IrelandDear Jean Luc. I was wondering if you are taking any trips to Ireland this year especially with Rayford Griffin who is my drum hero? LukeApr 7, 2014 11:46pm
Charleston WV USHello! As a new fan, it has been a great joy to get to know your music album by album. I'm very much enamored with "Civilized Evil" at the moment. I've recently taken up the violin after 15 years of my youth seriously invested in guitar and your playing is just an inspiration in the most joyful sense. I'm aware of the limitations of my age and muscle memory with regard to my playing potential, but the allure of the instrument is too powerful to sway me. I just wanted to say thanks for your work, as it pushes me to learn a new way to express myself and hopefully develop my own voice.Apr 4, 2014 3:53am
Lead Sheet for "Change of Life"?
Lincoln Nebraska USAHi, I'm a violinist that has been exploring non-classical music for the last 7 years. I have your book of 22 compositions, your body of work is so massive, but I'm a big fan of "Rite of Strings" that you did with Stanley Clark and Al DiMeola. I could perform Renaissance, but I need more players. Is there a lead sheet that I can buy for Change of Life, that would be great with guitar or piano.Apr 3, 2014 7:57pm
Jon Anderson collaboration
Boulder CO USAHi Jean Luc, I have always been a fan. You are one of a kind. I have LOVED your collaboration with your daughter, Clara. Stellar heart felt beauty. As a Jon Anderson fan I was heart broken that the guys wouldn't let Jon back in the band "yes". Jon never needed to take a leap backwards, he simply needs a real band. There is something special about two cosmic messengers coming together in these times. It's not only intriguing, it is like a spark of light, a super additive effect is on the horizon. I am moved and grateful and so look forward to hearing you all. COME TO COLORADO!!!! Love to you and all whom you love. TerryMar 30, 2014 9:57pm
Jon Anderson project...and Brazil
BMBGreat news on the Jon Anderson project, and your note was fascinating. This is going to be so cool. Various internet sources have identified the musicians involved, so no need for me to rehash that here. Imagine if Bill Bruford came out of retirement to participate...very cool to imagine. Now, for the Brazil concerts (with Rayford, Baron, and William)...anything fans can do to help leverage that for some US appearances? I would love to see Rayford with the JLP band...of course, any JLP band is welcome, to say the least.Mar 27, 2014 12:12pm
Project with Jon Anderson
Yes it is true that Jon Anderson and I are planning to put a band together, perhaps recording this year and touring next year 2015. We met a long time ago and I knew we had musical affinities, yet when we tried recently I could not believe how great his singing works with my music, just incredible. The idea is to mix my music with his songs from the Yes period and new ones, and a mixed band of his musicians and mine. We will keep you informed of the development of this great project.Mar 27, 2014 12:47am
Project with Jon Anderson?
Paul GAnderson has said in interviews (and a Facebook post today) that he will be "starting a Band this summer with Jean Luc Ponty, Jordan Rudess, Michael Lewis, Rayford Griffin, and Baron Brown." Can you confirm or deny this? If true, this would be a show I would happily travel hundreds, if not thousands, of miles to see!Mar 24, 2014 7:29am
Sound tracks on the JLP website
BMBI just wanted to express my thanks for the 3 soundtracks available on this website. Where I work, I am the first to arrive (and make the coffee). One day this week I was able to turn up the sound on my laptop and have the sounds of JLP reverberating beyond my cubicle. What a GREAT way to start the day.Mar 22, 2014 1:41pm
San Francisco Ca. USAJean-Luc! Keep On, Keepin' On! Your Incredible Compositions For Violin & Sax Never Cease To Turn Me On!!! Love & Miss You! Hope That You Do Venues In California This Year!!!Prayerful, Happy, and Safe Travels To You! xoxo Bev!Mar 17, 2014 3:52am
Sunderland MA USAIn watching the promo video for Clara's vocal album of a few years ago, there is a brief live clip of you putting down a track. Could you elaborate on what you specifically use between the violin and the studio/ live boards in terms of preamp, DI, EQ preferences etc? You're playing very 'clean' these days in terms of effects (compared to the 70's/80's 'old days'!) but the Barcus-Berry pickups, and most piezos, can be ugly beasts if not tamed properly ( I have the Barbera bridge on mine). Of course, nothing sounded grittier than the old DeArmond clip-on, remember those? :-) Lastly, is that the original 70's BB bridge on the blue violin?Mar 16, 2014 1:54pm