Archive for July, 2013

HammondCast with Lazy Larry Sports Report 41 Jon Hammond’s Weblog July 31 2013

July 31, 2013

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Jon’s archive http://archive.org/details/JonHammondHammondCast41

Senior Vice President for Innovation, Strategy, and Technology at Berklee College of Music with Lazy Larry in David’s Berklee Office
both David and Larry are originally from Detroit Michigan – JH

41 
HammondCast by Jon Hammond Today’s show a Saxophone Extravaganza with Bennett Friedman, Igor Butman, Marc Baum on the 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

Notes http://facebook.com/hammondcast/notes

NAMM Show — Jon Hammond and Joe Berger Hammond Suzuki USA Booth Performance

– Ham-Berger on the grill action – high-power Leslie 3300 solid-state speaker and Guitar Leslie G37 combo amp — with Joe Berger and Hammond Organ USA at The NAMM Show

NAMM Show — Joe Berger and Jon Hammond at JJ Guitars booth in Hall E

— with Joe Berger and JJ Guitars at The NAMM Show

NAMM Show — Tom Bedell of Two Old Hippies and Jon Hammond – 2 Old Hippies! http://youtu.be/os8x7gHvck4
Tom Bedell speaks about the history of Bedell Guitars & the beginning of the Two Old Hippies store in Aspen, CO & in Nashville, TN

— at The NAMM Show

NAMM Show — Scott May and Jon Hammond kicking it off bright and early a couple of years ago

– JH — with Scott May at The NAMM Show

NAMM Show — This girl is losing her Zebra pants by golly!

Jon Hammond — at The NAMM Show

With 2 of the great Beards in the Biz – Lee Leland Sklar and Joe Berger – Jon Hammond *the beardless one

— with Leland Sklar and Joe Berger

Leland Sklar in Frankfurt Musikmesse playing one of Hans-Peter Wilmer’s Warwick basses, sounding real good Lee! Jon Hammond

— with Leland Sklar and Chester Thompson at Messe Frankfurt

Gabriel Navarre

Michael Golden

Jim Roberts

Vince Tividad

Roger Bell

Ethan Khan

Lewis Peralta

Jerome Scorpiochild Dickens

Andreas Meer

Javier Morgado Asensio

Henry Zambrano R

Beto Paciello

Niels de Kruijf

Ricardo Farías

Eric Fernandez

Linda Goodwin

Lisa Roy

Gary Tabbert

Roger Noonan

Evangelista Marc

Mike James

Marty Raymondo

Nicolas Longuet

Steffen Basta

Jerilyn Brandelius

Jenny Jarnagin

Randall Shaw

Paul Mouradjian

Gary Belniak

Larry Brooks

Max George

Laurie Frassinell Clark

Barry L Spence

Tom Riggs

Gary Wattman

Kenji Yamamoto

David Forman

Ron Moss

Jack Pursian

Mike Porelle

Frank Neigel

Kevin McGurk

Jane Frost

George Chmielewski

Ichiro Nitta

Maria Bran

Gus Velasquez

Valery Bashkov

Grateful Ted

Eran Maoz

Vincenz Vincent

Leah Esposito

Sebastian Hilgarth

Jeff Dressler

Steve Carns

Susana del Prado

Mike Howell

Steven Talac

Nomar Negroni

Ty Grimes

Gigi Manzi

Rob Weber

Cat Quill

Ralli Son

Wes Blanton

Bruce Shockley

Rock Deadrick

David Marks

Eric Vanderboor

Deano Cox

Tom Dorman

Luis Medina

Red Brown

Daniel Pagdon

Gil Maroko

Joseph Scott Shields

Debra Diane Ciccarelli

Mary Loury

Beat Markwalder

John Froebig

Katerina Artista Brock

Stuart Mitchell

Joyce Jacobs

David Sumeray

Daniel McCoy

William Ross

Dan Shurtleff

Bill Horvath

Chris Nashvillerocker DiMella

Rob Shore

Lucy Peng

Guillermo Descalzo

Martin Menard

Glen Scammell

Udo Marx

Kevin Stone

Shannon Kelly Titterington

Brad Marsh

Bonnie Newton Newman

Nice to come down in the lobby of arthotel Blaue Gans in the morning and see my gig from night before in Salzburger Nachrichten – Jon Hammond – News und Informationen aus Salzburg …

www.salzburg.com/ — in Salzburg, Austria

Airwolf Ride at Hamburg DOM – not recommended after dinner, awesome ride!

Jon Hammond — at Hamburg Dom

World’s Fastest Hammond Organ Setup – I can do it blindfolded!

Jon Hammond

Local 802 Birthday Party with Hammond organists Jon Hammond and Paul Shaffer – bandleader for The CBS Orchestra house band for Late Show with David Letterman – “Letterman consistently maintains that the show’s switch to CBS was because NBC “fired Paul for stealing pens”

— with Paul Shaffer at Roseland Ballroom

Champagne or Wine anybody ? ! – Jon Hammond & Joe Berger in Byntze!
http://www.byntze.de/hamburg.html

Wer ein Stück echter „Byntze-Atmosphäre“ auch zu Hause genießen möchte, hat hier exklusiv die Möglichkeit den Original-Sampler der „Byntze 1318“ zu erwerben.

Die Musik des Hamburger Jazzkünstlers Prince Alec begeistert mit Ihrer ganz eigenen Interpretation moderner Jazzklänge und verleiht unserer Bar eine individuelle Note, die im Norden Ihresgleichen sucht. Bestellen Sie sich ein kleines Stück „Byntze 1318“ für zu Hause – zum Entspannen, Träumen und Genießen.
Ein ganz besonderer „Aperitif“:

Lassen sich Sie nach einem schönen Essen an der Alster von atemberaubenden Lichteffekten und der wohligen Wärme unseres Kamins begeistern. Edle Wein- und Champagnersorten warten darauf, in einer einmaligen Atmosphäre von Ihnen entdeckt zu werden.

Unsere Mitarbeiter beraten Sie gern! — with Joe Berger at Byntze 1318

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Summer NAMM Nashville Wrap Up Jon Hammond first blast from 2013 annual music trade show just wrapped HD 1080p

Jon’s archive http://archive.org/details/JonHammondSummerNAMMNashvilleWrapUpJonHammond

Welcoming remarks at grand opening party were made by Joe Lamond President CEO of NAMM

Summer NAMM Nashville Wrap Up Jon Hammond’s first blast after returning to Summer NAMM Show in the brand-new Music City Center convention facility Downtown Nashville. A taste from the grand opening party presented by NAMM President CEO Joe Lamond the night before July 10th with very special guest Billy Cox and The Band of Gypsys Tribute to Jimi Hendrix. On Day 1 of 3 day show, Jon Hammond solo organ performance on the NAMM Stage in the massive lobby of Music City Center Jon’s song “Get Back in The Groove” with pictures of artist friends during intro of America The Beautiful, many great players attended and jammed including studio drummer Bernard Purdie reuniting with long time friends The Delgado Brothers jamming first thing 2nd morning on lobby stage on Delgados’ song “Man Without A Plan” – images throughout this clip group shots with Delgado Family, Jon Hammond played first time with one of the great Barber Brothers – Roland Barber trombone along with Joe Berger guitar

at Hammond Suzuki USA booth, images of the beautifully designed Music City Center and so much more will be forthcoming in a few days, the event was a huge success, nonstop music was the theme of Summer NAMM 2013, a great way to break in the new Music City Center – and NAMM will return there next year, the perfect home for this annual music trade show event, see you again next year folks!
http://www.namm.org/summer/2013

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151521235152102

Youtube http://youtu.be/xUf7gGxyjlc

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/70316182

Summer NAMM Nashville Wrap Up Jon Hammond from Jon Hammond on Vimeo.

Solo Organ Performance on NAMM Stage in the massive lobby of the new Nashville Music City Center http://www.namm.org/node/18761
2013 Summer NAMM Show – Performance: Jon Hammond
NAMM Foundation
SupportMusic — at Nashville Music City Center

Summer NAMM Booth Performance with special guest Roland Barber – trombone, Joe Berger – guitar, Jon Hammond – Sk1 organ, Hammond Suzuki USA Booth number 1012 – Nashville Music City Center

— with Joe Berger and Roland Barber at Nashville Music City Center

Group Photo Time in Hammond Suzuki USA Booth number 1012 –
L to R: Jennifer Landeros (with camera, Secretary of HSUSA), Joe Berger (unplugging gtr. to join photo opp.), Dr. Lonnie Smith, Yu Beniya Corporate Officer at Suzuki Musical Instruments, Shuji Suzuki President Managing Director of Suzuki Musical Instruments makers of Hammond Organs, Gregory Gronowski Director Sales and Marketing introducing XK-1c at Hammond Suzuki USA. Bernard Purdie, Jon Hammond –

2013 Summer NAMM Show Nashville Music City Center — with Joe Berger and 5 others at Nashville Music City Center

Jon Hammond and Joe Berger duo performance at Warwick Booth number 1144 – 2013 Summer NAMM Nashville Tennessee

— with Joe Berger at Nashville Music City Center

Joe Berger will now plug in his guitar and summon The Sound Police (our friend John) at the HIWATT Amps Booth – 2013 Summer NAMM Show in Nashville Tennessee – Jon Hammond

Sports Report, HammondCast, Sk1, XK-1c, Organ, Jon Hammond, Blues, Funky Jazz, Soul Music, Local 802, Musicians Union, Lazy Larry

Jon Hammond’s Afternoon Slide HammondCast 28 Audio and Weblog July 30 2013

July 30, 2013

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Jon’s archive http://archive.org/details/JonHammondHammondCast28

HammondCast 28 for KYOU Radio 1550 AM “Afternoon Slide” Show. Music from Jon Hammond’s new album NDR SESSIONS Projekt, track 3: “Theme from Black Orpheus”, “Blues in the Night” and later at end of the show: “Payphone Johnny”, recorded in NDR Studio 1 in Hamburg Germany with NDR Engineer RUDY GROSSER at the controls. Musicians: LUTZ BUCHNER-tenor saxophone, JOE GALLARDO-trombone, HEINZ LICHIUS-drums, JON HAMMOND-XK-3 Hammond Organ/Bass. This new album is on the Ham-Berger-Friz Records Label. *Mixed and mastered by JOE BERGER & Pro Tools Specialist JIM ROBERTS. Going back in the “Hammond Time Machine” to year 1971 with a live recording of Jon’s old Rock band HADES playing “Greasy Legs” in a Provo Park concert in Berkeley CA with musicians JIMMY “JAMES” THORSEN-guitar, STEVE WRIGHT-bass, DAVE “DA” DANZA-drums, JON HAMMOND-A100 Hammond Organ. Jon tells the story of his song “Get Back In The Groove” and track “Sidewinder”…

World’s Fastest Hammond Organ Setup – I can do it blindfolded!
Jon Hammond

Local 802 Birthday Party with Hammond organists Jon Hammond and Paul Shaffer – bandleader for The CBS Orchestra house band for Late Show with David Letterman

– “Letterman consistently maintains that the show’s switch to CBS was because NBC “fired Paul for stealing pens” — with Paul Shaffer at Roseland Ballroom

Champagne or Wine anybody ? ! – Jon Hammond & Joe Berger in Byntze!

http://www.byntze.de/hamburg.html
Wer ein Stück echter „Byntze-Atmosphäre“

Leland Sklar in Frankfurt Musikmesse playing one of Hans-Peter Wilmer’s Warwick basses, sounding real good Lee! Jon Hammond

— with Leland Sklar at Messe Frankfurt

Jon Hammond at Horst-Lippmann-Platz in Frankfurt am Main outside the world-famous Jazzkeller Frankfurt, just about to go in and play concert

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horst_Lippmann
Sculpture Black Clef, created by Taro Miyabe in 1982, at the Horst-Lippmann-Platz in Frankfurt am Main
Horst Lippmann (March 17, 1927 in Eisenach, Germany – May 18, 1997 in Frankfurt am Main) was a German jazz music…See More — at Jazzkeller

Make it Funky boys!
http://vimeo.com/66004882
Jon Hammond Band returning to Auster Bar Hamburg – Auster Jazz Series presented by Michael Leuschner and Heinz Lichius – Pocket Funk by Jon Hammond,

featuring
Lutz Büchner tenor saxophone
Michael Leuschner trumpet and flugelhorn
Heinz Lichius drums
Jon Hammond organ
Thanks to all the folks who came out to hear us and the Auster Bar Team Thorsten and Frank — with Heinz Lichius and Michael Leuschner at Auster Bar

Very cool sound cats! In Dizzy’s Cola Club NYC some of my friends playing in Igor Butman’s big band from Moscow – Jon Hammond – Alexander Dovgopoly, Vitaly Solomonov

— with Alexander Dovgopoly and Vitaly Solomonov at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola

My friend Tam with his Sunbeam Sports Car at dusk – Jon Hammond
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunbeam_Alpine

Series I 1959–1960[edit]
The “Series” Alpine started production in 1959. One of the original prototypes still survives and was raced by British Touring car champion Bernard Unett.[6]
The car made extensive use of components from other Rootes Group vehicles and was built on a modified floorpan from the Hillman Husky estate car.[4] The running gear came mainly from the Sunbeam Rapier, but with front disc brakes replacing the saloon car’s drums. An overdrive unit and wire wheels were optional. The suspension was independent at the front using coil springs and at the rear had a live axle and semi-elliptic springing. The Girling-manufactured brakes used 9.5 in (241 mm) disc at the front and 9 in (229 mm)drums at the rear.
Coupe versions of the post-1959 version were built by Thomas Harrington Ltd. Until 1962 the car was assembled for Rootes by Armstrong Siddeley.[1]
An open car with overdrive was tested by the British magazine The Motor in 1959. It had a top speed of 99.5 mph (160.1 km/h) and could accelerate from 0–60 mph (97 km/h) in 13.6 seconds. A fuel consumption of 31.4 miles per imperial gallon (9.00 L/100 km; 26.1 mpg-US) was recorded. The test car cost £1031 including taxes.[5]
11,904 examples of the series I were produced.[1]
In 1960 Sunbeam marketed a limited-production three-door variant of the Alpine, marketed as a shooting brake. With leather interior and walnut trim, its price was double that of its open counterpart.[7]
Series II 1960–1963[edit]
The Series II of 1960 featured an enlarged 1592 cc engine producing 80 bhp and revised rear suspension, but there were few other changes. When it was replaced in 1963, 19,956 had been made.[1]
A Series II with hardtop and overdrive was tested by The Motor magazine in 1960, which recorded a top speed of 98.6 mph (158.7 km/h), acceleration from 0–60 mph (97 km/h) in 13.6 seconds and a fuel consumption of 31.0 miles per imperial gallon (9.11 L/100 km; 25.8 mpg-US). The test car cost £1,110 including taxes

There’s Light at the End of the Tunnel! – Jon Hammond
Yerba Buena Tunnel

Traveling through the westbound Yerba Buena tunnel
Connecting the two halves of the bridge is Yerba Buena Tunnel, measuring 76 feet (23 m) wide, 58 feet (18 m) high, and 540 feet (160 m) long.[10] It is the largest diameter transportation bore tunnel in the world.[16]
Reminders of the long-gone bridge railway survive along the south side of the lower Yerba Buena Tunnel. These are the regularly spaced “deadman holes” along the wall, into which track workers could duck if a train came along. (The north side, which always carried only motor traffic, lacks these holes.) — at San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

Neodymium Action – Special Thanks to Thomas Eich TecAmp Fine Sounding 2 x 12 Neodymium Rig Powering Hammond Organ
http://hammondcast.blog.ca/2012/04/12/special-thanks-to-thomas-eich-tecamp-fine-sounding-2-x-12-neodymium-rig-powering-hammond-organ-13491595/ – 2 x 12 – JH

Melbourne Australia at the War Memorial / Shrine of Remembrance
(on the top!) http://www.shrine.org.au/Home

Jon Hammond — at Shrine of Remembrance

MGC GT sighted – for my friend Kunio Miyauchi – Jon Hammond

HammondCast Audio 19 Broadcast from Frankfurt Germany Berkeley California Funky Jazz Rock and Blues jimdo! Jon Hammond http://hammondcast.jimdo.com/2013/07/28/hammondcast-audio-19-broadcast-from-frankfurt-germany-berkeley-california-funky-jazz-rock-and-blues/

*LISTEN TO THE AUDIO HERE: HammondCast Audio 19 Broadcast from Frankfurt Germany Berkeley California Funky Jazz Rock and Blues Jon’s archive http://archive.org/details/HammondCast_19

Melbourne Australia — AMAC / AIMS 2010 Welcome Party Announcement by AMA
http://youtu.be/77k6PLpKmgo
Bernie Capicchiano making an important announcement through the Leslie model 3300 with a Sennheiser microphone –
President Bernie Capicchiano with presentation of iPad winners and Live Music by Tim Neal Trio with guest Jon Hammond sitting in at the digital B3mk2 Hammond Organ: Moanin’ Blues

Dai Jones guitar,
Tim Neal alto sax
Jon Hammond at B3mk2 Portable Organ
Rory McDougall drums
*Note: AMAC = Australian Music Association Convention, AIMS = Australian International Music Show..

4th Annual! – Jon Hammond AFM Local 6
http://events.sfgate.com/el_sobrante_ca/events/show/339241543-4th-annual-local-6-picnic-on-labor-day-again-this-year
4th Annual Local 6 Picnic– On Labor Day again this year!
Monday, Sep 2 2:00p to 7:00p
San Pablo Reservoir
El Sobrante, CA
Bring your family and enjoy delicious barbecue (with veggie options), grilled by our very own Steve D’Amico and his handpicked team of sous chefs.

FREE BEER, BURGERS, ICED TEA AND LEMONADE WILL BE PROVIDED.
Please bring a side dish to share. (and other drinks you and your kids might prefer)

http://laterent.blogspot.com/2013/07/solo-organ-performance-late-rent.html

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Solo Organ Performance Late Rent Nashville NAMM HD 1080p Jon Hammond at the organ Jon’s archive http://archive.org/details/SoloOrganPerformanceLateRentNashvilleNAMMHD1080p This video is about Solo Organ Performance Late Rent Nashville NAMM – Special thanks Rudd Lance for live audio mix in the massive high-ceilinged lobby of the brand new Music City Center in downtown Nashville — at Nashville Music City Center

Jon Hammond | NAMM.org Oral History Interview
http://archive.org/details/JonHammondJonHammond_NAMM.orgOralHistoryInterviewDate_January13_2011FullVersion_0
Jon’s archive
http://ia600403.us.archive.org/20/items/JonHammondJonHammond_NAMM.orgOralHistoryInterviewDate_January13_2011FullVersion_0/HAMMOND_JON_OH.m4v
Jon Hammond | NAMM.org Oral History Interview Date: January 13, 2011 http://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/jon-hammond Jon HammondInterview Date: January 13, 2011Job Title: President and FounderCompany: Jon Hammond & Associatesaccordions electric organs Hammond B-3 Hammond Organs Jazz Music Manufacturing MusiciansJon HammondJon 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.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)

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Summer NAMM Show Nashville The Booth Sessions at Hammond Suzuki USA Stand 1012

Jon’s archive http://archive.org/details/JonHammondSummerNAMMShowNashvilleTheBoothSessionsatHammondSuzukiUSAStand1012/

L to R: Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond Sk1 organ, Roland Barber trombone – at Hammond Suzuki USA booth #1012 – Summer NAMM Show

This video is at the Summer NAMM Show in Nashville Tennessee – The Booth Sessions in Hammond Suzuki USA Booth #1012 “Lydia’s Tune” by Jon Hammond (at the Sk1 Hammond organ) with Joe Berger guitar, special guest Roland Barber (trombone), thanks for sitting in with us Roland!
http://www.HammondCast.com/ — with Roland Barber and Joe Berger at Nashville Music City Center

Jazzkeller, Oral History, Jon Hammond, NAMM, Musikmesse, Sk1, XK-1c, Organ, Funky, Jazz, Blues, Local 802, Musicians Union

HammondCast Audio 19 Broadcast from Frankfurt Germany Berkeley California Funky Jazz Rock and Blues

July 28, 2013

*LISTEN TO THE AUDIO HERE: HammondCast Audio 19 Broadcast from Frankfurt Germany Berkeley California Funky Jazz Rock and Blues

Jon’s archive http://archive.org/details/HammondCast_19

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HammondCast 19 starts out in Frankfurt Germany recording in AFN Europe Headquarters on one big tube microphone featuring Hungarian tenor saxophone star TONY LAKATOS, now a member of the HR Radio Big Band. And a slow rainy day Blues featuring guitarist JOE BERGER and RAY GRAPPONE drums, Jon on the XB-2 organ/bass. Also a 35 year-old recording of my old rock band HADES and a shout out to the bass player STEVE WRIGHT who is recuperating from a stroke and heart attack but is now starting to speak again, get better Steve! From there to 1995 recording in LE BAR BAT NYC playing Jon’s tune “Pocket Funk”. A song I recorded with Eddie Money that is close to Eddie’s heart: “I’ve Been Lovin’ You Too Long” for all the Eddie Money freaks out there. I just saw Eddie in NY and he’s doin’ fine, still touring in a city near you! And finally ending up back in AFN Europe Headquarters playing Jon Hammond’s theme song: “LATE RENT”, dedicated to YOU of KYOU the your Rent will never be Late! http://www.HammondCast.com

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Jon Hammond Show Nashville Summer NAMM HD 1080p MNN TV

Jon’s archive http://archive.org/details/JonHammondJonHammondShowNashvilleSummerNAMMCoverageMNNTV/

Now you see us…and a few minutes later we be gone!

The end of the forthcoming movie “The Warwick Booth Sessions”
with Joe Berger (playing the Jerry Garcia Special model from EKO Guitars) and Jon Hammond (Sk1 combo Hammond Organ) at Nashville Summer NAMM Show smack dab in the middle of the NAMM Exhibits Floor – The Sound Police Love Us – because we rock out at low trade show sound levels and don’t disturb the other nearby booths – that’s the Community Spirit we always adhere to as old NAMM’ers don’t ya’ know..Special thanks Hans-Peter Wilmer

Youtube http://youtu.be/tOGjf1UxAm0

Jon Hammond returns to Summer NAMM Show in the new Music City Center in downtown
Nashville – appearances by Billy Cox and Band of Gypsys, The Delgado Brothers with special guest Bernard Purdie, Jon Hammond at the organ solo and with guitarist Joe Berger – for MNN TV cable tv program The Jon Hammond Show http://www.HammondCast.com

Jon Hammond Band – Namm 2013 – Anaheim Hilton California

Jon Hammond Band perform for the opening NAMM Show 2013 at the Anaheim Hilton.
We are proud friends and thank Jon and Joe Berger for all their support over many years. Jeff (JJ Guitars)

JJ Guitars UK http://www.facebook.com/pages/JJ-Guitars/391007945054

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10200325356396161

JJ Guitars
The JON HAMMOND Band – NAMM 2013 at the Anaheim Hilton California. The Late Rent Theme song to Jon Hammonds cable TV program in NYC and Hammond Cast. Jon Hammond on B3, Joe Berger Guitar, Donny Baldwin Drums and Alex Budman on Tenor Saxophone. Special thanks to Jon and the band for their support and to Joe Berger our long time JJ Guitars artist. Thanks Jeff – JJ Guitars — in Anaheim, CA

Rare footage – actually inside the Purple Grotteaux with the late great Al Jazzbeaux Collins – enjoy folks! http://vimeo.com/256123

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Happy Independence Day July 4 2013 with Blue Angels Show Original Music from Jon Hammond Band Journal

Jon’s archive http://archive.org/details/BlueAngels2012FleetWeekAirShowAtSfoWithMusicFromJonHammondBand

Happy 4th Of July!

Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/blue-angels-2012-fleet-week-air-show-at-sfo-with-music-from-jon-hammond-band-6390136

[blip.tv http://blip.tv/play/AYOGg1wC.x?p=1 width=”720″ height=”433″]

America’s pride The Blue Angels here at SFO to perform fearlessly in honor of Fleet Week 2012 with support from United Airlines Team at United Family Day very special annual event, special thanks to all these fine folks it takes to make it happen. From the Firefighters, to the Mechanics, Air Controllers, Crew, Food Preparations even the Imperial Storm Troopers from Star Wars were on hand for this very special family day – with music here from The Jon Hammond Band with special guest Lee Oskar harmonica, recent performance in Frankfurt Germany at the famous Jazzkeller “Tribute to 9/11 – Get Back In The Groove” Tony Lakatos tenor sax, Giovanni Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at Sk1 organ, enjoy folks! Sincerely, Jon Hammond http://www.HammondCast.com

America’s Pride, Jon Hammond Band

Youtube http://youtu.be/2C3KtLtMVm8

Funky Jazz, Rock Blues, Radio Broadcast, Hammond organ, Frankfurt, AFN, Powerlite, Hades, Berkeley California, Local 802, Musicians Union

Jon Hammond Show Nashville Summer NAMM HD 1080p MNN TV

July 26, 2013

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Jon Hammond Show Nashville Summer NAMM HD 1080p MNN TV

Jon’s archive http://archive.org/details/JonHammondJonHammondShowNashvilleSummerNAMMCoverageMNNTV/

Now you see us…and a few minutes later we be gone!

The end of the forthcoming movie “The Warwick Booth Sessions”
with Joe Berger (playing the Jerry Garcia Special model from EKO Guitars) and Jon Hammond (Sk1 combo Hammond Organ) at Nashville Summer NAMM Show smack dab in the middle of the NAMM Exhibits Floor – The Sound Police Love Us – because we rock out at low trade show sound levels and don’t disturb the other nearby booths – that’s the Community Spirit we always adhere to as old NAMM’ers don’t ya’ know..Special thanks Hans-Peter Wilmer

Youtube http://youtu.be/tOGjf1UxAm0

Jon Hammond returns to Summer NAMM Show in the new Music City Center in downtown
Nashville – appearances by Billy Cox and Band of Gypsys, The Delgado Brothers with special guest Bernard Purdie, Jon Hammond at the organ solo and with guitarist Joe Berger – for MNN TV cable tv program The Jon Hammond Show http://www.HammondCast.com

Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/jon-hammond-show-nashville-summer-namm-coverage-mnn-tv-6621212

[blip.tv http://blip.tv/play/AYOUkQAC.x?p=1 width=”720″ height=”433″]

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1011306

Youtube http://youtu.be/cZXaHY3nbh4

Jon Hammond Band – Namm 2013 – Anaheim Hilton California

Jon Hammond Band perform for the opening NAMM Show 2013 at the Anaheim Hilton.
We are proud friends and thank Jon and Joe Berger for all their support over many years. Jeff (JJ Guitars)

JJ Guitars UK http://www.facebook.com/pages/JJ-Guitars/391007945054

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10200325356396161

JJ Guitars
The JON HAMMOND Band – NAMM 2013 at the Anaheim Hilton California. The Late Rent Theme song to Jon Hammonds cable TV program in NYC and Hammond Cast. Jon Hammond on B3, Joe Berger Guitar, Donny Baldwin Drums and Alex Budman on Tenor Saxophone. Special thanks to Jon and the band for their support and to Joe Berger our long time JJ Guitars artist. Thanks Jeff – JJ Guitars — in Anaheim, CA

Rare footage – actually inside the Purple Grotteaux with the late great Al Jazzbeaux Collins – enjoy folks! http://vimeo.com/256123

The Chrysler Building looking good today looming right over my head – one of my all-time favorite skyscrapers. Someday I would like to have an office there – Jon Hammond
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysler_Building

The Chrysler Building is an Art Deco style skyscraper in New York City, located on the east side of Manhattan in the Turtle Bay area at the intersection of 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue. At 1,046 feet (319 m),[1][6][7] the structure was the world’s tallest building for 11 months before it was surpassed by the Empire State Building in 1931.[8] It is still the tallest brick building in the world, albeit with an internal steel skeleton. After the destruction of the World Trade Center, it was again the second-tallest building in New York City until December 2007, when the spire was raised on the 1,200-foot (365.8 m) Bank of America Tower, pushing the Chrysler Building into third position. In addition, The New York Times Building, which opened in 2007, is exactly level with the Chrysler Building in height.[9] Both buildings were then pushed into 4th position, when the under construction One World Trade Center surpassed their height.
The Chrysler Building is a classic example of Art Deco architecture and considered by many contemporary architects to be one of the finest buildings in New York City. In 2007, it was ranked ninth on the List of America’s Favorite Architecture by the American Institute of Architects.[10] It was the headquarters of the Chrysler Corporation from 1930 until the mid-1950s. Although the building was built and designed specifically for the car manufacturer, the corporation did not pay for the construction of it and never owned it, as Walter P. Chrysler decided to pay for it himself, so that his children could inherit it
Tallest in the world from May 27, 1930 to April 30, 1931[I]
Preceded by 40 Wall Street
Surpassed by Empire State Building
General information
Type Office
Architectural style Art Deco
Location 405 Lexington Avenue, Manhattan, New York 10174
Construction started 1928
Completed 1930
Height
Antenna spire 1,046 ft (319 m)[1]
Roof 925 ft (282 m)
Top floor 899 ft (274 m)[1]
Technical details
Floor count 77[1][2]
Floor area 1,195,000 sq ft (111,000 m2)
Lifts/elevators 32[1]
Design and construction
Owner Tishman Speyer
Architect William Van Alen

Joe Berger tries out a blue Framus custom shop guitar – good for Blues!

At the Warwick & Framus Custom Shop in the East Village at 76 East 7th Street – the instruments and amplifiers from the folks at Warwick / Framus are exquisite – Jon Hammond
http://www.warwick.de/ — with Joe Berger at Warwick & Framus Custom Shop

Joe Berger and Dan Africano – Dan is the Guitar & Bass Technician of the very special Warwick & Framus Custom Shop in the East Village at 76 East 7th Street

– the instruments and amplifiers from the folks at Warwick / Framus are exquisite – Jon Hammond
http://www.warwick.de/ — with Joe Berger at Warwick & Framus Custom Shop

Don Donald Pender playing in front of the ARF Wall – I haven’t heard from Don in a long time – Jon Hammond
http://youtu.be/InWvpftTt7I
Don Pender vibes and soprano sax
Bernie Bagshaw guitar
Hal Solin drums

LATE RENT PARTY – Brotfabrik (the old bread factory in Frankfurt Hausen) – was a great gig, thanks folks!

– Jon Hammond — at Brotfabrik Frankfurt

Osaka Japan – There are no carpets in Rug Time club…not even one!
Rug Time – http://youtu.be/k-iRPQ3JOPs 12,598

A MUST SEE when you’re in Osaka KIX Japan! accompanied by Hidefumi Nose (guitar) and Kengo Komae (drums). *Special thanks OSAMU YAMAMOTO YS Corp. & MIDORI ONO. Bossa Nova version of “Shadow Of Your Smile” – Jon Hammond — with Hidefumi Nose in Osaka-shi, Osaka

Hollywood CA — Kenny Burrell one of my favorite jazz guitarists for many years – great to see Kenny again in Hollywood at ASCAP Expo!

Jon Hammond — with Kenny Burrell and Kenneth Earl Burrell at Renaissance Hollywood Hotel- Grand Ballroom

Kenny and Jon in Hannover Germany

Kenny and Jimmy Smith

One of the fine Warwick basses Dan Africano showed us today that caught my eye – Dan is the Guitar & Bass Technician of the very special Warwick & Framus Custom Shop in the East Village at 76 East 7th Street – the instruments and amplifiers from the folks at Warwick / Framus are exquisite – Jon Hammond

Warwick Booth Sessions Summer NAMM Nashville Jon Hammond
http://laterent.blogspot.com/2013/07/warwick-booth-sessions-summer-namm.html — at Warwick & Framus Custom Shop

This bus is history, but Eddie Money and his band still rockin’ on on the dusty trail – Groveland CA – Jon Hammond
http://youtu.be/fBx-zPRe_7c

Action-packed vintage clip from the long-running (30th year) NYC cable-access TV show “The Jon Hammond Show” has classic opening with Video by LORI, Eddie Money spot filmed the night he did David Letterman with Ronnie Spector “Take Me Home Tonight”.. — with Eddie Money and Official Eddie Money in Groveland, CA

Downtown Chicago looking good on a hot July night – Jon Hammond
http://www.jonhammondband.com/news.html

— at Downtown Chicago

*LISTEN TO THE AUDIO HERE: HammondCast Little Red Riding Hood With Jazzbo Collins Jon Hammond’s Journal June 30 2013

Jon’s special archive http://archive.org/details/HammondCast_22

Al Jazzbo Collins

Chris Cortez and Jon Hammond

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

Anaheim California — This was a great P.Mauriat Party! at Winter NAMM a years ago – here with Alejandro Chiabrando and Alex Mingmann Hsieh – Jon Hammond — with Alejandro Chiabrando and Alex Mingmann Hsieh at Clarion Hotel Anaheim.

It’s not Simon and Garfunkle..Tino Pavlis and Joe Berger!
Jon Hammond — with Tino Pavlis and Joe Berger at musikmesse

From my first CD booklet – first release of “Late Rent” on Hotwire Records – collector edition! Jon Hammond

August 28, 1989 – Alex Foster on the Saxophone Chair in my band “Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men at Mikell’s on Columbus Avenue NYC, sounded great Alex! – JH

Summer NAMM, HD 1080p, Nashville, Hammond Organ, Sk1, XK-1c, Jon Hammond, Blues, Jazz, Soul Music, MNN TV, Streaming, Local 802, Musicians Union

Solo Organ Performance Late Rent Nashville NAMM HD 1080p

July 25, 2013

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Solo Organ Performance Late Rent Nashville NAMM HD 1080p Jon Hammond at the organ

Jon’s archive http://archive.org/details/SoloOrganPerformanceLateRentNashvilleNAMMHD1080p

This video is about Solo Organ Performance Late Rent Nashville NAMM – Special thanks Rudd Lance for live audio mix in the massive high-ceilinged lobby of the brand new Music City Center in downtown Nashville – Jon Hammond is playing the Hammond Sk1 organ through through direct input boxes to the house sound system.
“Late Rent” is the theme song for The Jon Hammond Show, now in 30th year on cable TV in Manhattan.
Late Rent Story – Behind the Beat
http://behindthebeat.com/2004/12/jon-hammond-late-rent/
Jon Hammond says “the fingers are the singers.'” The latest CD from this exceptional and soulful Hammond organist is the proof. “Late Rent” draws on decades of great recording sessions and top live performances to showcase his own playing and many top jazz and funk artists. It shows why the Hammond organ is one of the most enduring electric instruments and why Hammond is one of its best players.
The Late Rent Story
Jon Hammond waited half his life to make this CD — starting with being an underground TV host.
Swingin’ Funky Jazz & Blues
Jon Hammond describes his style of music and how he learned to play it.
Two Hot Tracks
Jon Hammond recalls one of his first songs — from age 15 — and a great Sunday session.
Sonny’s Advice (Sonny Stitt – R.I.P. – Edward “Sonny” Stitt (born Edward Boatner, Jr., February 2, 1924 — July 22, 1982)
A little advice on melody from a great sax player went a long way.
HammondCast Blog http://laterent.blogspot.com/ — with Jon Hammond Band and Jon Hammond Organ Group at Nashville Music City Center.

The massive lobby of the brand new Music City Center in Downtown Nashville is where the NAMM Stage was during Summer NAMM

Jon Hammond Late Rent Story

Nashville Tennessee — It’s story time with Jon Hammond – Jon tells the famous Late Rent Story on NAMM Stage in Music City Center
*The Late Rent Story behind the beat
http://behindthebeat.com/2004/12/jon-hammond-late-rent/
The Late Rent Story
Jon Hammond waited half his life to make this CD – starting with being an underground TV host.
Swingin’ Funky Jazz & Blues
Jon Hammond describes his style of music and how he learned to play it.
Two Hot Tracks
Jon Hammond recalls one of his first songs – from age 15 – and a great Sunday session.
Sonny’s Advice (Sonny Stitt)
A little advice on melody from a great sax player went a long way.
Sonny’s Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonny_Stitt
Edward “Sonny” Stitt (born Edward Boatner, Jr., February 2, 1924 – July 22, 1982) was an American jazz saxophonist of the bebop/hard bop idiom. He was one of the best-documented saxophonists of his generation, recording over 100 albums. He was nicknamed the “Lone Wolf” by jazz critic Dan Morgenstern, in reference to his relentless touring and devotion to jazz.
Edward Boatner, Jr. was born in Boston, Massachusetts,[1] and grew up in Saginaw, Michigan. He had a musical background; his father, Edward Boatner, was a baritone singer, composer and college music professor, his brother was a classically trained pianist, and his mother was a piano teacher.[1] Boatner was soon adopted by another family, the Stitts, who gave him his new surname. He later began calling himself “Sonny”.

In 1943, Stitt first met Charlie Parker, and as he often later recalled, the two men found that their styles had an extraordinary similarity that was partly coincidental and not merely due to Stitt’s emulation. Stitt’s improvisations were more melodic and less dissonant than those of Parker. Stitt’s earliest recordings were made in 1945 with Stan Getz and Dizzy Gillespie. He had also played in some swing bands, though he mainly played in bop bands. Stitt was featured in Tiny Bradshaw’s big band in the early forties. Stitt replaced Charlie Parker in Dizzy Gillespie’s band in 1945.[2]
Stitt played alto saxophone in Billy Eckstine’s big band alongside future bop pioneers Dexter Gordon and Gene Ammons from 1945 until 1956, when he started to play tenor saxophone more frequently, in order to avoid being referred to as a Charlie Parker imitator. Later on, he played with Gene Ammons and Bud Powell. Stitt spent time in a Lexington prison between 1948–49 for selling narcotics.
Stitt, when playing tenor saxophone, seemed to break free from some of the criticism that he was imitating Charlie Parker’s style, although it appears in the instance with Ammons above that the availability of the larger instrument was a factor. Indeed, Stitt began to develop a far more distinctive sound on tenor.[1] He played with other bop musicians Bud Powell and Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, a fellow tenor with a distinctly tough tone in comparison to Stitt, in the 1950s and recorded a number of sides for Prestige Records label as well as albums for Argo, Verve and Roost. Stitt experimented with Afro-Cuban jazz in the late 1950s, and the results can be heard on his recordings for Roost and Verve, on which he teamed up with Thad Jones and Chick Corea for Latin versions of such standards as “Autumn Leaves.”
Stitt joined Miles Davis briefly in 1960, and recordings with Davis’ quintet can be found only in live settings on the tour of 1960. Concerts in Manchester and Paris are available commercially and also a number of concerts (which include sets by the earlier quintet with John Coltrane) on the record Live at Stockholm (Dragon), all of which featured Wynton Kelly, Jimmy Cobb and Paul Chambers. However, Miles fired Stitt due to the excessive drinking habit he had developed, and replaced him with fellow tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley. Stitt, later in the 1960s, paid homage to one of his main influences, Charlie Parker, on the album Stitt Plays Bird, which features Jim Hall on guitar and at Newport in 1964 with other bebop players including J.J. Johnson.
He recorded a number of memorable records with his friend and fellow saxophonist Gene Ammons, interrupted by Ammons’ own imprisonment for narcotics possession. The records recorded by these two saxophonists are regarded by many as some of both Ammons and Stitt’s best work, thus the Ammons/Stitt partnership went down in posterity as one of the best duelling partnerships in jazz, alongside Zoot Sims and Al Cohn, and Johnny Griffin with Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis. Stitt would venture into soul jazz, and he recorded with fellow tenor saxophonist Booker Ervin in 1964 on the Soul People album. Stitt also recorded with Duke Ellington alumnus Paul Gonsalves in 1963 for Impulse! on the Salt And Pepper album in 1963. Around that time he also appeared regularly at Ronnie Scott’s in London, a live 1964 encounter with Ronnie Scott, The Night Has A Thousand Eyes, eventually surfaced, and another in 1966 with resident guitarist Ernest Ranglin and British tenor saxophonist Dick Morrissey. Stitt was one of the first jazz musicians to experiment with an electric saxophone (the instrument was called a Varitone), as heard on the albums What’s New in 1966 and Parallel-A-Stitt in 1967.
Later life[edit]

In the 1970s, Stitt slowed his recording output slightly, and in 1972, he produced another classic, Tune Up, which was and still is regarded by many jazz critics, such as Scott Yanow, as his definitive record. Indeed, his fiery and ebullient soloing was quite reminiscent of his earlier playing. He also recorded another album with Varitone, Just The Way It Was – Live At The Left Bank in 1971 which was released in 2000.
Stitt joined the all-star group Giants of Jazz (which also featured Art Blakey, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Kai Winding and bassist Al McKibbon) and made albums for Atlantic Records, Concord Records and Emarcy Records. His last recordings were made in Japan. In 1982, Stitt suffered a heart attack, and he died on July 22 in Washington, D.C.

Citizen Watches – *the choice of Jon Hammond – mine is not pictured here, I wear a Citizen Eco Drive model
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eco-Drive
Eco-Drive is the series name of a line of mainly solar powered watches (marketed as “light powered”) manufactured by the Citizen Watch Co., Ltd. In 1995 Citizen introduced the Eco-Drive line to Asia, Latin America and Europe. In the United States the first Eco-Drive watches were sold in April 1996.[1]
The Eco-Drive concept introduced several major technical refinements over previous solar powered watches. The combination of these refinements for the first time gave watch designers the opportunity to design light powered watches without the need to incorporate conspicuous solar cells on the watch dial.

Eco-Drive concept:
The technical platform that made the Eco-Drive concept possible was the Eco-Drive caliber 7878 movement. This movement was the first light powered movement where the solar panel could be mounted under the round dial. Previous light powered watches from Citizen and other manufacturers had the solar cell(s) mounted directly on the dial. This innovation was possible due to the introduction of the amorphous silicon solar cell in a watch movement. These thin film solar cells had just prior to the mid-1990s become more efficient compared to their 1980s performance. As long as the dial material was sufficiently translucent, enough light would get through to the cell to generate sufficient energy. This opened up the design possibility to make a light powered watch look like a primary battery powered watch. Besides that, the first Eco-Drive watches used a lithium-ion rechargeable or secondary battery. The Eco-Drive 7878 caliber movement was able to run for 180 days on its secondary power cell before it needed light exposure for recharging. This was a significant increase in the ability to store energy compared to previous light powered watches. Further the movement had an insufficient recharging warning feature.[2]
Commercial history[edit]
Besides the first 3 Eco-Drive models Citizen introduced in 1995 the company produced dozens other Eco-Drive models during the 1990s. Amongst these models was the 6.05 mm (0.238 in) thick Eco-Drive Slim of 1996.[3] The first fairly uncomplicated (hours, minutes, seconds and date only) analog Eco-Drive movements technically evolved to more complex analog and digital/analog Eco-Drive movements featuring complications that Citizen applied in various specialized Promaster Eco-Drive watches like chronographs, flyback chronographs and diving watches.
In the early 2000s the sale of wristwatches declined due to the ubiquity of items like cell phones with built in clocks. Demand for Citizen watches in North America, however, remained robust as the Eco-Drive models were particularly well received and were generating ⅓ of Citizens North American revenues by 2000. During the mid-2000s wristwatch sales improved for Citizen thanks to further developing the Eco-Drive line and integrating radio-controlled timing in 2002 into the Eco-Drive line.[1]
Eco-Drive Concept Models[edit]
Since 2009 Citizen also develops Eco-Drive Concept Models as technology demonstration and marketing projects. These Eco-Drive Concept Models are generally shown at exhibitions and produced in limited editions.[4][5][6] The Concept Model 2011 was the Eco-Drive SATELLITE WAVE that has a movement that can receive time synchronization signals from GPS satellites. This makes radio-controlled timing possible in remote areas that are not serviced by land based radio time signal stations.[7] In 2012 Citizen announced the Eco-Drive RING Concept Model. This watch features a ring-shaped solar cell surrounding the watch case sidewall.[8][9]
Recent history[edit]
According to Citizen in 2011 80% of their wristwatches were equipped with Eco-Drive and the company sees Eco-Drive type watches as the heart of new generations of watches.[10]
In 2012 Citizen offered over 320 Eco-Drive watch models in various types, styles and price ranges.[11]
Eco-Drive technology[edit]

Light as power source[edit]
Most Eco-Drive type watches are equipped with a special titanium lithium ion secondary battery that is charged by an amorphous silicon solar cell located behind the dial.[12] Light passes through the covering crystal and dial before it reaches the solar cell.[13]
Depending on the electronic movement model, a fully charged secondary power cell could run with no further charging anywhere from 30 days to 3,175 days (8.7 years), though most Eco-Drive men’s watch models offer a six-month power reserve.[14] If kept in the dark for too long, some Eco-Drive movement models engage a hibernate mode, where the hands of the watch stop running but the internal quartz movement still keeps track of time. If an ample supply of light is given, the hands move to the proper positions and resume regular timekeeping.[12]
Temperature difference as power source[edit]
Citizen Eco-Drive Thermo watches were introduced in 1999 and use the temperature difference between the wearer’s arm and the surrounding environment as a power source. The rare Eco-Drive Thermo watches use the Seebeck effect to generate thermo electricity that powers the electronic movement and charges the secondary power cell. In the sun or in the tropics the ambient temperature can come close to or exceed the temperature of the wearer’s wrist causing the watch to stop generating thermo electricity. In case no power is generated, an Eco-Drive Thermo movement will save power by moving the second hand in ten second increments until the production of thermo electricity is resumed.[15] Citizen has stopped making Eco-Drive Thermo watches.
Hybrid Eco-Drive movements[edit]
Citizen also built an automatic quartz powered watch, the Citizen Promaster Eco-Duo Drive (released in December 1998).[16] Novel to this watch was the use of both mechanical power as well as a solar cell to power the electronic movement and charge the secondary power cell. This model was an attempt to enter higher-priced markets (at a cost of around $1,000 USD). The Eco-Duo Drive technology failed to attract consumer interest and Citizen has since stopped making use of the unique movement.
Solar cell and secondary battery life expectancy[edit]
According to Citizen, experimental data showed the solar cell and secondary battery will last for more than 10 years.[17] According to Citizen Europe, laboratory tests showed that after 20 years the secondary battery retains a power storage capacity of 80% of its initial capacity

The Rockefeller Center Guards digging the Golden Art Deco Piece on Fifth Avenue – Jon Hammond – “This subsequently became the primary location of the U.S. operations of British Intelligence, British Security Coordination (BSC) during the War, with Room 3603 becoming the principal operations center for Allied intelligence, organized by William Stephenson, as well as the office of the future head of what was later to become the Central Intelligence Agency, Allen Welsh Dulles.[12]

The Center is a combination of two building complexes: the older and original 14 Art Deco office buildings from the 1930s, and a set of four International-style towers built along the west side of Avenue of the Americas during the 1960s and 1970s (plus the Lehman Brothers Building). (The Time-Life Building, McGraw-Hill and News Corporation/Fox News Channel headquarters are part of the Rockefeller Center extension now owned/managed by the major private real estate firm, Rockefeller Group.)” — at Michael Kors Rockefeller Center

Youtube http://youtu.be/9sE00b3qRz4

Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/solo-organ-performance-late-rent-nashville-namm-hd-720p-6620606

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Vimeo http://vimeo.com/70965384

Solo Organ Performance Late Rent Nashville NAMM HD from Jon Hammond on Vimeo.

I’d like to live inside this Caboose if I was small enough!
“Cabooses were once used on nearly every freight train. Until the 1980s, laws in the United States and Canada required all freight trains to have a caboose and a full crew, for safety.”
Riding the rails on the Redwood Valley Steam Trains *est. 1952 – Jon Hammond

http://hammondcast.wordpress.com/2012/11/25/hammondcast-number-1-jons-journal-november-24-2012/
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

Jon Hammond warming up the organ on the bandstand at 802 Musicians Union Club Room
Previous session with Richard Clements and Rudy Lawless
http://youtu.be/XXpkFBd2pSc

Early bird gets the worm…and the second mouse gets the cheese!
http://www.HammondCast.com/ — at Associated Musicians of Greater New York — at Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM

Local 802 Early Bird Session – just about to hit, Jon Hammond’s organ on the bandstand at 802 Musicians Union Club Room

Flight 214 burnt out fuselage of the Boeing 777 – as of yesterday I could see it still there at SFO just beyond Runway 28L – Jon Hammond

*my report when I was on-the-scene when it happened July 6, 2013: http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1001238
Boeing 777 Airliner Crash SFO! Breaking News from Jon Hammond on-the-scene:
Airliner Crash SFO! Breaking News from Jon Hammond on-the-scene *Images from Jon Hammond just 30 minutes ago: Airliner Crash SFO! Breaking News from Jon Hammond on-the-scene: Flight 214 Asiana Airlines arriving SFO from SEL has crashed – I shot this photo from West Field of SFO near US Post Office facility and Catering – heavy smoke – aircraft separated at tail – amazing the Captain managed to get it in and on to tarmac as I’m hearing it was in trouble on the way in. Many passengers seen leaving aircraft – information still sketchy, this report just came in 3 minutes ago – I shot this photo 20-30 minutes ago – JH *Note: I first heard 191 passengers onboard – now I just heard from an employee – 291 passengers and crew – JH http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/news/2013/07/06/airline-crash-san-francisco/2495099/ FAA: Asiana Airlines flight crash lands at San Francisco airport

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Warwick Booth Sessions Summer NAMM Nashville Jon Hammond

Jon’s archive http://archive.org/details/JonHammondWarwickBoothSessionsSummerNAMMNashvilleJonHammond

This video is about Warwick Booth Sessions Summer NAMM Nashville Jon Hammond and Joe Berger
“The Warwick Booth Sessions”
WARWICK GMBH & CO. MUSIC EQUIPMENT KG Booth #1144
with Joe Berger (playing the Jerry Garcia Special model from EKO Guitars) and Jon Hammond (Sk1 combo Hammond Organ) at Nashville Summer NAMM Show smack dab in the middle of the NAMM Exhibits Floor – The Sound Police Love Us – because we rock out at low trade show sound levels and don’t disturb the other nearby booths – that’s the Community Spirit we always adhere to as old NAMM’ers don’t ya’ know – special thanks to Hans-Peter Wilfer, & Bob and the crew at Warwick & Framus – and John the Floor Manager in charge of Sound Control – JH — with Joe Berger at Nashville Music City Center – http://www.HammondCast.com/

Youtube http://youtu.be/pyPG240nlh8

Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/warwick-booth-sessions-summer-namm-nashville-jon-hammond-6618608

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Vimeo http://vimeo.com/70724725

Framus Vintage http://www.framus-vintage.de/

“Hans-Peter Wilfer followed in his fathe´s footsteps and founded Warwick in Eggolsheim in 1982 at the age of 24. After the German reunification he relocated the company”s headquarters to Markneukirchen in the Vogtland region in 1994. He then started an endeavor to bring new life to his father´s lifework – Fred Wilfer had bought back the apparently worthless trademark rights from the liquidator and gave them as a present to his son shortly before his death.

An appreciation for Fred Wilfer´s merits was missing so far. The history and development after the Second World War was fascinating the historian Dr. Christian Hoyer who tried to find out more on the history of the resettlement of the Schoenbach violin-makers.

Meanwhile the public interest in the Framus brand had risen and old Framus instruments, due to their high realizable value and their remarkable sound properties, were partly sold to considerable prices in the vintage market. Reason enough for Hans-Peter Wilfer to support Hoyer´s research. So, historian Dr. Christian Hoyer was engaged to conduct research in relation to the Framus subject.

Wilfer and Hoyer had a meeting in 2001. As a consequence Warwick has endorsed Hoyer´s search for evidence about the past manufacturing in Bubenreuth, something that has taken him already all around the world. Definitely not an easy undertaking, because the company´s archives don´t exist anymore since the liquidation. This endeavor turned into a bigger challenge: ads were placed that stated the need for information and witnesses of that time. Warwick then allocated the necessary funds to buy up old and interesting instrument in order to gain an overview of the company´s manufacturing. But many people helped in the process of filling in the gaps: former co-workers, musicians and endorsers involved with the company, music-loving collectors and many others. This labored and intense phase also included looking in the archives of states, courts, associations and organizations. Even guitarist and former endorser Billy Lorento, who nowadays works as a consultant – under the name Bill Lawrence – for the Fender® Corporation and enjoys his high profile as “King Of Pickups”, contributed his part to the story.

When a collection of instruments and documents was finally achieved, it was too hard to deny this knowledge to the public: It was decided that a book be made about Fred Wilfer and the Framus company and that the aforementioned collection was to be displayed and open to the public in a museum dedicated to the history of the Framus factory. The history project of the Warwick company that Hans-Peter Wilfer started in order to revive the Framus brand now reaches the culmination of all the efforts with the opening of the Framus Museum and the publication of a book on the history of Framus in the summer of 2007. ”

Great to see KSAN Radio Broadcasting Alums including Bonnie Simmons today at CHRS’ annual fundraiser event “Radio Day by The Bay” from the ultra-hip FM station founded by the late great Big Daddy Tom Donahue http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KSAN_(FM)
Jon Hammond

*Excerpt from Wikipedia: “On May 21, 1968, the call letters changed from KSFR to KSAN and the format switched to album-oriented rock music. Metromedia transferred call sign KSAN from its TV station, which it renamed KNEW-TV. (Today there is a National Public Radio station in Santa Fe, New Mexico using the KSFR call letters.)[1]
The timing of the change from KSFR to KSAN was triggered by an event at another station. On March 18, 1968 KMPX program director Tom Donahue turned in his resignation after a series of conflicts with station management. This led directly to a strike by many Donahue-loyal KMPX staff members. They began picketing outside the station’s offices, and were soon supported in their efforts by popular bands such as the Grateful Dead and Blue Cheer, as well as the station’s devoted listeners. The staff at sister station KPPC-FM in Pasadena walked out the next day.
KMPX and KPPC owner Leon Crosby refused to cave in to his striking staff, and brought in replacements at both stations to continue the progressive rock format. Several popular rock bands — including The Rolling Stones and the Grateful Dead — insisted that the station not play their music, in a show of support to the picketers. The eight-week strike ended on May 13, with no resolution between the former staffers and Crosby. (And with some claiming it was all just an elaborate publicity stunt.) KMPX continued with the same format, but the controversy opened the eyes of larger broadcasting companies to the potential for rock and roll on FM.
Seeing an opportunity to jump into a hot new radio format against a smaller company, Metromedia decided to switch the format of KSAN from classical music to freeform rock, and hired Donahue and most of the displaced KMPX staffers, who started at the station on May 21. Metromedia also hired the former KPPC staffers to work at KMET in Los Angeles, which made a similar format switch. Donahue eventually became general manager of KSAN, while also programming consulting for sister station KMET.[2]
KSAN became a groundbreaking and legendary rock station, influencing other stations across the country.
On December 7, 1969, KSAN broadcast a show discussing what had just happened the night before at the free Rolling Stones performance at Altamont Raceway. Hosted by Stefan Ponek, the four-hour show fielded calls from a range of people who attended the event and a few who helped organize it, including Rolling Stones personnel and members of the Hells Angels. This broadcast is extensively documented in the 2000 Criterion DVD release of Gimme Shelter, the result of a restoration effort that included the filmmakers.
In the early 1970s, the station rose to number one in the 18-34 demographic,[3] developing a devoted cult following that lasted for many years.[4] During its heyday, KSAN had maintained a strong counterculture reputation. News reports often contained political commentary, with stories about the Vietnam War, the Nixon Administration, growing marijuana and drugs.[5] When the Symbionese Liberation Army kidnapped heiress Patty Hearst, they used KSAN to communicate their message and demands, via cassette tapes.[6] The station enlisted the assistance of the Federal Bureau of Investigation during this ordeal, as they became an unwilling go-between in the Hearst kidnapping.
On April 28, 1975, Tom Donahue died from a heart attack. A sampling of Tom Donahue on KSAN during the late 1960s can be heard on “The Golden Age Of Underground Radio” compilation.” — with The Bonnie Simmons Show

Great to see my long-time friend Dr. Eugene L. Schoenfeld aka Dear Dr. Hippocrates / Dr. Hip today at annual “Radio Day by The Bay” fundraiser for CHRS – California Historical Radio Society – 2 rows back from Ben Fong-Torres

– San Francisco radio heavyweights in the house! – Jon Hammond – at Radio KRE / KVTO — with Ben Fong-Torres and Eugene L. Schoenfeld

KLH Model Eight vacuum tube FM radio with matched dual-driver external speaker

– designed by Henry Kloss – Jon Hammond

(rear view)

I picked up a nice Sears Silvertone AM FM table radio

at Radio Day by The Bay annual fundraiser for CHRS / California Historical Radio Society – Jon Hammond

Radio Day by The Bay (on now) Radio Platoon on the scene with some serious Military radio hardware for field broadcasting – Jon Hammond

– annual fundraising event for CHRS – California Historical Radio Society

Cheryl Jennings ABC7/KGO TV SF News Anchor with Ben Fong-Torres in the original studio control room of KRE Radio, restored just as it appeared in the George Lucas classic movie American Graffiti (1973) – Wolfman Jack appeared there in the movie starring Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Charles Martin Smith – interview for CHRS

– California Historical Radio Society happening now – Jon Hammond — with Cheryl Jennings, Ben Fong-Torres and Wolfman Jack

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Summer NAMM Show Nashville The Booth Sessions at Hammond Suzuki USA Stand 1012

Jon’s archive http://archive.org/details/JonHammondSummerNAMMShowNashvilleTheBoothSessionsatHammondSuzukiUSAStand1012/

L to R: Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond Sk1 organ, Roland Barber trombone – at Hammond Suzuki USA booth #1012 – Summer NAMM Show

This video is at the Summer NAMM Show in Nashville Tennessee – The Booth Sessions in Hammond Suzuki USA Booth #1012 “Lydia’s Tune” by Jon Hammond (at the Sk1 Hammond organ) with Joe Berger guitar, special guest Roland Barber (trombone), thanks for sitting in with us Roland!
http://www.HammondCast.com/ — with Roland Barber and Joe Berger at Nashville Music City Center

Youtube http://youtu.be/ESA-E3_yFtA

Welcoming remarks at grand opening party were made by Joe Lamond President CEO of NAMM

Summer NAMM Nashville Wrap Up Jon Hammond’s first blast after returning to Summer NAMM Show in the brand-new Music City Center convention facility Downtown Nashville. A taste from the grand opening party presented by NAMM President CEO Joe Lamond the night before July 10th with very special guest Billy Cox and The Band of Gypsys Tribute to Jimi Hendrix. On Day 1 of 3 day show, Jon Hammond solo organ performance on the NAMM Stage in the massive lobby of Music City Center Jon’s song “Get Back in The Groove” with pictures of artist friends during intro of America The Beautiful, many great players attended and jammed including studio drummer Bernard Purdie reuniting with long time friends The Delgado Brothers jamming first thing 2nd morning on lobby stage on Delgados’ song “Man Without A Plan” – images throughout this clip group shots with Delgado Family, Jon Hammond played first time with one of the great Barber Brothers – Roland Barber trombone along with Joe Berger guitar

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Warwick Booth Sessions Summer NAMM Nashville Jon Hammond

July 21, 2013

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Warwick Booth Sessions Summer NAMM Nashville Jon Hammond

Jon’s archive http://archive.org/details/JonHammondWarwickBoothSessionsSummerNAMMNashvilleJonHammond

This video is about Warwick Booth Sessions Summer NAMM Nashville Jon Hammond and Joe Berger
“The Warwick Booth Sessions”
WARWICK GMBH & CO. MUSIC EQUIPMENT KG Booth #1144
with Joe Berger (playing the Jerry Garcia Special model from EKO Guitars) and Jon Hammond (Sk1 combo Hammond Organ) at Nashville Summer NAMM Show smack dab in the middle of the NAMM Exhibits Floor – The Sound Police Love Us – because we rock out at low trade show sound levels and don’t disturb the other nearby booths – that’s the Community Spirit we always adhere to as old NAMM’ers don’t ya’ know – special thanks to Hans-Peter Wilfer, & Bob and the crew at Warwick & Framus – and John the Floor Manager in charge of Sound Control – JH — with Joe Berger at Nashville Music City Center – http://www.HammondCast.com/

Youtube http://youtu.be/pyPG240nlh8

Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/warwick-booth-sessions-summer-namm-nashville-jon-hammond-6618608

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Vimeo http://vimeo.com/70724725

Framus Vintage http://www.framus-vintage.de/

“Hans-Peter Wilfer followed in his fathe´s footsteps and founded Warwick in Eggolsheim in 1982 at the age of 24. After the German reunification he relocated the company”s headquarters to Markneukirchen in the Vogtland region in 1994. He then started an endeavor to bring new life to his father´s lifework – Fred Wilfer had bought back the apparently worthless trademark rights from the liquidator and gave them as a present to his son shortly before his death.

An appreciation for Fred Wilfer´s merits was missing so far. The history and development after the Second World War was fascinating the historian Dr. Christian Hoyer who tried to find out more on the history of the resettlement of the Schoenbach violin-makers.

Meanwhile the public interest in the Framus brand had risen and old Framus instruments, due to their high realizable value and their remarkable sound properties, were partly sold to considerable prices in the vintage market. Reason enough for Hans-Peter Wilfer to support Hoyer´s research. So, historian Dr. Christian Hoyer was engaged to conduct research in relation to the Framus subject.

Wilfer and Hoyer had a meeting in 2001. As a consequence Warwick has endorsed Hoyer´s search for evidence about the past manufacturing in Bubenreuth, something that has taken him already all around the world. Definitely not an easy undertaking, because the company´s archives don´t exist anymore since the liquidation. This endeavor turned into a bigger challenge: ads were placed that stated the need for information and witnesses of that time. Warwick then allocated the necessary funds to buy up old and interesting instrument in order to gain an overview of the company´s manufacturing. But many people helped in the process of filling in the gaps: former co-workers, musicians and endorsers involved with the company, music-loving collectors and many others. This labored and intense phase also included looking in the archives of states, courts, associations and organizations. Even guitarist and former endorser Billy Lorento, who nowadays works as a consultant – under the name Bill Lawrence – for the Fender® Corporation and enjoys his high profile as “King Of Pickups”, contributed his part to the story.

When a collection of instruments and documents was finally achieved, it was too hard to deny this knowledge to the public: It was decided that a book be made about Fred Wilfer and the Framus company and that the aforementioned collection was to be displayed and open to the public in a museum dedicated to the history of the Framus factory. The history project of the Warwick company that Hans-Peter Wilfer started in order to revive the Framus brand now reaches the culmination of all the efforts with the opening of the Framus Museum and the publication of a book on the history of Framus in the summer of 2007. ”

Great to see KSAN Radio Broadcasting Alums including Bonnie Simmons today at CHRS’ annual fundraiser event “Radio Day by The Bay” from the ultra-hip FM station founded by the late great Big Daddy Tom Donahue http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KSAN_(FM)
Jon Hammond

*Excerpt from Wikipedia: “On May 21, 1968, the call letters changed from KSFR to KSAN and the format switched to album-oriented rock music. Metromedia transferred call sign KSAN from its TV station, which it renamed KNEW-TV. (Today there is a National Public Radio station in Santa Fe, New Mexico using the KSFR call letters.)[1]
The timing of the change from KSFR to KSAN was triggered by an event at another station. On March 18, 1968 KMPX program director Tom Donahue turned in his resignation after a series of conflicts with station management. This led directly to a strike by many Donahue-loyal KMPX staff members. They began picketing outside the station’s offices, and were soon supported in their efforts by popular bands such as the Grateful Dead and Blue Cheer, as well as the station’s devoted listeners. The staff at sister station KPPC-FM in Pasadena walked out the next day.
KMPX and KPPC owner Leon Crosby refused to cave in to his striking staff, and brought in replacements at both stations to continue the progressive rock format. Several popular rock bands — including The Rolling Stones and the Grateful Dead — insisted that the station not play their music, in a show of support to the picketers. The eight-week strike ended on May 13, with no resolution between the former staffers and Crosby. (And with some claiming it was all just an elaborate publicity stunt.) KMPX continued with the same format, but the controversy opened the eyes of larger broadcasting companies to the potential for rock and roll on FM.
Seeing an opportunity to jump into a hot new radio format against a smaller company, Metromedia decided to switch the format of KSAN from classical music to freeform rock, and hired Donahue and most of the displaced KMPX staffers, who started at the station on May 21. Metromedia also hired the former KPPC staffers to work at KMET in Los Angeles, which made a similar format switch. Donahue eventually became general manager of KSAN, while also programming consulting for sister station KMET.[2]
KSAN became a groundbreaking and legendary rock station, influencing other stations across the country.
On December 7, 1969, KSAN broadcast a show discussing what had just happened the night before at the free Rolling Stones performance at Altamont Raceway. Hosted by Stefan Ponek, the four-hour show fielded calls from a range of people who attended the event and a few who helped organize it, including Rolling Stones personnel and members of the Hells Angels. This broadcast is extensively documented in the 2000 Criterion DVD release of Gimme Shelter, the result of a restoration effort that included the filmmakers.
In the early 1970s, the station rose to number one in the 18-34 demographic,[3] developing a devoted cult following that lasted for many years.[4] During its heyday, KSAN had maintained a strong counterculture reputation. News reports often contained political commentary, with stories about the Vietnam War, the Nixon Administration, growing marijuana and drugs.[5] When the Symbionese Liberation Army kidnapped heiress Patty Hearst, they used KSAN to communicate their message and demands, via cassette tapes.[6] The station enlisted the assistance of the Federal Bureau of Investigation during this ordeal, as they became an unwilling go-between in the Hearst kidnapping.
On April 28, 1975, Tom Donahue died from a heart attack. A sampling of Tom Donahue on KSAN during the late 1960s can be heard on “The Golden Age Of Underground Radio” compilation.” — with The Bonnie Simmons Show

Great to see my long-time friend Dr. Eugene L. Schoenfeld aka Dear Dr. Hippocrates / Dr. Hip today at annual “Radio Day by The Bay” fundraiser for CHRS – California Historical Radio Society – 2 rows back from Ben Fong-Torres

– San Francisco radio heavyweights in the house! – Jon Hammond – at Radio KRE / KVTO — with Ben Fong-Torres and Eugene L. Schoenfeld

KLH Model Eight vacuum tube FM radio with matched dual-driver external speaker

– designed by Henry Kloss – Jon Hammond

(rear view)

I picked up a nice Sears Silvertone AM FM table radio

at Radio Day by The Bay annual fundraiser for CHRS / California Historical Radio Society – Jon Hammond

Radio Day by The Bay (on now) Radio Platoon on the scene with some serious Military radio hardware for field broadcasting – Jon Hammond

– annual fundraising event for CHRS – California Historical Radio Society

Cheryl Jennings ABC7/KGO TV SF News Anchor with Ben Fong-Torres in the original studio control room of KRE Radio, restored just as it appeared in the George Lucas classic movie American Graffiti (1973) – Wolfman Jack appeared there in the movie starring Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Charles Martin Smith – interview for CHRS

– California Historical Radio Society happening now – Jon Hammond — with Cheryl Jennings, Ben Fong-Torres and Wolfman Jack

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Summer NAMM Show Nashville The Booth Sessions at Hammond Suzuki USA Stand 1012

Jon’s archive http://archive.org/details/JonHammondSummerNAMMShowNashvilleTheBoothSessionsatHammondSuzukiUSAStand1012/

L to R: Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond Sk1 organ, Roland Barber trombone – at Hammond Suzuki USA booth #1012 – Summer NAMM Show

This video is at the Summer NAMM Show in Nashville Tennessee – The Booth Sessions in Hammond Suzuki USA Booth #1012 “Lydia’s Tune” by Jon Hammond (at the Sk1 Hammond organ) with Joe Berger guitar, special guest Roland Barber (trombone), thanks for sitting in with us Roland!
http://www.HammondCast.com/ — with Roland Barber and Joe Berger at Nashville Music City Center

Youtube http://youtu.be/ESA-E3_yFtA

Welcoming remarks at grand opening party were made by Joe Lamond President CEO of NAMM

Summer NAMM Nashville Wrap Up Jon Hammond’s first blast after returning to Summer NAMM Show in the brand-new Music City Center convention facility Downtown Nashville. A taste from the grand opening party presented by NAMM President CEO Joe Lamond the night before July 10th with very special guest Billy Cox and The Band of Gypsys Tribute to Jimi Hendrix. On Day 1 of 3 day show, Jon Hammond solo organ performance on the NAMM Stage in the massive lobby of Music City Center Jon’s song “Get Back in The Groove” with pictures of artist friends during intro of America The Beautiful, many great players attended and jammed including studio drummer Bernard Purdie reuniting with long time friends The Delgado Brothers jamming first thing 2nd morning on lobby stage on Delgados’ song “Man Without A Plan” – images throughout this clip group shots with Delgado Family, Jon Hammond played first time with one of the great Barber Brothers – Roland Barber trombone along with Joe Berger guitar

Special thanks to Rudd Lance for the excellent audio house mix

at Hammond Suzuki USA booth, images of the beautifully designed Music City Center and so much more will be forthcoming in a few days, the event was a huge success, nonstop music was the theme of Summer NAMM 2013, a great way to break in the new Music City Center – and NAMM will return there next year, the perfect home for this annual music trade show event, see you again next year folks!
http://www.namm.org/summer/2013

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151521235152102

Youtube http://youtu.be/xUf7gGxyjlc

Summer NAMM Booth Performance with special guest Roland Barber – trombone, Joe Berger – guitar, Jon Hammond – Sk1 organ, Hammond Suzuki USA Booth number 1012 – Nashville Music City Center

— with Joe Berger and Roland Barber at Nashville Music City Center

Group Photo Time in Hammond Suzuki USA Booth number 1012 –
L to R: Jennifer Landeros (with camera, Secretary of HSUSA), Joe Berger (unplugging gtr. to join photo opp.), Dr. Lonnie Smith, Yu Beniya Corporate Officer at Suzuki Musical Instruments, Shuji Suzuki President Managing Director of Suzuki Musical Instruments makers of Hammond Organs, Gregory Gronowski Director Sales and Marketing introducing XK-1c at Hammond Suzuki USA. Bernard Purdie, Jon Hammond –

2013 Summer NAMM Show Nashville Music City Center — with Joe Berger and 5 others at Nashville Music City Center

Joe Berger will now plug in his guitar and summon The Sound Police (our friend John) at the HIWATT Amps Booth – 2013 Summer NAMM Show in Nashville Tennessee – Jon Hammond

*Note: I saw The WHO when they were playing walls of HIWATT Amps, one of the greatest rock shows I’ve ever seen in History! The WHO 1970 Berkeley Community Theatre Bill Graham Presents! — with Joe Berger at Nashville Music City Center

HiWatt – HamBerger – HiWatt USA Amps Team Justin Harrison, Mark Lodge, Simon Giles with Jon Hammond and Joe Berger – 2013 Summer NAMM Show Nashville – serious amps! I saw The WHO when they were playing HiWatt Amps at the Berkeley Community Theatre, totally awesome! — with Joe Berger at Nashville Music City Center

Bernard Purdie solo hit at TattleTale Security booth (Wireless Alarm Systems for Apartments, Small Business, Homes, and Dorms)

– Day 2 of 2014 Summer NAMM Show in Nashville Tennessee – Jon Hammond — with Bernard Purdie and Bernard Purdie at Nashville Music City Center

Now I can have a great Summer NAMM Day 2 that I’ve seen main man Dan! Dan Del Fiorentino and Jon Hammond in the new Nashville Music City Center – kicking off Day 2 Summer NAMM Show!

— with Dan Del Fiorentino at Nashville Music City Center

Jon Hammond here with The Delgado Brothers / Family/Band – incredible cats! *watch for the video with Bernard Purdie from this morning on the NAMM Acoustic Stage, will be forthcoming, really super to meet and hear you guys!

Power Shot – just after our session in Hammond Suzuki USA booth 1012 – L to R: Roland Barber (thanks for playing with us Roland, you sound superb on trombone!), Jon Hammond, Yu Beniya & Shuji Suzuki President Managing Director of Suzuki Musical Instruments makers of Hammond Organs and Leslie Speakers and Joe Berger

Warwick, Framus, Hans-Peter Wilfer, NAMM Show, Nashville, Booth Sessions, Jon Hammond, Sk1, XK-1c, Suzuki Musical Instruments, Hammond Organ, Jerry Garcia guitar, Joe Berger, Local 802, Musicians Union

Summer NAMM Show Nashville The Booth Sessions at Hammond Suzuki USA Stand 1012

July 17, 2013

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Summer NAMM Show Nashville The Booth Sessions at Hammond Suzuki USA Stand 1012

Jon’s archive http://archive.org/details/JonHammondSummerNAMMShowNashvilleTheBoothSessionsatHammondSuzukiUSAStand1012/

L to R: Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond Sk1 organ, Roland Barber trombone – at Hammond Suzuki USA booth #1012 – Summer NAMM Show

This video is at the Summer NAMM Show in Nashville Tennessee – The Booth Sessions in Hammond Suzuki USA Booth #1012 “Lydia’s Tune” by Jon Hammond (at the Sk1 Hammond organ) with Joe Berger guitar, special guest Roland Barber (trombone), thanks for sitting in with us Roland!
http://www.HammondCast.com/ — with Roland Barber and Joe Berger at Nashville Music City Center

Youtube http://youtu.be/ESA-E3_yFtA

Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/summer-namm-show-nashville-the-booth-sessions-at-hammond-suzuki-stand-1012-6617398

[blip.tv http://blip.tv/play/AYOT8xoA.x?p=1 width=”960″ height=”568″]

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/70492855

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Summer NAMM Nashville Wrap Up Jon Hammond first blast from 2013 annual music trade show just wrapped HD 1080p

Jon’s archive http://archive.org/details/JonHammondSummerNAMMNashvilleWrapUpJonHammond

Welcoming remarks at grand opening party were made by Joe Lamond President CEO of NAMM

Summer NAMM Nashville Wrap Up Jon Hammond’s first blast after returning to Summer NAMM Show in the brand-new Music City Center convention facility Downtown Nashville. A taste from the grand opening party presented by NAMM President CEO Joe Lamond the night before July 10th with very special guest Billy Cox and The Band of Gypsys Tribute to Jimi Hendrix. On Day 1 of 3 day show, Jon Hammond solo organ performance on the NAMM Stage in the massive lobby of Music City Center Jon’s song “Get Back in The Groove” with pictures of artist friends during intro of America The Beautiful, many great players attended and jammed including studio drummer Bernard Purdie reuniting with long time friends The Delgado Brothers jamming first thing 2nd morning on lobby stage on Delgados’ song “Man Without A Plan” – images throughout this clip group shots with Delgado Family, Jon Hammond played first time with one of the great Barber Brothers – Roland Barber trombone along with Joe Berger guitar

Special thanks to Rudd Lance for the excellent audio house mix

at Hammond Suzuki USA booth, images of the beautifully designed Music City Center and so much more will be forthcoming in a few days, the event was a huge success, nonstop music was the theme of Summer NAMM 2013, a great way to break in the new Music City Center – and NAMM will return there next year, the perfect home for this annual music trade show event, see you again next year folks!
http://www.namm.org/summer/2013

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151521235152102

Youtube http://youtu.be/xUf7gGxyjlc

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/70316182

Summer NAMM Nashville Wrap Up Jon Hammond from Jon Hammond on Vimeo.

Solo Organ Performance on NAMM Stage in the massive lobby of the new Nashville Music City Center http://www.namm.org/node/18761
2013 Summer NAMM Show – Performance: Jon Hammond
NAMM Foundation
SupportMusic — at Nashville Music City Center

Summer NAMM Booth Performance with special guest Roland Barber – trombone, Joe Berger – guitar, Jon Hammond – Sk1 organ, Hammond Suzuki USA Booth number 1012 – Nashville Music City Center

— with Joe Berger and Roland Barber at Nashville Music City Center

Group Photo Time in Hammond Suzuki USA Booth number 1012 –
L to R: Jennifer Landeros (with camera, Secretary of HSUSA), Joe Berger (unplugging gtr. to join photo opp.), Dr. Lonnie Smith, Yu Beniya Corporate Officer at Suzuki Musical Instruments, Shuji Suzuki President Managing Director of Suzuki Musical Instruments makers of Hammond Organs, Gregory Gronowski Director Sales and Marketing introducing XK-1c at Hammond Suzuki USA. Bernard Purdie, Jon Hammond –

2013 Summer NAMM Show Nashville Music City Center — with Joe Berger and 5 others at Nashville Music City Center

Jon Hammond and Joe Berger duo performance at Warwick Booth number 1144 – 2013 Summer NAMM Nashville Tennessee

— with Joe Berger at Nashville Music City Center

Joe Berger will now plug in his guitar and summon The Sound Police (our friend John) at the HIWATT Amps Booth – 2013 Summer NAMM Show in Nashville Tennessee – Jon Hammond

*Note: I saw The WHO when they were playing walls of HIWATT Amps, one of the greatest rock shows I’ve ever seen in History! The WHO 1970 Berkeley Community Theatre Bill Graham Presents! — with Joe Berger at Nashville Music City Center

HiWatt – HamBerger – HiWatt USA Amps Team Justin Harrison, Mark Lodge, Simon Giles with Jon Hammond and Joe Berger – 2013 Summer NAMM Show Nashville – serious amps! I saw The WHO when they were playing HiWatt Amps at the Berkeley Community Theatre, totally awesome! — with Joe Berger at Nashville Music City Center

Bernard Purdie solo hit at TattleTale Security booth (Wireless Alarm Systems for Apartments, Small Business, Homes, and Dorms)

– Day 2 of 2014 Summer NAMM Show in Nashville Tennessee – Jon Hammond — with Bernard Purdie and Bernard Purdie at Nashville Music City Center

Now I can have a great Summer NAMM Day 2 that I’ve seen main man Dan! Dan Del Fiorentino and Jon Hammond in the new Nashville Music City Center – kicking off Day 2 Summer NAMM Show!

— with Dan Del Fiorentino at Nashville Music City Center

Jon Hammond here with The Delgado Brothers / Family/Band – incredible cats! *watch for the video with Bernard Purdie from this morning on the NAMM Acoustic Stage, will be forthcoming, really super to meet and hear you guys!

– 2013 Summer NAMM Nashville — with The Delgado Brothers Band

Rock n’ Roll Power Shot – L to R: Shuji Suzuki President Managing Director of Suzuki Musical Instruments, Billy Cox http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Cox William “Billy” Cox (born October 18, 1941) is an American bassist, best known for performing with Jimi Hendrix..,

Jon Hammond, Yu Beniya Corporate Officer at Suzuki Musical Instruments – Day 2 of 2013 Summer NAMM Show in Nashville Music City Center — with Billy Cox (Hendrix) and Yu Beniya at Nashville Music City Center

Power Shot – just after our session in Hammond Suzuki USA booth 1012 – L to R: Roland Barber (thanks for playing with us Roland, you sound superb on trombone!), Jon Hammond, Yu Beniya & Shuji Suzuki President Managing Director of Suzuki Musical Instruments makers of Hammond Organs and Leslie Speakers and Joe Berger

– Day 2 of 2013 Summer NAMM Show – Nashville Music City Center — with Joe Berger and 2 others at Nashville Music City Center

Much more to come…

Booth Session, Stand 1012, Summer NAMM, Roland Barber, Trombone, Jazz Organ, Sk1, XK-1c, Suzuki Musical Instruments, Jon Hammond, ASCAP, Local 802, Musicians Union, Nashville Tennessee

Summer NAMM Nashville Wrap Up Jon Hammond first blast from 2013 annual music trade show just wrapped HD 1080p

July 15, 2013

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Summer NAMM Nashville Wrap Up Jon Hammond first blast from 2013 annual music trade show just wrapped HD 1080p

Jon’s archive http://archive.org/details/JonHammondSummerNAMMNashvilleWrapUpJonHammond

Welcoming remarks at grand opening party were made by Joe Lamond President CEO of NAMM

Summer NAMM Nashville Wrap Up Jon Hammond’s first blast after returning to Summer NAMM Show in the brand-new Music City Center convention facility Downtown Nashville. A taste from the grand opening party presented by NAMM President CEO Joe Lamond the night before July 10th with very special guest Billy Cox and The Band of Gypsys Tribute to Jimi Hendrix. On Day 1 of 3 day show, Jon Hammond solo organ performance on the NAMM Stage in the massive lobby of Music City Center Jon’s song “Get Back in The Groove” with pictures of artist friends during intro of America The Beautiful, many great players attended and jammed including studio drummer Bernard Purdie reuniting with long time friends The Delgado Brothers jamming first thing 2nd morning on lobby stage on Delgados’ song “Man Without A Plan” – images throughout this clip group shots with Delgado Family, Jon Hammond played first time with one of the great Barber Brothers – Roland Barber trombone along with Joe Berger guitar

at Hammond Suzuki USA booth, images of the beautifully designed Music City Center and so much more will be forthcoming in a few days, the event was a huge success, nonstop music was the theme of Summer NAMM 2013, a great way to break in the new Music City Center – and NAMM will return there next year, the perfect home for this annual music trade show event, see you again next year folks!
http://www.namm.org/summer/2013

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151521235152102

Youtube http://youtu.be/xUf7gGxyjlc

Vimeo http://vimeo.com/70316182

Summer NAMM Nashville Wrap Up Jon Hammond from Jon Hammond on Vimeo.

Solo Organ Performance on NAMM Stage in the massive lobby of the new Nashville Music City Center http://www.namm.org/node/18761
2013 Summer NAMM Show – Performance: Jon Hammond
NAMM Foundation
SupportMusic — at Nashville Music City Center

Summer NAMM Booth Performance with special guest Roland Barber – trombone, Joe Berger – guitar, Jon Hammond – Sk1 organ, Hammond Suzuki USA Booth number 1012 – Nashville Music City Center

— with Joe Berger and Roland Barber at Nashville Music City Center

Group Photo Time in Hammond Suzuki USA Booth number 1012 –
L to R: Jennifer Landeros (with camera, Secretary of HSUSA), Joe Berger (unplugging gtr. to join photo opp.), Dr. Lonnie Smith, Yu Beniya Corporate Officer at Suzuki Musical Instruments, Shuji Suzuki President Managing Director of Suzuki Musical Instruments makers of Hammond Organs, Gregory Gronowski Director Sales and Marketing introducing XK-1c at Hammond Suzuki USA. Bernard Purdie, Jon Hammond –

2013 Summer NAMM Show Nashville Music City Center — with Joe Berger and 5 others at Nashville Music City Center

Jon Hammond and Joe Berger duo performance at Warwick Booth number 1144 – 2013 Summer NAMM Nashville Tennessee

— with Joe Berger at Nashville Music City Center

Joe Berger will now plug in his guitar and summon The Sound Police (our friend John) at the HIWATT Amps Booth – 2013 Summer NAMM Show in Nashville Tennessee – Jon Hammond

*Note: I saw The WHO when they were playing walls of HIWATT Amps, one of the greatest rock shows I’ve ever seen in History! The WHO 1970 Berkeley Community Theatre Bill Graham Presents! — with Joe Berger at Nashville Music City Center

HiWatt – HamBerger – HiWatt USA Amps Team Justin Harrison, Mark Lodge, Simon Giles with Jon Hammond and Joe Berger – 2013 Summer NAMM Show Nashville – serious amps! I saw The WHO when they were playing HiWatt Amps at the Berkeley Community Theatre, totally awesome! — with Joe Berger at Nashville Music City Center

Bernard Purdie solo hit at TattleTale Security booth (Wireless Alarm Systems for Apartments, Small Business, Homes, and Dorms)

– Day 2 of 2014 Summer NAMM Show in Nashville Tennessee – Jon Hammond — with Bernard Purdie and Bernard Purdie at Nashville Music City Center

Now I can have a great Summer NAMM Day 2 that I’ve seen main man Dan! Dan Del Fiorentino and Jon Hammond in the new Nashville Music City Center – kicking off Day 2 Summer NAMM Show!

— with Dan Del Fiorentino at Nashville Music City Center

Jon Hammond here with The Delgado Brothers / Family/Band – incredible cats! *watch for the video with Bernard Purdie from this morning on the NAMM Acoustic Stage, will be forthcoming, really super to meet and hear you guys!

– 2013 Summer NAMM Nashville — with The Delgado Brothers Band

Rock n’ Roll Power Shot – L to R: Shuji Suzuki President Managing Director of Suzuki Musical Instruments, Billy Cox http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Cox William “Billy” Cox (born October 18, 1941) is an American bassist, best known for performing with Jimi Hendrix..,

Jon Hammond, Yu Beniya Corporate Officer at Suzuki Musical Instruments – Day 2 of 2013 Summer NAMM Show in Nashville Music City Center — with Billy Cox (Hendrix) and Yu Beniya at Nashville Music City Center

Power Shot – just after our session in Hammond Suzuki USA booth 1012 – L to R: Roland Barber (thanks for playing with us Roland, you sound superb on trombone!), Jon Hammond, Yu Beniya & Shuji Suzuki President Managing Director of Suzuki Musical Instruments makers of Hammond Organs and Leslie Speakers and Joe Berger

– Day 2 of 2013 Summer NAMM Show – Nashville Music City Center — with Joe Berger and 2 others at Nashville Music City Center

Much more to come…

Summer NAMM Show, Nashville Music City Center, Jon Hammond, Wrap Up, Rock, Soul, Jazz, Blues, XK-1c, Sk1, Organ, AFM, Local 802, Musicians Union, Bernard Purdie, Warwick Amps, Joe Lamond

Airliner Crash SFO! Breaking News from Jon Hammond on-the-scene

July 6, 2013

Airliner Crash SFO! Breaking News from Jon Hammond on-the-scene *Images from Jon Hammond just 30 minutes ago:

Airliner Crash SFO! Breaking News from Jon Hammond on-the-scene: Flight 214 Asiana Airlines arriving SFO from SEL has crashed – I shot this photo from West Field of SFO near US Post Office facility and Catering – heavy smoke – aircraft separated at tail – amazing the Captain managed to get it in and on to tarmac as I’m hearing it was in trouble on the way in. Many passengers seen leaving aircraft – information still sketchy, this report just came in 3 minutes ago – I shot this photo 20-30 minutes ago – JH *Note: I first heard 191 passengers onboard – now I just heard from an employee – 291 passengers and crew – JH
http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/news/2013/07/06/airline-crash-san-francisco/2495099/
FAA: Asiana Airlines flight crash lands at San Francisco airport
William M. Welch, USA TODAY 3:48 p.m. EDT July 6, 2013
An Asiana Airlines flight from Seoul crashed on landing at San Francisco’s airport Saturday, the Federal Aviation Authority confirmed.

It was not immediately known if there were casualties. Initial images from the scene showed smoke billowing from the plane and emergency exits open from the plane’s fuselage.

The plane was a Boeing 777, FAA spokesman Lynn Lunsford said. It crashed on runway 28L at San Francisco International Airport, he said.

Laura Brown, spokeswoman for the FAA in Washington, said Asiana Flight 214 from Seoul was attempting to land at San Francisco International Airport when it crashed.

“All we know is that a foreign airline, Asiana Airlines Flight 214 arriving from Seoul, South Korea, crashed while landing,” she said. “That’s all I’ve got right now.

A video clip posted to Youtube showed smoke coming from a silver-colored jet on the tarmac. Passengers could be seen jumping down the inflatable emergency slides. Images showed the the body of the plane largely intact but with severe fire damage.

The tail of the airplane was separated from the aircraft.

The crash is the first major commercial jet to crash in the United States since a November 2001 crash in New York.

The airline is based in Seoul, South Korea. Its website says its Boeing 777 can carry between 246 to 300 passengers. — at San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

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HammondCast Audio with Preview NDR SESSIONS Projekt Jon Hammond Journal July 5 2013

July 5, 2013

*LISTEN TO THE AUDIO HERE: HammondCast Audio with Preview NDR SESSIONS Projekt Jon Hammond Journal July 5 2013

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Jon Hammond and Chris Cortez in KCSM 91.1 FM Studio

HammondCast from organist accordionist Jon Hammond, broadcasting from San Francisco with Clifford Brown Jr. & Chris Cortez talking about Jon’s music and fresh new tracks from Jon’s forthcoming record: “NDR SESSIONS Projekt” with saxophonist LUTZ BUCHNER, trombonist JOE GALLARDO, drummer HEINZ LICHIUS and JON HAMMOND on the new Hammond XK-3 organ/bass recorded in NDR Radio’s Studo 1 with NDR Engineer RUDY GROSSER at the controls. Selections include “Satin Doll”, Jon’s composition “Payphone Johnny”, “Polka Dots and Moonbeams”, “No X-Cess Baggage Blues” and news of JON HAMMOND Band

NDR SESSIONS Projekt Behind The Beat http://behindthebeat.com/2006/05/jon-hammond-the-ndr-sessions-projekt/

Jon Hammond’s “The NDR Sessions Projekt” brings the soulful jazz organist back to Hamburg to record a collection of standards and originals featuring Lutz Buchner on saxophones, Joe Gallardo on trombone and Heinz Lichius on drums. Recorded in one of Germany’s best studios, the quartet present rich, heartfelt perfomances and infuse the music with a fresh and vibrant sound.

Hammond announces new XK-1C portable organ – Jon Hammond
http://www.keyboardmag.com/article/hammond-announces-new-xk-1c-portable-organ/152093

Hammond USA Director of Sales and Marketing Gregg Gregory Gronowski says: “The Xk-1c’s diminuitive size is shocking when compared to its massive tone, but one touch of the traditional waterfall keyboard tells the truth that the Xk-1c is the real deal, not a clone or imitation, but a genuine Hammond Organ, worthy of the name and the legacy of nearly 80 years.”

There goes some new Hammond organs to the bottom of the ocean folks – http://www.seatrade-global.com/news/asia/mol-appoints-lr-to-determine-cause-of-mol-comfort-accident.html – Jon Hammond

By Lee Hong Liang
from Singapore
Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has appointed classification society Lloyd’s Register (LR) as a technical consultant to determine the cause of the accident involving containership MOL Comfort…

Big 4th O’ July Sale Going on Right Now at IKEA Folks!!
Jon Hammond –

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Summer NAMM Nashville Coming Soon In July for now Winter NAMM Revisited Jon Hammond Band

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Very special performance on first ever Hammond night in Hilton Hotel Lobby at Winter NAMM 2013 presented by Hammond Suzuki USA “Sound Soul Summit”
“The Ultimate All-Star Jam” MC Scott May introduces Jon Hammond Band to play their theme song “Late Rent” after a very cool pre-show party Meet and Greet with a who’s who of Hammond organists.
Donny Baldwin drums (from Jefferson Starship & Lydia Pense & Cold Blood),
Alex Budman tenor saxophone
Joe Berger guitar
Jon Hammond New B-3 Portable organ
Sound mix by Denny Mack
Special thanks Hammond Suzuki USA and Suzuki Musical Instruments Team
NAMM = National Association of Music Merchants
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The NAMM Photographs by Lawrence Gay of Hammond Summit HammondCast

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: NAMM Hammond Summit Show Late Rent Jon Hammond Band in Hilton Anaheim

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Very special performance on first ever Hammond night in Hilton Hotel Lobby at Winter NAMM 2013 presented by Hammond Suzuki USA “Sound Soul Summit”
“The Ultimate All-Star Jam” MC Scott May introduces Jon Hammond Band to play their theme song “Late Rent” after a very cool pre-show party Meet and Greet with a who’s who of Hammond organists.
Donny Baldwin drums (from Jefferson Starship & Lydia Pense & Cold Blood),
Alex Budman tenor saxophone
Joe Berger guitar
Jon Hammond New B-3 Portable organ
Sound mix by Denny Mack
Special thanks Hammond Suzuki USA and Suzuki Musical Instruments Team
NAMM = National Association of Music Merchants
http://www.jonhammondband.com

NAMM Hilton Sound Soul Summit Jon Hammond Band Late Rent Jazz Funk Soul Blues

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Vimeo http://vimeo.com/58479347

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Head Phone 2013 by Jon Hammond HD 1080p

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Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZeSXqt9-3w

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Jon Hammond original funk composition “Head Phone” performed at Jon Hammond’s annual Musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller Frankfurt, kicking off the 2013 Musikmesse the night before with many special friends in the house – this cut from the 2nd set, Joe Lamond President & CEO of NAMM in the house with the NAMM Team and friends from all over the world, P.Mauriat Saxophones Team from Taipei Taiwan and Poland – Bernie of Bernies Music Land Australia – Japan, Hungary, USA, France – like a United Nations convention with a giant chocolate chocolate birthday cake! Celebrating 27 years Musikmesse and 60 years old birthday boy Jon Hammond at the organ with Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone, Totó Giovanni Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar – special thanks to Thomas Eich for the super TecAmp bass rig with specially designed dual 12″ Neodymium speaker cabinet and TecAmp head powering Jon’s Sk1 Hammond organ – Jazzkeller Frankfurt Team, Messe Frankfurt – and the wonderful article with JH interview in Journal Frankfurt by Detlef Kinsler *in Deutsch: http://www.journal-frankfurt.de/journal_news/Kultur-9/My-home-away-from-home-Jon-Hammond-zum-27-Mal-auf-der-Musikmesse-18308.html?src=funkyjazz&id&rewrite_titel
Kultur –
JOURNAL FRANKFURTAlle NachrichtenKulturMy home away from home:
on Hammond zum 27. Mal auf der Musikmesse

Nomen est omen. Der Mann heißt Hammond und spielt eine Hammond. Der Organist aus New York freut sich auf Frankfurt und lädt zur Musikmesse Warm Up Party am 9.4. in den Jazzkeller ein.
JOURNAL FRANKFURT: Was war für Sie zuerst da – die Frankfurter Musikmesse oder Auftritte im Jazzkeller?
Jon Hammond: Die Musikmesse. Ich kam 1987 zum ersten Mal nach Frankfurt, zusammen mit Joe Berger, der auf der Messe für Engl Amplifiers spielte. Wir flogen mit der Lufthansa ein und teilten uns ein Zimmer im berühmten Prinz Otto Hotel am Hauptbahnhof. Schon in der ersten Nacht stellte mir Joe den großen John Entwistle, den Bassisten von The Who vor. Es wurde eine lange Nacht, in der wir Cognac tranken und Erdnüsse knabberten in eiern Suite des Marriott Hotels. Ich habe Joe bei einer Session mit John und Ringo Starrs Sohn Zak Starkey im Dorian Grey Club gefilmt bei einer Soundcheck Party. In den ersten paar Jahren spielte ich nicht oft live weil ich noch keine transportierbare Hammond Orgel hatte vor 1991 als ich den Prototyp einer XB-2 Hammond Orgel bekam mit der ich dann um die Welt reiste. Hauptsächliche dokumenierte ich aber die Messe für meine Cable TV Show in New York, die inzwischen im 29. Jahr als The Jon Hammond Show — Music, Travel and Soft News präsentiert. Die harten Nachrichten überlasse ich CNN und den großen Networks (lacht). Vom ersten Jahr an fühlten wir uns der Musikmesse eng verbunden, haben seitdem eine tolle Zeit hier, kommen jedes Jahr wieder bis wir kleine, alte Männer sind.

Das Jazzkeller-Konzert am Vorabend der Musikmesse ist zu einer netten Tradition geworden – wie kam es dazu, was bedeutet es Ihnen und wir werden Sie dieses Jahr diesen Abend im Jazzkeller zelebrieren?
Ab 1991 lernte ich mehr und mehr Musikmesse-Menschen kennen und die mich und auch einiges von meiner Musik. Einige von ihnen ermunterten mich, doch auch für Auftritte nach Deutschland zu kommen weil es hier doch ein Interesse an Hammond-Orgel-Groove-Music gab. Mit der schon erwähnten, kleinen, kompakten aber sehr kraftvollen Orgel war das alles möglich. Zudem machte ich in New York gerade eine schwere Zeit durch, mein Vater war gestorben und ich hatte das Gefühl, einige Veränderungen könnten meinem Leben gut tun. Also kam ich nach Frankfurt mit meiner XB-2, allerdings mit einem Rückflugticket falls etwas schief gehen würde. Ich rief viele Musiker an, ließ sie wissen, ich bin jetzt da, lasst uns zusammen spielen. Das war für mich der Anfang einer langen, sehr speziellen Beziehung, vor allem zum Frankfurter Publikum nach ersten kleinen erfolgen im Jazzkeller und einer kurzen Auftritt im Hessen Report im Fernsehen. Beatrix Rief verdanke ich dieses “lucky light on me”, eine tolle Erfahrung. Seitdem nenne ich Frankfurt “My Good Luck City” und im Jazzkeller begann auch alles für mich als Musiker. Deshalb liegt mir der Club auch so nah am Herzen, deshalb hatte ich auch die Idee, meine “Musikmesse Warm Up Party” dort zu realisieren, immer in der Nacht bevor die Messe startet was zu einer schönen Tradition wurde. Im ersten Jahr, in dem ich dann auch ein wenig Sponsoring von Philip Morris bekam, konnte ich damit einige Flugtickets für befreundete Musik bezahlen. Darüber war ich sehr glücklich. Dabei rauche ich selbst gar nicht.

Wie würden Sie Ihr persönliches Verhältnis zu Deutschland und Frankfurt beschrieben?
Lassen Sie es mich so sagen: ich liebe Frankfurt und die Frankfurter waren immer gut zu mir in all den Jahren. Ich könnte ein ganzes Buch über die Zeit schreiben, in der ich in Bornheim wohnte und Nacht für Nacht in der alten Jazzkneipe in der Berliner Straße auftrat. Das war der Treffpunkt, wo auch die Musiker der HR Bigband hinkamen und es gab eine generöse Chefin in der kleinen Kneipe. Auch Regine Dobberschütz und Eugen Hahn im Jazzkeller waren wahre Jazzengel für mich, die mir so vieles ermöglichten in der Zeit. Wir konnten auch in den Studios von AFN Radio spielen, waren die einzigen Musiker, die das – mit einer Sondergenehmigung des US Militärs – durften. Für ein wenig Promotion für die Musikmesse. Wir nannten das Programm für die AFN “Profile TV “-Show “Sound Police”. Wir hatten viel Spaß. Kein Wunder also, dass ich Frankfurt als my home away from home begreife und ich mich jedes Mal wieder freue zur Musikmesse zu reisen, in diesem Jahr übrigens zum 27. Mal in Folge. Und ich bin diesmal besonders aufgeregt, heim nach Frankfurt zu kommen weil ich gerade 60 Jahre alt geworden bin.

Wer wird in diesem Jahr zum Gelingen des Konzertes mit teils komponierter, teils improvisierter Musik, so nehme ich an, beitragen und was für einen Sound wird die Band präsentieren?
Ich habe etwa 90% der Kompositionen geschrieben, die wir spielen werden. Es ist die Musik, die man auch in meiner New Yorker TV-Show hören kann und die mich mehrmals um die Welt getragen hat. Meinen Stil nenne ich “Swinging Funky Jazz and Blues” und featurert die ganz wunderbaren Solisten in meine Band: Tony Lakatos, den großen ungarischen Tenorsaxophonisten, der auch Mitglied in der hr Bigband ist, dann meinen alten Freund Giovanni Gulino, diesen tollen Schlagzeuger, der schon für fast alle Großen der Szene getrommelt hat. Ich liebe diese Jungs. Als Gitarrist ist mein alten Freund und Kollege Joe Berger dabei, den man auch als The Berger-Meister kennt. Auf diese Formation bin ich wirklich stolz.

Werden Sie im Jazzkeller wieder eine Hammond Orgel spielen?
Ja, sicher, das neueste Modell, eine Sk1, die exakt so klingt wie die legendäre B3. Ich liebe sie. Und sie wiegt nur noch sieben Kilo (Anm. des Autors: Das Original, ein echtes Möbel mit viel Holz, mussten immer zwei Menschen mit viel Muskelkraft die Treppen rauf und runter hieven), ein deutliches Indiz, dass wir in der Zukunft angekommen sind. Da stecken viele Jahre Forschung und Entwicklung drin, auch Bühnenerprobungen. Ich ziehe den Hut vor den Ingenieuren von Suzuki, ein unverwüstliches Instrument erschaffen zu haben. Und das unterziehe ich jetzt einen echten Härttest (lacht).
27. März 2013 Interview: Detlef Kinsler
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Detlef Kinsler (Journal Frankfurt / Frankfurter Rundschau) and Jon Hammond in Jazzkeller Frankfurt

Super Jenny Jennifer Schiele and Jon Hammond – Chocolate Chocolate Cake Action

Joe Lamond President & CEO of NAMM and Michael Falkenstein Leader of Hammond Deutschland – Chocolate Chocolate Cake Action

Jon Hammond Hammond Suzuki Artist and Tony Lakatos P.Mauriat Saxophones Artist 2013 Musikmesse

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: P.Mauriat Booth Jam FMS 2013 Day 3 Jazz and Blues Session Hall 4.1 E71 HD 1080p

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P.Mauriat Saxophones & Trumpets Booth Jazz and Blues Jam Session Frankfurt Musikmesse Day 3 with Jon Hammond at the organ with P.Mauriat Artists and Friends including (P.Mauriat Artists): Reiner Witzel alto saxophone, Klaus Wangorsch trumpet, André de Laat tenor sax (Friends) Mike Smith alto saxophone, Genzo Okabe alto sax – special thanks / dankeschön to Thomas Eich for TecAmp bass amp saved the day (again) Thanks Thomas! P.Mauriat founder Alex Mingmann Hsieh – very honored by my friend’s presence (shown in 2nd song) Mr. Kim Myung Hyun from Seoul Koria and P.Mauriat International Team Agnieszka Obrebska, David Kornusov, Yu Yang Lin aka Neo, Eric Hsu, Messe Frankfurt – Go For The Sound P Mauriat HQ! – JH
Day 2 LINK http://www.pmauriatmusic.com/en/news/4-events-news/265-p-mauriat-jazz-jam

Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RU8kRe-SdX0

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