Sweet childIn time you'll see the lineThe line that's drawn betweenGood and badSee the blind manShooting at the worldBullets flyingTaking tollIf you've been badLord I bet you haveAnd you've not been hitBy flying leadYou'd better close your eyesYou'd better bow your headWait for the ricochet As a rule, Deep Purple is apolitical, but on this … Continue reading Deep Purple speak on Ukraine
Last night saw the premiere of the 50th anniversary performances of Concerto for Group and Orchestra in Quebec, Canada. Newspaper reviews indicate emotions running high, a mass of musical mastery and a splendid evening had by all. See link to reviews below. Conductor Paul Mann, usually not a man prone to spiritual encounters, recalls the … Continue reading Quebec first night: Un concerto électrisant!
In Quebec Canada, preparations for two sold out performances of Jon Lord’s Concerto for Group and Orchestra this week are coming to an end. Featuring the Orchester Symphonique de Québec conducted by Paul Mann, the vocal parts will be sung by Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson with the Paul DesLauriers Band taking on the original group … Continue reading Concerto gearing up for its 50th
This weekend, Jon Lord's To Notice Such Things features in the Boulder Philharmonic’s concert “Gritty/Pretty” held at Macky Auditorium in Boulder, Colorado near Denver this Saturday October 12. Boulder Phil music director Michael Butterman says that he heard the piece while driving, and was so taken with the music that he stopped to find out what … Continue reading To Notice Such Things in rare Colorado performance
September 24 marks the 50th anniversary of the world premiere of Jon Lord's most famous work - Concerto for Group and Orchestra - at London's Royal Albert Hall. With new performances across Europe, in Canada and elsewhere, the work continues to captivate and enthrall audiences the world over. Its unique combination of orchestra and band … Continue reading Concerto celebrates 50th anniversary
"Here's my glass, please fill it, I'm not gonna spill it." The wistfulness in Tony Ashton's raspy voice is palpable as he recounts for us his intentions. “I’m gonna stop drinking… Some day…” Between verses Jon Lord takes a brief but altogether fulfilling Hammond solo, and it all feels warm and fuzzy like an old … Continue reading Paice Ashton Lord in deluxe reissue
Tickets for the 50th anniversary performances of Concerto for Group and Orchestra in Quebec, Canada on November 21 sold out in one day. A second show has now been added. More details
UPDATE: A second show has been added on November 22 as the first one sold out immediately. Ticket link below. - - - North American fans of Jon Lord’s Concerto for Group and Orchestra are in for a special treat this November. Conducted by Paul Mann and with special guest Bruce Dickinson on vocals, the … Continue reading 50th anniversary of Concerto for Group and Orchestra – updated