Posts Tagged ‘Fatback drums’

HEAD PHONE at Sound Soul Summit Hammond Organ NAMM Showcase

May 15, 2017

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: HEAD PHONE at Sound Soul Summit Hammond Organ NAMM Showcase

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

Youtube https://youtu.be/7TApELTO1XI

Head Phone – Jon Hammond Band THE SOUND SOUL SUMMIT All-Star Jam Video Movie

Bernard Purdie on Jon Hammond Band “Head Phone”

Koei Tanaka (harmonica) on Jon Hammond Band “Head Phone”

Bernie Capicchiano, Shuji Suzuki, Shigeyuki Ohtaka, Jon Hammond, Jon Lord – Hammond Suzuki

Pre Summit Hammond Party – last public appearance of Keith Emerson sadly – pictured here with Hammond endorsees

Keith Emerson playing just after Jon Hammond on Sound Soul Summit NAMM Showcase

Bernard Purdie on Jon Hammond Band “Head Phone” does a little dance after feature funk solo

Jon Hammond and Dr. Lonnie Smith at Hammond Sound Soul Summit

Joe Lamond President CEO NAMM awards Shuji Suzuki, Stephen Fortner and Gregg Gronowski – photo Jon Hammond

Jon Hammond and Steve Simmons – Hammond Organ Co. USA at NAMM

Lawrence Gay master photographer and Jon Hammond at Hammond Organ Co. USA stand at NAMM

Jon Hammond – Portable New B3 “Head Phone” Hammond Sound Soul Summit

Peter Nguyen and Jon Hammond – Hammond Organ Co. USA stand at NAMM

Jon’s Band Featuring Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, Alex Budman, Joe Berger2, Koei Tanaka, Jon Hammond Organ Group — with Stephen Fortner, Scott May, Joe Berger, Koei Tanaka and Jon Hammond at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center Hilton Anaheim Lobby Special Program on 80th Anniversary of Hammond Organ USA – Front of House / FOH Mix by Brian English – Denny Mack Audio – announcement – Stephen Fortner – Editor Keyboard Magazine Jon Hammond Organ Group *Note: “Head Phone” composed by Jon Hammond ©JON HAMMOND Intl. ASCAP recorded with Bernard Purdie originally on Jon’s album Late Rent in year of 1989 – Big Special Thanks toJay Dittamo for standin’ in the cuff for Bernard, thanks Jay! special thanks to Scott May and Gregg Gregory Gronowski – Hammond Suzuki Musical Instruments Team Mr. M. Terada, Shuji Suzuki, Yu Beniya, Shigeyuki Ohtaka, Jeff Guilford JJ Guitars UK
— with Joe Berger, Alex Budman, Stephen Fortner,Jay Dittamo, Bernard Purdie, Denny Mack and Brian English, Koei Tanaka, Hilton Anaheim
http://www.jonhammondband.com

Jon Hammond Band Makes Trade Show History with Joe Lamond President CEO of NAMM on the band at musikmesse Photos Just In from Andreas Meer

*Note: Andreas Meer the great Master Rock Photographer lives in Frankfurt Germany – thanks for these fine photos Andreas!

L to R:

Special Events Announcer Eleftherios Mavros aka Mavros Freitag, Joe Berger the guitarist, Peter Klohmann tenor saxophonist, Jon Hammond leader-organist + bass, Joe Lamond President CEO of NAMM ex Tommy Tutone Band drums, Michael Falkenstein keyboards, Giovanni Totò Gulino drums – on Center Stage musikmesse ProLight + Sound – special thanks:
Wolfgang Lücke director Special Events & Entertainment Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound:

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

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

Michael Birk Veranstaltungslogistik GmbH Stage Crew

photo credit Bernie Capicchiano / Bernies Music Land of Australia

With Joe Lamond and Giovanni Totò Gulino – Photo by Andreas Meer:

Jon Hammond and Bernard Purdie – NAMM Show

Bernard Purdie, Fatback drums, Jon Hammond, 80th Anniversary of Hammond Organs, NAMM Show, Hilton Hotel, Koei Tanaka, Suzuki Musical Instruments, ASCAP, Head Phone, Alex Budman, Joe Berger, Local 802, #HammondOrgan #Purdie #NAMM #JonHammond

Head Phone Hilton Hotel

June 8, 2016

*WATCH THE MOVIE HERE: Head Phone Hilton Hotel

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

Youtube https://youtu.be/Z_z8CXY_OfY

Enhanced Audio – NAMM Show Special: Jon Hammond Band plays Jon’s funk composition “Head Phone” at the Anaheim Hilton Hotel with Bernard Purdie drums, Koei Tanaka chromatic harmonica, Alex Budman tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at the Hammond B3 http://www.HammondCast.com ©JON HAMMOND International

Vimeo https://vimeo.com/169866926

Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/jonhammondband/videos/1304222282939899/

Accordions Worldwide Breaking News: Jon Hammond Funk Unit Featured, Summer NAMM, Nashville, Tennessee – USA
by Holda Paoletti-kampl

Jon Hammond Funk Unit Featured, Summer NAMM, Nashville, Tennessee – USA by Holda Paoletti-kampl

http://www.accordions.com/news.aspx?d=27-May-2016&lang=en#art11769

Sylvia Pagni, Holda Paoletti-Kampl, Jon Hammond in Musikmesse Frankfurt

Jon Hammond, Holda Paoletti-kampl Accordions Worldwide Editor http://accordions.com/, Joe Berger, Nello Gabrielloni in halle 3.0 at Musikmesse

Accordion Radio News http://accordionradio.com/news.html

Jon Hammond Funk Unit Featured, Summer NAMM, Nashville, Tennessee – USA
by Holda Paoletti-Kampl

Jon Hammond’s Hammond Funk Unit quintet is performing a 40 minute set of his original compositions as part of the Summer NAMM Showcase at the famous Music City Center, Nashville.

The concert is on Friday June 24th, 2pm to 2.40pm. California-based Jon Hammond is a jazz musician and radio presenter, best-known nowadays as an organist who regularly uses accordion in his group and for hospital and old folks concerts (picture below).

Jon Hammond wrote:
“Three of the musicians are Nashville based: R Barber (trombone), Louis ‘Flip’ Winfield (drums), Cord Martin (tenor saxophone) plus my long-time guitarist Joe Berger and myself on Hamond organ – both Joe and myself are officially from New York City, although I am also in California a lot – I’m still a New Yorker!

There is a very strong chance that Lee Oskar will be joining us as Special Guest. I can’t guarantee that Lee will be onstage with us. We recently talked about doing it when we met at the ASCAP Pop Awards in Hollywood last month. He told me that he will be there and is going to try to make it, so we are going to have the stage set up for that, we have played together several times over the years.

Lee was an award recipient at the ASCAP Pop Awards and besides being the original member of the legendary band WAR, he manufactures his own line of Lee Oskar Harmonicas that have been very popular with Blues and Rock performers for years.

Here we are in Hollywood a couple of weeks ago, with Lee wearing the medal he was awarded.”

AFM Local 6 Member Profile JON HAMMOND: “WHERE’S THE GIG?” — by ALEX WALSH

https://afm6.org/member-profile/jon-hammond-wheres-the-gig/

Jon Hammond is a musician, composer, bandleader, publisher, journalist, TV show host, radio DJ, and multi-media entrepreneur. He currently travels the world, playing gigs and attending trade shows.

THE EARLY YEARS
Jon Hammond was born in Chicago in 1953. His father was a doctor and his mother was a housewife. They both played the piano. In 1957, his parents moved Jon and his four sisters to Berkeley, CA, where his father worked in a hospital as head of the emergency room. When he was nine, Jon started accordion lessons. “In those days, they had studios where parents would drop their kids off after school for tap dancing and accordion lessons. There were accordion bands and they would compete against each other.”

“Every time I see a musician walking down the street I say, ‘Hey, where’s the gig?’ Because it doesn’t matter what kind of music you play, if you’re carrying an instrument–going to a rehearsal, or coming back from a repair shop, whatever it is–we all need our gigs. And that’s what the union is all about. Hopefully, we can all keep working and be supportive of everybody’s gigs. There’s room for everybody.”

Jon played his first gig at a senior citizens luncheon when he was eleven. Not only did he get a free lunch but he was paid $25 –a lot of money in those days. Jon says his father was supportive, but did not want him to pursue a music career. “He told me that music was a great hobby. He got me a wonderful professional accordion for my Bar Mitzvah, directly from John Molinari, one of the greatest accordionists who ever lived. It was a Guilietti Professional Tone Chamber accordion. That’s the accordion I won Jr. Jazz Champion on in 1966.”

In high school, Jon attended a private boys school in San Francisco. He was a class clown, and when it got to the point where he was going to be expelled, Jon took his accordion and ran away from home. He immersed himself in the San Francisco music scene and started playing organ in several bands. By 1971 he was in a four piece rock group called Hades which shared a rehearsal space with Quicksilver Messenger Service. “I was friends with their manager, Ron Polte, who also managed guitarist John Cipollina. We got to open for his band, Copperhead.”

Jon continued to play gigs in the Bay Area in different configurations, including a few gigs with a young Eddie Money. By this time Jon had become frustrated with the Bay Area scene. One night while playing a biker bar he got into a fight and his band didn’t come to his defense. “That was the last straw. I was angry and I said I wasn’t coming back.”

Jon in the early 70s

Jon moved to Boston in 1973 to attend the Berklee School of Music. He also got a gig playing in Boston’s Combat Zone backing up burlesque shows. When Jon saw one of his idols, pianist Keith Jarrett play in New York he told him he was going to Berklee and asked him for advice. “Keith looked me right in the eye and said ‘Berklee can be very dangerous for your music.’ It was like he popped this huge bubble. Years later I came to understand what he was talking about. You have to learn the fundamentals, but the music itself comes from a much deeper place. They can’t teach that, you have to find it yourself.”

When Jon’s teachers began sitting in on his gigs in Boston, he questioned why he was in school if the teachers were coming to play with him. He quit school, moved to Cape Cod and started playing with bandleader Lou Colombo. “He did all the private parties for Tip O’Neill. We played what they used to call the business man’s beat. On the gig it was forbidden to swing. It was like swing cut in half. So if you tried to go with the four, Lou would say, ‘Don’t swing it, don’t swing it.’ He pounded it into my head night after night.”

LATE RENT

In 1981 Jon took a trip to Paris where he broke through his writers block and wrote some of his best music. He returned to New York with his new tunes and started a production company with the idea of getting a record deal for a friend that had played on a #1 hit record. After months of pounding the pavement with no results, Jon realized he had better work on his own music before his money ran out. He took the last of his savings, including his upcoming rent money, and went into the studio to record what came to be known as “The Late Rent Sessions”.

The session had Todd Anderson on tenor sax, Barry Finnerty on guitar, Stephen Ferrone on drums, and Jon on B3. They recorded at Intergalactic, the last studio that John Lennon recorded in. Jon had no luck getting a record deal for his new project, but he did get gigs in New York with his band Jon Hammond and the Late Rent Session Men.

Jon Hammond Band Onstage at NAMM, 2014: Joe Berger, Dom Famularo, Alex Budman, Koei Tanaka, Jon Hammond

n 1982, Jon found out about public access television and the idea that anyone could produce a show and get it on TV. He started broadcasting on Manhattan’s public station in 1984. “I decided I was going to produce a radio show on TV. The first episodes showed just my tapping foot and my voice. It was a gimmick. We had graphics that were synchronized to go with the music. It worked out well. People dug it.” Within a few weeks, Jon was interviewed and featured in Billboard Magazine. The Jon Hammond Show was considered an alternative to the clips on Cable TV. “MTV was still in its infancy. We had a concept that was revolutionary. My phone started ringing and we were the hot kids on the block.”

LIVING ABROAD

Jon continued to play gigs in New York and produce his TV show. In 1987, he went to his first trade show (NAMM) where he was introduced to Mr. Julio Guilietti, the man who built his accordion. He then began traveling to trade shows and making contacts with musicians and companies around the world, including Hammond Suzuki. “They gave me the Hammond XB-2, the first really powerful portable Hammond organ. Glenn Derringer, one of my all-time heroes, presented it to me. I got one of the first. Paul Shaffer from the Letterman Show got the other. At the time there was only one EXP-100 expression pedal–we had to share the pedal. I used the pedal for my gigs and when Paul needed it I would bring it over to him at 30 Rockefeller Center on my bicycle.”

In the early 90s, when his New York gigs began drying up, Jon was encouraged to go to Germany. “It was a hard time. My father had just died and there were very few gigs. I got the XB-2 organ right when I needed it, so I decided to take a chance. I bought a roundtrip ticket to Frankfurt with an open return. I went with 50 bucks and stayed for a year. When I came back, I had 100 bucks.”

Jon stayed at a friend’s house and played a borrowed accordion on the street until he could get a band together. “I played on the street until my fingers turned blue and would collect enough money to get some fish soup. After about two weeks I got a call—I had put a band together and had 3 gigs coming up. A TV show had heard my story and wanted to do a story on me. At the first gig 19 people came; the second only 15 people came. Then I got the little spot on TV. When I came to the third gig people were lined up down the street. When I walked up I thought they were having an art exhibit. When they said, ‘No, they’re waiting for you.’ I choked up, I couldn’t even talk. So I’ve been playing there every year since. The people in Germany really saved my musical career at a time when very few things were happening for me in New York or San Francisco. I have a really good following in Europe. I keep busy as a musician in the States, playing hospitals and assisted living places, but my band dates I pretty much play overseas.”

Jon’s Late Rent Sessions was eventually released on a German label and received modest airplay. During the 90s he travelled back and forth to Europe, spending a year playing gigs in Paris, and eventually settling in Hamburg. Since then he has released two more albums and has played gigs in Moscow, Shanghai, and Australia. With the help of the internet, Jon is able to produce his TV show anywhere.

PRESENT DAY

In the mid-2000s Jon produced Hammondcast, a radio program for CBS that aired in San Francisco at four in the morning and was rebroadcast before Oakland A’s games. “When the baseball games played in the afternoon, my show would play for about 20 minutes and then it was pre-empted. I had a lot of fun with that.” His guests included Danny Glover, Barry Melton from Country Joe & the Fish, and many local people. “It took me awhile to figure out that I had permission to broadcast anything I wanted. I could play the London Philharmonic or Stevie Wonder. My tag line was ‘Hello, Hello, Hello! Wake up or go back to sleep…’”

Today, Jon continues to visit tradeshows and is determined to keep doing everything he does as long as he can. “I made a pact with my longtime co-producer, guitarist Joe Berger, that we are going to go to these trade shows until we are little old men with canes.”

Jon has released four CDs

Jon Hammond at Summer NAMM in Nashville Music City Center

Head Phone, NAMM Show Special, B3 Organ, Hilton Hotel, Bernard Purdie, Fatback Drums, Joe Berger, Cable Access Show, #HammondOrgan #NAMMShow

NAMM Show Special Jon Hammond Band Featuring Bernard Purdie Father of Funk

March 30, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: NAMM Show Special Jon Hammond Band Featuring Bernard Purdie

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

Special thanks to Jeff Guilford for this long shot camera work of The NAMM Show Special Sound Soul Summit performance of Jon Hammond Band in honor of 80th Anniversary of Hammond Organ presented by Hammond Organ USA Suzuki Musical Instruments and Keyboard Magazine – Stephen Fortner Editor of Keyboard announcing as Jon Hammond and legendary studio drummer Bernard Purdie reprise Jon’s composition “Head Phone” with tenor saxophonist Alex Budman, from Tokyo Japan Koei Tanaka harmonica, Joe Berger guitar. Jon Hammond at the B3mk2 Hammond Organ with Bernard Purdie aka Bernard “Pretty” Purdie on the fatback drums – incredible steady camera work Jeff, thanks! Jon Hammond Band www.jonhammondband.com Jon Hammond Organ Group special thanks Scott May, Gregg Gregory Gronowski, Steve Simmons of Hammond Suzuki USA NAMM Show Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM

Youtube http://youtu.be/lRHpmXya0t8

Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/namm-special-show-jon-hammond-band-featuring-bernard-purdie-father-of-funk-6798096

CNN iReport http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1114475

Dailymotion http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1knnlj_namm-show-special-jon-hammond-band-featuring-bernard-purdie-father-of-funk_music

Jon Hammond Band Facebook http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=802596059769193

— with Jon Hammond, Alex Budman, Scott May, Joe Berger, Pmauriat Albest, Gregory Gronowski and Bernard Purdie at Hilton Anaheim

PHOTO on Bandstand Bernard Purdie by Jon Hammond ©JON HAMMOND International:

Father of Funk, Bernard Pretty Purdie, Fatback Drums, Jon Hammond, Hammond Organ, B3, Organ Group, 80th Anniversary, NAMM Show, Local 802, Musicians Union

Bernard Purdie Plays Pocket Funk Jon Hammond Band NAMM Show Brunch Set Center Patio

February 1, 2014

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Bernard Purdie Plays Pocket Funk Jon Hammond Band NAMM Show Brunch Set Center Patio

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

Or on the Youtube http://youtu.be/4c9Hi8-bZ9k

(Higher Quality) Surprise! Bernard Purdie and Jon Hammond reprise “Pocket Funk” on NAMM Center Patio Stage: Koei Tanaka harmonica, Joe Berger guitar, Alex Budman tenor saxophone, Jon Hammond at the organ and Bernard Purdie on the fatback drums! Very special thanks to Dom Famularo (Sabian), Bespeco Accessori, Alex Mingmann Hsieh / P Mauriat HQ Pmauriat Albest saxophones, Suzuki Musical Instruments Instruments, JJ Guitars, The NAMM Show Organization – Greg Herreman Productions –
Bernard Purdie / Bernard “Pretty” Purdie / Koei Tanaka / 田中光栄 – fan site
http://www.jonhammondband.com “Pocket Funk” ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP Jon Hammond Band / Jon Hammond Organ Group

On Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/bernard-purdie-plays-pocket-funk-namm-center-patio-jon-hammond-band-6721909

[blip.tv http://blip.tv/play/AYOao1kC.x?p=1 width=”720″ height=”433″]

The Bernard Purdie Story – NAMM Oral History excerpt http://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/bernard-purdie

Big special thanks to NAMM Archivist Tony Arambarri for these beautiful photographs! *Image 1: Jon Hammond receiving “Believe In Music Award” from Joe Lamond President CEO of NAMM –

*Image 2: Joe Berger guitar and Dom Famularo drums on NAMM Center Patio Stage playing JJ Guitar designed by Jeff Gulford / JJ Guitars UK
The Joe Berger Story – NAMM Oral History excerpt http://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/joe-berger

*Image 3: From Tokyo – Koei Tanaka / Koei Tanaka / 田中光栄 – fan site harmonica and Jon Hammond at the organ on NAMM Center Patio Stage – Thank you!!
Jon / Jon Hammond Band

Official NAMM Photo: Big special thanks to NAMM Archivist Tony Arambarri for these beautiful photographs!

*Image 1: Jon Hammond receiving “Believe In Music Award” from Joe Lamond President CEO of NAMM — with Jon Hammond at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center

Official NAMM Photo: *Image 2: Joe Berger guitar and Dom Famularo drums on NAMM Center Patio Stage

— with Joe Berger and Dom Famularo at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center

Official NAMM Photo: *Image 3: From Tokyo – Koei Tanaka / Koei Tanaka / 田中光栄 – fan site harmonica and Jon Hammond at the organ on NAMM Center Patio Stage

– Jon Hammond Band — with Koei Tanaka and Jon Hammond at NAMM Anaheim Convention Center

NAMM Believe In Music Awards

I am extremely proud and humbled to be amongst this year’s recipients of NAMM’s prestigious “Believe In Music Award” presented by Joe Lamond President CEO of NAMM and NAMM’s Historian and Archivist Dan Del Fiorentino and Tony Arambarri – I was speaking with Roy Burns who told me he has attended NAMM every year since 1960, and he’s looking great! The Roy Burns Story, NAMM Oral History excerpt: http://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/roy-burns *see photo

– Frank Alkyer & Kevin Maher publishers of DownBeat Magazine and NAMM Daily among other publications,

a list will become available soon

The Jon Hammond Story – NAMM Oral History excerpt: http://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/jon-hammond

– thank you for this beautiful and meaningful award! Sincerely, Jon Hammond

NAMM Oral History, Believe In Music Awards, Roy Burns, Joe Berger, Jon Hammond, Bernard Purdie, Fatback drums, Pocket Funk, Late Rent Sessions, ASCAP, Atlantic Records, Local 802, Musicians Union, Joe Lamond, Dan Del Fiorentino, Tony Arambarri