HammondCast 22 Jon's Journal December 11 2012

*LISTEN TO THE AUDIO HERE: HammondCast 22 Downloaded 355 times Reviews HammondCast 22 This episode of HammondCast on KYOU 1550 AM Radio features some historic recordings of Jon Hammond with radio & tv legend AL "JAZZBEAUX" COLLINS, this will blow your socks off! Al does a complete recitation of his Hipster version of "Little Red Ridinghood" accompanied by Jon on the Hammond organ live. Also radio host CHRIS CORTEZ talking about how Jon and Jazzbeaux almost blew up the transmitter for the radio station by plugging the Hammond organ directly in as a late-night experiment on the Bay Area station...wooops! All worked out ok, but the Chief Engineer and Station Manager were a little bit upset the next day. Going back even a few more years, Al Jazzbeaux breaks Jon's recording of "Sidewinder" on the now defunct but legendary and most powerful station of New York City-WNEW 1130 AM. For Al Jazzbo Collins freaks, this HammondCast episode is a MUST. Jon Hammond is a member of Local 802 & Local 6 Musicians Unions and an ASCAP Composer/Publisher-JON HAMMOND International, Inc. No singers on Mr. Hammond's band..."The FINGERS...are the SINGERS!" Monday Night Band last night at Local 802 Monday Jazz Session sponsored by Jazz Foundation of America - Jon Hammond L to R: Richard Clements piano, Mike Camoia tenor sax, Bob Cunningham bass, Rudy Sheriff Lawless drums — with Bob Cunningham at Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM Just about to roll my organ back to the pad after a nice session at Local 802 Musicians Union Monday Night Jazz Session - I played the early bird set - Jon Hammond — at Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM Hangin' with the heavy cats at 802, L to R: Ken Cicerale the great alto saxophonist, myself Jon Hammond just played early bird set with Ken Cicerale - here we are with one of the greatest all-time jazz pianists and a favorite of mine personally - Harold Mabern ! *Rudy Sheriff Lawless played drums with us superbly, thank you Rudy! Harold Mabern (born March 20, 1936 in Memphis, Tennessee) is a hard bop and soul jazz pianist. Early in his career, Mabern played in Chicago with Walter Perkins' MJT + 3 in the late 1950s[1] before moving to New York in 1959. Mabern has worked with Jimmy Forrest, Lionel Hampton, the Jazztet (1961-1962), Donald Byrd, Miles Davis (1963), J. J. Johnson (1963-1965), Lee Morgan (1965), Hank Mobley (1965), Sonny Rollins, Freddie Hubbard, Wes Montgomery, Joe Williams (1966-1967), and Sarah Vaughan. In more recent years, he has recorded extensively with his former William Paterson University student, the tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander.[2] He performed in a video recorded session with Wes Montgomery in 1965 that is currently available on DVD as Wes Montgomery Live in '65. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Mabern led four albums for Prestige Records, performed with Lee Morgan, and recorded with Stanley Cowell's Piano Choir. Mabern has recorded as a leader for DIW/Columbia and Sackville and toured with the Contemporary Piano Ensemble (1993-1995). A longtime faculty member at William Paterson University, Mabern is a frequent instructor at the Stanford Jazz Workshop. As leader A Few Miles from Memphis (1968) Prestige Rakin' and Scrapin' (1968) Fantasy Workin' and Wailin' (1969) Prestige Greasy Kid Stuff! (1970) Prestige Philadelphia Bound (1993) Sackville The Leading Man (1995) Disk Union Kiss of Fire (2002) Venus Falling in Love with Love (2003) Venus Don't Know Why (2004) Venus Fantasy (2005) Venus Joy Spring (2006) Sackville, solo piano Somewhere Over the Rainbow (2006) Venus Misty (2008) Venus Mr. Lucky (2012) HighNote [edit]As sideman With Eric Alexander Mode For Mabes (1998) Delmark The First Milestone (2000) Milestone The Second Milestone (2001) Milestone Summit Meeting (2002) Milestone Nightlife In Tokyo (2003) Milestone Dead Center (2004) HighNote It's All In The Game (2006) HighNote Revival of the Fittest (2009) HighNote Don't Follow the Crowd (2011) HighNote With Gene Ammons Black Cat (1970) Prestige With George Benson Body Talk (1973) CTI With Steve Davis Crossfire (1997) Criss Cross With Mike DiRubbo New York Accent (2007) Cellar Live With Art Farmer Perception (1961) Argo Here and Now (1962) Mercury - with Benny Golson Another Git Together (1962) Mercury - with Benny Golson With Joe Farnsworth It's Prime Time (2004) Village With Grant Green First Recordings (2007) Gambit Spain With Jimmy Heath Swamp Seed (Riverside, 1963) With Terumasa Hino Into the Heaven (2000) Columbia With Freddie Hubbard The Night of the Cookers (1965) Blue Note With J. J. Johnson Proof Positive (1964) Impulse! With Roland Kirk Reeds & Deeds (1963) Mercury The Roland Kirk Quartet Meets the Benny Golson Orchestra (1964) Mercury With Jackie McLean Consequence (1965) Blue Note With Blue Mitchell Bring It Home to Me (1966) Blue Note With Hank Mobley Dippin' (1965) Blue Note With Lee Morgan The Gigolo (1965) Blue Note Live at the Lighthouse (1970) Blue Note The Last Session (1971) Blue Note With Jim Rotondi Jim's Bop (1997) Criss Cross With Frank Strozier MJT + 3 (1960) Vee-Jay March of the Siamese Children (1962) Jazzland Remember Me (1976) Steeplechase What's Goin' On (1977) Steeplechase — with Ken Cicerale and Harold Mabern at Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM Barry Finnerty · Is Harold asleep? Jon Hammond Harold is wide awake, he is just reclining comfortably -just told us some killin' amazing stories about playing with Lee Morgan and he was with Lee when he died tragically / suddenly, you know the story - one of the most famous stories in Jazz, Harold was there playing with Lee that night, Jon Barry Finnerty · Wow. That would not have been pleasant. To have your good friend and great trumpet player shot dead onstage right next to you by some crazed jealous woman. Jon Hammond: You know it Barry! Jon Local 802 -- One of my favorite drummers and people - Ray Grappone and Jon Hammond here, at Monday Night Jazz Session. Ray is one of the busiest drummers and record producers in New York all the time, great to see him! Ray played on my first album on one of my biggest hits "The Sidewinder" track that got broken out on-air by Al Jazzbo Collins on the big 1130 AM WNEW - the whole Grappone Family rules! 5.0 out of 5 stars By Tough Customer Fresh version of Lee Morgan's classic If you love Lee Morgan's great jazz hit song "The Sidewinder" (and who doesn't?) you should have a listen to this fresh version featuring jazz guitar and hammond organ quoting the tune of the deceased master of swinging bop, and doing some nice improvisations too. **A partial list of Ray Grappone's Record Credits: 2011 Two Sides Alexis P. Suter Band Composer, Drums, Group Member 2008 Just Another Fool Alexis P. Suter Drums, Group Member, Percussion, Producer 2008 We Are All One Michael Falzarano Drums, Main Personnel 2006 Anthology, Vol. 2: The Cool Tunes Dave Rave Percussion 2006 Cole Porter Mood Tom Murray Drums, Drums (Electric), Percussion, Producer 2006 Jesus H Christ and the Four Hornsmen of the Apocalypse Jesus H Christ and The Four Hornsmen of the Apocalypse Drums, Group Member, Member of Attributed Artist, Percussion 2006 So Close to Beautiful Open Door Composer, Drums, Member of Attributed Artist, Percussion, Primary Artist, Producer 2006 Soul Heaven Presents Dennis Ferrer and Kerri Chandler Dennis Ferrer Composer, Performer, Producer 2006 The King James Sessions Michael Falzarano Drum, Drums, Main Personnel 2006 The Midnight Ramble Sessions, Vol. 1 Levon Helm Mixing 2006 The Midnight Ramble Sessions, Vol. 2 Levon Helm Production Assistant 2006 Tokyo Lounge Producer 2005 Late Rent Jon Hammond Drums, Group Member 2005 Poem for You Today Jay Collins Additional Personnel, Audio Production, Drums, Percussion, Producer 2005 Shuga Fix Alexis P. Suter Bass, Drums, Percussion, Producer 2004 Medleyfyin' Judy Kreston/David Lahm Drums 2003 AnotherLateNight: Groove Armada Groove Armada Drums, Percussion 2003 Flower Drum Song [New Broadway Cast Recording] Drums, Percussion 2002 Africanism: Compiles and Mixed by DJ Gregory & Bob Sinclar DJ Gregory Executive Producer 2002 Another Side of Love Dave Rave Drums, Percussion 2002 Inside the Music Donna McKechnie Percussion 2002 The It Girl [Original Cast Recording] Original Off-Broadway Cast Percussion 2001 Meltdown Ross Allen Producer 2001 Nude Dimensions, Vol. 3 Remixing 2001 Red Cocktail DJ Warrio Producer 2000 Hipbone: 4 on the Floor Percussion, Producer, Project Producer 1999 Jerry's Girls [Original Cast Recording] Drums 1999 Little Me [New Broadway Cast Recording] Drums 1999 Small Town Underground Kevin Yost Producer 1998 A Sure Thing Peter Donnelly Percussion 1998 Balanced Output Producer 1998 Color in Rhythm Stimulate Mind Freedom USG Drums, Percussion 1998 Dance of the Drunken Master Groove Collective Executive Producer 1998 Girl I Knew: The Music of Novello & Kern Lorna Dallas Percussion 1998 Stone Monkey Richard Worth Drums, Percussion 1998 Tales from the Underground, Pt. 1 Todd Edwards Producer 1998 Welcome to the Universe David Harness Percussion, Producer 1997 Side Show Drums 1996 Radikal Fear: The Chicago All Stars Drums, Percussion 1995 Speakeasy Acid Jazz Producer 1994 Speakeasy Collective Composer, Producer 1993 Weird Romance: Two One-Act Musicals of Speculative Fiction Drums, Percussion Clubquart 00, Vol. 1 Producer — at Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM L to R: Richard Clements, Mike Camoia, Jon Hammond, Bob Cunningham HammondCast 36 Jon’s Journal December 10 2012 *LISTEN TO THE AUDIO HERE: HammondCast 36 Downloaded 701 times HammondCast 36 Jon Hammond in New York City just back from Germany music tour and 20th year at Musikmesse Frankfurt trade show…digging deep in to the archives to present a special show put together by Jon in 1993 in Frankfurt Hausen-BROTFABRIK (the old Bread Factory) Jon Hammond presenting French Pianist FRANCOISE PUJOL first time in Germany along with RICHARD BONA on bass from Cameroon & Paris, now living in NY and FRANCIS LASSOUS – drums/batterie. A crazy story about how Jon convinced Bonsedorfer Piano Company to bring their most expensive concert-grand piano... — at Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM Harold Mabern, Local 802 Musicians Union, Jazz Foundation of America, Jon Hammond, Blues, Sk1 organ, Ray Grappone, Radio, TV, Ken Cicerale, Richard Clements piano