HammondCast 43 Jon’s Journal December 5 2012


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Jon Hammond Trio Fillmore Auditorium San Francisco June 4, 1999

HammondCast 43
HammondCast 43 for KYCY/KYOU 1550 AM, broadcasting today from Emeryville CA by Pixar Studios. Music from a 1999 concert in Kuumbwa Jazz Center to a full house, it was broadcasted on Pete Fallico’s show on KUSP-Santa Cruz CA. JON HAMMOND Trio playing “James and Wess” and “Have YOU Met Miss Jones”. From NDR SESSIONS: “I Remember YOU”. From Fillmore Concert June 4, 1999 on the bill with Sons of Champlin, Jon’s trio doing “Hip Hop Chitlins” (it only took me 35 years to get this gig!). Al Jazzbeaux Collins as “Sonny Cool” interviewed by Steve Allen from Jon’s Archives.

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Bernard Purdie Dedication to his Kids Late Rent Closer at Mikell’s


Youtube: http://youtu.be/B5qGwUgEyvM

New York NY — Flashback to August 1989 – Studio drummer Bernard Purdie takes the microphone on last set at Mikell’s with Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men band to dedicate the performance to his children Phyllis and Anthony. Theme song for the long-running cable TV program The Jon Hammond Show “Late Rent” original composition with
Jon Hammond at his 1959 B3 organ
Bernard Purdie drums
Chuggy Carter percussion
Alex Foster alto saxophone
Barry Finnerty guitar
*Note: This historic clip is photographic proof that the actual location of Mikell’s was 760 Columbus Avenue at 97th and not 808 Columbus as the current Whole Foods near the old location claims, highly interesting!
This is some of the rare surviving footage from Mikell’s, in the house that night all night long was Hugh Masekela, Cornell Dupree and many musicians as Mikell’s was the traditional hang for all New York Studio Musicians until it’s closing.
As seen on The Jon Hammond Show cable TV program now in 28th year
Camera: Joe Berger

Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/bernard-purdie-dedication-to-his-kids-late-rent-closer-at-mikell-s-6350855

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Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/49363343

Bernard Purdie Dedication to his Kids Late Rent Closer at Mikell’s from Jon Hammond on Vimeo.

Mikell’s NYC 1989 Ballad One and Only Love Jon Hammond Alex Foster Bernard Purdie Chuggy Carter

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Mikell’s NYC 1989 Ballad One and Only Love Jon Hammond Alex Foster Bernard Purdie Chuggy Carter


Youtube http://youtu.be/fm831FDztTs

August 28, 1989 Jon Hammond at the B3 organ with Alex Foster tenor sax, Bernard Purdie drums and Chuggy
Carter percussion playing ballad My One and Only Love. Mikell’s was a very popular night spot for studio musicians
and jazz hipsters, located at 760 Columbus Avenue New York City on the corner of 97th St.
Camera: Joe Berger
You can actually see Pat Mikell coming through the door to back room on the first 2 images.
Mikell’s was a jazz club on the corner of 97th Street and Columbus Avenue, New York.
Run by Mike Mikell and Pat Mikell, from 1969 to 1991 it was a regular venue for New York’s top studio and session musicians, who would turn up for jam sessions with major soul, funk and jazz artists visiting the city.Paul Shaffer, bandleader for CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman, called Mikell’s “soul heaven”.
In early 1980, the club served for rehearsals for Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers Big Band, which included Wynton Marsalis, and which would result in the live album Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers Big Band – Live at Montreux and North Sea (1980).[3] Other artists appearing at the club in the 1980s included Milt Jackson, Ray Brown, Cedar Walton and Mickey Roker (June 1983),Paquito D’Rivera (January 1984).
Mikell’s closed in 1991

Mikell’s ballad b3 organ jon hammond bernard purdie drums alex foster saxophone studio musicians local 802

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/49496463

Mikell’s NYC 1989 Ballad One and Only Love Jon Hammond Alex Foster Bernard Purdie Chuggy Carter from Jon Hammond on Vimeo.

Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/mikell-s-nyc-1989-ballad-one-and-only-love-jon-hammond-alex-foster-bernard-purdie-chuggy-carter-6354476

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