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  • Austin, Tx

    Mark

    Van Buren AR USA

    Thanks for a great show! My first time to see you live. I was absolutely thrilled!
    Nov 16, 2009 5:02pm
  • Lexington, KY

    John D

    Huntersville NC USA

    Bluegrass country may sound somewhat sleepy (but don’t say that to University of Kentucky fans), but this concert was anything but sleepy. In fact, when the concert was a little delayed in starting, I turned to my son William and told him “I’m ready to rock”. Well, when Jean Luc and band took the stage, that is exactly what they did-they rocked-bigtime. Setlist: 1. Demogomania 2. Cosmic Messenger-both of these pieces gave an absolute projection of musical power, and let the audience know it was in for one heck of a ride; 3. Without Regrets 4. Celtic Steps/Jig-this featured wonderful interaction between William Lecomte (who was dazzling on keyboards) and Jean Luc, and then Baron Browne rocked out on Jig-wow; 5. Mirage-this is when the phrase “fountain of youth” came to mind-Jean Luc has found the fountain of youth-for him and us-in his music; 6. Struggle of the Turtle-this was a great opportunity to watch Jean Luc really get into the music, especially with his conducting…and during this piece, Damien’s drumming got a military salute from Baron, who clearly was having a good time; 7. (band introductions) 8. Last Memories of Her; 9. Violin solo (with elements of Nostalgia and Desert Crossing); 10. A Journey’s End; 11. On My Way to Bombay-here, Baron’s basswork had heads going to the beat-what an infectious groove here; 12. After The Storm/Trans-Love Express-another stand-out performance by Baron…Damien doing monster drumming…and the visual interaction between Jean Luc and Baron was a joy to watch; 13. Encore 1: To And Fro-Baron was bobbing, weaving, funking out-oh yeah; 14. Encore 2: New Country-loved Baron’s dance steps (watch the cords there, Baron!). Every JLP concert is memorable, with standing-ovation performances. This was even above that-the musical chemistry is always there, but this time there was an even greater, palpable level of personal chemistry of joy and love throughout the entire concert. Jean Luc looked like he was really enjoying himself, and his wit, as he made introductions and comments, had the audience in stitches. Creating a new concert DVD may not be a reality, but this tour really begs to be captured on DVD. Music is a listening and feeling experience, but the visual dimension-especially here-really needs to be captured. Jean Luc-thank you for sharing this wonderful music with us. Thanks for the beauty of the music, the energy of the performance, and the joy of the experience. Thank you also for what you do for your fans. It means more than words can express.
    Nov 16, 2009 11:41am
  • Loved Every Minute In Lexington!

    Ben

    Saturday night's show in Kentucky was so special. We made the roadtrip from Indiana to see our second JLP show. Thank you Sir Ponty for an entertaining evening of touching music! You and your sidemen are amazingly talented, and it would be great to welcome you to Indianapolis on a future tour. A performance at the annual Indy Jazz Fest would be perfect! Also,thanks for taking the time to meet and greet after the show. Safe travels!
    Nov 16, 2009 11:02am
  • Concert last night

    Barbara

    AUSTIN Texas USA

    Wow! I took my 28 yr old son to see you in concert in Austin Texas last night. I've been listening since the early 80s since he was born. Thank you from us both for an excellent show. My first time to see you but I've worn out many tapes listening. Thank you and come back. And your band,...awesome musicians. Best to them! Barbara Austin, Texas
    Nov 14, 2009 5:09pm
  • Austin Show Great !!

    BuzBee

    Austin Tx USA

    Loved your show, excellent! very tight band, and so talanted. What nice music, glad we got to see ya'll here in Texas in 2009. Had most of your records in 70's early 80s.
    Nov 14, 2009 2:32pm
  • JLP Live 2009

    Cosmic Messenger

    Fake Paradise

    Just to repeat, JLP tore it up at Yoshi's!! I see he is tearing it up throughout this long-awaited tour. I went to both sets on Fri. Second set perhaps 4-5 different tunes, including a solo alone on stage. The different tunes in second set certainly kept my mind alert as well. I see those here who went to the Sat shows, traveled a bit (a few hrs). To the couple fans in Il (I think) take your wives with you. That would have been the solution plus they would have thanked you for the incredible music experience! Well worth the travel, many fans would say. Also, to the fans who went to Yoshi's, I hope you checked out the Trappist a few blocks away. A lively Belgian ales pub, approx 15 taps. Lovely.
    Nov 14, 2009 1:14pm
  • austin

    steve dubin

    Austin Texas USA

    Good to see you in Austin last night...I met you at Borders in Oak Park(Chicago) some years ago when o played with Clara. I was the person who was there early while you were trying to get that small P>A to work. who helped you out with the troubled P.A. I stuck around to say hello but they said you weren't coming out . Glad things are going well for you and the band. You sounded great!
    Nov 14, 2009 1:04pm
  • hola

    jose

    santiago maipu chile

    quiero decirle a Jean que lo extrañamos mucho por chile, te queremos en un concierto pronto por estos lados y acuerdate que eres lo mejor de lo mejor en jazz fusion.
    Nov 14, 2009 7:02am
  • Phoenix Show

    Alonzo Villarreal

    Maricopa AZ

    Jean Luc and Band Thank you for the awesome 2 set performance in Phoenix and for being gracious with your time. After 30 years of listening to your music it is interwoven into my life. It was great to finally meet my musical hero!
    Nov 12, 2009 9:40am
  • Debut at Yoshi's - Oakland 11/06/09

    Michael Marshall

    Long Beach CA USA

    Jean-Luc Ponty - My friends and I thank you for a great show on Friday night at Yoshi's in Oakland, CA. 31-years ago, I missed your show in Philadelphia and I finally got my chance to see you live. Wow. Thanks for taking me back in time - and into the future! Keep going, you are one of a kind.
    Nov 10, 2009 6:23pm