Cornell Dupree Tribute BB King's 02/07/2012
"THE SCHOOL OF CORNELL"
Jon Hammond I'll be there tonight, I played with Cornell, Bernard Purdie and Chuggy Carter at Mikell's a few years back 66,564
Cornell 'Mr. 2500' Jon Hammond at Mikell's
R.I.P. Cornell Dupree aka 'Mr. 2500' (records)!
Jon Hammond - my 1959 B3 organ, Bernard Purdie drums, Chuggy Carter percussion at Mikell's NYC
"THE SCHOOL OF CORNELL"
Tonight, a host of outstanding artists will pay tribute to Dupree, including guitar greats Steve Cropper, Ray Parker Jr., John Scofield, Danny "Kootch" Kortchmar, and Bob Mann; Steve Jordan, The Gadd Gang, featuring Steve Gadd, Eddie Gomez, Ronnie Cuber, and Leon Pendarvis; Stuff, featuring Gordon Edwards, Clint de Ganon, Mick Gaffney, James Allen Smith, Alex Foster, and Roy Bennett; The Soul Survivors, featuring Jeff Golub, Buddy Williams, and Frank Canino, and special guests Bernard Purdie, Willie Weeks, Randy Brecker, Lenny Pickett, Will Lee, Chris Parker, Steve Ferrone, Paul Shaffer, Nicki Richards, Bernard Fowler, Dennis Collins, Sarah Dash
& many guests
Produced by Steve Jordan for Jay-Vee Productions
& Jill Newman Productions Alex Foster and Jon Hammond on HammondCast
Alex Foster on HammondCast KYOU Radio 1550 AM
Jon Hammond and drummer Bernard Purdie - Winter NAMM 2012
NEW YORK---Year-old BackBeat Productions hopes to break new ground in the video medium with it's first project, "The Jon Hammond Show." Currently airing on Manhattan Cable's Channel 3 and San Francisco's public access Channel 25, the program is a half hour of computer generated graphics synchronized with original jazz-fusion and rock music. Hammond's voice and his tapping boot are the only human intrusions during the show.
"It's an alternative to the conceptual and concert footage videos. We're delivering an art form." says the show's host, BackBeat's co-founder Jon Hammond. The company also functions as a label, and Hammond says the broadcast will be a vehicle to expose artists on the BackBeat roster.
Hammond say's he's close to securing slots on public access channels in New Orleans, Baltimore, Chicago, Los Angeles and Boston and plans to recoup investements by syndicating the show to national networks if and when it gains an audience.
His partner in the venture is former Crusaders guitarist Barry Finnerty, who wrote the music for the first program. All songs on the "Jon Hammond Show" feature BackBeat's studio band of Finnerty, keyboardist Hammond, drummer Steve Ferrone and saxophonist Todd Anderson.
Jon Hammond Band YouTube Channel:http://www.youtube.com/user/jonhammondband