Jon Lord: Improvisation was the rock Deep Purple built its house on

Scotland's STV covered Jon Lord's visit to the University of the West of Scotland yesterday. In these two segments Jon Lord discusses first musical improvisation and what he believes music students today get from listening to Deep Purple - and then talks about the 'chat with knobs on' that he held at the University. Click … Continue reading Jon Lord: Improvisation was the rock Deep Purple built its house on

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‘Terrific’: Jon Lord’s music lectures in Scotland

Jon Lord spent Thursday (Feb 24) with students at the University of the West of Scotland, in Ayr. In the morning, he gave a Hammond organ class to 18 of the University's keyboard students where he spoke about the history of the instrument, his own ways of getting the most out of the instrument and … Continue reading ‘Terrific’: Jon Lord’s music lectures in Scotland

Jon Lord made Honorary Fellow in Edinburgh

On November 11, Jon Lord was made Honorary Fellow of the Stevenson CollegeĀ in Edinburgh, Scotland at the college's 2010 graduation ceremony. Presented by Jim Ewing, Chairman of the board of management of Stevenson College Edinburgh, Jon Lord received the fellowship in recognition for his work with the college students in preparation for a concert held … Continue reading Jon Lord made Honorary Fellow in Edinburgh

‘Proggers only’ – behind the scenes in Edinburgh

How does it feel to be 19 and share a concert stage with Jon Lord? Scottish music student and tenor sax player Christopher Hartles (previously interviewed on this website) filmed himself and his fellow students getting ready to perform the Concerto for Group and Orchestra with Jon Lord in Edinburgh, Scotland on October 5, 2009. … Continue reading ‘Proggers only’ – behind the scenes in Edinburgh

Outstanding: 10 stars for Edinburgh

'Exceptional', 'a fantastic success' and 'jaw-droppingly brilliant'. Jon Lord's recent concert in Edinburgh received rave reviews from the Scottish press. In their two five-star reviews, The Scotsman and the Edinburgh Evening News, mention both the captivating complexity of Jon Lord's Concerto for Group and Orchestra and the impressive skills of the young musicians that shared … Continue reading Outstanding: 10 stars for Edinburgh

Breathtaking freshness in Edinburgh

'The Edinburgh concert was fantastic, the kids were really impressive, very cohesive and obviously they enjoyed it as much as the audience.' Thus writes David Fergusson on Jon Lord's Facebook page about the concert at Edinburgh's Usher Hall on Monday night. For this website, Kevin Dixon reports indepth about the evening. 'The first thing that … Continue reading Breathtaking freshness in Edinburgh

Concerto veteran to oversee Scottish premiere

Jon Lord and Scottish trumpeter John Wallace come full circle next month, writes Scotland's Evening Times. In 1969 mr. Wallace played trumpet for the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and was part of the world premiere of Jon Lord's Concerto for Group and Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall. Now John Wallace is principal of the Royal … Continue reading Concerto veteran to oversee Scottish premiere