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 … Continue reading Video: Go on tour with Jon Lord
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.
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 … Continue reading – It is blood and sweat and tears!
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 … Continue reading From bluesy Roth to orchestral Russia
In Russia this week, Jon Lord has been rehearsing for his upcoming concert dates there: April 12 - Krasnodar April 14 - Rostov-on-Don April 17 - St Petersburg April 20 - Moscow These dates will see the first appearance of violinist Anna Phoebe onstage with Jon. Vocals will be handled by none other than Steve … Continue reading Rehearsing for Russia
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); . April 12 - Krasnodar, Russia 14 … Continue reading Jon Lord announces Russian tour
Jon Lord in St. Petersburg, Russia, October 2009. Photos: Elena Blednykh.
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 … Continue reading Pictured in Yekaterinburg