing in C Minor”, “Tribute to Victims of 9/11-Get Back In the Groove” and the theme song of The Jon Hammond Show tv show “LATE RENT”. This was Jon’s first attempt at a Podcast on his new Powerbook G4 which is his first-ever computer. He held out until mid-July of 2005 by using WebTV:
http://community-4.webtv.net/laterent/JONHAMMOND/
until seeing a post on a discussion forum that said, “If you lived in a dark house would you wait until they came out with a better lightbulb before getting a light?” That was the closer, next day he went out and popped for the Powerbook! And here it is, all compositions are Jon Hammond originals.
Jon Hammond is an organ player/accordion player and ASCAP composer living in New York City *Member Local 802/Local 6 Musicians Union and ASCAP Composer/Publisher: JON HAMMOND International, Inc.
http://www.HammondCast.com

Shanghai Centre China — Jon Hammond at the organ with main man Danny Woody on the bandstand at the Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel Jazz Bar on Mezzanine Level where Danny resided as Music Director / Drummer & vocalist for 10 years – 6 nights a week (often surrounded by cigar smoke from the cigar bar)
http://youtu.be/ETHZq8oe4o4


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Jon Lord has died this year sadly: Jon Power!

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.

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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

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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
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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

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HammondCast Number 2 Jon’s Journal November 23 2012

November 23, 2012

*LISTEN TO THE AUDIO HERE: HammondCast Number 2

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Al Jazzbo Collins in the field – Jon Hammond

HammondCast 2 has Jon describing his story of how he came to create the original Jon Hammond Show tv show in New York City, plus historic appearances on AFN Europe and in the studio with radio legend Al “Jazzbeaux” Collins when they recreated Al’s inimitable telling of the fable “Little Red Riding Hood” accompanied by Jon playing solo Hammond organ blues, improvising appropriately in this unique and historic Jam Session.
Jon Hammond is an organ player & accordion player member of Local 802/Local 6 Musicians Union and ASCAP Composer/Publisher: JON HAMMOND International, Inc.
All music on HammondCast is original and instrumental, “The FINGERS…are the SINGERS!”
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M&M Farms 6th Annual Harvest Festival Concert Poster

M&M Farm 6th Annual Harvest Festival and Concert — Jon Hammond Trio and headliner: Lydia Pense & Cold Blood October 20, 2012 in Knightsen CA

Jon Hammond Trio with L to R: Jimi James guitar, Mustafa Jammal drums, Jon Hammond organ http://www.jonhammondband.com/

Lydia Pense and Cold Blood band sounded great today folks! Jon Hammond

Current personnel are Lydia Pense (vocals), Steve Salinas (keyboards), Steve Dunne (guitar), Mike Morgan (percussion), Evan Palmerston (bass), Rich Armstrong (trumpet, percussion), Rob Zuckerman (alto, tenor, baritone saxes) and Donny Baldwin (drums).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lydia_Pense
Lydia Pense (born Lydia Jane Pense in San Francisco, California on December 14, 1947) [1] is an American rock-soul-jazz singer who since 1969 has performed with the band Cold Blood. Her style has been compared to powerful singers including Janis Joplin (who recommended the band to Bill Graham for their first audition), Aretha Franklin and Teena Marie.
Pense’s mother, the former Miss Ramos,[1] was born in Madrid, Spain, while her father came from Nebraska, United States. While attending Sequoia High School in Redwood City, California at the age of 14, Pense started singing with a band called The Dimensions, with Guitarist Fred Tatman. She was a fan of Brenda Lee and was singing her songs, but the band, formed by Fred Tatman, Larry Hatch, Paul C Saenz, and Kerry Yates encouraged her to sing R&B in the style of James Brown, Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, and Ray Charles.
Lydia joined Cold Blood in 1968.
Their initial four albums, Cold Blood, Sisyphus, First Taste of Sin (produced by Donny Hathaway), and Thriller remain their best known work. The band continues to record and perform today. The band separated in the late 1970s, and Pense suspended her career in the 1980s to raise her daughter before re-forming the group.
Cold Blood (1969)
Sisyphus (1971)
First Taste of Sin (1972)
Thriller (1973)
Lydia (1974)
The Best of Cold Blood (1975)
Lydia Pense & Cold Blood (1976)
Vintage Blood: Live! 1973 (live album), 2001
Transfusion (2005)
Lydia Pense & Cold Blood:Live Blood “Live Album”(2008)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cold_Blood_(band)
Cold Blood is a long-standing soul-rock-jazz band founded by Larry Field in 1968 and originally based in the San Francisco East Bay area. They have also performed and recorded under the name “Lydia Pense and Cold Blood”, due to the popularity of their lead singer, Lydia Pense.
The band first came to prominence in 1969 when rock impresario Bill Graham signed them after an audition and they played the Fillmore West in San Francisco. Pense has been compared to Janis Joplin, and it was Joplin who recommended the audition to Graham.
The band has often been compared to another long-standing popular Northern California group, Tower of Power, and like Tower of Power they were rare in that they featured a horn section in addition to guitar, bass and drums. The Tower of Power horn players have performed with Cold Blood on a regular basis since the early 1970s. Skip Mesquite and Mic Gillette have been members of both Tower Of Power and Cold Blood. Their fan base also overlaps with the Sons of Champlin, although their musical styles are quite different.
Their initial four albums, Cold Blood (produced by David Rubinson), Sisyphus (produced by Fred Catero), First Taste of Sin (produced by Donny Hathaway), and Thriller (produced by David Rubinson) remain their best known work. The band disbanded in the late 1970s, reformed in the 1980s and stabilized with its current membership in the 1990s. Cold Blood continues to record and perform today, and some former band members such as Raul Matute (and some from Tower of Power) appear on the band’s most recent album.
Original band members were founder Larry Field (lead guitar), Lydia Pense (vocals), Danny Hull (tenor saxophone and songwriter), Larry Jonutz (trumpet), Pat O’Hara (trombone; born May 25, 1946 (?), died August 1977 of an overdose), Raul Matute (Hammond organ, piano, arranger and songwriter), Jerry Jonutz (baritone, alto and tenor saxophone), David Padron (trumpet), Rod Ellicott (bass), Paul C Saenz (guitar), and Frank Davis, who was replaced on drums by Sandy McKee (real name Cecil James Stoltie, born 12 July 1945, died 15 October 1995) during the Sisyphus sessions. Narada Michael Walden and Jonathan “Sugarfoot” Moffett both mention McKee on their short list of drummers most influential in their stylistic development.
Over the years there have been various incarnations of the band including singer/trumpet player Max Haskett (born 7 March 1947, died 15 September 1999, ex-Rubicon), Tower Of Power horn player Mic Gillette, Journey keyboardist Stevie “Keys” Roseman on Hammond B-3 organ, Sons Of Champlin drummer Jim Preston, guitar player Michael Sasaki, Tower Of Power guitarist Jeff Tamelier, Boz Scaggs horn player Tom Poole, Elvin Bishop sax player Bill Slais, bass player Michael White & others.

Cold Blood is featured playing live in Fillmore, a documentary of the last concerts at The Fillmore auditorium.
Discography

Albums
Cold Blood (1969)
Sisyphus (1971)
First Taste of Sin (1972)
Thriller (1973)
Lydia (1974)
The Best of Cold Blood (1975)
Lydia Pense And Cold Blood (1976)
Vintage Blood: Live! 1973 (live album, 2001)
Transfusion (2005)
Lydia Pense & Cold Blood:Live Blood (live album, 2008)

Jon Hammond with my favorite rhythm section Donny Baldwin (drums) and Evan Palmerston (bass) of Lydia Pense and Cold Blood Band – L to R: Jon, Donny, Evan just after amazing concert at M&M Farms http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lydia-Pense-Cold-Blood/103063393071671?sk=info
The band Tower Of Power was born from!

Knightsen California — Duo set with Mustafa Jammal drums and Jon Hammond organ – opener for Lydia Pense and Cold Blood Concert at M&M Farms 6th Annual Harvest Festival

Knightsen Californa — Jon Hammond Trio set opener for Lydia Pense and Cold Blood concert at M&M Farms 6th Annual Harvest Festival – L to R: Jimi James guitar, Mustafa Jammal drums, Jon Hammond organ http://www.jonhammondband.com/

Knightsen California — Absolutely smokin’ concert (2 sets & 2 encores) Lydia Pense and Cold Blood at M&M Farms 6th Annual Harvest Festival – Jon Hammond Oct. 20th, 2012
L to R: Rich Armstrong – trumpet/flugelhorn/percussion, Rob Zuckerman – tenor sax, Steve Salinas – keyboards, Lydia Pense – vocals, Donny Baldwin – drums, Evan Palmerston – bass, *unseen in this photo – Steve Dunne – guitar

Knightsen CA — M&M Farms grew a Whopper!
6th Annual Harvest Festival and concert yesterday with my trio as opener (Jon Hammond Trio) we opened for the great Lydia Pense and Cold Blood, wonderful time and people! JH

Happy birthday today Savannah Erickson! Great to see Savannah back in town dancing to the great Lydia Pense and Cold Blood – 6th Annual Harvest Festival M&M Farm Knightsen CA – Jon Hammond

Jimi James sitting in with Lydia Pense and Cold Blood with his classic Gibson L5 guitar he’s owned for many years – at M&M Farms’ 6th Annual Harvest Festival – Jon Hammond
*Note: Jimmy and I played together in HADES 1971-1973 original progressive rock band El Cerrito CA and we did an opener set for Lydia’s fantastic band Cold Blood, great fun for all! – JH

M&M Farms’ 6th Annual Harvest Festival & Concert Hosts Mustafa & Maralyn Jammal enjoying a dance to the great Lydia Pense & Cold Blood yesterday, thanks M&M! Jon Hammond

Perfect weather yesterday folks! Jon Hammond Trio opener set for the great Lydia Pense & Cold Blood at M&M Farms’ 6th Annual Harvest Festival & Concert – Jimi James guitar (his classic Gibson L5 guitar he’s owned for many years) host & excellent drummer my long-time friend Mustafa Jammal and yours’ truly JH at the organ, incredible day / evening -Knightsen CA
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Swingin’ Funky Jazz & Blues instrumentals in sunny California
*Note: First time out for my new Bag End Birchwood 15″ Speaker, it sounded incredible – with 250 watt Ampeg bass amp head – JH — in Knightsen, CA

New York NY — Wishing main man / tenor saxophonist FRED STATON a speedy recovery! Seen here with Joey Morant – trumpet, and Art Baron trombone on 9/11/2012 at Cobi Narita’s 9/11 jazz tribute evening at ZEB’s with Harlem Blues and Jazz Band – Jon Hammond

Auster Bar Jazz Bar Michael Leuschner Presents Jon Hammond Band
One Night Only on the Henriettenweg Hamburg
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very cool scene!
Classic Mercy Mercy with Michael Leuschner trumpet, Heinz Lichius drums,
Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at Sk1 Hammond organ and special guest
Jonas Schoen alto saxophone reprising the great Cannonball Adderley smash crossover hit:
Mercy Mercy – R.I.P. Julian Edwin “Cannonball” Adderley (September 15, 1928 — August 8, 1975) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannonball_Adderley
Jon saw Cannon do it with his quintet Feb. 24, 1968 at Winterland in San Francisco on a show with The Vagrants and The Who. Keeping the Spirit alive here in Auster Bar Hamburg! Special thanks / dankeschoen to Frank at Auster Bar, Knut Benzner NDR Radio, Heinz Lichius, Michael Leuschner wonderful musicians! http://www.jonhammondband.com/

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*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Vintage Episode of The Jon Hammond Show Chicago Special

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Now in 28th year on Cable Access TV – The Jon Hammond Show, this
particular episode is known as the Chicago Special which includes one song from Tim Cain I played Hammond organ on called I Saw You with some vocal help by Bill Champlin recorded by rjm productions, then to Chicago Summer NAMM Show where I personally filmed the very first performance of the late great bassist John Entwistle with band Rat Race Choir which happened at The Vic Theatre June 29, 1987, (same night) followed by Leslie West with T.M. Stevens bass, watch Leslie’s face when smoke machine goes! Then a little bit of Bag End Party at Park West with Joe Berger, T.M. Stevens, Tal Bergman and Theodus Rogers. And of course JH Show Theme Song “Late Rent” – enjoy folks, this one is a classic! Jon Hammond
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*Note: Joe Berger personally introduced his friend John Entwistle to Rat Race Choir band, John came all the way from London on Joe’s recommendation – JH

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John Entwistle Vic Theatre Chicago June 29, 1987

Leslie West Vic Theatre Chicago

Mr. Hammond on MCTV

The Jon Hammond Show – still on, 28th year

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Jon Hammond Band 1992 Lissania Frankfurt Kaiserstrasse 74

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Jon Hammond Band 1992 performance in “Lissania Essay” located steps away from the Hauptbahnhof Kaiserstrasse 74 during Frankfurt Musikmesse, funky original tune “Pocket Funk” with Jon Hammond at the organ along with
Barry Finnerty – guitar, Derrick James – alto saxophone, Alain Nau – drums
Late show in the Red Light District Frankfurt underground scene
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Frankfurt Germany — Jon Hammond Band in TAT-Cafe Theater am Turm Volksbildungsheim Frankfurt am Main (nach dem Umbau)
L to R – Uwe Gehring guitar (he changed his name now to Wesley G..go figure!), Jo Mikovich tenor saxofon, Alain Nau drums (from Forbach France), Jon Hammond organ
Midnight Show

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Theater am Turm
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theater_am_Turm
Das Theater am Turm (abgekürzt TAT) war ein städtisches Theater in Frankfurt am Main. Es wurde 1953 als Landesbühne Rhein-Main durch den Frankfurter Bund für Volksbildung gegründet und hatte 1963 bis 1995 seinen Sitz im ehemaligen Volksbildungsheim am Eschenheimer Tor. Der Name Theater am Turm spielte auf den Eschenheimer Turm an, einen Teil der früheren Frankfurter Stadtbefestigung.
Während der experimenta I wurde 1966 hier unter Leitung von Claus Peymann (Intendant 1965–1969) die legendäre Publikumsbeschimpfung von Peter Handke uraufgeführt. In den folgenden Jahren wurde das TAT durch die Nähe zur Studentenbewegung und zum Kampf gegen die Notstandsgesetze geprägt. 1969 wurde ein umfassendes Mitbestimmungsmodell eingeführt. Auf dem Programm standen nunmehr nicht nur Theateraufführungen, sondern auch Diskussionen, Vollversammlungen sowie Kurse in Marxismus und Tai-Chi.
In den siebziger Jahren war Rainer Werner Fassbinder für acht Monate Intendant des TAT. Die Aufführung seines 1974 entstandenen Stückes Der Müll, die Stadt und der Tod über den Frankfurter Häuserkampf wurde nach Protesten abgesagt, weil die darin vorkommende Figur des reichen Juden antisemitische Stereotypen bediene. Fassbinder verließ das Theater.
Nach einer vorübergehenden Schließung 1978/79 wurde das TAT umgebaut und 1980 mit neuem Konzept, aber nunmehr ohne eigenes Ensemble wieder eröffnet. Bis 1986 war es eine Spielstätte für freie experimentelle Gruppen und internationale Künstler wie die Tanzcompany von Vivienne Newport, danach entstanden zahlreiche internationale Gastinszenierungen…

Joe Berger at the Midnight Buffet aboard the fabulous m.v. Horizon Cruise Ship –

Celebrity Cruises inaugural NYC – Bermuda cruise – we were filming for my TV Show – The Jon Hammond Show – JH
special thanks Amy Curtis Mcintyre — with Joe Berger at Celebrity Cruises

Mr. Hammond in Bermuda,

headed for the pink sand beach after cruising down on the inaugural cruise of the fabulous cruise ship m.v. Horizon Celebrity Cruises, real nice time! Jon Hammond — in Hamilton, Bermuda

Frankfurt Hausen — Jon Hammond Band with special guest Françoise Pujol at the Boesendorfer Imperial Grand Piano,

I convinced Boesendorfer to bring all the way from Vienna for Francoise to play – on the band Uwe Gehring guitar (he changed his name to Wesley G now..go figure that), Allen Wittig tenor sax, Totó Giovanni Gulino drums, Jon Hammond organ at Brotfabrik, the old bread factory in Frankfurt Hausen during Musikmesse time – http://www.jonhammondband.com/ — with Françoise Pujol and Totó Giovanni Gulino at Brotfabrik Frankfurt

Picnic Lunch Time with my late great bandleader / trumpet player Lou Colombo and Family at their house in South Yarmouth Cape Cod, circa 1978 – Mrs. Colombo serving,

merci beaucoup…and thank you Lori Colombo & Colombo Family, Jon Hammond *Note: Just back from the golf course – gig that night at Wychmere Harbor Club where we were the house band at the time with Frank Shea drums and Jack Pena guitar – JH — with Lori Colombo in South Yarmouth, MA

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HammondCast 14 Jon’s Journal Thanksgiving November 22 2012

November 22, 2012

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Jon’s release party for Hammond’s Bolero in Le Bar Bat

HammondCast 14 goes deep in to the Hammond Archives with a recording from my mom’s living room in 1975 we made with 2 mics and Marc Baum-t.sax, Jim Thorsen-gtr., Bob Scott-drms and myself on B3 organ/bass Also in the spirit of the upcoming holidays, a recording from my annual San Francisco County Jail Christmas show in CJ8 for the ladies with the great Larry Schneider on tenor sax, Ronnie Smith Jr.-drums and myself on keys. Also an incredible recording right off the air from my main man Al Jazzbeaux Collins breaking out my fresh recording of “Sidewinder” on defunct big-power NYC am station WNEW 1130 AM with a phoner from me..this aired at 4AM in the morning and sent me right through the roof! And a Hip-Hop recording of my tune “Head Phone”, I’m one of the earliest Rappers! Mixed & recorded by Victor Owens at Digisonic Studios featuring Marc Baum t.sax. And takin’ it on home with myself playing unaccompnied on keys & accordion the tune “I Will Wait For You”..and I WILL wait for you!..thanks for listening to HammondCast 14! Sincerely, Jon Hammond for KYOU Radio 1550 AM, San Francisco CA

Marc Baum curved soprano saxophone – Jon Hammond Excelsior accordion

Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond with his trusty HD-25 Sennheiser studio headphones by his window with the best view in the world – Manhattan! photo by Teddy Fung

Hammond’s Bolero, Excelsior Accordion, Marc Baum, Jon Hammond, Alex Budman, Ronnie Smith, City Hall Records, Local 6, Musicians Union, Organ, Jazz, Funk, Blues

INDIE POOL Special and Jon’s Journal November 21 2012

November 21, 2012

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The Indie Pool: Jon Russell Hosts Jon Hammond KYOURADIO San Francisco CA–

Not just another interview show with music. More like an audio magazine that digs deeper so you’ll come away with a better understanding of the featured artists and bands and their music. Every couple of weeks the Indie Pool presents a new installment giving you an opportunity to come away with a better understanding of who’s making today’s music and why. The Indie Pool showcases: Jon Hammond
With music from Jon Hammond played live in the studios of KYOU Radio with Host Jon Russell and tracks from Jon’a album NDR SESSIONS Projekt on Ham-Beger-Friz Records
http://www.HammondCast.com

San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge — Slow down 35 MPH for the curve people! Not 50 or 60 like lots are doing – Jon Hammond
Dead Man’s Curve
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Ideas-offered-to-slow-S-curve-motorists-3211750.php

Getting drivers to slow down for the Bay Bridge S-curve might seem like an unusual challenge, but some states have been dealing with troublesome curves on interstate highways for decades, using everything from speed cameras and flashing lights to grooved pavement and unusual lane markings to get drivers to slow down and pay attention.

Some of these tactics will be used on the S-curve after a series of accidents, including a fatality Monday morning, sparked a public outcry for safety improvements at the temporary detour on the Bay Bridge. At least 43 accidents – or an average of five per week – have occurred on the curve since the detour opened to traffic Sept. 8.

“People just don’t want to slow down,” said Russ Rader, a spokesman for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, which researches traffic safety. “The question is: How do you make them?”

Many cities have dangerous curves on highways that have earned infamy and nicknames because of the large number of accidents. In Cleveland, the 90-degree curve on Interstate 90 nearing downtown is called “Deadman’s Curve.”

Opened in 1959, the curve quickly became a problem. Like the Bay Bridge, the speed limits on either side of the curve are 50 mph – which drivers usually exceed, said Jocelynn Clemings, a spokeswoman for the Ohio Department of Transportation.

The sharp turn requires drivers to slow to 35 mph. To get drivers to reduce their speeds, the department has, over the years, put in “a lot of flashing signage” along with grooved pavement that makes a loud vibrating sound when drivers pass over it, and extra arrows, or chevrons, on the pavement.

While drivers are more aware, she said, “There are quite often accidents of varying severity,” and the Department of Transportation plans to “flatten” the curve sometime in the next decade, she said.

Kansas City has two troublesome curves that it has tamed with speed sensors and flashing lights that warn drivers on Interstate 70 to slow down. Trucks frequently overturned at the Jackson and Benton curves, prompting the Missouri Department of Transportation to install a special warning system about 20 years ago.

The system uses a sensor planted in each lane to read the speed of vehicles approaching the curves. If they’re speeding, flashing lights over their lane activate and a sign blares: “Driving too fast when lights flashing.”

“We’ve had a pretty noticeable reduction in accidents,” said Jesse Skinner, an interstate corridor engineer with the Missouri Department of Transportation.

Elsewhere, the department also has used radar signs – one for each lane of traffic – that read and display drivers’ speeds next to signs showing the speed limit.

“People drive what (speed) they feel comfortable driving,” Skinner said. “If you want them to slow down, you have to get their attention.”

Caltrans also employed flashing lights and prominent signs to do just that at “the Fishhook,” the sharply curved intersection of highways 1 and 17 in Santa Cruz, and the curve was widened recently to make it easier to navigate. Colin Jones, a Caltrans spokesman, said the devices improved safety at the interchange but noted that drivers changing highways are more likely to slow down than those driving across a bridge and entering a curve.

Anne McCartt, vice president of research at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, said the key to slowing drivers is enforcement of speed laws. Speed cameras, which use radar to measure speed and then automatically issue a ticket, can be especially effective in an area like the S-curve, or where it could be difficult for police to pull over speeders.

“The advantage of automated enforcement is that it can happen anytime of the day or night, wherever it is needed,” she said.

McCartt also recommended stricter enforcement of speeds on the entire bridge, saying that it is unrealistic to expect drivers to slow from speeds in excess of 50 mph to 35 mph for the curve.

Caltrans officials already have installed extra signs and flashing lights, and plan more safety improvements to slow motorists, including reflective striping near the top of the bridge’s barrier walls, a large overhead sign warning of the curve and of the reduced speed on the upper deck of the bridge, and radar boards flashing drivers’ speeds. Caltrans spokesman Bart Ney said the agency also is considering installing grooved pavement or rows of pavement markers to warn drivers they are approaching the curve.

Sorry William, you missed the McIntosh model 225, better luck next time! – Jon Hammond

MC225 – *Random Reviews: “Bottom Line:
The 225 matches excelently to My Klipsch Belle’s and My Klipschorns. The 104 db/watt efficiency of these systems is a must for an amplifier of this size. 118 db peak passages are possible without clipping – a must for any realistic reproduction of music. Try to get 118 db peaks from any of the low efficiency speakers ( less than 100 db/watt ) and you end up with an impossible situation.
The 225’s have fixed bias, this should be critically set as I have found that amplifier signatures change with as little as 5ma. differences. The Sovetek 7591A’s (not XYZ) are better sounding tubes than the NOS stuff being sold.”

“Over many years of experimenting with many products -solid state vs tubes I much prefer the tube sound. I recently purchased a 30 year old MAC 225 Amp and was amazed at the quality of the sound.My then current Cary SLA70 did not compare. I was hearing things I had never heard before on some favorite CD’s with the MAC 225.Can I realistically improve the sound of my system by moving up to a MAC 240 or 275? Replies are appreciated. Also to maintain the MAC 225 sound signature should I continue with my Audible Illusions MOD 3 Pre amp(Tube) or move to a Mac 33 pre amp (Solid State). Any comments,suggestions or recommendations are appreciated.”

“I have been using MC-225 for more than 5 years and that is the part I think I will use it for my whole life (I guess my next generation can still use them by replacing some parts). It gave you great and smooth sound especially in the mid to high range. Very impressive for playing songs by female singer. Don’t think that 25 watts is small, it can still gives you very solid bass and sound stage.
Currently I have two sets of MC-225 to drive ProAC Tabelette 50 Sig. Other components include:”

Radio Day By The Bay — Jon Hammond with Celeste Perry Radio/TV Personality and another lady of Radio/TV – annual Fund Raiser for California Historical Radio Society at KRE Radio in Berkeley California

Radio Day By The Bay — Cheryl Jennings and Stan Bunger annual Fund Raiser for California Historical Radio Society at KRE Radio in Berkeley California – Jon Hammond

Radio Day By The Bay — He’s got ‘The Fever’…Radio Fever!
Jon Hammond

Radio Day By The Bay — A lucky buyer got this beautiful classic radio for only 50 bucks at the annual Fund Raiser for California Historical Radio Society at KRE Radio in Berkeley California – Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond’s new little SONY TFM-6060W 2 Band Radio will be going on a trip around the world – Travel Radio just got acquired by a traveler! – Radio Day By The Bay – KRE Radio Berkeley California annual fundraiser for California Historical Radio Society

Classic Motorola AM Radio in Turquoise Blue- this one went for big bucks at the Auction at annual fundraiser for California Historical Radio Society – RADIO KRE Berkeley – Jon Hammond

Cheryl Jennings of KGO-TV conducting Oral History Interviews in control room of KRE Radio — at Radio Day By The Bay annual fundraiser for California Historical Radio Society – Jon Hammond

NAMM Oral History Session Jon Hammond recorded January 13th 2011 Anaheim CA

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Jon Hammond
Interview Date: January 13, 2011
Job Title: President and Founder
Company: Jon Hammond & Associates

Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond has successfully created a career based on his musical talents and his passion for the music industry! As a musician Jon has performed with many legendary players and as a clinician and product artist he has introduced many innovative products to music stores and their customers over the last 30 plus years. Jon is closely identified with the two main products of his career, the Excelsior Accordion and the Digital B3 Organ.



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Subject Info Jon Hammond Interview Date:  January 13, 2011 Job Title:  President and Founder Jon Hammond & Associates Jon Hammond has successfully created a … of his career, the Excelsior Accordion and the Digital B3Organ.   (accordions, electric organs, Hammond B-3, Hammond Organs, …
Oral History – tonya – 03/02/2011 – 4:41pm

Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond
Interview Date: January 13, 2011
Job Title: President and Founder
Company: Jon Hammond & Associates
Jon Hammond has successfully created a career based on his musical talents and his passion for the music industry! As a musician Jon has performed with many legendary players and as a clinician and product artist he has introduced many innovative products to music stores and their customers over the last 30 plus years. Jon is closely identified with the two main products of his career, the Excelsior Accordion and the Digital B3 Organ.

Special Thanks: Joe Lamond president and chief executive officer of NAMM

Hiromitsu Ono Suzuki Musical Instrument Chief Engineer

Waichiro Tachi Tachikawa Suzuki Musical Instrument Corporation, 鈴木楽器製作所 Suzuki Gakki

Betty Heywood, director of international affairs at NAMM

Manji Suzuki President and Founder of Suzuki Musical Instruments Hammond Suzuki here with Jon Hammond at the New B3mk2 Organ in Suzuki Hall Hamamatsu World Headquarters

Actual NBC Chimes – This is how it was actually done On-The-Air Kids! – Jon Hammond
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NBC_Chimes

The NBC chimes, named for the radio and television network on which they have been used, consists of a succession of three distinct pitches: G3, E4, and C4 (middle C), sounded in that order, creating an arpeggiated C-major chord in the second inversion, within about two seconds time, and reverberating for another two or three seconds. The intervals of this progression are up a major 6th from G3 to E4 and down a major third from E4 to C4. The chimes were the first ever audio trademark to be accepted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Contrary to widespread belief, the “G-E-C” sequence is not a reference to the General Electric Company (now a minority shareholder in NBC’s current parent company), which did not acquire NBC until 1986; however, GE’s radio station WGY in Schenectady, New York was an early NBC affiliate, and GE was an early shareholder in RCA, which founded NBC by creating it as a subsidiary.
The chimes were originally used as a cue for radio stations across the network to begin broadcasting their station identifications or local feeds. After their use as a formal network communications signal ended around the 1970s as the result of automation, the chimes has been used ever since as an audio logo or signature for NBC.
An elegant solution: the station break

The chimes were originally conceived to help solve a problem inherent in early network radio broadcasting: the vast majority of which was live, rather than pre-recorded. At the top of each hour, any individual broadcaster (on radio, TV or other broadcast band) must identify itself by callsign and the name of the community where its broadcast license has been issued, in compliance with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations. For example: “This is WHYY, Philadelphia.” Therefore it might seem efficient for a small radio network (three to seven stations, for instance) to accomplish this chore by having a single announcer “on the network”, whose voice is transmitted to all the local stations, read the short list of local callsigns and corresponding communities for about ten seconds each hour, during an extended broadcast period. However, this practice becomes quite inefficient as a network grows, consuming valuable commercial airtime.[1] Hence it was determined in early big-network radio days that this job, among others, had to be done locally, on a pre-determined cue from the network itself.
The simplest way to accomplish this is with a spoken announcement (sometimes called an outcue), and its special format has a familiar ring. For instance: “We pause now for ten seconds for station identification: this is the NBC Television Network”. This phrasing alerts a local announcer to put him/herself on the air and formally identify the local station. The Today Show, broadcast for four hours live every weekday on NBC, uses a special spoken outcue for station breaks: “This is Today on NBC.” Indeed, as a public relations technique, this task is often offered to a member of the live audience assembled in Rockefeller Plaza outside the Today studio. For the network pioneers at NBC in the late 1920s, a more simple, elegant and consistent solution than an announcer’s voice, with its individual distinctiveness, was sought.
It was decided by a three-person committee (consisting of Oscar Hanson, a former engineer of AT&T, Earnest la Prada, an NBC orchestra leader, and the NBC announcer Philip Carlin) that the simplest way to do this would be to create a musical cue which would sound to signal the end of programs. Essentially, NBC wished to brand itself in sound, a sound that any listener would immediately recognize.
[edit]History

The chimes came to their familiar configuration and sound after several years of on-air development. They were first broadcast over NBC’s Red and Blue networks on November 29, 1929. However, there are disagreements about the original source of the idea. One story is that they came from WSB in Atlanta which allegedly used it for its own purposes until one day someone at NBC headquarters in New York City heard the WSB version of the notes during a networked broadcast of a Georgia Tech football game and asked permission to use it on the national network. The NBC chimes were invented by Robert Blanchard.
The company tested the chimes during 1927 and 1928 when it experimented with several possible combinations of notes. The first sequence consisted of the seven notes G-C-F-E-G-F-E. However, since the original NBC chime machine was an actual set of chimes which the announcer would play 30 seconds before the end of every half-hour to signal the end of a program, it was left to the announcers to play this trademark sequence without error, which was unavoidable with such a lengthy cue. The chime sequence was shortened to G-C-F-E and then, on November 29, 1929, the cue was shortened for the final time, and the three well-known notes G-E-C were heard on NBC radio for the first time.
Despite the relative simplicity and efficiency of the new, shorter chime sequence, problems still existed in other musical aspects of the sequence, such as the tempo, rhythm, and volume at which it was played, as well as the musical tone of the set chimes. Therefore the NBC chimes were mechanized in 1932 with a unit that could play the sequence perfectly and consistently. Richard H. Ranger, a former Radio Corporation of America (RCA) engineer who also invented an early form of the modern fax machine, invented the NBC chime machine that generated the notes by means of finely tuned metal reeds that were plucked by fingers on a revolving drum, much like a musical box.
NBC had several of these chime machines made which they set up at major network locations across the country, including Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, and San Francisco (which actually had two machines, a main one and a backup.) It is estimated that no more than a dozen of these machines were ever made, and even fewer are currently in existence.
The technical purpose of the mechanical chimes was to send a low level audio signal of constant amplitude that would be heard by the various switching stations manned by NBC and AT&T engineers, but not disturb the listening audience. This would serve as the system cue for switching the myriad local stations between the NBC Red Network and NBC Blue Network feeds as scheduled, as well as signalling the pause for local station identification immediately thereafter. In essence, it was the audio equivalent of a traffic signal. Because of fears of offending commercial sponsors by cutting their live network programs off in mid-sentence, the mechanized chimes were always rung by an announcer pushing a button in conjunction with the program’s conclusion; they were never set to an automatic timer, although heavy discussions on the subject were held between the Engineering and Programming departments throughout the 1930s and 1940s.
On November 20, 1947, NBC filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to make the chimes a registered service mark for identification of radio broadcasting services, the first such audible service mark to be filed with that office. Registration was granted on April 4, 1950; the registration number was 0523616, serial number 71541873. This registration expired on November 3, 1992, as NBC Radio became part of broadcasting history. However a separate service mark registration was made in 1971 for identification of television broadcasting services (serial 72349496, registration 0916522). While this registration is still active, the chime was heard for the final time on the NBC television channel in 1976, the 50-year anniversary of the chime; the chime is now used only for various smaller purposes on the channel.[2]
The chimes go modern

Their use as a formal network communications signal ended around 1971, the result of automation. Television flagship WNBC in New York kept the sound of the chimes alive, though. In 1974, it incorporated the sequence into the opening of its synthesized theme music for NewsCenter 4 (sharpening the pitch by a half-step). The stinger was heard at the opens to the newscasts’ 5, 6 and 11 p.m. hours. Eventually, NBC Radio adopted WNBC-TV’s NewsCenter 4 stinger as its top-of-the-hour news sounder. With alterations (and a brief interruption in the early 1990s), WNBC has used a form of the chimes on its newscasts ever since.
The music used on NewsCenter 4, NBC Radio-TV Newspulse by Fred Weinberg, was later used for NBC Nightly News in the 1970s and NBC News bulletins/special reports in the 1970s and 1980s. The usage of the NBC chimes continues in local newscasts on NBC stations to this day, in fact many NBC stations play the NBC Chimes at the end of the weather segment of the newscast, when the extended forecast is shown.
In 1976, the chimes were revived nationally in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the network. Modern musical versions of the three-note chimes are still in popular use on the NBC radio and television networks (and are the opening and closing notes of the current edition of the NBC Nightly News theme song), as well as in the closing logo of NBC Universal Television Studio, the TV production arm of NBC’s current immediate parent, NBC Universal.
From 1982 to the early 1990s, most NBC voiceover promos at the end of network shows would begin with the chimes. From 1982 to 1987, the chimes would blend into an instrumental version of the promo slogan that NBC would be using at the time.
The Today Show made the chimes the centerpiece of its theme in 1978, resolving a legal dispute between the network and the composers of the musical Godspell. The musical composers felt that the Ray Ellis-penned closing theme Today used since 1971 (which was also the show’s opening theme since 1976) was lifted from the classic Godspell song “Day by Day.” Using the chimes as his template, Ellis composed a new theme song, which stuck.
Although Today has used a segment from John Williams’ NBC News music package The Mission since 1985, Ellis’s revised composition has been used on and off during portions of Today ever since.
NBC News uses a version of the original chimes for special breaking news reports that interrupt regular programming on the network and/or its stations.
NBC’s on-air promotions for the fall 2008 television season featured the chimes prominently alongside the new slogan “Chime In”. Several used alternate versions tied to specific shows’ themes: for example, ringing telephones for The Office; the ringing of cash registers for Deal or No Deal; and objects striking metal for America’s Toughest Jobs.
The use of chimes as an audio logo is not unique, as other broadcasters, including Britain’s ATV and Mexico’s Televisa Canal de las Estrellas have used similar chimes. The Canal de las Estrellas chimes, for example, consist of eight musical notes.
[edit]The chimes quoted in music

Many composers have used the NBC chimes as their signature for their news packages, many of which were made exclusively for NBC stations. Some songwriters have quoted the sequence as well, and NBC-owned radio stations such as WNBC (AM) incorporated the melody into their station ID jingle packages. A few examples include:
NBC Stations by Edd Kalehoff
The Tower by 615 Music
The Rock by Stephen Arnold
The NBC Collection by Frank Gari
L.A. Groove by Groove Addicts
Nothing But Class and The Only One by JAM Creative Productions
“Let’s Go” by Ray Charles on his 1961 album Genius+Soul=Jazz
“Do Your Thing” by Isaac Hayes
“Here’s Love” from the Meredith Willson musical Here’s Love. It plays during the lyric “from CBS to NBC.”
[edit]The “Fourth Chime”

The variant sequence B – D + G = G, based on a G-major arpeggio in second inversion, was known as “the fourth chime”. According to an NBC Interdepartment Correspondence memo, dated April 7, 1933 documents the conception and initial purpose of the fourth chime. The memo states “In anticipation of the Spring and Summer months, when many in key positions will not always be available at home telephones, the following Emergency Call System will go into effect on Monday morning, April 16.” The memo goes on to say that whenever a fourth tone is heard on the network chimes rung at fifteen minute intervals, it will indicate that someone on an attached list is wanted. Upon hearing this fourth chime, all personnel on the list are instructed to call in to the PBX operator to ascertain whether or not the Emergency Call is for them. The chime would continue at fifteen minute intervals over stations WEAF and WJZ until the wanted person communicated with the PBX operator. The list contained the names of the following NBC executives:
John F. Royal
John W. Elwood
Frank Mason
J de Jara Almonte
The list also included names of personnel from Engineering, Press, Programming, Traffic, and Service departments.
The “fourth chime” was also used to notify affiliates and their employees of pending urgent programming. This variant saw such use during wartime (especially in the wake of the attack on Pearl Harbor) and other disasters, most notably the Hindenburg disaster in 1937. According to NBC historians, the last official use of the “fourth chime” was in 1945, shortly after the end of World War II. However, according to a handwritten note appended to an NBC internal memo originally dated 1964 on the history and usage of the standard chime, this chime variant was used one final time in 1985 to symbolize the merger with GE. This recording of this variant exists

Frankfurt Germany — Bandstand shot from Jon Hammond of Chuck Plaisance, Bobby Kimball and Tommy Denander at 2012 Musikmesse Frankfurt on the Agora Stage
Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AR-tVxndAKE
The “Jam of the Year Band”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wcy1arOJrRQ

2012 Frankfurt Musikmesse backstage at the big Agora Stage just seconds before going on the bandstand in concert with Tommy Denander’s Allstar band, with footage from the concert of Hendrix tribute playing Little Wing with these great musicians:
“The legendary Jam-of-the Year Band” with Bobby Kimball (TOTO), Tommy Denander (guitar player, e.g. for Michael Jackson), Bruce Gaitsch (guitar player, e.g. for Richard Marx), Chuck Plaisance vocals, Curt Bisquera (drummer, e.g. for Tina Turner) und Jekko S. Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ, Zlatko Jimmy Kresic keys, Pi TTi Hecht percussion
*(Curt Bisquera – Drums (Tina Turner, Seal, Elton John) Tommy Denander – Guitar (Michael Jackson, Alice Cooper, Paul Stanley) Bruce Gaitsch – Guitar (Madonna, Richard Marx, Celine Dion) Jekko S. – Bass feat. Bobby Kimball, and some others…) on Agora Stage @Music Fair in Frankfurt March

Frankfurt Germany — Jon Hammond Band – Jazzkeller Frankfurt
Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJT522j_nPQ
2012 Annual Musikmesse Warm Up Party hosted by Jon Hammond Band in Jazzkeller Frankfurt “Get Back In The Groove” / Tribute to 9/11 by Jon Hammond

with Tony Lakatos tenor sax, Joe Berger guitar, Giovanni Gulino drums,
Jon Hammond at the Hammond Sk1 organ,
special guest Lee Oskar harmonica.
This performance marks 26 years consecutive attending Musikmesse Frankfurt and
it was also on the birthday of Jon Hammond March 20th, 2012 with a big chocolate on chocolate cake baked by Saray Pastanesi Baeckerei & Konditorei bakery on Mainzer Landstrasse 131. 60327 Frankfurt am Main
http://www.jonhammondband.com/

New York NY — 2 serious Cello Players with Cellos crossing at W.44th and Eighth Avenue, yield to the Celloists folks! Jon Hammond

Radio Day By The Bay — Jon Hammond in the Holy Grail of Radios folks!
http://www.californiahistoricalradio.com/event/live-at-kre-radio-day-by-the-bay-2012/
Live at KRE – “RADIO DAY BY THE BAY 2012″

Radio Day By The Bay — This KLH Radio is one of my favorite radios, sounds fantastic folks! Jon Hammond KLH Model Eight FM table radio – designed by Henry Kloss
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Kloss

Kloss began his custom of eponymous products by lending his last name’s initial to KLH as a founder in 1957, along with Malcolm Low and J. Anton Hofmann (son of pianist Józef Hofmann) who had also been investors in AR. At Cambridge-based KLH, Kloss continued to build speakers such as the classic KLH Model Five and Six, and produced one of the first small FM radios with high selectivity, the Model Eight. Though KLH was sold to the Singer Corporation in 1964, Kloss remained at the firm for a short time to assist in the development of additional speakers and electronic music products, and the firm continued to attract design and engineering talent. Kloss created the first solid state record player, the KLH Model Eleven. In 1962, he collaborated with Ray Dolby of Dolby Laboratories to develop the B version of the Dolby noise reduction system to reduce tape hiss. This resulted in the KLH Model Forty reel-to-reel tape recorder, Dolby’s first foray into the consumer product market. By 1967, Kloss had left KLH. KLH was eventually sold to Kyocera, and production was shifted overseas. By 1979, nearly all of the original design and engineering team had left the company.

My Dad’s 1967 Lincoln Continental Convertible – ‘Suicide Doors’ *similar to the car President John F. Kennedy had his last ride in

– has massive 464 cu. inches engine:
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Anaheim California — Cats, could you bring a few more cameras next time?!
Jon Hammond – Winter NAMM

http://thedrumnetwork.ning.com/profiles/blogs/breaking-news-namm-president-ceo-joe-lamond-says-95-000
Breaking News NAMM President/CEO Joe Lamond Says 95,000 Attendance Broken 3rd Day of 4 Day Winter NAMM 2012 Jon Hammond Reporting
2 years ago I played a midnight showcase show with Bernard Purdie at NAMM in the Hilton Lobby – Pocket Funk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afTagFhYOCo
Pocket Funk Bernard Purdie and Friends NAMM + Flash Back 1989
For Flash Back 1989 Mikell’s Pocket Funk Video:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2831189635144040422&hl
Pocket Funk LIVE JON HAMMOND Band w/BERNARD PURDIE at Mikell’s NYC
*Note: Listen to the crowd of mostly musicians actually roar after Joe Berger’s guitar solo! – JH – Hilton Hotel Lobby – JH

Frankfurt Germany — Thank you for the Flowers! – Jon Hammond
presented to Jon from Christine Vogel – Messe Frankfurt Projekt Team there with Peggy Behling in behalf of Musikmesse Frankfurt for 25 years

*Youtube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hozrJpHvV-4
Celebration Cake – Mainzer Landstrasse 131, 60327 Frankfurt am Main, Eugen Hahn Jazzkeller Frankfurt Team Kleine Bockenheimerstr. 18a Frankfurt

Radio Day By The Bay — Type 545A Oscilloscope for bench testing at California Historical Radio Society – Jon Hammond
http://www.thevalvepage.com/testeq/tek/545a/545a.htm
A dual trace oscilloscope utilising plug-in units for the ‘Y’ amplifiers.

Apparently there are 102 valves in this thing ! Hell, there are 14 of ’em in just the power supply ! Yet its still lighter than the Cossor. Lined up in rows, hanging upside-down, valves everywhere ! And a ruddy great fan at the back trying to keep it all cool.

The scope was manufactured for a number of years, as illustrated by the April 1961 advert [138K] shown opposite. But check out the £600 price tag ! To put this into perspective, this represented half the yearly salery for a typical design engineer.

Whilst a manufacturing plant was set up in Guernsey (off the souther coast of Great Britain), I wonder just how much of the scope was manufactured there and how much was “simply” assembling modules built in the state…

R.I.P. Jon Lord L to R: Joe Berger, Jon Lord, Michael Falkenstein – at Release of Hammond SK-1 and SK-2 Stage Keyboards at 2011 Musikmesse Worldwide For Immediate Release https://hammondjazz.wordpress.com/2011/04/01/sk-1-and-sk-2-hammond-suzuki-stage-keyboards-hammondcast/

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New York NY — Last night in Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola
Igor Butman & Moscow State Jazz Orchestra played one of the greatest concerts I ever heard in my life folks! I highly recommend to go see and hear them while they are here in New York City from Moscow! – Jon Hammond
http://jalc.org/dccc/details09.asp?EventID=3159
Tue-Sun, Jul 17-22
(Jul 18: 7:30pm Sold Out)
7:30pm & 9:30pm
plus 11:30pm on Fri & Sat

“In his homeland of Russia, Butman is as influential with the cultural and political elite as a certain trumpeter here in America is. So it’s no wonder that he is in the position to bring his state assisted orchestra. The saxophonist is a world-class player, arranger, and no doubt – talent scout, so expect a hyped up energized group of musicians aiming not just to please, but to blow away. A fitting analogy would be as if the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra was playing in Moscow. You know they’d be more than ready. Igor Butman, tenor/soprano saxophone, leader; Alexander Dovgopolyy, saxophones; Illya Morozov, alto saxophone, clarinet; Dimitry Mospan, saxophones; Alexander Sakharov, saxophones; Oleg Borodin, Pavel Ovchinnkikov, Alvetina Polyakova, Nikolay Shevnin, trombones; Pavel Zhulin, Alexander Sakharov, Denis Popov, trumpet; Anton Baronin, piano; Vitaliy Solomonov, bass; Eduard Zizak, drums; plus special guests on trumpet, saxophone, vocals, et al.” special thanks Manager Marat Garipov and Lord Todd Barkan — Vitaly Solomonov, Dmitry Mospan, Konstantin Safyanov, Alevtina Polyakova, Alexander Dovgopoly and Pavel Ovchinnikov at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola

New York NY — Folks, my good friends from Igor Butman Moscow State Jazz Orchestra played one of the greatest concerts I ever heard in my life last night! Even after playing
2 x 2 hour sets, they are going down to the Village after hours to play more in Smalls! Thank you for the great great music! – Jon Hammond *here after show in front of Jazz at Lincoln Center – make sure to hear the entire orchestra in Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, there are still a few more nights remaining

Iliya Morozov,Konstantin Safyanov, Ed Zizak, Makar Novikovand Evgeny Sivtsov, Alevtina Polyakova at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola —
Igor Butman Orchestra rhythm section and part of horn section, Nick Levinovsky piano and arranger, Igor Butman tenor saxophone,Konstantin Safyanov Ed Zizak drums, Vitaly Solomonov bass and the cats sounding fantastic in cola club! – Jon Hammond — withVitaly Solomonov, Dmitry Mospan, Ed Zizak,Konstantin Safyanov and Alevtina Polyakova atDizzy’s Club Coca-Cola

Alexander Dovgopoly doubling on Piccolo – choreography section of show – danger zone if not executed precisely, could get hit in the head by trombone! – JH
Igor Butman & Moscow State Jazz Orchestra – I highly recommend to go see and hear them while they are here in New York City from Moscow! – Jon Hammond
http://jalc.org/dccc/details09.asp?EventID=3159
Tue-Sun, Jul 17-22
(Jul 18: 7:30pm Sold Out)
7:30pm & 9:30pm

Alvetina Polyakova blowing a fantastic solo on trombone last night with Igor Butman & Moscow State Jazz Orchestra – they played one of the greatest concerts I ever heard in my life last night folks! I highly recommend to go see and hear them while they are here in New York City from Moscow! -Jon Hammond

The Saxophones of Igor Butman and the Bass of Vitaly Solomonov ! – Jon Hammond

Front Line Saxophones -Alexander Dovgopoly doubling on Piccolo – Nick Levinovsky Piano and Vitaly SolomonovBass of
Igor Butman & Moscow State Jazz Orchestra – I highly recommend – Jon Hammond

Alexander Dovgopoly blowing a smokin’ solo on baritone saxophone last night with Igor Butman & Moscow State Jazz Orchestra – they played one of the greatest concerts I ever heard in my life last night folks!

New York NY – Fifth Avenue & 57th St. — “You’re looking very chic…Why thank you, you’re looking very chic also! Where do you buy your clothes? The same place you buy yours of course!” – Jon Hammond

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Jon Hammond 10 Years Before in Moscow Russia with Igor Butman tenor sax and Ed Zizak drums

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Easy Living in Moscow Russia Jon Hammond Trio with Igor Butman and Ed Zizak

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JON HAMMOND Trio w/ Igor Butman & Eduard Zizak “Easy Living”
Organist & CBS/KYCY Radio Host JON HAMMOND playing in Trio with Russian tenor saxophonist IGOR BUTMAN & EDUARD ZIZAK-drums in LE CLUB in THEATRE TAGANKA. The beautiful Ballad “Easy Living” *JENNIFER-Camera *Special Thanks-FAINA COBHAM, HAMMOND SUZUKI, ALEXANDER VERSHBOW *STORY: http://community.webtv.net/ GoldenPenMan/BLUESINTHEMOSCOW

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufJ1zC1hthY

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Joe Franklin Thanksgiving at The Laugh Factory

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_-mYcrxtTo

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Jon Hammond on the scene covering Joe Franklin’s annual Thanksgiving show and free turkey dinner at Laugh Factory NYC, a great tradition, Miracle on 42nd St.! Owner Richard Basciano an icon of Times Square says “By giving this holiday gift we want to give our thanks to the people NYC for making us what we are today .”
No one should be alone on this day of giving thanks and all are invited. Come out for a day of food and fun and share good times with friends. Happy Thanksgiving from Times Square Arts Center and The World Famous Laugh Factory. Enjoy Joe Franklin legend of Radio & TV here! jh http://www.HammondCast.com

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: When I Fall In Love in The jazzkeller Frankfurt

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

Musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller Frankfurt hosted by Jon Hammond Band
Tony Lakatos tenor sax
Jon Hammond XK-1 organ
Giovanni Gulino drums
When I Fall In Love
special thanks Eugen Hahn Jazzkeller Frankfurt Team, Musikmesse, Waichiro Tachikawa Suzuki Hammond, Michael Maier Falkenstein Hammond Deutschland, Video Camera by Jennifer http://www.jonhammondband.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bwqe0YbzSY

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*WATCH VIDEO: Conversations Show Part 1 Harold Channer and Jon Hammond MNN TV

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

Excerpt from ‘Conversations Show’, Harold Channer with guest TV/Radio Host & Producer Jon Hammond on MNN TV in New York City. Hear Harold and Jon discuss Public Access Television and play a clip from Jon’s very first broadcast on MCTV Channel C ‘The Jon Hammond Show’ with original music and graphics from BackBeat Productions that aired for first time Feb. 2, 1984. Jon’s TV show is now in it’s 24th year and he is hosting daily radio show ‘HammondCast Early Edition http://www.HammondCast.com

Harold Hudson Channer and Jon Hammond in the studios of MNN TV

The famous envelope containing program labels for The Jon Hammond Show on MNN TV

Jon Hammond Show Still images

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Jon Hammond Band Falling In Love In Jazzkeller Frankfurt

November 21, 2012

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Jon Hammond Band Falling In Love In Jazzkeller Frankfurt

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Jon Hammond Band
Tony Lakatos tenor sax
Jon Hammond XK-1 organ
Giovanni Gulino drums
When I Fall In Love
special thanks Eugen Hahn Jazzkeller Frankfurt Team, Musikmesse, Waichiro Tachikawa Suzuki Hammond, Michael Maier Falkenstein Hammond Deutschland
http://www.jonhammondband.com

Youtube http://youtu.be/5bwqe0YbzSY

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Vintage Episode of The Jon Hammond Show Chicago Special

http://archive.org/details/VintageEpisodeOfTheJonHammondShowChicagoSpecial

Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/vintage-episode-of-the-jon-hammond-show-chicago-special-6398291

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Now in 28th year on Cable Access TV – The Jon Hammond Show, this
particular episode is known as the Chicago Special which includes one song from Tim Cain I played Hammond organ on called I Saw You with some vocal help by Bill Champlin recorded by rjm productions, then to Chicago Summer NAMM Show where I personally filmed the very first performance of the late great bassist John Entwistle with band Rat Race Choir which happened at The Vic Theatre June 29, 1987, (same night) followed by Leslie West with T.M. Stevens bass, watch Leslie’s face when smoke machine goes! Then a little bit of Bag End Party at Park West with Joe Berger, T.M. Stevens, Tal Bergman and Theodus Rogers. And of course JH Show Theme Song “Late Rent” – enjoy folks, this one is a classic! Jon Hammond
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*Note: Joe Berger personally introduced his friend John Entwistle to Rat Race Choir band, John came all the way from London on Joe’s recommendation – JH

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John Entwistle Vic Theatre Chicago June 29, 1987

Leslie West Vic Theatre Chicago

Mr. Hammond on MCTV

The Jon Hammond Show – still on, 28th year

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Jon Hammond Band 1992 Lissania Frankfurt Kaiserstrasse 74

http://archive.org/details/JonHammondBand1992LissaniaFrankfurtKaiserstrasse74

Youtube http://youtu.be/hhRYoA9-20s

Jon Hammond Band 1992 performance in “Lissania Essay” located steps away from the Hauptbahnhof Kaiserstrasse 74 during Frankfurt Musikmesse, funky original tune “Pocket Funk” with Jon Hammond at the organ along with
Barry Finnerty – guitar, Derrick James – alto saxophone, Alain Nau – drums
Late show in the Red Light District Frankfurt underground scene
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Frankfurt Germany — Jon Hammond Band in TAT-Cafe Theater am Turm Volksbildungsheim Frankfurt am Main (nach dem Umbau)
L to R – Uwe Gehring guitar (he changed his name now to Wesley G..go figure!), Jo Mikovich tenor saxofon, Alain Nau drums (from Forbach France), Jon Hammond organ
Midnight Show

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Theater am Turm
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theater_am_Turm
Das Theater am Turm (abgekürzt TAT) war ein städtisches Theater in Frankfurt am Main. Es wurde 1953 als Landesbühne Rhein-Main durch den Frankfurter Bund für Volksbildung gegründet und hatte 1963 bis 1995 seinen Sitz im ehemaligen Volksbildungsheim am Eschenheimer Tor. Der Name Theater am Turm spielte auf den Eschenheimer Turm an, einen Teil der früheren Frankfurter Stadtbefestigung.
Während der experimenta I wurde 1966 hier unter Leitung von Claus Peymann (Intendant 1965–1969) die legendäre Publikumsbeschimpfung von Peter Handke uraufgeführt. In den folgenden Jahren wurde das TAT durch die Nähe zur Studentenbewegung und zum Kampf gegen die Notstandsgesetze geprägt. 1969 wurde ein umfassendes Mitbestimmungsmodell eingeführt. Auf dem Programm standen nunmehr nicht nur Theateraufführungen, sondern auch Diskussionen, Vollversammlungen sowie Kurse in Marxismus und Tai-Chi.
In den siebziger Jahren war Rainer Werner Fassbinder für acht Monate Intendant des TAT. Die Aufführung seines 1974 entstandenen Stückes Der Müll, die Stadt und der Tod über den Frankfurter Häuserkampf wurde nach Protesten abgesagt, weil die darin vorkommende Figur des reichen Juden antisemitische Stereotypen bediene. Fassbinder verließ das Theater.
Nach einer vorübergehenden Schließung 1978/79 wurde das TAT umgebaut und 1980 mit neuem Konzept, aber nunmehr ohne eigenes Ensemble wieder eröffnet. Bis 1986 war es eine Spielstätte für freie experimentelle Gruppen und internationale Künstler wie die Tanzcompany von Vivienne Newport, danach entstanden zahlreiche internationale Gastinszenierungen…

Joe Berger at the Midnight Buffet aboard the fabulous m.v. Horizon Cruise Ship –

Celebrity Cruises inaugural NYC – Bermuda cruise – we were filming for my TV Show – The Jon Hammond Show – JH
special thanks Amy Curtis Mcintyre — with Joe Berger at Celebrity Cruises

Mr. Hammond in Bermuda,

headed for the pink sand beach after cruising down on the inaugural cruise of the fabulous cruise ship m.v. Horizon Celebrity Cruises, real nice time! Jon Hammond — in Hamilton, Bermuda

Frankfurt Hausen — Jon Hammond Band with special guest Françoise Pujol at the Boesendorfer Imperial Grand Piano,

I convinced Boesendorfer to bring all the way from Vienna for Francoise to play – on the band Uwe Gehring guitar (he changed his name to Wesley G now..go figure that), Allen Wittig tenor sax, Totó Giovanni Gulino drums, Jon Hammond organ at Brotfabrik, the old bread factory in Frankfurt Hausen during Musikmesse time – http://www.jonhammondband.com/ — with Françoise Pujol and Totó Giovanni Gulino at Brotfabrik Frankfurt

Picnic Lunch Time with my late great bandleader / trumpet player Lou Colombo and Family at their house in South Yarmouth Cape Cod, circa 1978 – Mrs. Colombo serving,

merci beaucoup…and thank you Lori Colombo & Colombo Family, Jon Hammond *Note: Just back from the golf course – gig that night at Wychmere Harbor Club where we were the house band at the time with Frank Shea drums and Jack Pena guitar – JH — with Lori Colombo in South Yarmouth, MA

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PIA 747 Flight Deck Jon’s Journal November 20 2012

November 20, 2012

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: PIA 747 Flight Deck & Singing of Star Spangled Banner

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PIA 747 Flight Deck Footage of Jon Hammond Tour + Singing of Star Spangled Banner at Pakistan/American Friendship Day
Personally shot film by Jon Hammond on tour, Germany and onboard in cockpit of PIA 747 Jumbo (Pakistan International Airlines) flying with Paki VIP’s to New York for Pakistan – American Friendship Day Celebration with singing of our National Anthem “The Star Spangled Banner” and showing of patriotism that will touch your heart. This is a must-see. Look closely for quick cameo appearances of radio legend Al Jazzbeaux Collins and Ruth Messinger former Manhattan Borough President.
*Note: Jon Hammond would like to say a special thanks to Pakistan International Airlines Crew, Pakistan Minister of Culture/Poetess Kishwar Naheed, Remin Kart-A-Bag USA, FRAport, Pakistan American Friendship Commitee. Jon Hammond’s official site: http://www.HammondCast.com

Jimdo HammondCast 21 Jon’s Journal November 19 2012

Bonnie Raitt and Jon Hammond – thanks for coming to check out my band’s set at Shoreline Amphitheatre when I opened for you a few years ago Bonnie!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonnie_Raitt
Bonnie Lynn Raitt (born November 8, 1949) is a renowned American blues singer-songwriter and slide guitar player. During the 1970s, Raitt released a series of acclaimed roots-influenced albums which incorporated elements of blues, rock, folk and country, but she is perhaps best known for her more commercially accessible recordings in the 1990s including “Nick of Time”, “Something to Talk About”, “Love Sneakin’ Up on You”, and the slow ballad “I Can’t Make You Love Me”. Raitt has received nine Grammy Awards in her career and is a lifelong political activist.

Carnegie Hall New York — Tony Lakatos and Jon Hammond at Carnegie Hall, but not in Carnegie Hall

– photo by the great Jazz Photographer Elmar Lemes — at Carnegie Hall

Hollywood California — Jon Hammond and Tommy Denander at ASCAP Expo taking care of some international music biz! <a

href=”http://www.livinginhd.com/hammondcast/blog/2012/04/22/2012_ascap_expo_highlights_hamburg_to_hollywood_via_frankfurt_by_jon_hammond”>http://www.livinginhd.com/hammondcast/blog/2012/04/22/2012_ascap_expo_highlights_hamburg_to_hollywood_via_frankfurt_by_jon_hammond

2012 ASCAP Expo Highlights Hamburg to Hollywood via Frankfurt by ASCAP Member Jon Hammond *SEE PHOTOS HERE: 2012 ASCAP Expo Highlights Hamburg to Hollywood via Frankfurt by ASCAP Member Jon Hammond http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150716460652102.382309.558692101&type=3&l=958d896dc 17th Annual ASCAP I Create Music Expo, 6th consecutive year for Jon Hammond welcomes Tommy Denander from Sweden to his first ASCAP Expo aka We Create Music Expo — at Renaissance Hotel in Hollywood, California

Shuji Suzuki – President Suzuki Musical Instruments and Jon Hammond

– Winter NAMM Anaheim California — at NAMM

2 hats at the last Musikmesse Frankfurt

– Jon with Alex Hsieh of P Mauriat HQ saxophones, wishing Alex a speedy recovery come back soon Alex! I’m sure Tony will be playing your saxophone on my band at Jazzkeller next month, Jon Hammond — with Alex Mingmann Hsieh at Musikmesse Frankfurt

Next stop Musikmesse Frankfurt ladies & gentlemen!
Jon Hammond touring with the new Hammond Sk1 ultra-compact combo organ

26th Year Musikmesse Warm Up Party Will Be March 20th 2012 Jazzkeller Frankfurt
*WATCH THE VIDEO: Cake Flowers and Late Rent 25 Years Musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller

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http://www.archive.org/details/JonHammondCakeFlowersandLateRent25YearsMusikmesseWarmUpPartyinJazzkeller&reCache=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hozrJpHvV-4

Chocolate on Chocolate Cake at 2011 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 – 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 — at NAMM

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HammondCast 21 Jon’s Journal November 19 2012

November 19, 2012

*LISTEN TO THE AUDIO HERE: HammondCast 21

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HammondCast 21, broadcasting from San Francisco California, organist/composer & bandleader JON HAMMOND playing fresh new tracks from recent record date in NDR Radio Hamburg “NDR SESSIONS” with new breakout original composition: “Pay Phone Johnny”, and classics: “Our Day Will Come”, “Blues in the Night” and Hammond’s long-time theme song as intro/outro: “Late Rent”. Special thanks to musicians: LUTZ BUCHNER (saxophones), JOE GALLARDO (trombone), HEINZ LICHIUS (drums) and Co-Producer: KNUT BENZNER, and NDR Radio Engineer: RUDY GROSSER. This record date was recorded in the famous Studio 1 of NDR Radio in Hamburg Germany. Hammond talks about meeting Robin Williams and flying to New York City to attend IAJE Jazz Educators event. As heard on KYOU 1550 AM and on the internet http://www.HammondCast.com

Action shot last night – Dorado Schmitt and Django All-Stars – Jon Hammond
http://www.sfjazz.org/events/f12/dorado-schmitt
Dorado Schmitt guitar, violin, vocals
Franco Mehrstein guitar
Pierre Blanchard violin
Ludovic Beier accordion, accordina
Xavier Nikq bass

Pioneering Gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt lamented that he might be neglected by history, but today the ebulliently swinging “jazz manouche” sound he created with French violinist Stéphane Grappelli is more pervasive than ever. And no one has done more to ignite interest in the idiom than dazzling French guitarist and violinist Dorado Schmitt. Born to Gypsy parents near the German border in Lorraine, Schmitt was weaned on traditional Roma music and Gypsy jazz, but rebelled as a teenager by taking up electric guitar and emulating Jimi Hendrix and Carlos Santana. After a decade of leading his own trio, he was nearly killed in a car crash, and spent years in physical therapy to regain his unrivaled guitar prowess. By the mid-90s he was a leading figure on the international Gypsy jazz scene, where he continues to represent the art form at its highest level. He’s joined by a cast of fiercely swinging compatriots, including the brilliant jazz accordionist Ludovic Beier and violinist Pierre Blanchard, who was tapped by Grappelli himself as a worthy successor. SFJAZZ has presented Schmitt many times over the years and his performances are always among our most popular. — at Herbst Theatre

25 Year Musikmesse Warm Up Party – Jon Hammond Band
Composition by the great Czechoslovakian composer – Saul Salskovitch! 25 Year Musikmesse Warm Up Party – Jon Hammond Band

http://youtu.be/dmxnp6IUWuM

Jon Hammond’s annual Musikmesse Warm Up Party 25 Year Celebration Czechoslovakian Salsa Song in Jazzkeller Frankfurt with Jon Hammond Band and many special guests for this special special occasion on the night before Musikmesse begins. 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 — at Jazzkeller

San Francisco CA — Ludovic Beier the great Accordionist after a brilliant performance,

here onstage at the Herbst Theatre – played beautifully last night in concert with Dorado Schmitt & the Django All-Stars *a favorite of Leonardo DiCaprio and Leonardo’s father George DiCaprio who attended the concert at the Herbst on a rainy night, the 5 touring French
master musicians really delivered the goods and pleased everyone with a wonderful encore! Jon Jon Hammond
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Dorado Schmitt guitar, violin, vocals
Pierre Blanchard violin
Franco Mehrstein guitar
Ludovic Beier accordion, accordina
Xavier Nikq bass
*Youtube interview with Ludovic and Jon a few years ago

LUDOVIC BEIER chromatic accordion virtuoso Jazz Musician from France is Jon’s guest here on HammondCast KYOURADIO. Interview
recorded in New York City while Ludovic was in town to play the annual “Django Birdland Festival” produced by Pat Phillips.

San Francisco CA — Ludovic Beier the great Accordionist after a brilliant performance, here onstage at the Herbst Theatre showing his very special instrument “Accordina”

played beautifully last night in concert with Dorado Schmitt & the Django All-Stars

*a favorite of Leonardo DiCaprio and Leonardo’s father George DiCaprio who attended the concert

*George DiCaprio holding Ludovic’s new cd
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_DiCaprio

George Paul DiCaprio (born in 1943) is an American comic book writer, editor, and major west coast underground comic book distributor.
DiCaprio was born in 1943 to an Italian American father, George Leon DiCaprio, and a German-born mother, Olga Anne Jacobs.[1][2] He met Irmelin Indenbirken, a German immigrant, in college; the two later married and moved to Los Angeles.[1] The couple had one son, American actor Leonardo DiCaprio, and divorced shortly after.
As a comic book author, DiCaprio is frequently associated with fellow underground comics artists Dori Seda, Robert Crumb, Rick Griffin, Gilbert Shelton, Victor Moscoso, Paul Mavrides and Harvey Pekar, and author Hubert Selby Jr.[3] He also helped publish the underground comic Yama Yama/Ugly Head by Robert Williams and S. Clay Wilson in 1981.

San Francisco City Hall — Jon Hammond Band special lunch time concert

– Organist Jon Hammond leading this date at his 1965 Hammond B3 organ with Harvey Wainapel tenor sax, Barry Finnerty guitar, Steve Campos flugelhorn, James Preston drums, Jon Hammond – B3 organ
Youtube http://youtu.be/V98fwDJSHWw
Presented by City Hall San Francisco & Local 6: JON HAMMOND Band on front lawn of the beautiful SF City Hall during lunch hour free concert. JON HAMMOND at the B3 Organ along with Harvey Wainapel tenor, Steve Campos flugel horn, Barry Finnerty gtr. & James Preston drms. of Sons of Champlin band playing JH Band original “Nu Funk” (Hip Hop Chitlins). *Note: Jon’s organ bench fell out of the truck on Polk St. (was recovered) One of Jon’s famous sayings: “It’s easier to find an Organ with no Bench than a Bench without an Organ”!

The Copy Center loves me because I gave them a lot of dough-re-me…and they make me nice high quality digital copies,

you could print money there on the big Canon color copiers it looks so good – yes we love each other, printing boy Jon Hammond

Ringwood Victoria Australia — Main Man Bernie Capicchiano (left) just introduced Jon Hammond (with mic on right)

at a special keynote presentation and live recording session at Bernies Music Land “Classic Hammond Sound…in a Suitcase!”™

Ringwood Victoria Australia — Live at Bernies with Michael Jordan drums and Jon Hammond at the organ

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Wonderful live recording of Hammond Organ with drums.This classic organ club format was at its zenith in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Live at Bernies captures this unique feel and sound, with the internationally recognized hands of Jon Hammond and Michael Jordan providing expert renditions of many classic favorites. This crystal clear live recording sounds like you have an Organ Lounge in your living room! The performances are excellent and Jon displays his great experience and demonstrates the capabilities of the Digital New B3. The natural live feel is very refreshing.

Melbourne Australia — Award Winning Team Bernies Musicland / Musico at AMA Australian Music Association Gala

L to R: Craig Douglas, Josh Wayman, Lester Cheung, Michelle Capicchiano, Main Man Bernie Capicchiano, Jhonfil Roxas, (bottom L to R) Franz Wankadia, Tim Neal, Jon Hammond — with Josh Wayman, Lester Cheung, Tim Neal and Jhonfil Roxas at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Business trip very powerful private jet — SFO Executive Terminal – Jon Hammond

London England — Power Shot: Tony Rossell (back to camera) of Heart Guitars/ASS/Turbosound Speakers,

Joe Berger and the late great bassist of The Who John Entwistle at British Music Fair 1987 – Jon Hammond — with Joe Berger and John Entwistle

The Late Great concert promoter impresario Bill Graham hanging out with various hipsters

– Jack Casady, Wavy Gravy – Jon Hammond — with Wavy Gravy, Bill Graham and Jack Casady

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