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NAMM Highlights Randy Jackson of American Idol Tower of Power Jon Hammond HammondCast
Some NAMM 2013 Highlights from Jon Hammond including Joe Lamond President CEO of NAMM with special guest
Randy Jackson of American Idol TV Show at Breakfast of Champions, NAMM Memorial Tribute including my friend band leader
Lou Colombo the great trumpet player http://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/namm-memoriam-industry-tribute-2013
bag pipers and cameo of Betty Heywood leaving after / and just before Tower of Power kicks it off inaugurating the new Grand Plaza Stage.
12 year old guitarist Ray Goren on Marty Grebb Band rips one on the Hammond Summit Show in Hilton Hotel Lobby, first ever Hammond
night known as "The Sound, the Soul, The Summit" MC'd by Scott May with Hammond Suzuki endorsees.
Jon Hammond Band playing the theme song of The Jon Hammond Show TV program Late Rent and HammondCast radio show
and podcasts vlogcasts, with Donny Baldwin drums from Lydia Pense and Cold Blood and Jefferson Starship, Joe Berger guitar,
Alex Budman tenor saxophone, Jon Hammond at the New B-3 Portable organ with sound mix by Denny Mack. Enjoy this
HammondCast folks, send any photos if you were there, Jon Hammond
*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: NAMM Highlights Randy Jackson of American Idol Tower of Power Jon Hammond HammondCast Randy Jackson and NAMM President CEO Joe Lamond Breakfast of Champions Jon Hammond NAMM Highlights HammondCast http://archive.org/details/JonHammondNAMMHighlightsRandyJacksonofAmericanIdolTowerofPowerJonHammondHammondCast/ Some NAMM 2013 Highlights from Jon Hammond including Joe Lamond President CEO of NAMM with special guest Randy Jackson of American Idol TV Show at Breakfast of Champions, NAMM Memorial Tribute including my friend band leader Lou Colombo the great trumpet player http://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/namm-memoriam-industry-tribute-2013 bag pipers and cameo of Betty Heywood leaving after / and just before Tower of Power kicks it off inaugurating the new Grand Plaza Stage. 12 year old guitarist Ray Goren on Marty Grebb Band rips one on the Hammond Summit Show in Hilton Hotel Lobby, first ever Hammond night known as "The Sound, the Soul, The Summit" MC'd by Scott May with Hammond Suzuki endorsees. Jon Hammond Band playing the theme song of The Jon Hammond Show TV program Late Rent and HammondCast radio show and podcasts vlogcasts, with Donny Baldwin drums from Lydia Pense and Cold Blood and Jefferson Starship, Joe Berger guitar, Alex Budman tenor saxophone, Jon Hammond at the New B-3 Portable organ with sound mix by Denny Mack. Enjoy this HammondCast folks, send any photos if you were there, Jon Hammond http://www.HammondCast.com Randy Jackson, American Idol, Joe Lamond, NAMM, Highlights, In Memoriam Industry Tribute, Lou Colombo, Tower of Power, Jon Hammond, Marty Grebb, Ray Goren, B-3 Organ Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/namm-highlights-randy-jackson-of-american-idol-tower-of-power-jon-hammond-hammondcast-6525003 Rest In Peace Donald Byrd - these images from my coverage of Beacons in Jazz Concert tribute to Cab Calloway *in middle image with host MC Bill Cosby, Donald in the middle, also in back of the late great alto player educator Arnie Lawrence - May 7th 1990, RIP Donald Byrd - Jon Hammond Donald's Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Byrd Donaldson Toussaint L'Ouverture Byrd II (December 9, 1932 – February 4, 2013) was an American jazz and rhythm and blues trumpeter. A sideman for many other jazz musicians of his generation, Byrd is best known as one of the only bebop jazz musicians who successfully pioneered the funk and soul genres while simultaneously remaining a pop artist. Donaldson Toussaint L'Ouverture Byrd II Born December 9, 1932 Origin Detroit, Michigan, United States Died February 4, 2013 Genres Bop Hard bop Funk Soul Instruments Trumpet Associated acts Pepper Adams, Gigi Gryce, Jackie McLean, Hank Mobley Byrd attended Cass Technical High School. He performed with Lionel Hampton before finishing high school. After playing in a military band during a term in the United States Air Force, he obtained a bachelor's degree in music from Wayne State University and a master's degree from Manhattan School of Music. While still at the Manhattan School, he joined Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, as replacement for Clifford Brown. In 1955, he recorded with Jackie McLean and Mal Waldron. After leaving the Jazz Messengers in 1956, he performed with many leading jazz musicians of the day, including John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk, and later Herbie Hancock. Byrd's first regular group was a quintet that he co-led from 1958-61 with baritone saxophonist Pepper Adams, an ensemble whose hard-driving performances are captured "live" on At the Half Note Cafe. In June 1964, Byrd jammed with jazz legend Eric Dolphy in Paris just two weeks before Dolphy's death from insulin shock. In the 1970s, Byrd moved away from the hard-bop jazz idiom and began to record jazz fusion and rhythm and blues. He teamed up with the Mizell Brothers (producer-writers Larry and Fonce) for Black Byrd in 1973. It was highly successful and became Blue Note Records' highest-ever selling album. The title track climbed to No. 19 on Billboard′s R&B chart and reached the Hot 100 pop chart, peaking at No. 88. The Mizell brothers' follow-up albums for Byrd, Street Lady, Places and Spaces and Stepping into Tomorrow, were also big sellers, and have subsequently provided a rich source of samples for acid jazz artists such as Us3. Most of the material for the albums was written by Larry Mizell. In 1973, he created The Blackbyrds, a fusion group consisting of his best students. They scored several major hits including "Happy Music" (No. 3 R&B, No. 19 pop), "Walking In Rhythm" (No. 4 R&B, No. 6 pop) and "Rock Creek Park". In 1994, Byrd appeared on the Red Hot Organization's compilation album, Stolen Moments: Red Hot + Cool. The album, meant to raise awareness and funds in support of the AIDS epidemic in relation to the African-American community, was heralded as "Album of the Year" by Time Magazine. He has taught music at Rutgers University, the Hampton Institute, New York University, Howard University, Queens College, Oberlin College, Cornell University and Delaware State University. In addition to his master's from Manhattan School of Music, Byrd has two master's degrees from Columbia University. He received a law degree in 1976, and his doctorate from Columbia University Teachers College in 1982. In September 2009, he was named an artist-in-residence at Delaware State University. Byrd lives in Teaneck, New Jersey. Discography As leader Blue Note Off to the Races (1959) Byrd in Hand (1959) Fuego (1959) Byrd in Flight (1960) At the Half Note Cafe (1960) Chant (1961) The Cat Walk (1961) Royal Flush (1961) Free Form (1961) A New Perspective (1963) I'm Tryin' to Get Home (1964) Mustang (1966) Blackjack (1967) Slow Drag (1967) The Creeper (1967) Fancy Free (1969) Electric Byrd (1969–70) Kofi (1969) Ethiopian Knights (1971) Black Byrd (1973) Street Lady (1973) Stepping into Tomorrow (1974) Places and Spaces (1975) Caricatures (1976) Other labels Byrd Jazz (Transition, 1955) - also released as First Flight (Delmark) Byrd's Word (Savoy, 1955) Byrd's Eye View (Transition, 1955) Byrd Blows on Beacon Hill (Transition, 1956) 2 Trumpets (Prestige, 1956) - with Art Farmer The Young Bloods (Prestige, 1956) - with Phil Woods Jazz Lab (Columbia, 1957) - with Gigi Gryce At Newport (Verve, 1957) - with Gigi Gryce Modern Jazz Perspective (Columbia, 1957) - with Gigi Gryce and Jackie Paris Jazz Eyes (Regent, 1957) - with John Jenkins Byrd in Paris (Bethlehem, 1958) Parisian Thoroughfare (1958) Live Au Chat Qui Peche (1958), Fresh Sound Records Motor City Scene - with Pepper Adams (1960), Bethlehem Up with Donald Byrd (1964), Verve Thank You... for F.U.M.L. (Funking Up My Life) (1978), Elektra Love Byrd (1981), Elektra Words, Sounds, Colors and Shapes (1983) Landmark Harlem Blues (1987), Landmark Getting Down to Business (1989), Landmark A City Called Heaven (1991), Landmark Touchstone (2000) The Transition Sessions (2002) As sideman 1955 Kenny Clarke - Bohemia After Dark 1955 Cannonball Adderley - Discoveries 1955 Oscar Pettiford - Another One 1955 Hank Jones - Quartet-Quintet 1955 Hank Jones - Bluebird - one track only 1955 Ernie Wilkins - Top Brass 1956 George Wallington - Jazz for the Carriage Trade 1956 Jackie McLean - Lights Out! 1956 Hank Mobley - The Jazz Message of Hank Mobley 1956 Kenny Clarke - Klook's Clique 1956 Art Blakey - The Jazz Messengers 1956 Rita Reys - The Cool Voice of Rita Reys 1956 Elmo Hope - Informal Jazz 1956 Phil Woods - Pairing Off 1956 Jackie McLean - 4, 5 and 6 1956 Gene Ammons - Jammin' with Gene 1956 Horace Silver - Silver's Blue 1956 Hank Mobley - Mobley's Message 1956 Hank Mobley - Jazz Message No. 2 1956 Art Farmer - 2 Trumpets 1956 Paul Chambers - Whims of Chambers 1956 Phil Woods/Donald Byrd - The Young Bloods 1956 Horace Silver - 6 Pieces of Silver 1956 Hank Mobley - Hank Mobley Sextet 1956 Doug Watkins - Watkins at Large 1956 Sonny Rollins - Sonny Rollins, Vol. 1 1956 Kenny Burrell - All Night Long 1957 Kenny Burrell - All Day Long 1957 Gigi Gryce/Donald Byrd - Jazz Lab 1957 Art Farmer/Donald Byrd/Idrees Sulieman - Three Trumpets 1957 Lou Donaldson - Wailing with Lou 1957 Jimmy Smith - A Date with Jimmy Smith Volume One 1957 Art Taylor - Taylor's Wailers 1957 Gigi Gryce - Gigi Gryce and the Jazz Lab Quintet 1957 George Wallington - The New York Scene 1957 Various Artists - American Jazzmen Play Andre Hodeir's Essais 1957 Kenny Burrell/Jimmy Raney - 2 Guitars 1957 Kenny Drew - This Is New (Riverside) 1957 Hank Mobley - Hank 1957 Paul Chambers - Paul Chambers Quintet 1957 The Gigi Gryce/Donald Byrd Jazz Lab - At Newport - One side of LP which also features Cecil Taylor 1957 Gigi Gryce/Donald Byrd - New Formulas from the Jazz Lab 1957 Gigi Gryce/Donald Byrd - Modern Jazz Perspective 1957 Sonny Clark - Sonny's Crib 1957 John Jenkins - Star Eyes 1957 Oscar Pettiford - Winner's Circle 1957 George Wallington - Jazz at Hotchkiss 1957 Red Garland - All Mornin' Long 1957 Red Garland - Soul Junction 1957 Red Garland - High Pressure 1957 Lou Donaldson - Lou Takes Off 1958 John Coltrane - Lush Life - one track only 1958 John Coltrane - The Believer - two tracks 1958 John Coltrane - The Last Trane - two tracks 1958 Johnny Griffin - Johnny Griffin Sextet 1958 Pepper Adams - 10 to 4 at the 5 Spot (Riverside) 1958 John Coltrane - Black Pearls 1958 Michel Legrand - Legrand Jazz 1958 Dizzy Reece - Blues in Trinity 1958 Art Blakey - Holiday for Skins 1958 Jim Timmens - Gilbert and Sullivan Revisited 1959 Mundell Lowe - TV Action Jazz! 1959 Jackie McLean - Jackie's Bag 1959 Thelonious Monk - The Thelonious Monk Orchestra at Town Hall 1959 Chris Connor - Ballads of the Sad Cafe 1959 Sonny Clark - My Conception 1959 Manny Albam/Teo Macero - Something New, Something Blue 1959 Jackie McLean - Vertigo 1959 Jackie McLean - New Soil 1959 Walter Davis Jr. - Davis Cup 1961 Pepper Adams - Out of This World 1962 Duke Pearson - Hush! 1963 Hank Mobley - No Room for Squares 1963 Hank Mobley - Straight No Filter - released 1986 1963 Hank Mobley - The Turnaround 1963 Jimmy Heath - Swamp Seed 1963 Herbie Hancock - My Point of View 1964 Dexter Gordon - One Flight Up 1964 Cal Tjader - Soul Sauce 1964 Solomon Ilori - African High Life 1964 Duke Pearson - Wahoo! 1965 Dexter Gordon - Ladybird 1965 Wes Montgomery - Goin' Out of My Head 1967 Stanley Turrentine - A Bluish Bag 1967 Sam Rivers - Dimensions & Extensions 1967 Hank Mobley - Far Away Lands 1977 Gene Harris - Tone Tantrum 1978 Sonny Rollins - Don't Stop the Carnival 1993 Guru - Jazzmatazz, Vol. 1 1995 Guru - Guru's Jazzmatazz, Vol. 2: The New Reality 1995 Ahmad Jamal - Big Byrd: The Essence Part 2 — with Martin W. Mueller and Bernard Purdie *WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: NAMM Jam at P.Mauriat Stand with Jon Hammond at the organ and horns Spontaneous NAMM Jam Session at P.Mauriat Saxophones and Trumpets stand with some great players - Jon Hammond at the Sk1 Hammond organ with many great players including Hoai Phuong Nguyen, Alejandro Chiabrando, Juan Alzate, Keyan Williams, Tim Green, Willie Bradley, Jason Palmer, Eddie Baccus Jr., Adam MacBlane - sorry if I missed anybody folks! JH - Special thanks to Alex Mingmann Hsieh, Agnieszka Obrebska - P.Mauriat, Jim Wischmeyer Bag End Speakers http://bagend.com Hammond Suzuki USA and the very kind NAMM Sound Police - see you next year 2014 NAMM and Frankfurt Musikmesse - JH http://www.HammondCast.com P.Mauriat http://www.pmauriatmusic.com http://archive.org/details/JonHammondNAMMJamatP.MauriatStandwithJonHammondattheorganandhorns Yao Shake (謝瑤) and Jon Hammond Hoai Phuong Nguyen (Hoai Phuong)and Jon Hammond Youtube http://youtu.be/0C9HEsN5JGc Saxsbigfan 14 hours ago wow... so excellent performance !! Go! Go! Go! Go for the sound! Reply · Tsai Susan 14 hours ago It was so exciting to see your play at the NAMM with P Mauriat artists. The live performance was thrilled and joyful. Thank you, Jon. Without you, the NAMM would be less fun! Reply · A MH 14 hours ago Definitely, Jon deserves to have a big hugs and applauses...,whatsoever.. Jon's LIVE performance at PM's booth before ending NAMM ,which has been sparked a great highlights and memories to everybody, although ,it's only a whirlwind of 30 minutes jam sessions, but that's one of our historic treasure ,also to NAMM. We feel proudly to say “thanks you, Jon! those music makes people crazy and joyful time until the last minutes at NAMM, Jan. 27.2013 Go for the sound!! see you in 2014 Reply · A MH 14 hours ago Definitely, Jon deserves to have a big hugs and applauses...,whatsoever.. Jon's LIVE performance at PM's booth before ending NAMM ,which has been sparked a great highlights and memories to everybody, although ,it's only a whirlwind of 30 minutes jam sessions, but that's one of our historic treasure ,also to NAMM. We feel proudly to say “thanks you, Jon! those music makes people crazy and joyful time until the last minutes at NAMM, Jan. 27.2013 Go for the sound!! Reply · Tsai Susan 14 hours ago I was so excited to see your play at the NAMM with P Mauriat artists. It was live and thrilled. Thank you, Jon. Without you, the NAMM will be less fun! Agnieszka Obrebska Thank you Jon. It was an amazing pleasure for all of us from PM and our visitors and artists to host you and listen to your music at P. Mauriat booth. Hope you had a good time with us as well! Take care and see you soon somewhere around the world! Hoai Phuong Nguyen Oh Thank you Jon Hammond so much for tagging me this video. I had a great time. Can't wait till next time to play with you again. Alex Mingmann Hsieh Jon Hammond is NAMM's treasure, let us go ahead to celebrate big year with big show in the upcoming FMS, 2013 14 hours ago · Hoai Phuong Nguyen Thank you Mr. Hsieh for letting us try those saxophones out. 14 hours ago · Alex Mingmann Hsieh you are most welcome!! go for the sound!!see you at NAMM,2014 Blip TV http://blip.tv/jon-hammond/namm-jam-at-p-mauriat-stand-with-jon-hammond-at-the-organ-and-horns-6518179 With Greg Osby, Juan Alzate, Jon Hammond and Alejandro Chiabrando at Anaheim Convention Center Jon Hammond's setup with Hammond Sk1 organ and Bag End Powered Speakers