Posts Tagged ‘Russia’


Video: Go on tour with Jon Lord

June 13, 2011

When Jon Lord toured Russia earlier this year, Hungarian band Cry Free was with him all the way, playing the group parts of all the concerts.

Now, Cry Free and singer Kasia Laska have released a fascinating video diary from this tour. You can follow the band and watch their rehearsals and concerts with Jon and the different orchestras in Russia.

Get comfortable as Cry Free take you on the road with Jon Lord (44 min.):


Video: Lazy in Russia

May 17, 2011

Watch Jon Lord rehearse the Deep Purple classic Lazy in Krasnodar, Russia.

The clip was filmed onstage by Jon’s vocalist, Kasia Łaska and features Anna Phoebe on violin and Cry Free with vocalist Attila Scholtz.


– It is blood and sweat and tears!

April 29, 2011

Interspersed with clips from the concert in Krasnodar, Russia, in this thorough interview  Jon Lord speaks about his strong feelings for Russian classical music, Deep Purple‘s reputation in Russia in the 70s, his recent talk with Ritchie Blackmore and much more…

In the clips, Jon’s answers are shown in English. The Russian questions have been translated below.

Part 1 questions:
What do you think of Russian audiences?
What’s the difference between playing rock and playing classical music?
Would you do a reunion with Deep Purple?

Part 2 questions:
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From bluesy Roth to orchestral Russia

April 13, 2011

The musical and geographical journey is typical for Jon Lord’s career; last week he premiered the first 2011 show by Jon Lord Blues Project at a sweaty blues gig Roth, Germany – and last night he took the stage in Krasnodar, southern Russia with the Kuban Symphonic Orchestra performing his Sarabande suite with new solo violinist Anna Phoebe.

She tweeted about the show:

“Beautiful music, beautiful singing! More please! 🙂 Really REALLY enjoyed the first show with Jon Lord! Some incredibly beautiful moments! And of course Jon rocked the Hammond. Top moments: Pavane, Lazy & Child In Time… and the voices of Steve Balsamo & Kasia Laska!”

Joined also by Hungarian band Cry Free, singers Steve Balsamo and Kasia Laska, the show included several Deep Purple classics and pieces from Jon’s solo career.

Everything was covered by a local photographer. See his photos.

Thanks to Chayanka.


Rehearsing for Russia

April 12, 2011

In Russia this week, Jon Lord has been rehearsing for his upcoming concert dates there:

These dates will see the first appearance of violinist Anna Phoebe onstage with Jon. Vocals will be handled by none other than Steve Balsamo and Kasia Laska.

The concerts will comprise the Sarabande suite and selected pieces from Jon Lord’s solo career and from Deep Purple. Feel free to send us your concert reviews in the comments below.

Photo: Anna Phoebe.


Jon Lord announces Russian tour

January 24, 2011

In April, Jon Lord will perform four concerts in Russia, taking in both Moscow and St Petersburg but also Rostov-on-Don and Krasnodar.

The concerts will feature singers Steve Balsamo and Kasia Łaska with Hungarian Deep Purple tribute band Cry Free and two different orchestras (depending on the city); .

12 – Krasnodar, Russia
14 – Rostov-On-Don, Russia
17 – St Petersburg, Russia
20 – Moscow, Russia

For more details see our Concerts page.

Photo: Christoph Giese.


Pictured in St. Petersburg

February 4, 2010

Jon Lord in St. Petersburg, Russia, October 2009. Photos: Elena Blednykh.
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Pictured in Yekaterinburg

February 3, 2010

Jon Lord photographed during rehearsals in Yekaterinburg, Russia, October 2009.

All photos by Ilya Galkov, clarinetist with the local orchestra. He writes about the experience:

– It was great, one of my best stage experiences ever. From the very first moment Jon entered our rehearsal hall there was a continuous drive from his energy. I couldn’t understand how some of the orchestra musicians could sit still – my body just moved to the beat by itself. I liked very much how open Jon and band and singers are, says Ilya Galkov.

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