Jon Lord: Improvisation was the rock Deep Purple built its house on

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

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‘Terrific’: Jon Lord’s music lectures in Scotland

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

Munich review: ‘Two royal children find themselves’

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’

Essen: ‘Every now and then a snarl’

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’