Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Behind The Beat Jon Hammond The Fingers Are The Singers

The Story of Jon's Music In His Own Voice: Behind The Beat Jon Hammond The Fingers Are The Singers Late Rent Jon Hammond’s "The NDR Sessions Projekt" *Special Thanks Steve Rosenfeld

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
A little advice on melody from a great sax player went a long way.

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.
Late Rent
Released: 11/30/2004
Genre: Jazz
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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.
The NDR Sessions Projekt
Released: 4/1/2006
Genre: Jazz
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NDR Sessions
Jon Hammond says the NDR session was based on a sentimental idea.
Lutz Buchner
Jon Hammond wanted to feature saxophonist Lutz Buchner on the CD.
Bass and Organ
Jon Hammond says his style is playing bass and organ – on the Hammond.
Jazz Spirits
Jon Hammond wanted to rekindle a certain jazz spirit – and take some risks.
*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Sk1 Late Rent Jon Hammond Band Live At The Bitter End Jon Hammond Band playing Jon's composition Late Rent the theme song of his long-running cable TV show The Jon Hammond Show live at The Bitter End club in Greenwich Village New York. Special late show with some of the original musicians from the recording which happened in 1983 in Intergalactic Studios the same studio where John Lennon did his last recordings. On tenor saxophone Todd Anderson who was Jon's Arranging and Composition teacher in 1973 at Berklee College of Music, Ray Grappone drums who played on the Sidewinder track from Late Rent album first release as heard on WNEW AM 1130 Al Jazzbo Collins radio program, Joe Berger guitar, long-time co-producer engineer guitarist and Jon Hammond playing the incredible New Hammond Sk1 organ designed by Jon's friends at Suzuki Musical Instruments in Hamamatsu Japan. Swinging Funky Jazz and Blues. All 4 members of The Jon Hammond Band are members of Local 802 Musicians Union American Federation of Musicians New York City, congratulations 802 on 90th Birthday! *Note: This performance was streamed live on the world wide web, special thanks to John Acer and Clifford Schwartz of NuMuBu in Montreal Canada for the broadcast report. Special thanks Vicki Bell aka Vicki B. in the house! Catch Vicki Bell and Ray Grappone with Alexis P. Suter Band Joe Berger guitar
Ray Grappone drums
Todd Anderson tenor saxophone
Jon Hammond Sk1 Hammond organ and bass Jon Hammond and Joe Berger aka Ham-Berger outside The Bitter End club 147 Bleecker Street
Jon Hammond and Joe Berger with Lloyd Schwartz of Tech 21 outside The Bitter End
*Note: All 4 Musicians in Jon Hammond Band are members of Local 802 Musicians Union New York Ray, Joe, Todd, Jon
Joe Berger and Jon Hammond with Bernard Purdie at Local 802 90th Birthday Bash Gala at Roseland Ballroom on W.52nd St.
Jon Hammond and Joe Berger with Local 802 guitarist John Tropea
Jon Hammond with Paul Shaffer - 2 Hammond organists members of Local 802 Musicians Union - catch Paul Shaffer nightly on CBS Late Show with David Letterman Paul Shaffer is leader of leader of the CBS Orchestra for the Late Show with David Letterman (1993–present) photo by Joe Barbaccia
Page 49 Village Voice Sat Dec 3rd The Bitter End Jon Hammond Band Special Late Show
New York -- Razor Boy Music Presents - THE JON HAMMOND BAND Dec. 3rd at The Bitter End Special Late Show 1AM-3AM Joe Berger guitar Todd Anderson tenor sax Ray Grappone drums Jon Hammond Sk1 Hammond Organ Swingin' Funky Jazz and Blues as Heard On The Jon Hammond Show MCTV MNN TV and HammondCast CBS Radio

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