The conductor Paul Mann, whose performance of the Concerto for Group and Orchestra is released this month, has written a detailed essay on his engagement with its inspirational composer, who died in July. Paul has allowed Slipped Disc to reprint the essay in full. Jon Lord: Concerto for Group and Orchestra A Personal History Paul [...]
The legendary concerto for group and orchestra by Jon Lord of Deep Purple - performed in many concert halls but never recorded in studio – is to be released in October. Jon gave approval to the final mixes before he died last month. Among the players on the June sessions in Liverpool were Guy Pratt (Pink Floyd, Madonna) [...]
Press Release Immediate: Tuesday, 17 July 2012 Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Remembers Deep Purple’s Jon Lord The musicians and staff of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic are deeply saddened to hear of the passing on Monday of Deep Purple’s legendary keyboard player and co-founderJon Lord, following a long illness. Jon c0-wrote many of the [...]
The classical label Avie reminds us of the last releases of a musician and a gentleman, who died today. AVIE RECORDS MOURNS THE PASSING OF JON LORD With deep sadness AVIE Records mourns the passing of Jon Lord, a gentleman and great musician whose two albums for the label, Durham Concerto (AV 2145) and To Notice Such Things [...]
Founder of Deep Purple, Jon Lord also wrote symphonic scores that were authoritatively performed and recorded. He had been suffering from pancreatic cancer. More follows.
Jon Lord, the musical force behind Deep Purple and latterly a composer for symphony orchestras, has posted the following message: I would like all my friends, followers, fans and fellow travelers to know that I am fighting cancer and will therefore be taking a break from performing while getting the treatment and cure. I shall, [...]