Science in Action – AIR STUDIOS – John Jones Interview

November 26th, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink

Here is the long lost episode of the BBC’s “Science in Action” program from 1987. In this segment we discuss the Fairlight CMI Series III in Studio 5 at AIR Studios Oxford Street, and I show how to sample using a Casio sampler.
We sold the Series III to J. J. Jeczalik of the Art of Noise a few weeks after taping…

Sir George Martin

March 12th, 2016 § 0 comments § permalink

Sir George Martin in Studio 5, AIR Studios, Oxford Street, 1987Sir George Martin in Studio 5, AIR Studios
This week we lost my 5th Father and friend, Sir George Martin, who passed away at his home in England on March 8th. Sir George was 90. My heart goes out to Judy, Giles, Lucy, and Shirley, and to all of his friends and colleagues whose lives he enriched.

In addition to having the greatest respect for his life’s work as a musician and record producer, Sir George had a personal impact on me from our first meeting at AIR Studios in London in 1985. At that time, Sir George and the late John Burgess, with the strong endorsement of Dave Harries and Malcolm Atkin, allowed Dee Long and I to be their partners, in building and operating studio 5, the Fairlight/Midi/Production at the original Oxford Street location of AIR. Sir George made himself available to promote our cause, and quickly chose to work with us on the pre-production of his epic Under Milk Wood album project, proving the value of our view of the future, as well as Dee’s mastery of the machines, and the successful creation of what became standard procedure in recording studios ever since.

To have met Sir George Martin’s standard was the greatest achievement of our lives, the benefits of which have never ceased. Thank you George, and John. Rest in peace.
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2014 PBS SoCal. Gala

May 26th, 2014 § Comments Off on 2014 PBS SoCal. Gala § permalink

J.T. & Friends provided the music for an evening of dancing at  the PBS Gala in Orange County last weekend.

Peter Asher was the honored guest, and special performer. He brought priceless stories and photographs, and played his hits, some produced by John Burgess, from his days with Peter and Gordon, and from his time at Apple Records.

Peter Asher with J.T. & Friends at the 2014 PBS So Cal Gala

“Putting on the Ritz” raised over one million dollars for public television programming in Southern California.

I was the guest of leader, and drummer, John Tu, who provided his orchestra for the gala, and much much more!

John Tu and Richard Martinez during soundcheck at the 2014 PBS So Cal Gala.

John Jones and John Tu at the PBS So Cal Gala 2014


November 4th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink


Macbook, Jones & S95, Facetime, Davinci, Skype, Richard Martinez, Apogee Symphony.

Sitting in a California Garden waiting for the Sun!

September 9th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

The fabulous Sir David Garfield

Hanging out at Steve Ferrone’s on an overcast Tuesday in September(!) with David Garfield. We sure could have used Photoshop on our iPhones!

When did Cuba join the union?

Orchard Value

February 13th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

Apple stock is rising on the rumors of their new techno-fab computers hitting the shops early this spring.

And it just keeps on flushing!


February 10th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

Kevin Carmony’s second iPhone application is here!

A portion of my song Awesome has joined the animation messages.

Use it often“.

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