Label: ear Music – 0209560ERE
Released: 28 September 2014
Style: Classical rock
CELEBRATING JON LORD – the magical night in memory of the great man and musician. Features DEEP PURPLE, BRUCE DICKINSON, GLENN HUGHES, PAUL WELLER, RICK WAKEMAN and many others. It is in one of the earlier SFJ 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.
Considering the amount of respect, friendship and love expressed on any occasion by anybody who had worked, played or simply met Jon Lord, 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 unforgettable night. 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 MKIII songs played by Paice with the old friend Glenn Hughes, together with Iron Maiden´s Bruce Dickinson, Rick Wakeman’s 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, Marsden and Moody, the “”modfather”” Paul Weller. The Albert Hall sold out to the last seat.
DVD 1 – The Composer contains 8 tracks incl. Bonus material: ´Two Worlds´documentary
DVD 2 – The Rock Legend 8 tracks incl. Deep Purple celebrating Jon Lord (over 60 minutes, 7 tracks)