HammondCast 19 and Jon Hammond Journal August 6, 2012

<< New HTML Element >>*LISTEN TO THE AUDIO HERE: HammondCast 19 Downloaded 2,702 times HammondCast 19 starts out in Frankfurt Germany recording in AFN Europe Headquarters on one big tube microphone featuring Hungarian tenor saxophone star TONY LAKATOS, now a member of the HR Radio Big Band. And a slow rainy day Blues featuring guitarist JOE BERGER and RAY GRAPPONE drums, Jon on the XB-2 organ/bass. Also a 35 year-old recording of my old rock band HADES and a shout out to the bass player STEVE WRIGHT who is recuperating from a stroke and heart attack but is now starting to speak again, get better Steve! From there to 1995 recording in LE BAR BAT NYC playing Jon's tune "Pocket Funk". A song I recorded with Eddie Money that is close to Eddie's heart: "I've Been Lovin' You Too Long" for all the Eddie Money freaks out there. I just saw Eddie in NY and he's doin' fine, still touring in a city near you! And finally ending up back in AFN Europe Headquarters playing Jon Hammond's theme song: "LATE RENT", dedicated to YOU of KYOU the your Rent will never be Late! Hollywood California -- Kenny Burrell on the microphone with Jon Hammond at ASCAP Expo Kenneth Earl "Kenny" Burrell (born July 31, 1931)[1] is an American jazz guitarist. His playing is grounded in bebop and blues; he has performed and recorded with a wide range of jazz musicians Burrell was born in Detroit, Michigan to a musical family and began playing guitar at the age of 12. His influences as a guitar player include Charlie Christian, Django Reinhardt, and Wes Montgomery. While a student at Wayne State University, he made his debut recording as a member of Dizzy Gillespie's sextet in 1951, later he recorded the "Ground Round" single at Fortune Records in Detroit. He toured with Oscar Peterson after graduating in 1955 and then moved to New York City in 1956.[1] A consummate sideman, Burrell recorded with a wide range of prominent musicians. He also led his own groups since 1951 and recorded many well received albums.[1] In the 1970s he began leading seminars about music, particularly Duke Ellington's. A highly popular performer, he has won several jazz polls in Japan and the United Kingdom as well as the United States. He has recorded about 106 albums, including Midnight Blue (1963), Blue Lights, Guitar Forms, Sunup To Sundown (1990), Soft Winds (1993), Then Along Came Kenny (1993), and Lotus Blossom (1995). In 2001, Burrell performed "C Jam Blues" with Medeski, Martin & Wood for the Red Hot Organization's compilation album Red Hot + Indigo, a tribute to Duke Ellington, which raised money for various charities devoted to increasing AIDS awareness and fighting the disease. As of 1996, Burrell has served as Director of Jazz Studies at UCLA, mentoring such notable alumni as Gretchen Parlato and Kalil Wilson.[2] Burrell teaches a course titled "Ellingtonia", examining the life and accomplishments of Duke Ellington. Discography: As leader Introducing Kenny Burrell (Blue Note, 1956) Kenny Burrell Volume 2 (Blue Note, 1956) Swingin' (Blue Note, 1956) All Night Long (Prestige, 1956) All Day Long (Prestige, 1957) Earthy (Prestige, 1957) Kenny Burrell (Prestige, 1957) 2 Guitars (Prestige, 1957) - with Jimmy Raney K. B. Blues (Blue Note, 1957) Kenny Burrell and John Coltrane (Prestige, 1958) - with John Coltrane Blue Lights Volume 1 (Blue Note, 1958) Blue Lights Volume 2 (Blue Note, 1958) On View at the Five Spot Cafe (Blue Note, 1959) A Night at the Vanguard (Argo, 1959) Weaver of Dreams (Columbia, 1960-61) Bluesin' Around (Columbia, 1961-62 [1983]) Bluesy Burrell (Moodsville, 1962) Midnight Blue (Blue Note, 1963) Crash! (Prestige, 1963) - with Jack McDuff Lotsa Bossa Nova! (Kapp, 1963) Blue Bash! (Verve, 1963) - with Jimmy Smith Travelin' Light (Prestige, 1964) - with Shirley Scott Soul Call (Prestige, 1964) Freedom (Blue Note, 1963-64 [1980]) Guitar Forms (Verve, 1965) The Tender Gender (Cadet, 1966) Have Yourself a Soulful Little Christmas (Cadet, 1966) A Generation Ago Today (Verve, 1966-67) Ode to 52nd Street (Cadet, 1967) Blues - The Common Ground (Verve, 1967-68) Night Song (Verve, 1968-69) Asphalt Canyon Suite (Verve, 1969) God Bless the Child (CTI, 1971) 'Round Midnight (Fantasy, 1972) Both Feet On the Ground (Fantasy, 1973) Up the Street, Round the Corner, Down the Block (Fantasy, 1974) Ellington Is Forever (Fantasy, 1975–77) When Lights Are Low (1978) Moon and Sand (1979) Generation (Blue Note, 1986) Pieces of Blue and the Blues (Blue Note, 1988) Guiding Spirit (Contemporary, 1989) Sunup to Sundown (Contemporary, 1991) Lotus Blossom (Concord, 1995) Love is the Answer, featuring The Boys Choir of Harlem (Concord Concerto, 1998) *12-15-78 (32 Jazz, 1999) Introducing Kenny Burrell: The First Blue Note Sessions (2000) Lucky So and So (Concord Jazz, 2001) 75th Birthday Bash Live! (Blue Note, 2007) Be Yourself: Live at Dizzy's (Highnote, 2010) [edit]As sideman Jazzmen of Detroit with Tommy Flanagan, Pepper Adams, Paul Chambers, Kenny Clarke (1956; Savoy Records) With Bill Evans Quintessence (1972) With Paul Chambers Whims of Chambers (1956) Bass on Top (1957) With Terry Gibbs Take It from Me (Impulse!, 1964) With Dizzy Gillespie Dee Gee Days: The Savoy Sessions (Savoy, 1951-52 [1976]) With Eddie Harris Cool Sax from Hollywood to Broadway (Columbia, 1964) With Johnny Hartman I Just Dropped by to Say Hello (Impulse!, 1964) With Milt Jackson Bags & Flutes (Atlantic, 1957) Bean Bags with Coleman Hawkins (Atlantic, 1958) Vibrations (Atlantic, 1960–61) Much in Common with Ray Brown (Verve, 1964) With John Jenkins John Jenkins with Kenny Burrell (Blue Note, 1957) With Thad Jones Detroit-New York Junction (Blue Note, 1956) With Wynton Kelly Piano (Riverside, 1958) Comin' in the Back Door (Verve, 1963) It's All Right! (Verve, 1964) With Yusef Lateef The Blue Yusef Lateef (Atlantic, 1968) With Hubert Laws Laws' Cause (Atlantic, 1968) With Ike Quebec Soul Samba (Blue Note, 1962) With Freddie Roach Down to Earth (Blue Note, 1962) Mo' Greens Please (Blue Note, 1963) With Sonny Rollins Alfie (Impulse! 1966) With Charlie Rouse Bossa Nova Bacchanal (Blue Note, 1962) With Lalo Schifrin Once a Thief and Other Themes (Verve, 1965) With Jimmy Smith House Party (Blue Note, 1957) Softly as a Summer Breeze (Blue Note, 1958) Home Cookin' (Blue Note, 1958–59) Midnight Special (Blue Note, 1961) Back at the Chicken Shack (Blue Note, 1963) With Stanley Turrentine Jubilee Shout!!! (Blue Note, 1962) Hustlin' (Blue Note, 1964) The Sugar Man (CTI, 1971) With Kai Winding More (Theme from Mondo Cane) (Verve, 1963) Oakland California -- Jon Hammond at annual Oakland Art & Soul Festival chillin' by the main stage checking out Oleta Adams and Lalah Hathaway's sets - excellent! JH Oakland California -- Did anyone catch the name of Lalah Hathaway's drummer this afternoon at Oakland Art & Soul Festival? - Jon Hammond — at Annual Oakland Art & Soul Festival Oakland California -- Oleta Adams seen here onstage with her husband - John Cushon at Oakland Art & Soul August 5, 2012 - Jon Hammond *Excellent! Oleta Adams (born May 4, 1953, Seattle, Washington) is an American soul, jazz, and gospel singer and pianist. Adams was born the daughter of a preacher and was raised with gospel music. In her youth her family moved to Yakima, Washington, which is sometimes shown as her place of birth. Before gaining her opportunity to perform, Adams faced a great deal of rejection. In the 1970s, she moved to Los Angeles, California where she recorded a demo tape. However, many music executives were exclusively interested in disco music rather than Adams' preferred style. With the advice of her singing coach, Lee Farrell, Adams moved to Kansas City where she did a variety of local gigs. Adams started her career in the early 1980s with two self-financed albums which had limited success. [edit]Collaboration with Tears For Fears In 1985, Adams was discovered by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith, founders of the English band Tears for Fears, while performing in a hotel bar in Kansas City, Missouri whilst they were on a US tour. They chatted with Adams after her performance, and two years later they contacted her to invite her to join their band as a singer on their next album, The Seeds of Love.[1] In 1989, the album was released and the single "Woman In Chains" — sung as a duet by Adams and Orzabal and with Phil Collins on drums — became her first hit. Adams embarked on a world tour with Tears For Fears in 1990, performing by herself as the supporting artist at the start of each show, and remaining onstage throughout the Tears For Fears set where she would provide piano and vocals. [edit]1990s Following her work with Tears For Fears, Adams was offered a recording contract by their label Fontana Records and restarted her solo career in 1990, assisted by Orzabal who co-produced her new album, Circle of One. The album received much critical acclaim and (after a slow start) eventually peaked at no.1 in the UK in 1991 when she scored her biggest hit to date with her Grammy nominated cover of Brenda Russell's "Get Here". The song was popular during the 1991 Gulf War[2][3] as families of deployed troops in the region embraced the tune as a theme song.[3][4] 1991 also saw Adams contribute to the Elton John/Bernie Taupin tribute album, Two Rooms, on which appeared her version of John's 1974 hit "Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me". Adams' version became another top 40 hit in the UK. Her next album, Evolution (1993), was also a commercial success, making the UK top 10. It also featured her self-penned adult contemporary single "Window of Hope". Her 1995 release, Moving On, saw Adams move more in the direction of R&B, and she also reunited with Roland Orzabal for the duet "Me and my Big Ideas" on the Tears For Fears album Raoul and the Kings of Spain the same year. Two years later she released the Christian themed album Come Walk with Me. In 1998, she toured as a guest vocalist on Phil Collins's Big Band Jazz Tour. [edit]2000s In 2001, Adams released her sixth album, All The Love, a return to an R&B/Adult contemporary sound. The album was re-released in 2004 in Germany with a different title I Can't Live a Day without You. In 2004, Adams reunited with Tears for Fears once again as she made a surprise guest appearance onstage at their Kansas City concert, performing "Woman in Chains". Adams released her first Christmas album on 3 October 2006, entitled Christmas Time with Oleta.[5] A new secular album entitled Let's Stay Here, was released on April 21, 2009, by E1 Music. [edit]Personal life In 1994, Adams married drummer John Cushon at a United Methodist church in Kansas City, where they both teach Sunday School. They met in 1980 while working on a demo tape for Adams.[6] Adams stated that she never had a passion to get married but on January 17, 1994 she and Cushon were involved in the Los Angeles earthquake. Adams referred to this as a sign from God that she was ready to get married. — with Oleta Adams Oakland California -- Concert Interpreter Man Translating Concert For Those Who Can't Hear - he did an excellent job! Jon Hammond *ASL=American Sign Language at Oakland Art & Soul Festival - JH — at Annual Oakland Art & Soul Festival Oakland California -- Lady Photographer at work at Art & Soul Festival - Jon Hammond *not very tall but shooting the big lenses - JH — at Annual Oakland Art & Soul Festival Oakland California -- Lalah Hathaway onstage at Oakland Art & Soul August 5, 2012 - Jon Hammond *Excellent! - Very little introduction of the band musicians, they were all top-shelf and very funky players. - JH New York NY 322 W.48th Street Local 802 -- Junior Mance the great jazz and blues pianist and educator playing the Local 802 annual Holiday / Christmas Party - Jon Hammond *Glad to hear you're back in the saddle and back on the gig Junior! *interviews in 5 parts with Junior and Jon Hammond on Youtube folks: 5 or 5: Pt 5 of 5 Junior Mance jazz pianist extraordinaire on HammondCast KYOU Radio Jon Hammond hosting. Born 1928 Chicago IL, played with Gene Ammons, Cannonball Adderly, Dynah Washington, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Stitt, Charlie Parker, Lester Young and many others. Currently teaching at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. Interview conducted at Cafe Loup New York City where Junior performs regularly and has recorded latest album. — with Junior Mance and Hide Tanaka at Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM Oakland Art and Soul, HammondCast 19, AFN Europe, Lalah Hathaway, Oleta Adams, Jazz, Blues, Gospel, Jon Hammond, Radio, TV, Frankfurt, New York City