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Jon Lord on the streets of São Paulo

Two months after Deep Purple concert in São Paulo, we had the great pleasure to see another gig of Purple family in our city. Jon Lord played the the Concerto for Group and Orchestra as the opening act of Virada Cultural, a 24-hour annual event sponsored by the municipality with hundreds of cultural events around the city – concerts, dance performances and all forms of art for free!

As hard die fans of Jon Lord we of course can’t miss this opportunity. Some people in the audience traveled over one thousand kilometers to see the the show.

The stage was set at one of the main avenues in the centre of the city. Me, my wife and daughter got very close to the front row, which contained mainly Deep Purple fans. Some were familiar with the Concerto, others expected a rock show. Some people also just showed up to enjoy the free music.

Jon Lord arrived onstage and was greeted warmly by audience. The Concerto start and the crowd went crazy when the Hammond finally was put into action.

The second and third parts of the Concerto were marked by improvisation, both from Jon as well the group musicians. The exciting drum solo was extented more than expected while Jon signaled to maestro Rodrigo Carvalho to wait a little before adding the orchestra.

After the Concerto we were granted with Wait a While and three Purple songs. Pictures of Home is a perfect hard rock song to play with a orchestra. The line is just perfect. Then Soldier of Fortune. Singers Steve Balsamo and Kasia Laska made a great performance, and the amazing Child in Time closed the show.

We got 1 hour 20 minutes of the best music in the world which shows the versatility and genius of a true hero. I think the Lord could have play one or two more songs if the stage wouldn’t have had to be adjusted for the next act.

Jon Lord and Orquestra Sinfonica Municipal de São Paulo
Rodrigo Carvalho (maestro)
Steve Balsamo (vocal)
Kasia Laska (vocal)
Chester Kamen (guitar)
Guy Pratt (bass)
Steve White (drums)

Concerto For Group And Orchestra
Wait a While
Pictures of Home
Soldier of Fortune
Child in Time



6 Comments to “Jon Lord on the streets of São Paulo”:

  1. 1
    david guedes says:

    olá galera, já tenho o dvd bootleg deste show!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    purpleabraço!!!

  2. 2
    ozzie carr says:

    check out jon lord in sao paulohttp://www.bravewords.com/news/112654

  3. 3
    Rasmus Heide says:

    All the Jon Lord news you need is available at http://www.JonLord.org – including brand new rehearsal video from São Paulo.

  4. 4
    purplepriest1965 says:

    I m jealous of the Brasilians.

    I saw Jon Lord in Tilburg some years ago and I really need another shot!!

  5. 5
    elprupdeep says:

    In 100 or 200 Years people will talk and refer about Jon Lord like we are doing about Bach,Beethoven or other Mozart.
    long live JL & DP.

  6. 6
    jerardo says:

    savis como puedo conseguir ese bootleg que tienes.
    saludos desde chile

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