Archive for Deep Purple

Jon Lord – The Trondheim Experiment

Posted in Bands & Artists, Savage Beauty Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 25, 2013 by Tallee Savage

This is a beautiful concert I’d like ALL of you who love Jon Lord to listen to. My friend Christer Lorichs spent hundreds of hours putting together pieces to compile a complete version of Jon Lord’s concert filmed at Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim, Norway in 2010. Photos, interviews, footage from the rehearsals etc. Everything is unreleased before and came to life with the blessings of Jon Lord’s family and management.

“The Trondheim Experiment” is the title of this now free web presentation available exclusively through JonLord.org. including highlights from Jon Lord’s entire career performed with The Lord Chamber Orchestra, Steve Balsamo and my dear friend Nathalie Lorichs on vocals. The backing band also features members of Opeth. I’m so proud of Nathalie, she enchants with her fairy-like voice on the “Evening song”, Wait A While ” and “The Sun Will Shine Again” which is dedicated to Ronnie James Dio. Opeth’s drummer Martin Axenrot does a spectacular drum solo in the song Gigue… and “Child in Time”, so good it gives me the shivers… A must see!!! Inspirational powers of Jon Lord, onetallee-sign of the true greats of our time that sadly left us July 2012.

Please pass on the link to every Jon Lord and Deep Purple fan out there! >>>

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DEEP PURPLE and Symphony Orchestra (Stockholm)

Posted in Live Photography, Live Shows with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 10, 2011 by Tallee Savage

There are two words I would like to use for this event on December 9th in Stockholm, “grand and tranquil”. The floor of the venue was filled with chairs where rockers of all ages sat nice and neatly throughout the concert. A few head-banging souls here and there – after all this was friday ;) But overall a very civilized and “mature” concert.

The “Neue Philhamonie Frankfurt Orchestra” led by concertmaster, the violinist Ralf Hübner, certainly brought a new sound to Deep Purple. We all got to hear a whole bunch of well performed classic songs like Highway Star, Strange kind of woman, Rapture of the deep, My Woman from Tokyo, Hush, The mule, Lazy, No One Came and many more.

Deep Purple are noticeably older and especially Ian Gillan is not so vigorous any more. His voice caught some problems here and there on the high notes which made me think “why does he bother”. Nobody expects him to hit the perfect high notes or falsetto range he did so well in the 1970’s. But the greatness of Ian Gillan persists and “When a Blind Man Cries” is sheer poetry.

Don Airey appeared happy, smiling throughout the concert.  The keyboard solo was splendid incorporating a little reminder of “who’s the man” behind the distinctive organ introduction of Ozzy’s Mr.Crowly and progressed impressing with beautiful virtuous playing like the “Turkish March” by Mozart.

I have always been amazed of how Ian Paice can make one bass drum sound like two. Fast little rascals, I guess. He showed us his great musicianship… But, sorry to say… Nothing compared to what Martin Axenrot had to offer the night before at the OPETH concert in Stockholm. Not every day that I get to hear two splendid drum solos of this altitude on the same weekend.

So do we miss Ritchie Blackmore? Well Yes, he will always be missed in Deep Purple. But Steve Morse makes you forget as the show progresses. Impressive and joyful playing.  Gist of it all is that Deep Purple (Mk8) is still alive and well after 40 years. Well performed songs running smoothly down memory lane.  I do approve!

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P.S Jag har gjort en recension på svenska åt Rockbladet.
Finns att läsa här >>>

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California Jam

Posted in Make Up - Savage Beauty, Model 40 with tags , , , , , , , on October 4, 2010 by Tallee Savage

I must have watched this concert on video about a couple of hundred times. Everytime I find it an exhilarating experience and think about how magnificent it must have been to have been there to see Deep Purple’s (Mk3) “California Jam” from April 6th, 1974. The festival was in Ontario and attracted 400,000 happy fans.

I love the distinctive funky edge that Glenn and Mr Coverdale blend in. They worked so good together. And Wow… Ritchie Blackmore blowing up the stage is priceless, but Glenn Hughes’ charismatic stage presence and wonderful voice is what has made my heart and head spin for a couple of decades now. The musicianship and charisma are unrivaled, and also I could never get that white bell-bottom suit that he wore out of my mind.

So you could pretty much say he inspired me for this photo session I did with photographer Göran Magnusson.

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Unfortunately I never did see the set up with Glenn in Deep Purple, but I did see him in concert with former Pat Travers guitarist Pat Thrall in the duo Hughes/Thrall in L.A back in 1983 : )

Ooooh you must take a couple of minutes to see this. Deep Purples “Burn” from Carlifornia Jam.

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