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.
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’
A resounding and unwavering standing ovation concluded Jon Lord's Essen feast of musical moods. With a set based on the Sarabande suite in the first half, and a selection of solo and Purple tunes in the second half, Lord brought the German Ruhrgebiet crowd roaringly to their feet. Working very hard with local band DCRS, … Continue reading Serious fun in Essen
Thank you Mr. Lord. The living legend, the genius, the Lord of the Hammond, in short the Maestro. Bo Olsson reviews Jon Lord's concert in Essen, Germany on November 15: It all started with a reworked Sarabande. What a pleasure, it worked wonderful in this new format. It did manage to improve on the recording. … Continue reading Essen: What an evening!
Doogie White will handle male vocals at Jon Lord's concert in Essen this Monday November 15. Doogie has previously sung with Jon Lord in Luxembourg and Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Here are two clips from Luxembourg 2010:
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
Albanese Music in Germany has published a gallery of photos from Jon Lord's concert in Essen last February. Follow this link and then click on 'Events'.
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