A belated birthday greeting
fort worth tx usaI am a few days late to wish you weel on your reaching 71 years, man has the time flown by. Any way my best wishes to you and yours. You have been quite an inspiration to me since around 72'. Your music has helped me thru much in my life, my ups my downs. May you have many many years of great compositions to come... my ears are waiting God bless and keep you JLP, you have my soul in your bow.Oct 2, 2013 12:41am
MERCI BEAUCOUP......THANK YOU MUCH to all of you who remembered that since yesterday Sunday the 29th of Sept. I added one more year...... 71 now !!! a friend remarked that the other way around would be ......17.....don't worry guys I am not that confused, just drunk some champagne, which made me feel like 17 but not for very long...
Merci à tous ceux qui m'ont envoyé des messages se souvenant que j'ai une année de plus donc 71 ans depuis hier le 29 septembre ! Un ami remarquait que dans l'autre sens çà fait 17 ans.....loin de moi de faire cette confusion, certes j'avais l'impression d'avoir 17 ans après avoir bu du champagne, mais pas pour très longtemps.Sep 30, 2013 12:20pm
Chicago Illinois United StatesHappy Birthday. Your music has inspired me for years, thank you for it.Sep 30, 2013 10:07am
plaisir idf franceavec un peu de retard je vous souhaite un très bon anniversaire à cette occasion j' ai tenté une expérience : une semaine sans écouter votre musique trop dur ai hâte de vous revoir en concert après le chatelet en 2012 en attendant un nouvel album je reprends l' écoute du coffert ATLANTIC YEARS l' homme au châblisSep 30, 2013 8:46am
Boston MA USAHello Mr. Ponty, Best wishes for a healthy, Happy Birthday! Thank you for several wonderful years of music. Your music has shaped my life in ways that I cannot explain. It is very rare that I go through a day without listening to you. Having attended every concert you have played at in Boston since the 70's, my only wish for next year is for you to revive the Atlantic Years band and tour the US. A second wish would be to tour with a Big Band, similar to your performance in Germany last year with the hrbigband. What a phenomenal performance! Again, thank you for your music, and Happy Birthday with wishes for many, many more. Regards, CARSep 29, 2013 9:44pm
RAJKUMAR RAJAMANI (RAJU)
Chennai Tamil Nadu IndiaHAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MAESTRO JEAN-LUC. WISHING HIM ALL THE BEST FOR ANOTHER GREAT YEAR. IT'S ALWAYS BEEN A PLEASURE TO LISTEN TO HIM 24X7X365 !Sep 29, 2013 7:31am
What Bob S said-Happy Birthday!
BMBYes, tomorrow is the big day. I want to wish you, Jean-Luc, a very happy birthday! We love your music always. Enjoy time with the ones you love...after all, your love for them comes through your music.Sep 27, 2013 12:11pm
Daniel R R lemos
Belo horizonte Minas Gerais BrasilHello jean luc ponty, i would like to thank you very much for your wonderful work as a composer and musician, I simply love your records, you make my life better and prove me that music is the key of life. Best wishes ! DanielSep 25, 2013 8:26am
Rochester NY USAHello Jean-Luc, Although it is a few days early I wanted to wish you a happy birthday now as I will be unavailable to do so next week. Once again, I wish you a happy birthday and hope you have many more! Take care! Bob SSep 23, 2013 9:51pm
a few comments
Again thanks to all of you who post messages in this board, I always read them with much interest.
In reply to some of your questions: no concerts in the U.S. will be programmed this year unfortunately, we are now looking at 2014.
Scott: in 1980 Randy Jackson was living in San Francisco and was recommended to me by either Joaquin Lievano or Peter Manau, the 2 guitarists who were in my band and recorded the album Cosmic Messenger with me in 1978, both from San Francisco and I forgot if it was Joaquin or Pete who recommended Randy as bass player for the band. Randy then recommended Walter Afanasieff on keyboards, also from San Francisco, at the time the two of them were collaborating with Narada Michael Walden on record productions in the bay area, including Whitney Houston's first hit album. Then Randy became record producer for Sony Music moved to Los Angeles, you know the rest....
BMB: The announcement of my collaboration to Jeff Lorber's new album is legitimate. I recorded on one piece, a new arrangement of King Kong, as part of Jeff's tribute to Zappa's music.
Chris: thanks for your compliments about my intonation. Branford Marsalis who was also performing that evening gave me the same complimentI. I wish I never missed as you say but unfortunately it can happen, it's easier to play in tune with an acoustic violin or at least with a mostly acoustic band, as opposed to a louder electric context where it's harder to hear all harmonics coming out of an electric violin.Sep 23, 2013 1:56pm