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    1989 STUDIO FILM Recording Session White Onions


    1989 STUDIO FILM Recording Session White Onions  *WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: STUDIO FILM Recording Session White Onions Downloaded 226 times - Actual Take Used on the Record  http://archive.org/details/JonHammondSTUDIO_RecordingofWhiteOnions_2 STUDIO: This film takes you inside the actual recording session of “White Onions” from Jon Hammond “Late Rent” album in QUAD Studios NYC Sept. 7, 1989. With legendary studio drummer Bernard Purdie, Alex Foster sax, Chuggy Carter perc., Barry Finnerty guitar, Jon Hammond at B3 organ with Joe Berger at the audio board. Catch Jon Hammond’s daily radio show ‘HammondCast Early Edition’ on KYOU Radio *WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: R.I.P. Cornell Dupree aka 'Mr. 2500' (records)! Jon Hammond at Mikell's 73,479    Cornell Dupree guitar here with Jon Hammond and The Late Rent Session Men at Mikell's 880 Columbus Avenue New York NY 10025

    Jon Hammond at his 1959 B3 organ Bernard Purdie drums Leslie J. "Chuggy" Carter percussion - Mikell's circa 1989

    R.I.P. Cornell Dupree aka 'Mr. 1500' (records)!
    Jon Hammond - my 1959 B3 organ, Bernard Purdie drums, Chuggy Carter percussion at Mikell's NYC http://www.jonhammondband.com/ circa 1989 Mikell's http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikell's 97th and Columbus
    808 Columbus Avenue, New York NY 10025
    Run by Mike Mikell and Pat Mikell, from 1969 to 1991 it was a regular venue for New York's top studio and session musicians who would turn up for jam sessions with major soul, funk and jazz artists visiting the city.[1]
    Among the performers and bands associated with Mikell’s are Stuff, the alliance of studio musicians that played almost weekly at Mikell's in the 1970s.
    In early 1980, the club served for rehearsals for Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers Big Band, which included Wynton Marsalis, and which would result in the live album Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers Big Band - Live at Montreux and North Sea (1980).[2] Other artists appearing at the club in the 1980s included Milt Jackson, Ray Brown, Cedar Walton and Mickey Roker (June 1983[3]), Paquito D'Rivera (January 1984[4]).
    [edit]Live albums recorded at Mikell's

    John Tropea - Live at Mikell’s New York - Recorded live in 1980, released 1994.
    Art Blakey and Jazz Messengers - New York Scene - May 1984[
    *Note: Now it is called WHOLE FOODS

    At Whole Foods concerts, locals recall jazz roots
    Whole Foods Market, located at 97th Street and Columbus Avenue, is partnering with the Jazz Foundation of America to bring weekly concerts to the store.
    By Sonalee Rau
    Published September 30, 2010
    This fall, the best place to find free jazz will be your local Whole Foods.

    Whole Foods Market, located at 97th Street and Columbus Avenue, is partnering with the Jazz Foundation of America to bring weekly concerts to the store, as part of the foundation’s Jazz Legend Fall Series. Every Friday through Oct. 29, from 5:00 to 7:00, organizers hope to transform the supermarket into a music hall.

    This particular Whole Foods has roots in the blues—it stands around the same site that neighborhood mainstay Mikell’s Jazz Club did between 1969 and 1991.

    “We really wanted to connect historically with the long-term residents in the community, as well as with the new residents who would be moving in,” said Whole Foods Marketing Team Leader Kimberly Robison, who is coordinating the Jazz Legend Series.

    Many of the musicians featured in the 10-week series once played at Mikell’s Jazz Club. “Whitney Houston was discovered there, Wynton Marsalis. … Various great musicians performed at that location,” Robison said. “One of my friends, he had moved away to Chicago and when he came back, Mikell’s was closed—and he started crying because it meant that much to him in his personal life. It was a community place and such a historic club.”

    Last Friday’s concert featured saxophonist Eric Wyatt as part of a quartet that included bass, drums, and piano. The musicians played in the store’s cafeteria, and the event had a strong neighborhood turnout.

    “We’ve had a great turnout and a warm reception, and this has become a way in which to tell the story of the neighborhood,” she said.

    The Jazz Foundation of America has played a major role in the sponsorship of the series and provides support to jazz musicians—particularly aging artists, according to Robison.

    More than just an escape from the produce aisle, patrons said the concerts serve as something of an oasis in a neighborhood that has changed dramatically over the past few decades. Smaller family-owned establishments have made way for the large stores that occupy the Columbus Square area today.

    Upper West Side resident Lynn Hilaire remembered Mikell’s fondly as a popular destination for jazz aficionados. “It was a great spot, they had great jazz, they really had great people there. And it’s sort of legendary in the neighborhood.”

    Hilaire said that the development of this neighborhood has its positive and negative aspects. While she enjoys having easy access to shopping, it has come at a price. “I had a view of Central Park for 37 years. Now I have [a view of] the people who live in the building in front of my living room window,” she said.

    Other Whole Foods customers agreed that the face of the neighborhood has undergone remarkable change over the years. “It was a tennis court over there! Back in the seventies,” said concert-goer Barbara Johnson, gesturing to a space across the street from the grocery store.

    “Some days it looks like 34th Street,” added local resident Dolores Zecca.

    Sabella Curry, a regular at the Friday evening events who said she’d been coming since last year, used to frequent Mikell’s while it was still open. She shared Hilaire’s sentiments about the development of Columbus Square, but said the Jazz Legend Series is “the greatest.”

    “Everybody have something to do on Friday that’s free, meeting and talking with other people. It’s good for us senior citizens,” she said.

    — with Jon Hammond Band, Jon Hammond Organ Group and Leslie J. Carter at Mikell's Jazz Club 97th and Columbus New York City.
    Mikell's, Jazz Club, 880 Columbus Avenue, Whole Foods, Cornell Dupree, Bernard Purdie, Shuffle, Blues, Local 802, Musicians Union  *WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: James and Wes Bitter End Blues Jon Hammond Band Late Show Showcase http://www.archive.org/details/JamesAndWesBitterEndBluesJonHammondBand http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UThzX4hJLGg Jon Hammond Band Late Set Showcase at The Bitter End Cafe kicking it off with James and Wes featuring Todd Anderson tenor saxophone, Joe Berger guitar, Ray Grappone drums, Jon Hammond at the new Hammond Sk1 organ as seen on Cable TV!

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