Wednesday, September 25, 2013

HammondCast Audio Podcast Number 13 Jon Hammond Weblog

*LISTEN TO THE AUDIO HERE: HammondCast Audio Podcast Number 13 Jon Hammond Weblog Jon's archive Photo: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in the Ring with Jon Hammond, Erik Hargrove, Maralyn & Mustafa Jammal "Hammond's Bolero" & Cannonball '99 (One More Time) with special guest Joe Berger guitar with JON HAMMOND Trio rock ballad from the Art News Project recordings in 1990-"Will You Be Around", also drummer Erik Hargrove on my band from James Brown Band and now with Ringling Brothers Circus playing my tune "Party is Forbidden Here!" burning drum solo Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is an American circus company billed as The Greatest Show on Earth. The company was started in 1919 when the circus created by James Anthony Bailey and P. T. Barnum was merged with the Ringling Brothers Circus. The Ringling brothers purchased the Barnum & Bailey Circus in 1907, but ran the circuses separately until they were finally merged in 1919. In 1957 John Ringling North changed the circus from using their own portable tents to using venues, such as sports stadiums that had the seating already in place. In 1967 Irvin Feld bought the circus, but in 1971 he sold it to Mattel. He bought it back in 1982. Folks, sadly as I write this we are in the last few days of the subscription service MSN TV MSNTV2 that began life as WebTV which was my very first way on to the internet with a set top box which I started using in 1998 - also I trained my Mom to use it very successfully. It turned your normal TV set in to the internet, first by way of a dial-up connection and later on it was possible to connect on broadband with the newer hardware from MSNTV2 box which I was involved in the initial development of in usability sessions with Microsoft at the Microsoft campus in Mountain View CA. *From Jon Hammond International WebTV Pagebuilder site: Official Website of JON HAMMOND *As seen on MCTV THE JON HAMMOND SHOW *Excerpt: World renowned musician/composer host of The Jon Hammond Show. Accordionist, Piano, Bandleader TV/Radio personality and Voice Over Artist. Member: American Federation of Musicians Union-Local 6 and Local 802, ASCAP Artist. To send mail to Mr. Hammond: POB #754 Times Square Station, New York, NY 10108 USA JON HAMMOND ™ American Jazz Accordionist Excelsior Accordion Exclusively Mr. Hammond's clothing by DG William Uniform & Clothing Shanghai *New HammondCast radio shows, Listen *here: This LINK: will be a Dead Link soon, thanks to the folks at MSN Microsoft unfortunately. You can see my WebTV email on the TV screen, this is how I did it for years - (while practicing accordion on my Excelsior Accordion): A really nice feature that was offered for the people who used the Philips Magnavox MAT-976 WebTV Plus box was the ability to publish websites with the Pagebuilder feature, I built my very first websites using Pagebuilders and they will all be disabled after Sept. 30, 2013 - here is the URL of my very first WebTV Pagebuilder website, it is online for only a short time more and I will put some of the content on this blog posting - this is the actual URL: Wikipedia for "MSN TV" "MSN TV (formerly WebTV) is the name of both a thin client which uses a television for display (rather than a computer monitor), and the online service that supports it. The product and service was developed by WebTV Networks, Inc., a company purchased by Microsoft Corporation and absorbed into MSN (the Microsoft Network). While most thin clients developed in the mid-1990s were positioned as diskless workstations for corporate intranets, WebTV was positioned as a consumer device for web access. The WebTV product is an adapter that allows a television set to be connected to the Internet, primarily for web browsing and e-mail. The setup includes a web browser, a corded or wireless (e.g., bluetooth or IRDA) keyboard and a connection, using a modem, ADSL, cable Internet access, or power line communication. While WebTV does not allow as much functionality as a computer-based web browser, it is a low-cost alternative to a traditional computer connection to the Internet. On July 1, 2013, an email was sent out to customers that the service will be shutting down on September 30, 2013, and customer service will be available until January 15, 2014." Old article: WebTV Internet Service Renamed "MSN TV Service" July 18, 2001 Rebranded Service to Provide Consumers With a Greater Breadth of Services And Content From MSN *Note: now unfortunately Microsoft will kill it off folks, Jon Hammond "REDMOND, Wash., July 18, 2001 — The MSN® network of Internet services, the worlds leading consumer network with over 230 million unique users, today announced the renaming of WebTV® Internet Service to MSN TV service. This move furthers the MSN commitment to delivering premium online content and services any time, anywhere and on any device. This transition will accelerate the integration of outstanding MSN content and services such as the MSN Hotmail® service, the worlds largest Web-based e-mail service to users of the WebTV Classic, WebTV Plus, UltimateTV® service and Dishplayer devices, offering consumers more ways to access the Internet and make MSN their home on the Web." "WebTV briefly classified as a weapon[edit source] Because WebTV utilized strong encryption, upon launch in 1996, WebTV was classified as munitions (a military weapon) by the United States government and was therefore barred from export under United States security laws at the time. Because WebTV was widely distributed in consumer electronic stores under the Sony and Philips brands for only US$325, its munitions classification was used to argue that the US should no longer consider devices incorporating strong encryption to be munitions, and should permit their export. WebTV obtained a special exemption permitting its export, despite the strong encryption, and shortly thereafter, laws concerning export of cryptography in the United States were changed to generally permit the export of strong encryption. *WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Jon Hammond - LATE RENT on BalconyTV Nashville PRESENTED BY MELISSA MONTGOMERY *Musician: Jon Hammond is one of the premier B3 PLAYERS in the world. Jon has played professionally since age 12. Beginning as a solo accordionist, he later played Hammond B3 organ in a number of important San Francisco bands. His all original group HADES opened shows for Tower of Power, Quicksilver Messenger Service and Michael Bloomfield. Eddie Money and Barry Finnerty became musical associates. Moving East he attended Berklee College of Music and played venues as diverse as Boston's "Combat Zone" in the striptease clubs during the '70's and the exclusive Wychmere Harbor Club in Cape Cod, where he was house organist and developed a lasting friendship with House Speaker Tip O'Neill. He also toured the Northeast and Canada with the successful show revue "Easy Living", and continued his appearances at nightclubs in Boston and New York. Subsequently Hammond lived and traveled in Europe, where he has an enthusiastic following. http://JONHAMMONDBAND.COM CREDITS/SPONSORS: The Record Shop, The Hard Rock Cafe, Audio Technica, Best Buy, Eagle Parking Nashville Tennessee -- BalconyTV on Balcony of the new Music City Center at Summer NAMM Show L to R: Sean Giovanni Producer/Engineer at The Record Shop Recording Studio; Producer at Balcony TV Nashville, Jon Hammond organist guest on show, Raul Recalde Producer engineer at The Record Shop Nashville, Melissa Montgomery Host BalconyTV, John Constable Engineer BalconyTV Jon's archive Jon Hammond's Visit with Berklee's Innovation Strategy and Technology VP David Mash in the Corporate Offices of Berklee College of Music Boston MA, kicking off Fall Semester of 2013 Check out David's site David Mash is Senior Vice President for Innovation, Strategy, and Technology at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, the world's leading institute of contemporary music. In previous roles at Berklee, David was the founding chair of the Music Synthesis Department, the first degree program in MIDI and music synthesis in the United States, now internationally recognized as the premier music technology program of its kind; as Assistant Dean of Curriculum for Academic Technology, David developed the Center for Technology in Music Instruction - a development center for supporting faculty's use of technology in their teaching, and helped design the Berklee Learning Center - the largest networked music learning facility in the country. The unique facilities for teaching David has designed have served as a model for interactive teaching environments at many major colleges and universities. From 1996 - 2005 David was Vice President for Information Technology, and was charged with the successful integration of technology into all college processes. In 2005, as Vice President fro Technology and Education Outreach, he began working to expand Berklee's City Music program into a national initiative through the Berklee City Music Network, which is now providing after-school music programs at no cost to middle- and high-school teens from underserved communities at 32 sites across the country. In order to provide access to excellent curriculum and learning materials, he helped to build the Berklee PULSE music method. Most recently, David led the development of a new online learning platform for enrolled students at Berklee called InsideBerklee. As a leading authority on music technology and education, David Mash has been featured on national and international media broadcasts such as 3-2-1-Contact, Newton's Apple, World Monitor, CBS Evening News, All Things Considered and Voice of America. He has also been featured on Apple Computer's video Macintosh, Music, and MIDI - The Open Door as well as BMG Victor's video Macintosh Music Bible Video - Volume 1 . He has been a pioneer in music and multimedia and composed the score for the digital movie Maria Lionza that won the 1992 International QuickTime Movie Festival award for best documentary, and is available on CD-ROM from Sumeria QuickTime: The CD 1992. He was affiliated with the Kodak Center for Creative Imaging in Camden, Maine, and taught the first music and multimedia courses offered at the center. David has collaborated on development and artistic projects with leaders in the multimedia and music industries such as Kodak, Adobe Systems, Digidesign, Opcode, and Korg and has consulted on product development for many manufacturers of music technology products. Rolling Stone magazine has called David "the industry's leading evangelist for the marriage of music and technology." David was named an AppleMaster by Apple Computer for his contributions to the fields of music, technology, and education. David is past International Chair for Electronic Music for the International Association of Jazz Educators, and maintains an active schedule as speaker and presenter at national and international clinics and workshops on art, technology, and education. He has also been the recipient of grants, fellowships, and awards including a finishing grant from Apple Computer, the Arts Partnership grant for Composition/Performance, and Jazz Composition Fellowship from the Mass Council on the Arts and Humanities. David's publications include • Musicians and the Internet, Warner Brothers • Musicians and Computers, Warner Brothers • Musicians and Multimedia, Warner Brothers • Musicians and Computers Interactive, Warner Brothers • Macintosh Multimedia Machine, Sybex • Computers and the Music Educator, Warner Brothers • "Guide to Instructional Computing"; National Association of Jazz Educators • "Digital Music Workstations as Creative Classroom Tools"; National Association of Jazz Educators • "Future Class"; Berklee Today • "Kurzweil 250 User's Guide"; Kurzweil Music Systems • "Technology for Teaching: Software, Synthesizers, and Sound Design"; Music Educators Journal Hammond and Mash at Frankfurt Musikmesse Hammond and Mash at NAMM Show Recent Berklee Alumni Dinner, San Francisco California - Berklee's Beverly Tryon on in foreground Blip TV Youtube 2 Detroiters: David Mash Dean of Technology Berklee College of Music here in his office with Larry Fredson, photo by Jon Hammond *Note: David did the deal with Apple to make Apple Mac Powerbooks standard for Berklee curriculum, and passed out 2,000 Apple Powerbooks to kick it off Jon Hammond 1974 Berklee — with David Mash at Berklee Film Scoring Jon Hammond interview in Journal Frankfurt by Detlef Kinsler *in Deutsch: 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 Web: ALL RIGHTS JON HAMMOND International / ASCAP Dailymotion Motionmaker Detlef Kinsler (Journal Frankfurt / Frankfurter Rundschau) and Jon Hammond in Jazzkeller Frankfurt 2013 Frankfurt Musikmesse Action World's Largest Musical Instruments Show and ProLight + Sound 27th Year Jon Hammond on the scene Jon Hammond Band - Musikmesse Warm Up Party Chocolate Chocolate Cake baked by Saray Pastnesi Bakery on Mainzer Landstrasse FFM - Musikmesse Warm Up Party 2013 very special friends in Jazzkeller Frankfurt - thank you so much everybody for joining us for celebrating 27 years Musikmesse and 60 year birthday boy cake action with Jon Hammond Band, Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone, Totó Giovanni Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar and Jon at the Sk1 Hammond organ - we're going to do it again next year in 2014! L to R: Joe Lamond President CEO of NAMM, Jon Hammond, Joe Berger Betty Heywood, NAMM director of International Affairs and Jon Hammond at Musikmesse Warm Up Party - Jazzkeller Frankfurt Chocolate Chocolate cake action - Super Jenny cutting cake - many thanks Super Jenny! - Musikmesse Warm Up Party 2013 very special friends in Jazzkeller Frankfurt - thank you so much everybody for joining us for celebrating 27 years Musikmesse and 60 year birthday boy cake action with Jon Hammond Band, Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone, Totó Giovanni Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar and Jon at the Sk1 Hammond organ - we're going to do it again next year in 2014! The Best Baker in Frankfurt delivered personally my birthday / 27 year Musikmesse Warm Up Party chocolate chocolate cake to Jazzkeller Frankfurt, dankeschön! Jon Hammond - Day 1 Musikmesse kicking it off folks, JH Musikmesse Warm Up Party 2013 very special friends in Jazzkeller Frankfurt - thank you so much everybody for joining us for celebrating 27 years Musikmesse and 60 year birthday boy cake action with Jon Hammond Band, Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone, Totó Giovanni Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar and Jon at the Sk1 Hammond organ - we're going to do it again next year in 2014! — at Jazzkeller Tony Lakatos, Jon Hammond, Totó Giovanni Gulino, Joe Berger Musikmesse Warm Up Party 2013 very special friends in Jazzkeller Frankfurt - thank you so much everybody for joining us for celebrating 27 years Musikmesse and 60 year birthday boy cake action with Jon Hammond Band, Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone, Totó Giovanni Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar and Jon at the Sk1 Hammond organ - we're going to do it again next year in 2014! 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