JON LORD

Third Stream / Blues / Pop/Art Song/Folk / Jazz Related Rock • United Kingdom
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Jon Douglas Lord was born in Leicester, England, on June 9, 1941. His first active contact with music was through the family piano, where he took classical music lessons from a very early age. As a teenager he strayed from the path after being subjected to the charms of jazz organ players such as Jimmy Smith and rock n roll piano-playing pioneers such as Jerry Lee Lewis.

At 19, a career in acting beckoned, in the shape of a grant from a leading drama school in London. That was the early sixties, and “Swinging London” was just around the corner. Jon began playing in jazz and rhythm and blues “combos” mainly in pub gigs. The first such band to be documented was the Bill Ashton Combo, a jazz group led by its eponymous, sax-playing leader. So much for thespian aspirations, then…

In 1963, Jon joined Red Blood and his Bluesicians and acquired
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JON LORD Gemini Suite (with London Symphony Orchestra) album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Gemini Suite (with London Symphony Orchestra)
Third Stream 1971
JON LORD Before I Forget album cover 2.86 | 2 ratings
Before I Forget
Jazz Related Rock 1982
JON LORD Pictured Within album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Pictured Within
Third Stream 1998
JON LORD Beyond The Notes album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Beyond The Notes
Third Stream 2004
JON LORD Danger: White Men Dancing (with The Hoochie Coochie Men) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Danger: White Men Dancing (with The Hoochie Coochie Men)
Blues 2007
JON LORD Concerto For Group And Orchestra album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Concerto For Group And Orchestra
Third Stream 2012

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JON LORD Concerto for Group and Orchestra (with Deep Purple) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Concerto for Group and Orchestra (with Deep Purple)
Third Stream 1969
JON LORD Windows album cover 2.00 | 2 ratings
Windows
Third Stream 1974
JON LORD Sarabande album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Sarabande
Third Stream 1976
JON LORD Live At The Basement (With Hoochie Coochie Men, The And Special Guest Jimmy Barnes) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At The Basement (With Hoochie Coochie Men, The And Special Guest Jimmy Barnes)
Blues 2003
JON LORD Durham Concerto album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Durham Concerto
Third Stream 2007
JON LORD Boom Of The Tingling Strings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Boom Of The Tingling Strings
Third Stream 2008
JON LORD To Notice Such Things album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
To Notice Such Things
Third Stream 2010
JON LORD Live album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2011
JON LORD Blues Project - Live album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Blues Project - Live
Blues 2011

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JON LORD Castle Masters Collection album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Castle Masters Collection
Third Stream 1990

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JON LORD Windows

Live album · 1974 · Third Stream
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Jon Lord had been very active between all the bands he was in. Between recording and touring with Deep Purple and Whitesnake he had a solo career where he tried to fulfill his classical dream. He tried with Deep Purple in Concerto For Group And Orchestra (1970), the band wasn't that much interested, so he tried solo with Gemini Suite (1971) and then Windows (1974), his second solo album.

I think he lost himself here, Windows (1974) is quite boring and full of nonsense music. Only this last line would resume the album quite accurately, but, for the sake of the album Jon Lord was smart enough to bring in some good participations like David Coverdale and Glenn Hugues (both his partner in Deep Purple at the time). They play a good role when the moments that the music really appears. Because the rest of the time the album is just a fail try in making a 'serious composition'.

JON LORD Before I Forget

Album · 1982 · Jazz Related Rock
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Before I Forget (1982) is the first Jon Lord's album in the 80's and his fouth solo album. Here he's not trying to be as much as a classical composer like in the previous albums (and later albums too). He's more into playing the same music as he was in Whitesnake, the difference is, of course, many great keyboards. Even when the tracks are not that good. But of course you have the classical moments too.

I cannot say that Jon was an exceptional composer, but he was, for sure, a fantastic keyboard player. And when he was on Hammond organ no one could beat him!

'Chances On A Feeling' is a good 80's hard rock track. 'Tender Babes' are his classical side speaking louder.

Like I said, the tracks that are more classical are heavily under the Pop ones. But hey, nevermind that and listen the music. 'Hollywood Rock And Roll' is a fun R&B kind of song. Then closing A side 'Bach Onto This' a weird and great mix of Classical and Hard Rock. The most Prog on the album. So far so good.

B side is weaker, the whole of is ballads. It starts with the title track, a ballad full of keyboards. 'Say It's All Right' is yeat another ballad, now with female vocals. It continues on the ballad side with 'Burntwood'. At least we have 'Where Are You?' a good track, the best on the B side. great vocals, and if you like The Alan Parsons Project you will remember this voice.

Before I Forget (1982) is not really a Prog album, and it's certainly not the best album Jon Lord offered us. But it's a good album and far away from the 80's atrocities commited in 80's.

Key tracks: Chances On A Feeling, HOllywood Rock And Roll & Where Are You?

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