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  • Yoshi show


    Inkster Mi

    I entered the message board looking for feedback on the show,thanks JJ I knew I could depend on you.Demegomania, are you serious? sounds like a wonderful musical journey.I'm hoping the playlist is the same for the Detroit show. To all first timers strap yourselves in this is my 21st show and it get's better with time,enjoy.
    Nov 10, 2009 3:57pm
  • JL Ponty at Yoshi's Matinee

    Kevin Hurley

    Fairfax California USA

    Thank you for the great concert at Yoshi's in Oakland this Sunday afternoon. The entire band was incredible and performed beautifully. My son and I were both particularly amazed by your solo violin segment... it was so magical. Please return soon to the San Francisco Bay Area. You know that we have always loved you here.
    Nov 9, 2009 6:09pm
  • Matinee Show

    David Newell

    Napa Ca USA

    It was all I'd had hoped for and more. Thank you for sharing your passion of music with us all. We are all truly blessed by your talent.
    Nov 9, 2009 4:43pm
  • correction

    murray woods

    san jose' CA usa

    I referenced the wrong song in a previous post; the song I had in mind was "after the storm" from the album storytelling; the jlp band did play this song saturday night at yoshi's, to my pleasant surprise- a dissonent intro (the storm) followed by a nice keyboard solo by mssr. lecomte, then jlp on violin over a nice groove line; thank you again for a great show, twice on saturday night.
    Nov 9, 2009 3:56pm
  • 67


    port chester ny usa

    You have to love it. At 67 years young, Jean Luc is touring the US with his band, presumably on a bus. Clap, Clap, Clap! A legend at work. Look foward to the NYC gig with Clara as the opening act!
    Nov 9, 2009 2:26pm
  • Concert

    Jason Prager

    Fox Lake Il USA

    Rosemont Theater,in Chicago for a concert please. I think you'll like this venue.
    Nov 9, 2009 12:05pm
  • Asian tour


    Daegu South Korea

    hello, Mr.Ponty. I'm the one who uploaded your video on youtube. thank you for keeping it alive. I have almost all of your album and your music is always one of my greatest inspiration. I saw the your past tour dates and just noticed that you haven't visited any asian country at least 5 years. Are there any reasons? Me and many friends in South Korea want to see your concert in our country. so question is : When are you going to play in my area?
    Nov 9, 2009 8:55am
  • yoshi's sat 11.07

    murray woods

    san jose' ca usa

    saw both shows saturday night; solid 99% pure gold; heard some songs thought he'd never play eg no more doubts from gift of time; beautiful music, many moods, high energy thank you jlp and band.
    Nov 8, 2009 5:02pm
  • review of yoshis

    jj the ponty fan

    What a show. Yoshis in oakland is a rellay nice venue. Muted lights with the logo I purple on the wall. The clink of drinks as [color=#FF4000][/color]waitresses take your order. Hold on folks, just n case I forgot to mention this the jean-luc ponty concert. It was a lot fun. The first number was a song called demongomania. This piece is kind of a driving hard through a dark night kind of song with barron brown on bass driving the mon of moving bassline. The piece was originally conceived as a reflection of meglomania in modern times. Next came back in the 60s from the newest album. This piece has a nice laid back feel. I once asked jean-luc about this one and he said it was an attempt to grab a rythm similiar to cantaloupe island and herbie hancock. The next piece turned up the tempo a notch or two and was a medley of celtic steps, decidedly irish in flavor, branching into jig for piano and bass solos. The band slowed it down after that and played the gorgeous ballade without regrets. This song was beautiful and reminded how grateful I wass myfather had made it to the show with me. Now we came to the barn burner of the night. They played the struggle of the turtle to the sea. Man oh man! Great chords fast playing phenomenal solos including drummer damien schmidts gratuitous 5 minute solo. The band walked off thencame back for that one. At the end people applauded stood up called out play it agin. Jean-luc's answer? "Its called the struggle and its our struggle but only once a night." So next him and the keyboardist william lecomte played a sad number called last memories of her. William jumped on baby grand for this one which sounded a lot better I thought then some of his electric keybaord settings. Next they played another 70ls classic called mirage. This piece is emotionally very powerful and a little.dark. they closed out the show with another medley of after the storm seguewaying into the translove express. The entire night the crowd had been energized so naturally they demanded an overture so the band played to amd frofrom the new album. What a show!!!!
    Nov 8, 2009 4:22pm
  • Oakland Show


    San Francisco California USA

    I was at the first Saturday evening show at Yoshi's in Oakland. I was up front and nearly center. I had the best time there. The way you play the violin blows my mind; your hands and the music pouring out defy physics, they seem to be in some weird time-space continuum conflict. William's facial expressions held me in awe; I never realized a keyboardist could experience face-melting. Baron played the sweetest, funkiest bass I've enjoyed in quite some time. And I think I'm in love with your drummer. Damien was a wild man back there; his beats were rapturous, ecstatic. I thoroughly enjoyed your latest pieces and let me tell you I cannot get too much of the earlier music. I was glad to hear you playing "The Struggle of the Turtle to the Sea" (all parts); these are compositions that I put on a day-long non-stop rotation on my ipod; no, really, I will listen to the same song with little pause for several hours --- don't blame me, your music is simply mesmerizing and I cannot help it. Too bad the rest of the concert was sold out, I was trying to get a ticket to a second showing. Oh well. Please do not stay away too long. I wish I could see you guys when you make it to Detroit -- I love the audience response that you get there; it cracks me up to see grown macho men go crazy for you.
    Nov 8, 2009 3:25pm