Friday, December 02, 2016

NDR Horns Jon Hammond Band Cooking at Auster Bar Hamburg Eimsbüttel Lutz Büchner Remembered

NDR Horns Jon Hammond Band Cooking at Auster Bar Hamburg Eimsbüttel Lutz Büchner Remembered #WATCHMOVIE HERE: Cooking With The NDR Horns Uptempo Blues Shuffle Auster Bar Hamburg Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/CookingAtTheAusterBarJonHammondBandWithNDRHorns Views 242 #242 Youtube https://youtu.be/BqtFWKBeC0c 202 views #202 Usage Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Topics Cooling in Hamburg, NDR Horn Section, Blues, Jazz, Uptempo, Saxophones, Trumpet, Hammond Organ, NDR Radio, MNN TV, Musicians Union, Local 802 Absolutely cooking session in Hamburg Germany - Jon Hammond Band with The NDR Horns until the last minute when music must stop 10PM / 22:00 Auster Bar is in residential quarter of Eimsbüttel HH, The Musicians: Heinz Lichius drums, Joe Berger guitar, Lutz Büchner tenor saxophone, Fiete Felsch alto saxophone, Michael Leuschner musical director / trumpet, Jon Hammond organ + bass - special thanks Nicolai Ditsch for operating the camera - Auster Bar Team Frank Blume, Torsten Wendt, Musik Rotthoff support, Knut Benzner NDR Redaktion - as seen on MNN TV The Jon Hammond Show http://www.HammondCast.com H.264 download download 1 file MPEG4 download download 1 file OGG VIDEO download download 1 file TORRENT download download 27 Files download 5 Original Producer Jon Hammond Language English Frankfurt Germany -- Jon Hammond flanked by Ivana Petrof / Ivana Petrofová and Zuzana Petrof / Zuzana Ceralová Petrofová Celebrating 150 years Petrof Pianos Excellence! - Musikmesse Frankfurt Mill Valley CA -- Marla Hunt Hanson and Julius Karpen at special gathering celebrating life of Ron Polte who was the manager of Ace of Cups and Quicksilver Messenger Service. Marla Hunt original organist of Ace of Cups and Julius Karpen manager of Big Brother and The Holding Company band with Janis Joplin - long-time associate friend of Chet Helms - photo by Jon Hammond Port of Richmond at Dusk - Jon Hammond -- RIP my friend Ron Polte - manager of Quicksilver, Ace of Cups, Wild West Fest - Jon Hammond (my band opened for Copperhead on one of the very few live gigs they played in 1972 at The Longbranch Saloon) Tam Junction and Piatti Mill Valley Restaurant - Breakfast with Ron, rest in peace Ron Polte - Jon Hammond : *Note: We had a lot of fun in the old days at 759 Harrison Street San Francisco when we shared rehearsal space with The Quicksilver Messenger Service at Bruce Hatch's San Francisco Radical Laboratories aka SF Rad Lab in years 1968 / 1969 (not to be confused with radiation lab folks! I am still in touch with QSM guitarist Gary Duncan, sending my condolences Gary! - JH *Note: This was Ron's big project some years ago folks: http://jonhammondband.com/blog.html/jon_hammond_reflections_on_wild_west_festival/ JON HAMMOND REFLECTIONS ON WILD WEST FESTIVAL - LINK: http://kernelpanichammondcast.blogspot.com/2016/09/wow-folks-i-was-there-jon-hammond.html Wow folks, I was there! This was very nearly the biggest Rock Music Festival that almost happened - it was very close. I went to many meetings with Ron Polte and a lot of very heavy San Francisco Rock bands were down to play the "Wild West Festival" (1969) Posters were already made up, we had meetings in the Zoetrope building now owned by Francis Ford Coppola and The Straight Theatre on Haight Street - Ron Polte was part owner of Straight Theatre in addition to being the manager of Quicksilver Messenger Service, Ace of Cups and for a time Sons of Champlin as well. I highly recommend watching and listening to this very rare footage of the press conference with Big Daddy Tom Donahue speaking about the project - Jon Hammond Band​ photo by Jon Hammond​ - breakfast with Ron I just saw Ron's obit by Paul Liberatore​ in the Marin IJ: http://www.marinij.com/article/NO/20160916/NEWS/160919827 "Quicksilver Quicksilver Messenger Service - Band​ manager Ron Polte dies in Mill Valley at 84" " By Paul Liberatore, Marin Independent Journal Posted: 09/16/16, 5:53 PM PDT | Updated: 6 hrs ago Ron Polte, who managed the psychedelic rock band Quicksilver Messenger Service and the all-female quintet the Ace of Cups during the glory days of the San Francisco Sound, died Wednesday at his longtime home in Mill Valley. He was 84. Mr. Polte had been suffering from multiple health problems and had been under Hospice care since May, said his wife of 20 years, Sally Robert. “He was a good man,” said Quicksilver band member David Freiberg, speaking by phone from Florida while on tour with the Jefferson Starship. “I could always trust him to do what he thought was right.” Born on the south side of Chicago into a family of nine children, Mr. Polte had a tough childhood, but managed to turn his life around after being in and out of trouble with the law as a teenager, his wife said. In Chicago, he became friends with blues singer-songwriter Nick Gravenites (“Born in Chicago,” “Buried Alive in the Blues”) when they were teenagers and followed him out to San Francisco in the early 1960s. They were the first of the Chicago blues crowd, including Mike Bloomfield, Elvin Bishop and Mark Naftalin of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, to relocate in the Bay Area, most of them settling in Marin and Sonoma counties. In 1967, Mr. Polte took over management of Quicksilver and the Ace of Cups after their original manager, Ambrose Hollingworth, was seriously injured in a car crash near Muir Beach. “When we needed somebody, there he was,” Freiberg said. Quicksilver was the last of the San Francisco hippie bands to ink a major label deal when they signed with Capitol Records in late 1967. “He took it slow and steady and wouldn’t take a deal if he didn’t think it was right,” Freiberg recalled. “It took a while, but we got a really good deal with Capitol.” Mr. Polte was known as a dutiful and resourceful manager who did what he could to meet the needs of the young musicians in his bands. Freiberg remembered that when he and his Quicksilver bandmates were living together in a house in Mill Valley, they informed him of their desire to move onto a farm in the country with a barn where they could rehearse. Mr. Polte wasted no time making that wish come true. “Within a week and a half, we were living on an old dairy farm in Olema,” Freiberg recalled, chuckling. “He really cared about making sure everybody was taken care of.” Diane Vitalich of Novato, drummer for the Ace of Cups, recalled that when she and her bandmates needed transportation, Mr. Polte went to an auction of state vehicles at San Quentin and bought cars for all of them. “He bought us five 1963 Dodge Darts,” she said. “They were all blue and all looked the same.” During this time, Mr. Polte started Westpole, a booking agency that handled Big Brother and the Holding Company with Janis Joplin, the Sons of Champlin and other seminal Bay Area rock groups. He’s also credited with inspiring the name of the band Electric Flag, a short-lived supergroup formed by Bloomfield, Gravenites, keyboardist Barry Goldberg, bassist Harvey Brooks and drummer Buddy Miles. According to Gravenites, Quicksilver had somehow come into possession of a light-up electric flag after a gig at a veterans hall. “He brought it over to where we were all living and rehearsing in Tam Valley,” he recalled. “We plugged it in and it lit up and started waving. We said, ‘Hey, look at that. Let’s call ourselves the Electric Flag.’” Eventually, Mr. Polte escaped from the hard living and tumult of the music business, spending time on a remote lodge in the New Mexico wilderness owned by Frank Werber, the charismatic manager of the Kingston Trio and owner of the Trident, a legendary Sausalito restaurant. Through it all, he never lost the values that defined the ‘60s generation in San Francisco. “All the altruistic thinking that came out of that era he agreed with a thousand percent,” Gravenites said. “He remained a firm defender of all the idealism from those years.” In addition to his wife, Mr. Polte is survived by two daughters, Pamela Polte of Sutter Creek, Amador County, and Patti Ann Lindecker of Chicago; two sons, Thomas Polte of Chicago and Jeremy Polte of Dunsmuir, Siskiyou County, and two sisters, Marilyn McMinn and Nancy Brunanchon of Pine Grove, Amador County." JON HAMMOND REFLECTIONS ON WILD WEST FESTIVAL - LINK: http://kernelpanichammondcast.blogspot.com/2016/09/wow-folks-i-was-there-jon-hammond.html Wow folks, I was there! This was very nearly the biggest Rock Music Festival that almost happened - it was very close. I went to many meetings with Ron Polte and a lot of very heavy San Francisco Rock bands were down to play the "Wild West Festival" (1969) Posters were already made up, we had meetings in the Zoetrope building now owned by Francis Ford Coppola and The Straight Theatre on Haight Street - Ron Polte was part owner of Straight Theatre in addition to being the manager of Quicksilver Messenger Service, Ace of Cups and for a time Sons of Champlin as well. I highly recommend watching and listening to this very rare footage of the press conference with Big Daddy Tom Donahue speaking about the project - Jon Hammond *long-time member Local 6 Musicians Union (but not then!) *LINK: https://diva.sfsu.edu/collections/sfbatv/bundles/201631 **From KQED piece: "Thing in C minor" by Jon Hammond with Funky Heinz Lichius drums, Lutz Büchner tenor sax, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond organ + bass Youtube https://youtu.be/9tejMFgyMXc 9,510 views #9510 L to R Lutz Büchner, Joe Berger, Heinz Lichius, Jon Hammond Cooking, Blues Shuffle, #LutzBüchner #AusterBar #NDRJazz #HammondOrgan

Jon Hammond Headphone Interviews Sennheiser Microphone choice Momentum plus HD 25 Series Studio and Field

Jon Hammond Headphone Interviews Sennheiser Microphone choice Momentum plus HD 25 Series Studio and Field L to R Dr. Andreas Sennheiser, Jon Hammond, Daniel Sennheiser *WATCH THE FILM HERE: Head Phone Stick with Sennheiser Jon's archive http://ia601507.us.archive.org/7/items/HeadPhoneStickWithSennheiser/Head%20Phone%20stick%20with%20Sennheiser.mp4 Sennheiser (headphones) Momentum series with tribute to Lutz Büchner on solo section: Head Phone stick with Sennheiser (headphones) Jon Hammond's 20th annual Musikmesse Session in Jazzkeller Hofheim - funky jazz with Giovanni Totò Gulino drums, Peter Klohmann tenor saxo, Joe Berger guitar, Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ - Jon's keyboard stand by Bespeco Professional, Audio: Philipp, Konrad Neupert, Marvin Gans Jazzkeller Hofheim Team - special thanks Jeff Guilford / JJ guitars for operating the camera http://www.HammondCast.com Sennheiser HD 25-1 NAMM Oral History Interview Jon Hammond by Dan Del Fiorentino and Tony Arambarri Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondJonHammond_NAMM.orgOralHistoryInterviewDate_January13_2011FullVersion_0 Views 144 #144 Youtube https://youtu.be/Faq_A58v4sE 275 views #275 Usage Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Topics NAMM Oral History, Musikmesse, Mini-B, NAMM, G37, G27, Leslie Speaker, Onions, Jazz, Blues, Musicians Union, Local 802, ASCAP, KYOU Radio, Anaheim, Frankfurt, B3 Organ, XB-2, Leslie Speaker Jon Hammond | NAMM.org Oral History Interview Date: January 13, 2011

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Jon Hammond
Interview Date: January 13, 2011
Job Title: President and Founder
Company: Jon Hammond & Associates
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Jon Hammond


Jon Hammond has successfully created a career based on his musical talents and his passion for the music industry! As a musician Jon has performed with many legendary players and as a clinician and product artist he has introduced many innovative products to music stores and their customers over the last 30 plus years. Jon is closely identified with the two main products of his career, the Excelsior Accordion and the Digital B3 Organ.

Subject Info Jon Hammond Interview Date: January 13, 2011 Job Title: President and Founder Jon Hammond & Associates Jon Hammond has successfully created a ... of his career, the Excelsior Accordion and the Digital B3Organ. (accordions, electric organs, Hammond B-3, Hammond Organs) 512KB MPEG4 download download 1 file MPEG4 download download 1 file TORRENT download Jon Hammond's Sennheiser evolution microphone Monophonic Recorder combo Headphone HD 25-1 Classic and Song Jon Hammond: Back to Mono with Sennheiser combo TASCAM product DR-10X Plug-on Micro Linear PCM Recorder for XLR Connection (flipped over): Jon Hammond playing his 1968 Gibson Byrdland - owned since 18 years old Front and Back Jon Hammond's 1968 Gibson Byrdland Jon Hammond interviewing the great Roy Clark with Sennheiser evolution e855 microphone - Roy is a long-time Gibson Byrdland virtuoso! Jon Hammond 1965 Fender Bandmast Blackface on the bench Jon's Bandmaster Fender Head paired with Bag End 15" coaxial speaker bottom Jon Hammond flanked by Sennheiser co-CEO's Dr. Andreas Sennheiser and Daniel Sennheiser foto by Christian Burkert: Sennheiser to open Soundscape Showroom in the Westfield World Trade Center http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/manhattan/daniel-sennheiser-open-soundscape-showroom-nyc-article-1.2815943 - Jon Hammond "Daniel and Andreas Sennheiser who run the blossoming Sennheiser company, an audio business based in Germany. (CHRISTIAN BURKERT)" BY EBENEZER SAMUEL NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Monday, October 3, 2016, 2:47 PM "Daniel Sennheiser knows exactly what he's up against. Along with his brother Andreas, Daniel Sennheiser runs the blossoming Sennheiser company, a blossoming audio business based in Germany. But he's watched and admired New York City for a long time, come to appreciate the business challenges of the Big Apple. And along the way, Sennheiser says, he's come to view New York City as a pivotal battleground for any business ready to go global. "New York has been the beginning of a lot of things," Sennheiser says. "This is a melting pot, that has brought up so many things, brought up Broadway. New York is very fast-living. And that's positive in a sense that they're quick to pick up new trends and things. "But that also means you need to make a certain amount of noise." And now, it's time for Sennheiser to make some noise. In late October, the company will take up residence in the Big Apple, opening the Sennheiser Soundscape Showroom in the Westfield World Trade Center. It's a venue that will be filled with Sennheiser's unique products, but the focus isn't on selling. Instead, Sennheiser is focused on introducing New Yorkers to its distinctive audio, part of a first step in establishing the company as a sound powerhouse in a nation that's spent the last few years in the midst of a great headphone awakening. "We believe it's the right time for us to make a big splash to share our version of the future of audio with New York," says Andreas. It's an intriguing vision from a company that's long delivered high-quality sound but has consistently lacked the profile of the bigger names in the industry. Beats by Dre and Bose own the majority of U.S. mindshare, and both companies are highly visible, utilized by both celebrities and major sports franchises. Sennheiser has never had such presence, and that's mostly by choice. Look closely during your next NBA on TNT broadcast, and you may notice Sennheiser headsets on the play-by-play guys. But the company has historically done little marketing, preferring to let its devices shine on their own merits. The Soundscape Showroom isn't the start of some massive ad campaign, either. But it is part of a company-wide initiative to be more visible in the United States, to draw more notice to an underrated line of products. Just a few years ago, the company set up a small pop-up store on the East Side. With the Soundscape Showroom, it's going bigger, aiming to be a national presence. "It's to raise a little awareness. We're just not present enough," Daniel says, before talking proudly of Sennheiser's lore. "Sennheiser is the inventor of the hi-fi headphone. Not a lot of people know that." Indeed, few realize just how potent Sennheiser products truly are. It was Sennheiser that released the first pair of open headphones way back in 1968, and it's Sennheiser that's continued to chase perfect, pure sound throughout the last few decades. And it's Sennheiser that last year debuted the HE1 Orpheus, a handcrafted set of headphones powered by a massive amplifier built from marble and driven by gold-vaporized electrodes and platinum vaporized-diaphragms. It's a device that costs tens of thousands of dollars and is hardly for use with your iPad on the train - but it's a device that showcases Sennheiser's pursuit of high-level sound. "Sennheiser has been on the forefront of audio strategy for years," says Daniel. "We just added the sexy aesthetics after we did the sound." Sound remains the company's top priority, but in recent years, it's been pushing to match the more attractive headphones delivered by the likes of Beats and Bose. There's the Momentum line of headphones, a sharp-looking line of headphones with rugged leather bands that seem tailor made for the stylish Manhattanite. And just this summer, Sennheiser released the PXC 550, a noise-canceling Bluetooth pair of cans designed to go head-to-head with Bose's QuietComfort line, but with touch controls built onto the earcups. These products, says Daniel Sennheiser, are examples of Sennheiser's ability to adapt to culture, proof that the company's products truly can fit the New Yorker. The Sennheiser aesthetic is unique, and the Momentums are especially eye-catching units, as fashion-conscious as they come. The hope is that consumers enter the Soundscape Showroom and see these products, falling in love with a new brand of headphone. "The qualities (of Sennheiser headphones) are great — the material, the leather, the steal," Daniel says. "But you also have to have the opportunity to touch it. In our experience, audio is something you can't describe. You have to put it on your head. "Sennheiser is not a brand for everyone. I think we're a brand for people who are in the know, who are creative, who really look for special things. That's why I think a place like New York is the place to be." And that's precisely why Sennheiser is finally here, with the Soundscape Showroom as its first truly potent portal in the United States. The goal is to build from here, Andreas says, to finally aggressively cultivate the Sennheiser brand in the U.S. It won't be easy, not with Beats and Bose dominant. But Sennheiser arrives prepared. "We have a serious plan, but we're also nimble enough to adjust," says Daniel. "As Frank Sinatra said, 'If you can make it here, you can make it everywhere.'" Sennheiser is headquartered in the municipality of Wedemark, Germany (near Hannover). Its United States headquarters is located in Old Lyme, Connecticut. The company has factories in Wennebostel (Wedemark, near Hanover); Tullamore, Ireland (since 1990); and Albuquerque, New Mexico (since 2000). Sennheiser's R&D facilities are located in Germany, Denmark, Switzerland, Singapore and San Francisco, California. Products This section needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. (February 2016) (Learn how and when to remove this template message) Sennheiser is mainly known for its consumer headphones and professional microphones. The most famous microphones by Sennheiser are the MKH 416 short shotgun, which came to be the Hollywood standard shotgun microphone, and the 816, similar in design with longer reach. Its also makes wireless microphones. Subsidiary products include aviation, multimedia and gaming headsets, micro-Hifi systems, conferencing systems, speakers and amplifiers. Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/JoeBergerNammOralHistoryInterviewUneditedLongVersionOfficial55 Youtube https://youtu.be/uFFMVHCkZ8w Joe Berger NAMM Oral History Interview Unedited Long Version Official 55 minutes 4 seconds by Jon Hammond Usage Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Topics concert production, electric guitars, namm show, frankfurt musikmesse, joe berger, oral history, john entwistle, concert tours Joe Berger Interview Date: January 20, 2012 Job Title: Musician, Product Endorser - short version here also http://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/joe-berger Joe Berger knows sound! Joe has been mixing sound for over 30 years and he stopped counting at 35,000 bands! Also a virtuoso guitar player with his own definitive, unique playing style and "ear", Joe has jammed with the likes of John Entwistle and Jack Bruce. He has also been a fixture at music trade shows for decades as a guitar demonstrator, having set a record for most hours played at a single trade show. Tony Arambarri, Dan Del Fiorentino - NAMM Historians Categories: concert production electric guitars Guitars-Amps-Fretted Jon Hammond mixing consoles Musicians Musik Messe Frankfurt NAMM Show New York City NY product endorsers Run time 55 minutes 4 seconds Audio/Visual sound Jon's archive https://archive.org/details/JonHammondsMusikmesseWarmUpPartyJazzkeller Alpha Jon Hammond - http://hammondcast.tumblr.com Add to Calendar: Tuesday April 5, 2016 in the famous jazzkeller Frankfurt - Jon Hammond Band performs at 9PM Celebrating 30 Years, As Seen On Cable TV 32 Years Jon Hammond Show MNN TV Channel 1 and Streaming Worldwide FULL HIGH DEFINITION VERSION 29th Year! Jon Hammond's musikmesse Warm Up Party jazzkeller - Big Special Thanks to my good friend Saray Pastanesi for absolute Masterpiece Birthday & 29th musikmesse Chocolate Chocolate cake!! It was delicious, every morsel was consumed and enjoyed! Journal Frankfurt http://www.journal-frankfurt.de/journal_news/Kultur-9/My-home-away-from-home-Jon-Hammond-zum-27-Mal-auf-der-Musikmesse-18308.html MY HOME AWAY FROM HOME Jon Hammond zum 27. Mal auf der Musikmesse Nomen est omen. Der Mann heißt Hammond und spielt eine Hammond. Der Organist aus New York freut sich auf Frankfurt und lädt zur Musikmesse Warm Up Party am 9.4. in den Jazzkeller ein. JOURNAL FRANKFURT: Was war für Sie zuerst da - die Frankfurter Musikmesse oder Auftritte im Jazzkeller? Jon Hammond: Die Musikmesse. Ich kam 1987 zum ersten Mal nach Frankfurt, zusammen mit Joe Berger, der auf der Messe für Engl Amplifiers spielte. Wir flogen mit der Lufthansa ein und teilten uns ein Zimmer im berühmten Prinz Otto Hotel am Hauptbahnhof. Schon in der ersten Nacht stellte mir Joe den großen John Entwistle, den Bassisten von The Who vor. Es wurde eine lange Nacht, in der wir Cognac tranken und Erdnüsse knabberten in eiern Suite des Marriott Hotels. Ich habe Joe bei einer Session mit John und Ringo Starrs Sohn Zak Starkey im Dorian Grey Club gefilmt bei einer Soundcheck Party. In den ersten paar Jahren spielte ich nicht oft live weil ich noch keine transportierbare Hammond Orgel hatte vor 1991 als ich den Prototyp einer XB-2 Hammond Orgel bekam mit der ich dann um die Welt reiste. Hauptsächliche dokumenierte ich aber die Messe für meine Cable TV Show in New York, die inzwischen im 29. Jahr als The Jon Hammond Show -- Music, Travel and Soft News präsentiert. Die harten Nachrichten überlasse ich CNN und den großen Networks (lacht). Vom ersten Jahr an fühlten wir uns der Musikmesse eng verbunden, haben seitdem eine tolle Zeit hier, kommen jedes Jahr wieder bis wir kleine, alte Männer sind. Das Jazzkeller-Konzert am Vorabend der Musikmesse ist zu einer netten Tradition geworden - wie kam es dazu, was bedeutet es Ihnen und wir werden Sie dieses Jahr diesen Abend im Jazzkeller zelebrieren? Ab 1991 lernte ich mehr und mehr Musikmesse-Menschen kennen und die mich und auch einiges von meiner Musik. Einige von ihnen ermunterten mich, doch auch für Auftritte nach Deutschland zu kommen weil es hier doch ein Interesse an Hammond-Orgel-Groove-Music gab. Mit der schon erwähnten, kleinen, kompakten aber sehr kraftvollen Orgel war das alles möglich. Zudem machte ich in New York gerade eine schwere Zeit durch, mein Vater war gestorben und ich hatte das Gefühl, einige Veränderungen könnten meinem Leben gut tun. Also kam ich nach Frankfurt mit meiner XB-2, allerdings mit einem Rückflugticket falls etwas schief gehen würde. Ich rief viele Musiker an, ließ sie wissen, ich bin jetzt da, lasst uns zusammen spielen. Das war für mich der Anfang einer langen, sehr speziellen Beziehung, vor allem zum Frankfurter Publikum nach ersten kleinen erfolgen im Jazzkeller und einer kurzen Auftritt im Hessen Report im Fernsehen. Beatrix Rief verdanke ich dieses "lucky light on me", eine tolle Erfahrung. Seitdem nenne ich Frankfurt "My Good Luck City" und im Jazzkeller begann auch alles für mich als Musiker. Deshalb liegt mir der Club auch so nah am Herzen, deshalb hatte ich auch die Idee, meine "Musikmesse Warm Up Party" dort zu realisieren, immer in der Nacht bevor die Messe startet was zu einer schönen Tradition wurde. Im ersten Jahr, in dem ich dann auch ein wenig Sponsoring von Philip Morris bekam, konnte ich damit einige Flugtickets für befreundete Musik bezahlen. Darüber war ich sehr glücklich. Dabei rauche ich selbst gar nicht. Wie würden Sie Ihr persönliches Verhältnis zu Deutschland und Frankfurt beschrieben? Lassen Sie es mich so sagen: ich liebe Frankfurt und die Frankfurter waren immer gut zu mir in all den Jahren. Ich könnte ein ganzes Buch über die Zeit schreiben, in der ich in Bornheim wohnte und Nacht für Nacht in der alten Jazzkneipe in der Berliner Straße auftrat. Das war der Treffpunkt, wo auch die Musiker der HR Bigband hinkamen und es gab eine generöse Chefin in der kleinen Kneipe. Auch Regine Dobberschütz und Eugen Hahn im Jazzkeller waren wahre Jazzengel für mich, die mir so vieles ermöglichten in der Zeit. Wir konnten auch in den Studios von AFN Radio spielen, waren die einzigen Musiker, die das - mit einer Sondergenehmigung des US Militärs - durften. Für ein wenig Promotion für die Musikmesse. Wir nannten das Programm für die AFN "Profile TV "-Show "Sound Police". Wir hatten viel Spaß. Kein Wunder also, dass ich Frankfurt als my home away from home begreife und ich mich jedes Mal wieder freue zur Musikmesse zu reisen, in diesem Jahr übrigens zum 27. Mal in Folge. Und ich bin diesmal besonders aufgeregt, heim nach Frankfurt zu kommen weil ich gerade 60 Jahre alt geworden bin. Wer wird in diesem Jahr zum Gelingen des Konzertes mit teils komponierter, teils improvisierter Musik, so nehme ich an, beitragen und was für einen Sound wird die Band präsentieren? Ich habe etwa 90% der Kompositionen geschrieben, die wir spielen werden. Es ist die Musik, die man auch in meiner New Yorker TV-Show hören kann und die mich mehrmals um die Welt getragen hat. Meinen Stil nenne ich "Swinging Funky Jazz and Blues" und featurert die ganz wunderbaren Solisten in meine Band: Tony Lakatos, den großen ungarischen Tenorsaxophonisten, der auch Mitglied in der hr Bigband ist, dann meinen alten Freund Giovanni Gulino, diesen tollen Schlagzeuger, der schon für fast alle Großen der Szene getrommelt hat. Ich liebe diese Jungs. Als Gitarrist ist mein alten Freund und Kollege Joe Berger dabei, den man auch als The Berger-Meister kennt. Auf diese Formation bin ich wirklich stolz. Werden Sie im Jazzkeller wieder eine Hammond Orgel spielen? Ja, sicher, das neueste Modell, eine Sk1, die exakt so klingt wie die legendäre B3. Ich liebe sie. Und sie wiegt nur noch sieben Kilo (Anm. des Autors: Das Original, ein echtes Möbel mit viel Holz, mussten immer zwei Menschen mit viel Muskelkraft die Treppen rauf und runter hieven), ein deutliches Indiz, dass wir in der Zukunft angekommen sind. Da stecken viele Jahre Forschung und Entwicklung drin, auch Bühnenerprobungen. Ich ziehe den Hut vor den Ingenieuren von Suzuki, ein unverwüstliches Instrument erschaffen zu haben. Und das unterziehe ich jetzt einen echten Härttest (lacht). Interview: Detlef Kinsler Jon Hammond - organ Joe Berger - guitar Peter Klohmann - saxophone Giovanni Gulino - drums Mr. Hammond has toured worldwide since 1991 using the incredible Sk1 organ by Hammond Suzuki..™ "Classic Hammond Sound...In A Suitcase!" The Jon Hammond Show is a funky swinging instrumental revue, featuring top international soloists. The show has universal appeal. Big Hammond orgel sound - 100% organic Organic, Classic Sound, Instrumental Review, #NAMM #musikmesse #Sennheiser #Headphones #HammondOrgan