Deep Purple and Friends - Celebrating Jon Lord: The Rock Legend (DVD)
Jonathan Douglas "Jon" Lord was an English composer, pianist, and
Hammond organ player known for his pioneering work in fusing rock with
classical or baroque forms, especially with Deep Purple, as well as
Whitesnake, Paice, Ashton & Lord, The Artwoods, and The Flower Pot
Men. In 1968 Lord co-founded Deep Purple, a hard rock band of which he
was regarded as the leader until 1970. Together with the other members,
he collaborated on most of his band's most popular songs. He and drummer
Ian Paice were the only continual band members during the period from
1968 to 1976, and also from when it was reestablished in 1984 until
Lord's retirement from Deep Purple in 2002. On 11 November 2010, he was
inducted as an Honorary Fellow of Stevenson College in Edinburgh,
Scotland. On 15 July 2011, he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Music
degree by the University of Leicester.
In 2011, Lord was found to be suffering from pancreatic cancer. He died
on 16 July 2012 at the London Clinic after suffering from a pulmonary
It was in 2006 when, once a year, a group of stellar musicians and stars
of rock started meeting up in London for a night of live music. The
main intent was to raise money for a charity called The Sunflower Jam.
At first the rumours about these sessions with DEEP PURPLE, Robert
Plant, Brian May and Alice Cooper were too good to be true, to the point
that a few thought that they were nothing else than an urban legend.
"The Jam", as it soon started to be called, quickly became a cult night.
A real must first of all for the artists themselves, finally free and
happy to leave their commercial thoughts outside the venue and able to
enjoy playing music together with colleagues, friends and maybe even
secret rivals and for the audience, who often could simply not believe
The Sunflower Jam started as an idea from Jacky Paice, who very often
could count on the drumming of her husband Ian. Who would turn down
playing with him?
The first editions were mainly open to guests and music business
professionals that would contribute to the charity. Later "The Jam"
became too good not to be available for the public.
It is in one of the earlier SFJs that Jon Lord played for the last time
with his friends with DEEP PURPLE, duetting in a peaceful "war of
Hammonds" with Don Airey, who had replaced Lord in DEEP PURPLE when he
decided it was enough with a life spent on the road, and after a
lifetime dedicated to rock and roll, Lord left to concentrate to his
first love: classical music and the combination of rock elements in it.
Lord sadly passed away in 2012. Considering the amount of respect,
friendship and love expressed on any occasion by anybody who had worked,
played or simply met Jon, it is not a surprise that the 2014 Jam would
be dedicated totally to his music. The night turned out to be an
historical moment in rock music: A full orchestra, a director — Paul
Mann — crazy enough to give wonderful arrangements to a repertoire going
back and forth through fifty years of music, many old friends for an
All the wonderful musicians who played at the "Celebrating Jon Lord"
Sunflower Jam have left a precious mark but how not to mention the 45
minutes finale by DEEP PURPLE, the PURPLE Mk III songs played by Paice
with the old friend Glenn Hughes, together with IRON MAIDEN's Bruce
Dickinson, Rick Wakeman of YES fame, Steve Balsamo (who sang in the late
Jon Lord band and in his last studio album "Concerto"
, members of THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT, ex members of WHITESNAKE, Bernie Marsden and Micky Moody, the "modfather" Paul Weller.
Ian Paice remembers the "Celebrating Jon Lord" night with vivid memory
considering the time all the artists had to rehearse the music for the
concert (in DEEP PURPLE's case two hours the day before the show!), the
resulting performance were nothing less than miraculous. A testament to
the quality of the players and love for Jon and his works. Tracklist:
01. Paul Weller - Things Get Better
02. Paul Weller - I Take What I Want
03. Phil Campbell, Ian Paice & Bernie Marsden - Silas and Jerome
04. Phil Campbell, Ian Paice & Bernie Marsden - I'm Gonna Stop Drinking
05. Steve Balsamo & Sandi Thom - Soldier of Fortune
06. Glenn Hughes & Bruce Dickinson - You Keep On Moving
07. Glenn Hughes & Bruce Dickinson - Burn
08. Glenn Hughes - This Time Around
09. Deep Purple - Uncommon Man
10. Deep Purple - Above and Beyond
11. Deep Purple - Lazy
12. Deep Purple - When a Blind Man Cries
13. Deep Purple - Perfect Strangers
14. Deep Purple - Black Night
15. Deep Purple, Bruce Dickinson & Rick Wakeman - Hush Video quality: 720*480, 29,970 fps, MPEG2 video
Sound quality: LPCM, 48000Hz, 16bits, 2 channel
Duration: 01:53:26 6.15 GB Disponible sólo a los usuarios