Live at Chene Park
Rochester NYHi Jean Luc, I listen to your music daily but seem to be hooked on the "Live at Chene Park" album lately and was wondering about something. In "A Journey's End" are you playing keyboards along with Chris Rhyne during his incredible solo part? It seems like there is way too much piano happening for one set of hands. Also, have you considered bringing your own keyboards and effects pedals back for any of your upcoming concerts (particularly concerts with Jamie, Rayford, and Baron)? Thanks! BobMay 5, 2013 1:37pm
Hi Raju......I was not aware of this piece and played it for the first timeMay 5, 2013 10:24am
JLP at his best
RAJKUMAR RAJAMANI (RAJU)
Chennai Tamil Nadu IndiaGreat to see JLP & John McLaughlin jam at the international jazz fest in Istanbul recently. An emotional moment for me to see these two maestros perform after 38 years. Looking forward to seeing JLP Live in Concert sometime soon, been over 5 years now.....Just have one question for Jean - Luc : Lotus Feet is a piece composed by John for Mahavishnu Orchestra in 1975.... were you aware of this piece already or did you know of this piece only now ?May 3, 2013 7:29am
BMBCasey Scheurell is also in Boston-teaching at Berklee, no less: http://berklee.edu/faculty/detail/casey-scheuerell Very sorry to hear about the mystery CD...I had no way of knowing. Hoping all will be made right by you.Apr 23, 2013 12:05pm
Come back to Detroit!
RobertJean Luc, Attended your concert at the Music Hall in Detroit 2009. You even played one of my favorite songs 'Elephants in Love', would love to hear you play 'Infinite Pursuit' LIVE on stage, here in Detroit. When will you return? Soon I hope!Apr 21, 2013 6:11pm
in answer to a few questions
My focus was on the situation in Boston where I have several friends, bassist Baron Browne and his wife, Benoit Rolland the bow maker and his wife and also the Berklee School of Music where I gave some master classes. So tragic, but glad the terrorists were caught!
To comment on a few messages posted lately: the compilation release in that review mentioned by BMB is not the 4-CD box set that was produced by Warner/France in 2011 entitled "Electric Fusion - The Atlantic Years" - which my management is trying to release in the U.S., and which contains a booklet with vintage photos and liner notes by a writer and some also by me, except that texts are in French only and have to be translated in English. So, my management is trying to find out what exactly is this new compilation released by Rhino, it says 'imported', we don't know from where. Neither me nor my management have been contacted by any record label in regard to this other compilation.
As for what I am doing when not touring......practicing violin at home, between 1 and 2 hours a day to keep my chops and also to come up with new playing ideas; and I have spent months working on the symphonic arrangements of my music for these recent and future performances with big orchestras. It's a huge amount of work, so the only regular hobby I have is to practice yoga, almost everyday to keep in shape, long walks in nature, connecting with my grand children, reading and traveling to interesting places in the world where I am not invited to play.Apr 21, 2013 12:45am
The little mermaide has one wish
Copenhagen DenmarkThank you Jean for the music, I love it all over. Cosmic messenger sends me on a trip, I feel so happy:) Yesterday the poster and some of the names for Copenhagen jazz festival was annonced;) some:) I wish your music may paint our sky too! Yours devoted ChristelApr 21, 2013 12:28am
Great JLP CD review
BMBhttp://www.technologytell.com/hometech/94837/jean-luc-ponty-original-album-series/ This is a very positiver review, both of the music as well as the audio quality. Can this be an impetus to get US concert promoters to make a 2013 US tour a reality?Apr 12, 2013 1:34am
PORT CHESTER NY - New York United StatesWe all know that Jean Luc is the best jazz/fusion violinist ever. What does he like to do when he is not touring the world playing the violin? Golf? Tennis? Race car driving?Apr 9, 2013 5:36pm
Cape Town Jazz Festival
Johannesburg Gauteng South AfricaAfter so many years of waiting thank you very much for such an inspiring and amazing performance at the 14th Cape Town Jazz Festival the long wait was worth it I look forward to more spectacular music from you maestro. Many thanksApr 6, 2013 10:47pm