HammondCast 21 and Jon Hammond Journal August 5, 2012

<< New HTML Element >>*LISTEN TO THE AUDIO HERE: HammondCast 21 Downloaded 4,312 times SSL Mixing Desk in NDR Studio 1 HammondCast 21, broadcasting from San Francisco California, organist/composer & bandleader JON HAMMOND playing fresh new tracks from recent record date in NDR Radio Hamburg "NDR SESSIONS" with new breakout original composition: "Pay Phone Johnny", and classics: "Our Day Will Come", "Blues in the Night" and Hammond's long-time theme song as intro/outro: "Late Rent". Special thanks to musicians: LUTZ BUCHNER (saxophones), JOE GALLARDO (trombone), HEINZ LICHIUS (drums) and Co-Producer: KNUT BENZNER, and NDR Radio Engineer: RUDY GROSSER. This record date was recorded in the famous Studio 1 of NDR Radio in Hamburg Germany. Hammond talks about meeting Robin Williams and flying to New York City to attend IAJE Jazz Educators event. Hofheim am Taunus -- Lee Oskar harmonica and Jon Hammond organ in Jazzkeller-Hofheim Lee returned to play with us recently at annual Musikmesse Warm Up Party - Youtube Jon Hammond's Annual Musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller Frankfurt "White Onions" by Jon Hammond, special guest Lee Oskar harmonica, Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone, Giovanni Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at Sk1 Hammond organ / bass special thanks Thomas Eich TecAmp - 2 x 12" Neodymium Speakers with TecAmp power amp on my organ — at Jazzkeller Hofheim Hamburg - Harburg -- Newspaper article with art drawing of actual Jon Hammond gig by great artist Michael August of Harburg aka ILLUSTRATORP Hamilton Bermuda onboard m.v. Horizon Cruise Ship -- Jon Hammond and Joe Berger aka Ham-Berger on special inaugural press cruise aboard Horizon for Celebrity Cruises as seen on The Jon Hammond Show TV Show — with Joe Berger in Hamilton, Bermuda. Special Thanks to Captain Korres and Amy Curtis of Hill and Knowlton Mountain View California Shoreline Amphitheatre -- Main Man Mick Brigden clearing the way for the 14th annual Mardi Gras Parade at NOBB aka New Orleans By The Bay Food and Music Festival. I had the pleasure and honor of playing on this program 3 consecutive years for Mick and Bill Graham Presents - Jon Hammond — at Shoreline Amphitheatre At Mountain View. New York NY 165 W.48th St. Alex Accordions -- Pasquale Ficocecco and Carlo Greco master Luthier and Accordion Repairmen working with my long-time friend Alex Carroza - Jon Hammond - Carlo in NAMM Oral History Library thanks to Dan Del Fiorentino: Carlo Greco is known throughout the world as one of the premier guitar luthiers. Yet, when you meet him, he is a very humble man who brushes off compliments with a smile. After a long association as chief designer for Guild Guitars, Carlo joined his dear friend, Alex Carozza, in New York’s top repair shop, Alex Music, on 48th Street. Carlo has created some of the world’s most-loved string instruments and has an equal reputation as a repairman of world-class guitars. — at Alex Musical Instruments New York NY 48th Street Music Row -- Alex Accordions Team - Juan and the newest accordion repair apprentice, these guys are awesome! Jon Hammond — at Alex Musical Instruments Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport -- The Best Airport Pickup Ever - Marat Garipov, Igor Butman's manager met us there with poster for the concerts we came to play. Thanks for the wonderful pickup Marat! Jon Hammond — at Sheremetyevo International Airport: Terminal D Frankfurt Germany -- Jon Hammond back in Frankfurt for Musikmesse Frankfurt 26th consecutive year Youtube Jon Hammond's 59th Birthday Party Musikmesse Warm Up Finale Song Jon Hammond Band celebrating 26 consecutive years Musikmesse Warm Up Party in Jazzkeller Frankfurt on Jon's 59th birthday, finale song Over The Rainbow Tony Lakatos tenor saxophone, Giovanni Gulino drums, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at Sk1 Hammond organ / bass special thanks Thomas Eich TecAmp - 2 x 12" Neodymium Speakers with TecAmp power amp Fort Mason San Francisco California -- Main Man J. Tony Serra the great criminal defense attorney at book release party - Jon Hammond J. Tony Serra is an American civil rights lawyer, activist and tax resister from San Francisco. He was the subject of the 1989 movie True Believer about a Chinatown (San Francisco) murder case in which he won an acquittal for Chol Soo Lee, the defendant. He also successfully defended Black Panther leader Huey Newton in a murder trial and represented individuals from groups as diverse and politically charged as the White Panthers, Hells Angels, Earth First!, and New World Liberation Front (NWLF). Some of these individuals include Brownie Mary, Dennis Peron, Hooty Croy, Ellie Nesler, and Symbionese Liberation Army members Sara Jane Olson, Russell Little and Michael Bortin. Serra, in 2004, won an acquittal during a retrial on murder charges for co-defendant Rick Tabish in the death of casino mogul Ted Binion. Serra won the Trial Lawyer of the Year award] in 2003 (by the organization Trial Lawyers for Public Justice), for his successful litigation of Judi Bari against the FBI.[2] Serra has taken a vow of poverty and is known for living a frugal lifestyle and driving a run-down car.[3] All income from his cases is distributed to other lawyers except for a very small portion that he uses to pay rent and gas.[citation needed] All of his clothes (including suits, briefcases, shoes etc.) are bought secondhand.[4] Serra has been in trouble with the law several times for failure to pay income taxes. He refused to pay taxes in protest of the War in Iraq, based on his conviction that the Bush administration was leading the country in the wrong direction and that he would therefore not contribute any money to fund what he saw as Bush's corrupt politics.[citation needed] On July 29, 2005, he was sentenced to 10 months in federal prison, to be served at Lompoc, and ordered to pay $100,000 in restitution for a misdemeanor conviction of willful failure to pay taxes.[5] Serra was released from the federal camp in Lompoc, California, in mid February 2007, reporting immediately to a San Francisco halfway house. He was released from federal custody, and the halfway house, on March 13, 2007, after serving out his sentence [1]. Along with three other attorneys, Serra filed a class-action lawsuit seeking minimum wages for himself and other inmates, citing slave wages as unconstitutional. Family Tony has two younger brothers, Richard Serra, a prominent sculptor, and Rudy Serra, also a noted artist.[7] Richard paid for the college educations of Tony's five children. Huey Newton Black Panthers White Panthers Russell Little, Symbionese Liberation Army New World Liberation Front Hell's Angels Chol Soo Lee Hooty Croy Brownie Mary Ellie Nesler Bear Lincoln Sara Jane Olson a.k.a. Kathleen Soliah, Symbionese Liberation Army Judi Barry and Darryl Cherney v. FBI; Michael Bortin, Symbionese Liberation Army Rick Tabish, Las Vegas Binion Case Rod Coranado, ELF BALCO, Barry Bonds' trainer Greg Anderson [edit]Awards Runner up, "Best Lawyer in America," American Lawyer magazine, 1982 Drug Policy Foundation Achievement in the Field of Law, 1992 Boalt Hall "Alumnus of the Year, 1993; Charles Garry Award, 1994; ACLU Benjamin Dreyfus Civil Liberties Award, 1997; California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, 2000, "Ten Best Criminal Defense Attorneys of the Century;" McFetridge-American Inn of court,Co-Awardee "2003 Trial Lawyer of the Year"; Trial Lawyers for Public Justice,"Certificate of Honor, December 1, 2005;" Criminal Trial Lawyers Association of Northern California,"2005 Gideon Equal Justice Award;" 2008 NORML Lester Grinspoon Award,"For Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Marijuana Law Reform" [edit]Book In October 2010, a biography of Serra, Lust for Justice: The Radical Life & Law of J. Tony Serra, written by courtroom artist Paulette Frankl with a foreword by criminal defense attorney Gerry Spence, was released. — with Tony Serra at Fort Mason Melbourne Australia -- Organist Jon Hammond at the new Digital B3 'portable' organ daily at AIMS - Australian International Music Show for Bernies Music Land the biggest Hammond dealer in Australia — at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre Melbourne Australia -- Craig Douglass of Bernies Music Land / Musico Team enjoying the sunset over Melbourne Convention Center there for AIMS - Australian International Music Show - Jon Hammond — at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre Berkeley California KRE Radio -- Phil Lerza R.I.P. taking photo of Carter B. Smith - Phil was CBS Radio Chief Engineer and Carter B. Smith broadcasting legend R.I.P. - there at my Hammond organ on the stand and CHRS President Steve Kushman to the left - California Historical Radio Society "Radio Day By The Bay" - Jon Hammond — with Phil Lerza Shanghai China Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel -- Jon Hammond at the organ on the bandstand with main man Danny Woody drums/Musical Director - Danny appeared there nightly in the Jazz Bar on Mezz. Level for 10 years — with Danny Woody at The Portman Ritz Carlton Shanghai China New York NY -- My 1959 Hammond B3 Organ - I keep it by the door for easy in-and-outzky, Jon Hammond — at New York City San Francisco California -- Record Release Party Concert in the old original Tower Records Store on Columbus St. in North Beach San Francisco - Jon Hammond Trio played the music from the album "Hammond's Bolero" Carlos Santana was in the house and many old friends, some no longer with us unfortunately - JH Hammond's Bolero songs This is Jon Hammond's inspired all-original trio album played with the intensity of a live performance. Hammond's Bolero album It features great saxophone work by Alex Budman and the sophisticated funky sound of Ronnie Smith, Jr. on drums. Accordion and guitar embellish severa Personnel: Jon Hammond (accordion, organ, keyboards); Joe Berger (guitar); Alex Budman (saxophone); Edward Smith Jr. II (drums). — at Tower Records North Beach San Francisco S Frankfurt Germany -- 3 Peas In a Pod: Heinz Lichius, Jon Hammond, Norbert Hilbich - Musikmesse Frankfurt — at Musikmesse Frankfurt San Francisco Intercontinental Hotel -- Berklee College of Music Alum gathering with Jeanine Cowen, Stephen Croes, Peter Gordon, Dr. Lewis T. “Rusty” Williams, - Jon Hammond '74 — with Jeanine Cowen at InterContinental San Francisco New York NY 48th Street Music Row -- The Last CLOSEOUT at Manny's of choice guitars when it was still Manny's Music Store at 156 West 48th Street before it changed to Sam Ash - Jon Hammond — at Manny's Music Osaka Japan -- Port of Osaka Sunset - Jon Hammond — at The Port of Osaka Mountain View California -- My own fully-stocked and Air Conditioned dressing room at Shoreline Amphitheater right next to Taj Mahal's dressing room who I was opening for - thank you Bill Graham Presents Hospitality Team! Jon Hammond — with Jon Hammond Band, Jon Hammond Organ Group and Taj Mahal at Shoreline Amphitheatre At Mountain View Shoreline Amphitheatre, Bill Graham Presents, NDR Hamburg, Lee Oskar, Suzuki, Jon Hammond, Osaka, Sam Ash, Manny's, Alex Accordions, B3 organ