Perfect strangers in Essen

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.

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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’

Jon Lord to perform entire Sarabande suite

Jon Lord has revisited his Sarabande suite from 1975 and plans to perform it live this fall. Sarabande is one of Jon Lord's most successful and most loved orchestral works. - In Budapest on the 18th of this month, I am playing the Sarabande suite for the first time ever live. That is, in its … Continue reading Jon Lord to perform entire Sarabande suite

Pictured, reviewed and interviewed in Essen

Jon Lord photographed at Essen's Grugahalle on February 3 by Armin Thiermer. Click on the photo to see many more. Three German reviews/interviews from Essen have kindly been translated to English by Annika Jobski: Music is communication (interview from Haken Magazine) His Lordship asked to ba-roque (review from Neue Ruhr Zeitung) Wildly staged mix of … Continue reading Pictured, reviewed and interviewed in Essen