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Jon Lord: New keyboards & organ anthology

January 11, 2016

Organ book 2016

Keyboards & Organ Anthology is a brand new music book offering note-for-note transcriptions of 14 career defining songs from Jon Lord.

Organ book 2016 CITThe songs included are: Burn, Child in Time, Fireball, Here I Go Again, Highway Star, Hush, Knocking at Your Back Door, Lazy, Perfect Strangers, Rat Bat Blue, Rubber Monkey, Smoke on the Water, Space Truckin’, Woman from Tokyo.

Shown right an excerpt from Child in Time. Click to enlarge.

Available directly from Hal Leonard, you can order the book and take a closer look inside the book on their website.

Order now

 

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Pictured in Norway

December 8, 2015

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Brand new exclusive photo book – Jon Lord in the Nidaros Cathedral 2010 –  takes you behind the curtain on Jon Lord‘s final concert at Trondheim’s imposing Nidaros Cathedral in Norway.

Photographer and life long Jon Lord and Deep Purple afficionado Trond J Strøm was given access to the final dress rehearsal for Jon Lord’s concert at Nidaros on May 23, 2010. He managed to capture that day’s rehearsals with atmospheric portraits of Jon, singers Steve Balsamo and Nathalie Lorichs and the orchestra and the backing band, which consisted of members from progressive rock band Opeth.

‘Experiencing Jon’s music at such close proximity under such private circumstances was astounding’, remembers Trond J Strøm today and mentions in particular hearing Child in Time performed for the one and only time ever with a large childrens choir. Read the rest of this entry »

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Poland, Japan and Norway remembers Jon

October 12, 2015

Around the world, fans and admirers of Jon Lord’s music are continuing to celebrate his legacy.

This Fall sees at least three tribute shows in Norway, Poland and Japan. More details below.

Please let us know in the comments if you hear of anymore. Read the rest of this entry »

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– You have to feel to improvise

July 17, 2015

– Classical music is meat and drink to me!

In this highly recommended uncut interview footage, Jon discusses some key elements in his musical life – the influence of and connections between classical music and rock music; discovering improvisation; and his first experiences with rock’n’roll.

Jon mentions Dave Brubeck, Oscar Peterson, Charlie Parker and Miles Davis as some of his heroes of improvisation that he studied. But at heart, Jon believes improvisation is not something you learn.

Later in his career Jon would perform Brubeck’s Unsquare Dance at his own concerts.

The footage comes from Canadian film maker Sam Dunn‘s archives of interviews prepared for his documentaries on the history of heavy rock music, and has been pulled out to coincide with the third anniversary of Jon’s passing yesterday.

Thank you very much to Mr. Dunn for opening his archives like this.

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Instant Karma: Remembering Jon Lord

July 16, 2015

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Today is the third anniversary of Jon’s sad passing. Rather than mourn, he would have wanted us to celebrate with music.

This clip has never been shown before. A relaxed Jon Lord onstage in his local community near Henley on Thames in June 2009, celebrating Armed Forces Day with a band that included a few of his mates.

It had been a sunny day until sometime during the band’s performance, and the clip opens with Jon quiping about the weather forcing the band to curtail their performance – ‘health and safety all that, innit?’ – before he introduces John Lennon‘s Instant Karma and featuring a short but sweet solo on the Hammond.

A contemporary report published on Steve Balsamo’s forum says: Read the rest of this entry »

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Beyond The Notes: Two new works added

July 16, 2015

beyond-notes_31xdwcftj4l_ss500_1Scores of six of the ten pieces from Jon’s 2004 album Beyond The Notes are already published, and two more have now been added to our list of available online scores.

A Smile When I Shook His Hand (Full score and piano reduction) The Sun Will Shine Again (2004 & 2009 versions) (Full scores and piano-vocal scores)

As with the earlier scores, the only extant source materials were Jon’s often sketchy and incomplete guides intended for his own use in the studio. For these new performing editions, Paul Mann has painstakingly reconstructed the music based on the finished recordings and whatever instructions were left by the composer.

Each work appears in both full score and piano reduction.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jon Lord book sale tonight

July 11, 2015

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Signed postcard 400At midnight tonight (GMT time), we open our special commemorative sale of All Those Years Ago, the Jon Lord photo book.

For a five day period ending on July 16, 2015 (see update below), the third anniversary of Jon’s passing, the book will sell at £150 incl. world wide delivery.

Update: book sale ends July 20, 2015.

As a special bonus, the first 25 copies will come with a postcard signed by Jon Lord. Jon had signed these while on tour, and they recently came to light among our stock. See an example to the right.

Also available will be the Jon Lord Signed Edition of All Those Years Ago. See top photo. Signed by Jon Lord, these will sell at £300, and there are five copies only.

The signatures were signed by Jon, when the California Jam Books were produced. Jon signed them 3 weeks before he died.

Both editions will be available only from JonLord.org. As always, a portion of the profits will be donated to Jon’s favorite charity The Sunflower Jam.

Special commemorative offer ends July 20 2015.

Orders can be placed from midnight tonight (GMT time): JonLordShop.org

More details about All Those Years Ago.

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Special sale: Jon Lord photo book

July 6, 2015

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For the third anniversary of Jon’s passing on July 16, Rufus Stone Ltd. Editions have kindly arranged a special commemorative sale of All Those Years Ago, the Jon Lord photo book for JonLord.org.

Starting July 12 2015, the book will sell at £150 incl. world wide delivery.

Also available will be the Jon Lord Signed Edition of All Those Years Ago. Signed by Jon Lord, this edition is restricted to five copies only. These will sell at £300.

Both editions will be available only from JonLord.org. As always, a portion of the profits will be donated to Jon’s favorite charity The Sunflower Jam.

Special commemorative offer ends July 20 2015.

If you would like either book please place your order at: JonLordShop.org

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