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  • violin

    Briar

    Bohemia NY USA

    Hi Jean-Luc........I saw you many, many years ago and THINK I remember that you played a blue violin. Am I just imagining that? Always loved the way you play....I do remember that I loved seeing you in concert, but for this old girl the memories are not always exact. Please let me know if your violin was a beautiful blue color. Thank you........Hope you are well. Briar
    Jun 19, 2010 11:15am
  • blu ray disk

    Jean-Luc

    I don't usually like to talk about projects until they materialize for sure, but a few months ago I was offered to re-record my early material on DVD, so that type of project is on the table right now, however blu ray was not mentioned, I'll ask.......thanks for mentioning it!
    Jun 12, 2010 9:07am
  • Blu ray Disc

    Dale Dorbandt

    Dallas Texas USA

    Hi Jean-Luc, I really enjoyed your live concert on dvd. I think it would be great idea if you performed many of your pieces from past recordings with your band in a studio setting for a Blu Ray disc which I think offers superior sound quality.Have you considered doing that? Thanks for all your great music!!! I think your the greatest musician on the planet!! Take care~Dale
    Jun 11, 2010 11:28am
  • Roger Hogdson

    Jean-Luc

    BMB.....yes I met the guys from Supertramp in the late 1970s, but it was in 2006 that Roger Hogdson invited me to jam with him in a festival in Dubai where I was performing with my band, and he was doing a solo performance.
    Jun 6, 2010 3:21pm
  • Kenneth Bager...and...

    BMB

    Tariffville CT USA

    I think it's very cool that you do collaborations with a variety of musicians-Roger Hodgson (Supertramp), Kenneth Bager, Mark O'Connor, Sam Bush, Chaka Khan...what a great way to inspire others, get new ideas...think of the contemporary arrangement of "Parisian Thoroughfare"-how cool to take a bop composition and give it a hip-hop kind of beat?! I'm guessing that the Roger Hodgson/Supertramp connection may go back to the 1979-1980 tour you did together? I think it's also very cool that your ties to other musicians go back quite a ways-a bond that lasts-think of the ties with Wolfgang Dauner, Philip Catherine, Baron Browne... I enjoyed the update to the discography about Vladimir Cosa, especially discovering that Peter Erskine played drums in that production. That's the second Maynard Ferguson alumnus that I know of that you've performed with (Allan Zavod being the other). I remember Peter when he had just joined Maynard's band, fresh from touring with Stan Kenton. He was great to talk with. Since then, Peter has done some terrific things-Weather Report and Steely Dan, to name two of them. Hope you can come back to the U.S. soon-we miss you here. All the best!
    Jun 5, 2010 6:59pm
  • Kenneth Bager

    Jean Luc

    That collaboration with Kenneth Bager happened 5 years ago. We never met until he contacted me to play on one track of his new album in 2005. I rarely play on other artists' albums but liked that particular piece. Kenneth flew from Denmark with basic tracks already recorded and I added my part in my home studio. Sounds pretty cool ......doesn't it? I am always surprised when musicians or producers whose styles are so different from mine are interested in my playing and my music.
    Jun 3, 2010 11:52am
  • JLP...and Kenneth Bager

    BMB

    Tariffville CT USA

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JF_IED10HZ4&feature=fvst Interesting collaboration-any background on this? Seems to be fairly recent.
    Jun 2, 2010 1:07pm
  • Signals from Planet Earth

    Cosmic Messenger

    Fake Paradise

    Just a follow-up. Absolutely superb interview. Thanks again.
    May 28, 2010 1:06pm
  • the JLP interview

    Cosmic Messenger

    Fake Paradise

    Thanx Chris for the interview link. It doesn't look familiar to me. But I have read several interviews from this particular writer. Looks great. Mose Allison at Yoshis (SF) this weekend.... new album too.
    May 27, 2010 5:33pm
  • JLP Interview

    Chris Moore

    Saratoga CA USA

    Not sure if this has ever been posted but ran across it recently: http://www.innerviews.org/inner/ponty.html Chris
    May 26, 2010 8:01am