In this previously unheard March 2011 interview, Jon Lord speaks enthusiastically of his plans for the new studio recording of Concerto for Group and Orchestra, that is coming out at the end of this month.
He explains his thoughts behind using different players across the movements, and how years of honing the score coupled with modern studio technology would now allow him to produce the most perfect recording of the Concerto possible.
– I’ve worked so hard on the score that it’s now in as good a state as it can possibly be in, and therefore I would like to have it recorded, so it can go down in posterity. I’ll do it with a hugely respected orchestra and with Paul Mann, who knows it inside out. There couldn’t be a better conductor for a studio recording of the Concerto.