Tony Ashton’s book out now, foreword by Jon Lord

Zermattitis is the title of Tony Ashton's self-penned memoirs and short stories published now by Wymer UK. Taking its name from the Swiss town of Zermatt, where Ashton and Jon used to spend many a holiday on skis - after skis and gazing at the Matterhorn - the book was painstakingly transcribed from Tony's hand written … Continue reading Tony Ashton’s book out now, foreword by Jon Lord

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First of the Big Bands, now even bigger

Purple Records have released the remastered edition of Tony Ashton and Jon Lord's First of the Big Bands album. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer recommends the album and calls it 'thoroughly enjoyable.' Hitting the nail on the head, they say that you are 'drawn into it's warm, rootsy embrace.' The remastered CD contains two bonus tracks - … Continue reading First of the Big Bands, now even bigger

First Of The Big Bands – remastered, reissued

An often overlooked gem from Jon Lord's 1970's catalogue is being remastered and re-released on CD. First Of The Big Bands was one of several projects Jon Lord completed with his late dear friend Tony Ashton. With its rich sound, horn section and female backing singers, the album showed indications of  the sort of rock … Continue reading First Of The Big Bands – remastered, reissued