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HammondCast 18 Jon's Journal December 7 2012

Posted on December 6, 2012

*LISTEN TO THE AUDIO HERE: HammondCast 18 Downloaded 1,989 times http://archive.org/details/HammondCast_18 HammondCast 18 from NYC tells the story of how Jon Hammond originally met Joe Berger (of Ham-Berger-Friz Records) and then plays a recording of one of the first jam sessions from year 1986 in BackBeat Productions' Studios in the Music Building in New York-251 W. 30th St., from a previous phoner with Pete Fallico. From there we go in to the studio with Chris Cortez and tell some interesting stories going all the way back to 1957 when Jon came out to Berkeley California from Chicago on the California Zephyr and somehow ended up in Boston's Combat Zone playing Hammond organ nightly for the burlesque shows in the World Famous 2 o'clock Lounge! From there he tells the true story about "Late Rent" Jon's theme song which was paid for with the rent money! Jon Hammond is an ASCAP Composer/Publisher and member of Local 802 & Local 6 Musicians Union. Special thanks to KYOU Radio, 1550 on the AM dial in San Francisco California! Happy Birthday Todd Anderson tenor saxophonist composer/arranger - Dec. 6th - here at The Bitter End on Jon Hammond Band Youtube http://youtu.be/sEKdzmlhvXI 704 views Uploaded on Dec 6, 2011 Jon Hammond Band playing Jon's composition Late Rent the theme song of his long-running cable TV show The Jon Hammond Show live at The Bitter End club in Greenwich Village New York. Special late show with some...See More — with Todd Anderson at The Bitter End Joe Berger and Bernard Purdie at Local 802 Musicians Union - happy birthday to Joe Berger Dec. 7th! photo - Jon Hammond — with Joe Berger, Louis Armstrong, Bernard Purdie and Bernard Purdie at Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM Dave Brubeck R.I.P. - pictured here at 2004 IAJE jazz educators conference, Dave was an NEA Jazz Master Award Recipient among many other honors *for more photos http://community-4.webtv.net/HammondsBolero/IAJE2004Picturesby/ Wonderful musician and human being - JH http://community.webtv.net/laterent/JONHAMMOND from top: George Russell, Nat Hentoff, Dave Brubeck David Baker, Percy Heath, Dr. Billy Taylor Chico Hamilton, Jim Hall, James Moody, Randy Weston, Ron Carter, Jackie McLean, Gerald Wilson, Jimmy Heath *Hank Jones, *Horace Silver, Anita O'Day *Benny Golson, Frank Foster, Cecil Taylor, Roy Haynes, Clark Terry, Louie Bellson, Dana Gioia *in Art Kane's photo "Great Day in Harlem" on the occasion of NEA Jazz Masters Luncheon — with Dave Brubeck Bernard Pretty Purdie, Jon Hammond, Jerry Jemmott backstage at Hair Show http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-348484 Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, Jon Hammond, Jerry Jemmott backstage at Hair Show L to R: Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, Jon Hammond, Jerry Jemmott aka Gerald "Fingers" Jemmott backstage at Hair Show at the Al Hirschfeld Theater on Broadway NYC. Bernard and Jerry have played together on numerous Atlantic Records recording sessions, most notably on Aretha Franklin's "Aretha Live at Fillmore West" March 1971. Jon Hammond was at the show and so was Danny Glover, they speak together about it on Jon's radio program HammondCast on KYOU Radio: http://www.jonhammondband.com/music-96.html HammondCast 81 KYCY and KYOU 1550AM, a Special Visit with DANNY GLOVER! Hear Danny speak with Jon Hammond about his projects and growing up and living in San Francisco his entire life throughout his International traveling and super-successful career, he has always had a great love for SF Bay Area. Deeply involved in music and international social causes, Danny speaks about Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, John Coltrane, Aretha and many more. Music: ARETHA FRANKLIN (Live at Fillmore) "Reach Out And Touch", LOUIS ARMSTRONG "What A Wonderful World", JOHN COLTRANE "My Favorite Things" and JON HAMMOND "Six Year Itch" KYOU MEDIATANK Bernard Purdie is playing the music of composer Galt MacDermot on HAIR nightly. Bernard's drums on the set of HAIR, photo by Jon Hammond: Uptempo LATE RENT Lift Off! 1989 Mikell's NYC as seen on The Jon Hammond Show TV Show http://ia331304.us.archive.org/2/items/JonHammondUptempoLATERENTLiftOff1989MikellsTVJONHAMMONDCombo/Uptempo_LATE_RENT_Lift_Off_1989_Mikells_TV_512kb.mp4 http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8937355388613228955&ei=FxLsSreCIoODlgenn_DiDQ&q=late+rent+lift+off# 2 Hats Talking - Bernard Purdie and Jon Hammond at Local 802 *notice Purdie's 'Love Beads' - he went directly from there over to the Al Hirschfeld Theater to play the HAIR Show *here backstage with Jerry Jemmott, Jon & Bernard http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-348484 LINK Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, Jon Hammond, Jerry Jemmott backstage at Hair Show L to R: Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, Jon Hammond, Jerry Jemmott aka Gerald "Fingers" Jemmott backstage at Hair Show at the Al Hirschfeld Theater on Broadway NYC. Bernard and Jerry have played together on numerous Atlantic Records recording sessions, most notably on Aretha Franklin's "Aretha Live at Fillmore West" March 1971. Jon Hammond was at the show and so was Danny Glover, they speak together about it on Jon's radio program HammondCast on KYOU Radio... http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-348484 LINK Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, Jon Hammond, Jerry Jemmott backstage at Hair Show L to R: Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, Jon Hammond, Jerry.. Bernard Purdie Christmas Look - Local 802 annual Holiday Party *Note: I'm going to be playing an early bird set at 802 next Monday night 10/12 with Rudy Lawless drums and a special guest coming in on alto, c'mon down 6-7, the singers start hitting around 7 - JH — at Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM Yusuke Nishimura Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan Massimo Manzi Liceo classico alatri(fr) Daniel Krasow Works at Apple Inc. Mike Barnett Suny College at Old Westbury Michelle' V. Frasche Roey Shamir Owner-Operator at Area 51 NYC Jeff Guilford Birmingham Conservatoire Luna Figliè Ray Hale Dallas, Texas Jay Okubo Jazz Buyer (Sales/Promotion Dept.) at Tower Records Conrad Zucchelli Russell A. Worrell Jamaica High School Rich Jenkins Temple University Derneill L. Washington City Honors School Chris Foster Land O' Lakes, Florida Robert Elam Engineering dept boiler opertator at Now work at eastern state hospital lex ky Richard Blake Dallas, Texas Fred Taylor Worked nationwde as drummer/percussionist/arranger/producer/audio engineer at Self-employed drummer, composer, producer. Neil Levine Jersey City, New Jersey Nicky Gebhard Mönchengladbach, Germany Robert McCracken Operations Manager at Immedia LLP Rainey Kato Meguro-ku, Tokyo, Japan Robbie Furlong Holland Park High School Durk Dunham Director of Emergency Management at Calhoun County Sheriff's Office Bobby Cattrano State University of New York at Farmingdale Kat Almlie Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee Tim L Griffin Holyoke, Massachusetts Dean Kurtz Fullerton College Eddie Bimonte Owner at Eddie's Pet Service Darryl Cullum The Messeturm building in Frankfurt - as seen from a high floor in Marriott Hotel on a cold winter day - Jon Hammond http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messeturm The Messeturm (English: Trade Fair Tower) is a 63-storey, 257 m (843 ft) skyscraper in the Westend-Süd district of Frankfurt am Main, Germany. It is the second tallest building in Frankfurt am Main, the second tallest building in Germany and th e third tallest building in the European Union. It had been the tallest building in Europe from its completion in 1991 until 1997 when it was surpassed by the Commerzbank Tower, which is also located in Frankfurt. The Messeturm is directly located near the Frankfurt Trade Fair grounds. Helmut Jahn designed the Messeturm in a Postmodern architectural style. Despite its name, the Messeturm is not used for trade fair exhibitions but as an office building. The Messeturm is similar in design to towers by other architects including the Bank of America Plaza in Atlanta, Georgia and Key Tower (1991) in Cleveland, Ohio. Frankfurters often call it Bleistift ("pencil") due to its shape. The construction of the building's foundation set a world record for the longest continuous concrete pour. Ninety trucks poured concrete for 78 hours into the 6-metre (20 ft) deep foundation. Its ground floor area is just 1,681 m2 (18,090 sq ft), and features a 36.3 m (119.1 ft) pyramid at the top. The tower uses numerous geometric shapes in its design such as the square footprint which is the main shape used throughout the tower. It then rises to a cylindrical shape which finally completes in a pyramid. It is one of the few buildings in Germany with their own postal code (60308), the others being Opernturm, another Frankfurt skyscraper, and the summit station on Zugspitze. There are 900 parking places in a public parking garage and a direct connection to the subway. The building also appears in the European tileset for the game SimCity 4, and a similar-looking building appears in SimCity 3000. Type Commercial offices Location Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 49 Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany Coordinates 50°06′44″N 8°39′10″ECoordinates: 50°06′44″N 8°39′10″E Construction started 13 July 1988 Opening October 1990 Cost DM500 million Height Roof 257 m (843 ft) Top floor 228 m (748 ft) Technical details Floor count 63 2 below ground Floor area 61,711 m2 (664,300 sq ft) Design and construction Owner Tishman Speyer Properties Architect Helmut Jahn Richard Murphy Developer Tishman Speyer Properties CitiBank Structural engineer Ingenieurbüro Fritz Nötzold Main contractor HOCHTIEF AG — at Messeturm HAMMOND & BUTMAN-BLUES IN THE MOSCOW WHITE NIGHTS Youtube http://youtu.be/-34rP08PwrY 11,981 Organist JON HAMMOND in concert with saxophonist IGOR BUTMAN, ALEXEI KUZNETZOV (gtr.), VLADIMIR DANILIN (accordion) & EDUARD ZIZAK (drums) togehter for the first time in MOSCOW RUSSIA at LE CLUB in THEATRE TAGANKA *Special Thanks: FAINA COBHAM *Official Site: http://www.HammondCast.com *STORY: http://community.webtv.net/GoldenPenMan/BLUESINTHEMOSCOW Dave Brubeck, NEA Jazz Master, Chris Cortez, WBGO, KYOU Radio, Bernard Purdie, Messeturm, Blues, Funky music, Joe Berger, Happy Birthday, Local 802, Musicians Union