Jan Hammer

Real Name:
Jan Hammer, Jr.
Profile:
Czech-American pianist, keyboardist, composer and bandleader. Owner of the Red Gate Studio, Kent, NY and Redgate Studios, Holmes, NY.

Born April 17, 1948 in Prague (former Czechoslovakia). Son of Czech jazz multi-instrumentalist and composer Jan Hammer (2) and jazz vocalist Vlasta Průchová. U.S. resident since 1968. Best known for his soundtrack work, notably on the television series "Miami Vice", and Czechoslovak pop-art fairytale "Šíleně smutná princezna" (The Incredibly Sad Princess, 1968).
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NE 430 Like Children — Jan Hammer Jerry Goodman & Jan Hammer Jerry Goodman & Jan Hammer - Like Children (Album) Nemperor Records NE 430 US 1974 Sell This Version
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ECM-1-1047 Timeless — Jan Hammer John Abercrombie, Jan Hammer, Jack De Johnette* John Abercrombie, Jan Hammer, Jack De Johnette* - Timeless (Album) ECM Records ECM-1-1047 Canada 1975 Sell This Version
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K 50184, K50184 The First Seven Days — Jan Hammer Jan Hammer The First Seven Days (Album) Nemperor Records K 50184, K50184 UK 1975 Sell This Version
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B 90040 Elvin Jones Is 'On The Mountain' — Jan Hammer Elvin Jones With Jan Hammer And Gene Perla Elvin Jones With Jan Hammer And Gene Perla - Elvin Jones Is 'On The Mountain' (Album) Happy Bird B 90040 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
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MC 20688, G-20688 Make Love — Jan Hammer Jan Hammer Make Love(LP, Album, RE) MPS Records, BASF, MPS Records, BASF MC 20688, G-20688 US 1976 Sell This Version
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CMP 14 ST Hip Address — Jan Hammer David Earle Johnson With Jan Hammer David Earle Johnson With Jan Hammer - Hip Address (Album) CMP Records CMP 14 ST Germany 1980 Sell This Version
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GJ-15 I Giganti Del Jazz Vol. 15 — Jan Hammer Jeremy Steig / Jan Hammer / Don Alias / Eddie Gomez Jeremy Steig / Jan Hammer / Don Alias / Eddie Gomez - I Giganti Del Jazz Vol. 15 (Album) Sarpe GJ-15 Spain 1980 Sell This Version
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K28P-6071 Finger Dancing — Jan Hammer Yoshiaki Masuo With Jan Hammer Yoshiaki Masuo With Jan Hammer - Finger Dancing (Album) Electric Bird K28P-6071 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
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GJ-78 I Giganti Del Jazz Vol. 78 — Jan Hammer Jeremy Steig / Jan Hammer / Gene Perla / Don Alias Jeremy Steig / Jan Hammer / Gene Perla / Don Alias - I Giganti Del Jazz Vol. 78 Sarpe GJ-78 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
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Plug 1 The Midweek Blues — Jan Hammer David Earle Johnson, Jan Hammer And John Abercrombie David Earle Johnson, Jan Hammer And John Abercrombie - The Midweek Blues (Album) Plug Records (2) Plug 1 US 1983 Sell This Version
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PB6051 City Slicker — Jan Hammer James Young (3) With Jan Hammer James Young (3) With Jan Hammer - City Slicker (Album) FM PB6051 US 1985 Sell This Version
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SLP FA10, FA10 Fania All Stars Featuring Jan Hammer — Jan Hammer Fania All Stars Featuring Jan Hammer Fania All Stars Featuring Jan Hammer - Fania All Stars Featuring Jan Hammer (Album) Fania Records, Fania Records SLP FA10, FA10 US 1986 Sell This Version
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MCA-42103 Escape From Television — Jan Hammer Jan Hammer Escape From Television (Album, Comp) MCA Records, MCA Records MCA-42103 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
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256 227-2 Snapshots — Jan Hammer Jan Hammer Snapshots (Album) MCA Records 256 227-2 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
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NN0002-2311 Šíleně Smutná Princezna  — Jan Hammer Helena Vondráčková, Václav Neckář, Jan Hammer Helena Vondráčková, Václav Neckář, Jan Hammer - Šíleně Smutná Princezna Ne A Ne Records NN0002-2311 Czechoslovakia 1992 Sell This Version
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09006-23018-2 Beyond The Mind's Eye — Jan Hammer Jan Hammer Beyond The Mind's Eye (Album) MCA Records 09006-23018-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
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MPC 2501 Drive — Jan Hammer Jan Hammer Drive (Album) Miramar, Miramar MPC 2501 US 1994 Sell This Version
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MVJH 1001 Unreleased Music from the TV Series Miami Vice — Jan Hammer Jan Hammer Unreleased Music from the TV Series Miami Vice(CD, Promo) Blue Flamingo Records MVJH 1001 US 2002 Sell This Version
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none Police Quest 3 (The Kindred Soundtrack) — Jan Hammer Jan Hammer Police Quest 3 (The Kindred Soundtrack)(21xFile, MP3, 320 + 3xFile, MP3, 256 + 4xFile, MP3) Quest Studios (2) none US 2006
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PMR-031 Live In Berlin — Jan Hammer Stone Alliance Special Guest: Jan Hammer Stone Alliance Special Guest: Jan Hammer - Live In Berlin (Album) PM PMR-031 US 2010 Sell This Version
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7J-083-2 Seasons Pt. 1 — Jan Hammer Jan Hammer Seasons Pt. 1 (Album) Red Gate Records (2) 7J-083-2 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
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HGBSBlue20203 New Orleans Fire (Live 1969) — Jan Hammer Pony Poindexter Quartett* Feat. Jan Hammer & George Mraz Pony Poindexter Quartett* Feat. Jan Hammer & George Mraz - New Orleans Fire (Live 1969)(LP, Album, RE) HGBS BLUE RECORDS HGBSBlue20203 Germany 2021 Sell This Version
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VMD 79401, UV 050 Time Is Free — Jan Hammer David Earle Johnson With Jan Hammer David Earle Johnson With Jan Hammer - Time Is Free(CD, Album, RE, Kar) Vanguard, Universe (3) VMD 79401, UV 050 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

US-12 Jan Hammer Don't Let Baby Know / Grand Pa Twist(7", Single) Union Records (3) US-12 Japan 1962 Sell This Version
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NE-006 Oh, Yeah? — Jan Hammer Jan Hammer Oh, Yeah? Nemperor Records NE-006 US 1976 Sell This Version

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maxmagri

maxmagri

August 20, 2021
Hi. Can anybody add drums as instrument in Jan Hammer profile? He played drums with Czeslaw Niemen in Mourner's Rhapsody, in the two record of Schon & Hammer and in James Young With Jan Hammer – City Slicker. Also it should be useful add Niemen and JY to the In Groups section.
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jussumen

jussumen

October 1, 2003
Jan Hammer is a very interesting person in electronic music history . Born in Prague , Czechoslawakia he started to play the piano at the age of 4 !!! As a 14 year old teenager he already had his own 3 piece Jazz Combo that toured Eastern Europe . Soon he moved tot the USA , where he spent a year as musical conductor/keyboarder with Sara Vaughn . Both on stage and in the recording studio . After that he joined the MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA - John McLaughlin's JAZZ-ROCK Supergroup that consisteted of 8 Top-Notch artists , selling more than 2 million records and touring the world for a few years . His next project was a duo with Jerry Goodman , also a member of the MAhavishnu Orchestra and Leader of THE FLOCK from Chicago where he played violin in the late 60ies . Their collaberation was well received . His first real Solo Project was the 1975 album "THE FIRST 7 DAYS" , that is going to be re-released and remastered in late 2003 . Here he goes deep into the possibilies of (mainly Moog) Synthesizers and other electronic instruments . A milestone that bridges the Jazz-Rock Scene with the electronic movement . A really mindblowing piece of work , that still doesn't fail to impress today ! Next was a project with JEFF BECK . A live recorded album that moves heavy into the ROCK Side of Jazz-Rock . He continued to tour and record as The Jan Hammer Group with heavyweight artists like Neal Schon (Santana, Journey ) Al Di Meola , even Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page joined in . In the mid-eighties he started to get involved in the Soundtrack scene , which made him famous . Miami Vice was musically his brainchild . He brought that flair of modern , vivid and technologic advanced life to the series and his compositions mingled with with well chosen Pop-Songs went into 10 Soundtrack albums from MIAMI VICE , that all went platinum ... For the rest of the story click www.janhammer.com
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