Gemini Suite reissued in December

Jon Lord’s 1970 work Gemini Suite is scheduled for reissue on CD this December. Remastered from the original stereo mixes at Abbey Road, it marks the start of a new Jon Lord reissue series on earMUSIC. Gemini Suite was first performed in September 1970 at London’s Royal Festival Hall with the rest of Deep Purple … Continue reading Gemini Suite reissued in December

New Jon Lord work celebrates life and love

An exclusive new version of Jon Lord's Zarabanda Solitaria will feature on a brand new series of CDs titled Music For My Love. Released by London-based label Toccata Classics, the series will ultimately comprise more than 100 new works for string orchestra composed and recorded in the honour of a young woman whose life ended much … Continue reading New Jon Lord work celebrates life and love

Extra classic photos from Jon’s career

The photo biography on Jon Lord's life and career now comes with a special photo supplement featuring classic photos of Jon by renowned rock photographer Fin Costello. Let's have a look inside. The supplement opens with a touching foreword by Glenn Hughes - and is exclusively hand signed by Glenn. It then moves on to a fascinating series of atmospheric full page … Continue reading Extra classic photos from Jon’s career

Jon Lord’s 75th

Today we celebrate what would have been Jon Lord's 75th birthday. His music continues to excite, exhilarate and endure. Please share your thoughts and memories on Jon and his music.

US premiere for Jon Lord’s To Notice Such Things

The premiere Stateside performance of Jon Lord's To Notice Such Things will take place on May 29 in Rochester, NY. Conducted by Michael Butterman, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra will perform Jon's To Notice Such Things from 2009 together with Beethoven's Symphony No. 8 and Vaughan Williams' The Lark Ascending. Solo flute will be performed by Rebecca Gilbert. A piano player has not … Continue reading US premiere for Jon Lord’s To Notice Such Things

In memory of Keith Emerson

Keith Emerson has passed away. Here he is pictured with Jon Lord in Japan, 1993. Together with Rick Wakeman of Yes, Keith Emerson and Jon Lord formed a musical triumvirate of inspirational keyboard maestros that shot to prominence in the early 1970s. Emerson broke new ground with Emerson Lake & Palmer where he would alternate between piano, Hammond organ and his pioneering work … Continue reading In memory of Keith Emerson