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
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
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
All Those Years Ago is the exclusive photo biography on Jon Lord's life and career. Now down to its final 100 copies in stock, the book was created in close cooperation with Jon Lord's family by Rufus Stone Limited Editions. At a special price, these last 100 copies come with an special photo supplement featuring a selection of photos by legendary music photographer … Continue reading The last 100 copies…
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.
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
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
Jon Lord's signature work, Concerto for Group and Orchestra from 1969, is finally seeing its first-ever print publication. Meticulously edited by conductor Paul Mann, the score has reached its definitive form, representing the final step on its almost fifty-year journey. The score for Concerto for Group and Orchestra is available now from De Haske Publishing, … Continue reading Concerto score now out