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  • Demogamania-several years ago

    BMB

    Tariffville CT USA

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SDH6hoc0JM Really enjoyed hearing Demogamania on the 2009 tour-that composition really rocks. The youtube version, FWIW, has more synthesizer sounds (because JLP is playing both violin and synthesizer). I especially like the synthesizer backing up Chris Rhyne's solo. Would be nice to see another synthesizer on stage in future concerts...with JLP or a guitarist playing...but I'm always glad to see JLP, any time, any place.
    Aug 28, 2010 2:52pm
  • Zappa Festival

    JJ the Ponty Fan

    Good stuff ladies and gentleman. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83dGqMDBqZY&feature=search http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnVOv0Qnl0E&feature=related
    Aug 21, 2010 1:15pm
  • Really great interview

    JJ the Ponty Fan

    Thanks for posting that great interview with Jean-Luc.
    Aug 19, 2010 2:43pm
  • Twenty Small Cigars

    BMB

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyowGry-Vls Truly a lovely ballad. I had no idea that Frank Zappa could write such material.
    Aug 19, 2010 2:39pm
  • Zappa's music

    JLP

    The Zappanale festival in Northern Germany being about Frank Zappa's music, we included 2 of his pieces in the middle of my regular program, and I chose 2 songs that Frank had arranged for my 1969 solo album King Kong, the title track 'King Kong' and the beautiful melody 'Twenty Small Cigars', without changing the original arrangements except for the end of King Kong. I must say that the audience was great, from all over Europe and some from the U.S. as well, and their reaction to our set was fantastic.
    Aug 19, 2010 9:48am
  • JLP Band at Zappanale 2010

    BMB

    Huntersville NC USA

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnVOv0Qnl0E I much prefer JLP's music to that of Frank Zappa, but this performance really made me stop and listen, particularly William Lecomte's solo. Band performance, as always, is excellent. Jean Luc, did you put this arrangement together just for this concert? Or is this part of your band's current repertoire?
    Aug 18, 2010 2:08pm
  • interview with JLP

    John

    USA

    http://fusionfunkmeister.blogspot.com/2010/08/conversation-with-jean-luc-ponty.html
    Aug 18, 2010 1:00pm
  • wings of aurora

    Cosmic Messenger

    Fake Paradise

    I see Patrice Rushen is playing a weekend at Yoshi's in Oakland 8/20-21, a JLP alum.
    Aug 11, 2010 5:37pm
  • Jamie Glaser and Wally Minko

    BMB

    Tariffville CT USA

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bc4p1va99D0 Found this video of two of my favorite JLP alumni, performing a version of Chick Corea's "La Fiesta".
    Aug 11, 2010 11:25am
  • Cosmic Messenger

    BMB

    Tariffville CT USA

    In keeping with this topic, the entire album "Cosmic Messenger" changed my life. The first time I heard it was in my freshman year at college. It was a typical Friday or Saturday evening, and the "music" echoing around the dormitory was, shall we say, not my cup of tea (and that's putting it mildly). I had this new album-Cosmic Messenger"-and put it on and fired up the volume. My hair stood on end. What a great experience! That album-and those JLP albums I've bought since then-changed my life.
    Aug 11, 2010 11:21am