Classic FM recently interviewed Jon Lord about his new album To Notice Such Things and aired 2 exclusive previews from it.
If you missed the broadcast, the interview segment can still be downloaded as a podcast from Classic FM’s website.
The music is not available to download, but two JonLord.org readers kindly supplied their thoughts on the broadcast: The 2 pieces broadcast were At Court and For Example.
‘Both pieces instantly sounded familiar,’ writes BK, who caught the broadcast.
‘You could clearly hear the Jon Lord touch although the pieces differ a lot. For Example, a musical memento of Edward Grieg, of whom Jon spoke as one of his earliest musical interests, reminded me of Disguises. It’s a quiet and contemplative piece, the type Jon has mastered as one of his trademarks.’
‘At Court, recalling Sir John Mortimer’s work as a barrister, is on the other hand a lively piece with a lot of background piano playing by Jon and a lovely part of flute. Aside from Jon’s typical musical themes, it features some new and exciting ideas that come as a surprise if you follow Jon’s classical output carefully.’
‘The obligatory question about Deep Purple resulted in a sincere answer from Jon who mentioned that he misses the pomp of a rock concert and improvising with the band before the crowd of ten thousand people. All in all, a very enjoyable interview with Jon.’
Etienne also caught the broadcast and writes:
‘We thoroughly enjoyed the excerpts from the new album on Classic FM last Sunday as well as Jon’s gently humorous recollections (or non-recollections!) of 70s Purps.’
‘What we heard was beautiful and once more demonstrates Mr Lord’s unquestioned ability to paint intricate pictures with his music at one moment and at the next great sweeping canvases of sound. Roll on 29th March.’
To Notice Such Things is released through Avi Records on March 29. Pre-order now.