Posts Tagged ‘Hammond’

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Jon Lord talks Hammond shop with Malc Deakin

January 20, 2011

Making synthesizers look daft…

In this fascinating half hour video, Jon Lord discusses Hammond organs with session player and composer Malc Deakin. They recount Jon Lord’s invention of the glorious Hammond beast and how he came to meet one in Outer Mongolia.

Filmed at Jon Lord’s home studio, they also discuss Lord’s next musical plans, dealing with wooshing deadlines, playing Green Onions in D and much more.


Thanks to Hammond UK.

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Jon Lord to compose concerto for Hammond and tympani

October 17, 2010


Among his many upcoming projects, Jon Lord has been commissioned to compose a concerto for Hammond organ and orchestra and with special parts for tympani.

The piece will be premiered with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra with Tom Vissgren on tympani in Oslo, Norway in the Spring of 2012.

– It is basically a concerto for Hammond and an orchestra with a very virtuoso tympany part, explains Jon Lord.

– Tom Vissgren and I had become acquaintances, and he had asked me if I would write a tympany concerto. I said ‘I am not up to writing a tympany concerto but how about this…’

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The Maestro meets The Wizard

May 4, 2010

Jon Lord and Rick Wakeman recently joined forces to educate and inspire keyboard players and fans alike at London’s Tech Music School.

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Jon Lord to open Hammond Lab in London

November 15, 2009

Jon-Lord-at-the-HammondJon Lord is set to cut the ribbon and officially open the new Hammond Keyboard Lab at London’s Tech Music Schools on November 28 2009. Joining him will be renowned Hammond player James Taylor.

Tech Music Schools says they are honoured to have such influential figures present for the opening of the all new premises.

The brand new Hammond Keyboard Lab features 6 x XK1 drawbar keyboards, XK3c drawbar keyboard, XK pro system 2 manual organ and a Leslie 2101 speaker system.

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