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Hear new music from Jon Lord


Jon Lord has published a new piece of music on his website. Titled Air on the Blue String, the piece – which is a work in progress – was partly inspired by classical musicians’ ability to improvise and blends blue(s) notes with a classical theme.

Air on the Blue String was first performed and filmed at Zermatt Unplugged in Switzerland in April. Watch it on JonLord.org.

15 Comments to “Hear new music from Jon Lord”:

  1. 1
    Roberto says:

    how many new albums Lord did in the last few years?
    in which he paly?
    and what’s the BEST?

  2. 2
    Rasmus Heide says:

    The only piece he doesn’t perform on is Boom of the Tingling Strings, but on the same album you find Disguises, which he performs on.

    Boom of the Tingling Strings (incl. Disguises)(2008)
    Durham Concerto album (2008)
    Danger, White men Dancing with the Hoochie Coochie Men (2007)
    Beyond the Notes (2004)
    Pictured Within (1997)

    How do you define ‘the best’? They’re all excellent but very different. It depends what you like and prefer – and whether you’re prepared for something different.

  3. 3
    David Meadows says:

    Rasmus, I think you’re wrong about Disguises. It’s scored for string orchestra and I don’t hear any piano or organ on it at all (I saw the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra play the first movement of it last year and there was definitely no piano or organ).

    So unless Jon has taken up the violin lately…

  4. 4
    Roberto says:

    I have beyond the notes and I like it but my favourite is pictured within.I don’t like so much hoochie coochie men because is always the same old blues(there’s a track with gillan singing?).
    Now I’m interested with the two last releases(I hope they will not be boring)

  5. 5
    Karl-Heinz says:

    Hmmm, so it depends…

    I love the “Hoochie Coochie” Most – because I love the Hammond instead of piano. And it’s great Blues-Rock. And the Songs are VERY diverse. Far from boring.
    Surely the piano works are more art. Classical art. But I love more the Rock Music. So his classical works are also fantastic. I would love if he would do something with band and Orchestra again, like “the Concerto”, “Gemini Suite” or the very underrated “Before I Forget”…

    Jon is a multistyle musician. That what makes him a maestro!

    But the “Hoochie Coochie” is fantstic! One of Jon’s best Hammond works.

  6. 6
    Sami says:

    You’re absolutely right, Karl-Heinz.

    Purchased ‘Danger, white men dancing cd + dvd’ just recently,and have been enjoying it immensely…
    a great blues-based outfit & quite diverse songs,
    as you pointed out.

    Must refresh my memory, though, and dive deep into
    ‘Pictured Within’ & ‘Gemini Suite’ again.

    Cheers to ya all,


  7. 7
    AndreA says:

    I am agree with you Karl-Heinz..I like Hoochie Coochie even if the vocalist is not my favourite. I bought it also in honour of The Great

    Jon “Hammond” Lord is Lord,no more words!

  8. 8
    AndreA says:

    Gemini Suite,
    I am Gemini,like Jon Lord, This make me feel good.


  9. 9
    Roberto says:

    Me too,I love hammond!
    but pictured is more inventive,particular,original,personal,refined and there is more art in it while in hoocie. there’s standard music that I have listened in many of the 60 and 70 english american blues rock outfit.the opposite for picture which I think it’s an underrated masterpiece

    Lord’s best albums:
    ‘before i forget’
    ‘pictured within’

  10. 10
    Rasmus Heide says:

    David puts me straight. Thank you. 🙂

  11. 11
    elprupdeep says:

    ah! at last! 10 comments and thanks for roberto only one talks about SARABANDE!this is the one men it is a masterpiece! I will put it on the top of the list. and also nobody mentioned WINDOWS.which is a nice piece of work too.cheers men and long live jon and DP.

  12. 12
    Rasmus Heide says:

    Indeed, now that you’ve widened the scope from ‘the last few years’ to ‘all the years’, they’re all rather excellent in each their own way. 🙂

  13. 13
    Roberto says:

    best solo from Jon lord:
    -flight of the rat
    -rat bat blue
    -high ball shooter
    -highway star

    bad solo from Jon Lord:
    -still to appear

  14. 14
    roland says:


    as far as I know, one of the best songs of JonLord was to hear every monday (in the 80s) on BFBS “Monday Rock Show”. This song was always the theme song.
    But unfortunately I can remember the name.

    Can anyone help ?


  15. 15
    Norbert says:

    if you are still looking for it, it was “Bach Onto This” from the album “Before I Forget”

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