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DVD pre-view: Imagination and flair and sensitivity

August 20, 2014

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Last night, conductor Paul Mann sat down to watch a pre-release copy of the full film from Celebrating Jon Lord last April at Royal Albert Hall. That’s Paul’s disc in the photo.

‘While I was supposed to be signing things yesterday, I took four hours off to watch advance copies of the two concert films and the documentary. The director, Tim Sidwell, and his production company Toward Infinity has done a truly magnificent job, full of the kind of imagination and flair and sensitivity that Jon would have absolutely loved.

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Bruce Dickinson, Glenn Hughes + More Celebrate Jon Lord at Tribute Show

April 25, 2014

The death of Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord in 2012 was a big loss for those in the rock community, and to show how much respect he garnered, Iron Maiden‘s Bruce Dickinson, Yes‘ Rick Wakeman, Whitesnake‘s Mick Moody and Deep Purple’s Glenn Hughes, Ian Paice and Don Airey all took part in a special tribute to the musician.

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Greek tribute concert to Jon

November 13, 2013

Under the title Before I Forget To Notice Such Things, the Jon Lord Tribute Band and the Hellenic Musica Viva string ensemble performed a live tribute to Jon Lord in Piraeus, Greece on November 10.

Watch below samples of the evenings delightful performances of Jon’s music – including a rousing rendition of Bach Onto This arranged for rock band and string ensemble.

Soldier of Fortune + Bourree + Sarabande:

Organ solo + Bach Onto This part 1:

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Free unreleased Jon Lord concert online

September 9, 2013

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The Trondheim Experiment is the title of a free web presentation of an unreleased Jon Lord concert from 2010 now available exclusively through JonLord.org.

Lord fingerFilmed at Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim, Norway on May 23 2010 , the concert includes highlights from Jon Lord’s entire career performed with The Lord Chamber Orchestra, Steve Balsamo and Nathalie Lorichs on vocals, a children’s choir and a backing band featuring members of Opeth.

In front of a sold out cathedral, Jon’s then all-new album To Notice Such Things is performed in its entirety (missing only Air on the Blue String) with soloists Sveinung Lillebjerka on violin and Trine Knutsen on flute. Conductor Torodd Wigum was able to hand pick the musicians for the Lord Chamber Orchestra, and they perform and interpret Jon Lord’s music with skill and finesse.

Child in Time is performed for the first time with a children’s choir, a highlight for many in the audience, with Jon’s lengthy Hammond organ solo and breathtaking vocals by Steve Balsamo.

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Jon’s final Sunflower Jam out on DVD

August 20, 2013

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Classic Rock SunflowerThe Sunflower Jam
have announced the release of their long awaited DVD of highlights from their 2011 and 2012 jams at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

Including every track from Jon Lord’s final filmed live performance – at the 2011 Sunflower Jam – the DVD promises to be a veritable feast of goodies.

Possibly the most mouth watering track is Jon’s and Rick Wakeman‘s world premiered composition It’s Not As Big As It Was – along with Jon’s powerful work on Joe Bonamassa‘s The Ballad of John Henry – and Bourrée from the Sarabande album.

The double DVD includes two versions of Pictured Within; one with Jon and Steve Balsamo from the 2011 jam, which was moving enough; the second being Balsamo’s heartbreaking tribute to Jon filmed in 2012 a mere two months after Jon passed away.

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New photo book to celebrate Jon’s life

June 9, 2013

Today, Jon would have turned 72.

In his honour, below is an exclusive and previously unseen clip of Jon rehearsing Lazy with Doogie White and the DCRS in Essen, Germany on November 15, 2010.

Tell us your story
Jon’s family and management are planning a deluxe photo book to celebrate Jon’s life. It will contain lots of previously unseen photographs.

To accompany the photos, the editors are assembling anecdotes, quotes or reflections that people may have on Jon.

If there’s a story, a quote or a joke he told, anything that you would be happy to see printed in the book and attributed to you – it can be one line or 2 pages, whatever feels right – please send it to book@JonLord.org.

If you have a photo that you would like to share as well, this would also be gratefully received.

Happy birthday, Jon!

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- I’ve always been impressed by Jon Lord

May 29, 2013

Watch Jon discuss the resurrected Concerto for Group and Orchestra with Tommy Vance in 1999 on VH1’s Friday Rock Show.

Filmed mere days before the Concerto’s 30th anniversary at the Royal Albert Hall, Ian Gillan lovingly explains how Jon’s Concerto originally helped raise Deep Purple‘s profile as the band was breaking through in 1969/1970 – and shows his affection for Jon.

- I’ve always been impressed by Jon Lord.

With thanks to Tim Summers.

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- I was very plugged for a long time!

May 26, 2013

Looking back at Jon and Frida interviewed at the press conference for Zermatt Unplugged 2010.

Among other things, Jon is asked about his current projects – which he explains are mostly orchestral, acoustic and more unplugged than his 40 years in rock’n’roll:

- I was very plugged for a long time, he jokes.

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- To my pianist… Frida’s tribute to Jon from Zermatt Unplugged 2013 Read the rest of this entry ?

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