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

Concerto score now out

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

– You have to feel to improvise

- Classical music is meat and drink to me! In this highly recommended uncut interview footage, Jon discusses some key elements in his musical life - the influence of and connections between classical music and rock music; discovering improvisation; and his first experiences with rock'n'roll. Jon mentions Dave Brubeck, Oscar Peterson, Charlie Parker and Miles Davis … Continue reading – You have to feel to improvise