Scotland's STV covered Jon Lord's visit to the University of the West of Scotland yesterday. In these two segments Jon Lord discusses first musical improvisation and what he believes music students today get from listening to Deep Purple - and then talks about the 'chat with knobs on' that he held at the University. Click … Continue reading Jon Lord: Improvisation was the rock Deep Purple built its house on
Jon Lord spent Thursday (Feb 24) with students at the University of the West of Scotland, in Ayr. In the morning, he gave a Hammond organ class to 18 of the University's keyboard students where he spoke about the history of the instrument, his own ways of getting the most out of the instrument and … Continue reading ‘Terrific’: Jon Lord’s music lectures in Scotland
Jon Lord's concert in Munich on November 21, 2010, reviewed by Joachim Buch of Augsburger Allgemeinde: Munich If you want to combine the sound of a classical orchestra and a rock band, it often brings up the saying about the two royal children to mind: They couldn’t come together. One of the few musicians who … Continue reading Munich review: ‘Two royal children find themselves’
Watch Jon Lord warming up the Hammond during soundcheck for last Monday's concert at Essen Philharmonie. The clip also includes Jon Lord performing Perfect Strangers with Doogie White, DCRS and the Hagen Philharmonic Orchestra.
Jon Lord can still pronounce the name of the little town not far from Essen: Oer-Erkenschwick. In 1975, he recorded his Sarabande album with Philharmonia Hungarica conducted by Eberhard Schoener. He explains to the audience at Essen’s Philharmonie that "tonight is only the third time ever that the whole work is being performed live.“ On … Continue reading Essen: ‘Every now and then a snarl’
A resounding and unwavering standing ovation concluded Jon Lord's Essen feast of musical moods. With a set based on the Sarabande suite in the first half, and a selection of solo and Purple tunes in the second half, Lord brought the German Ruhrgebiet crowd roaringly to their feet. Working very hard with local band DCRS, … Continue reading Serious fun in Essen
Thank you Mr. Lord. The living legend, the genius, the Lord of the Hammond, in short the Maestro. Bo Olsson reviews Jon Lord's concert in Essen, Germany on November 15: It all started with a reworked Sarabande. What a pleasure, it worked wonderful in this new format. It did manage to improve on the recording. … Continue reading Essen: What an evening!
Jon Lord live at The Congress Hall, Warsaw, Nov 10th, 2010. Review by Marcin Karski Jon Lord has taken the Polish capitol by storm and it was the best I've ever seen from him. The way he moved, conducted, played and sounded will remain vivid in my mind, hardly forgettable. I can only thank the … Continue reading Warsaw: Here be friends, here be a hero…