Sunday Synth Jam: Kebu (Sebastian Teir) makes a return appearance, with his live performance of Jan Hammer’s Miami Vice track, Crockett’s Theme.
In the performance, Teir uses only analog synths and vintage sequencers. The video was recorded live at Dynamo, Turku, in May 2012.
Here’s a blast from the past – Korg’s official intro video, from 1995, for the Prophecy keyboard.
The video features Jan Hammer & Joe Zawinul.
Synth face alert: The always smoking Jan Hammer holds his own with Eddie Van Halen in this gratuitous display of guitar and synth prowess.
via mcpharter, wfmu
This vintage video, from BBC Rock School, series 2 from 1987, captures pioneering composer and synthesist Jan Hammer (Miami Vice) explaining how to rock the keytar.
You can find out more about Jan Hammer, in his own words, in Synthtopia’s Jan Hammer interview.
Junkie XL and Jan Hammer have joined forces for The Fairlight EP, which will be released digitally on March 23rd.
The Fairlight EP contains 2 tracks:
- Made For Each Other, a collaboration with the legendary Jan Hammer; and
- Heart Of Darkness, which is Junkie XL on his own, picking up where Cosmic Rave left off.
Junkie XL + Jan Hammer is a strange combo, but it actually sounds pretty good.
Check it out below and let us know what you think! Continue reading
Nobody solos like Jan Hammer.
And while this video may be a little date (OK – a lot dated), the music is as cool as ever.
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Rick Wakeman’s Jane Seymour
Not a lot of keyboardists got away with wearing capes, even in the 70’s, but no one seemed to question it when Rick Wakeman cut loose. Continue reading
Get the new year off to a good start with some free music from Jan Hammer.
The track is Justice, from Cocaine Cowboys. You can preview it below. Get more info at Jan Hammer’s site!
Also, don’t miss our Jan Hammer interview!