A joy to behold – reviews and chart action for the Concerto

Jon's Concerto for Group and Orchestra has been out for a couple of weeks now. You can order it from JonLord.org. This promotional video shows a collage of Jon Lord visuals from throughout his career while you listen to an excerpt of the Second Movement featuring Jon's solo, Joe Bonamassa's and Bruce Dickinson's vocals. The … Continue reading A joy to behold – reviews and chart action for the Concerto

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Review: Concerto for Group and Orchestra (2012)

Exclusive review by Vincent Budd for JonLord.org. Previously, Vincent wrote ’The Gemini Man: an Introduction to the Orchestral Works of Jon Lord’ published in 2003. This studio account of the Concerto for Group and Orchestra is Jon’s final statement of his prized composition.  It is a glittering new take on his glorious opus and, for those of … Continue reading Review: Concerto for Group and Orchestra (2012)

Video: Paul Mann’s Concerto interview

Exclusively for JonLord.org, here is conductor Paul Mann's tale of Concerto for Group and Orchestra. In this 45-minute in-depth interview, Paul Mann takes us through the process of recording the Concerto in Liverpool and at Abbey Road Studios in 2011 and 2012. He recounts the emotional day when Jon recorded his organ solo for the … Continue reading Video: Paul Mann’s Concerto interview

– I want it to sound absolutely spot on!

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 … Continue reading – I want it to sound absolutely spot on!

New Concerto recording set for September 28

On September 28, earMUSIC, releases the first studio recording of Jon's Concerto For Group And Orchestra, the label writes in a new press release. - Over these last years since leaving Deep Purple, I’ve played it over 30 times with different orchestras and conductors all over the world, and, of course, in 2000 I did it … Continue reading New Concerto recording set for September 28

Video: Watch Joe Bonamassa taping his Concerto solo

Watch Joe Bonamassa tape his contribution to Jon's new recording of Concerto For Group And Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios. The orchestral parts were recorded at Liverpool's Philharmonic Hall, conducted by Paul Mann, and other guests and soloists include Bruce Dickinson, Steve Morse and Darin Vasilev along with Jon’s ‘house singers’ Steve Balsamo and Kasia Laska. The recording  is set for a September release by Edel … Continue reading Video: Watch Joe Bonamassa taping his Concerto solo

Concerto studio release set for September

Jon's Concerto for Group and Orchestra, re-recorded by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and a selection of invited guests, is set to be released by Edel Records in September (ABC Records in Australia). After more than 100 performances worldwide and numerous revisions, the new recording represents Jon's definitive version of the masterpiece, which in 1969 pointed his … Continue reading Concerto studio release set for September