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  • Don't Let the World Pass You By

    Lucas R.

    Pittsburgh Pennsylvania USA

    Hello Jean Luc! I am a guitar player and was wondering what the chord progression would be in Don't Let the World Pass You By. Thank You!
    Aug 12, 2014 1:42am
  • Thanks Jazz !


    Thanks "Jazz", so great to hear from you....so that people who read your message understand... "Jazz" is the nickname of the nicest guy I had as  guitar technician on my tours in the late 70s-80s, vietnam vet, had to stop touring because victim of agent orange, we lost contact....so great to re-connect Jazz ! Be well.

    Aug 7, 2014 10:16am
  • Tours-previous


    Citrus Heights Ca USA

    Jean-Luc, saw your site here and wet myself. If they are as great as when I worked with you kids It was the greatest time of ever touring. I miss you, Barron, Ray, Wally and Jamie. Hope you come this way. (need a tech?) I would just love to see your new band. Sounds like just what I need to hear. My agent orange is about history, who knows. Better times. Hope to hear from you soon. Say Hey to all them Bro's and believe me, we need music like you have to give us all. Love, Jazz JLP, you look "spiffy!
    Aug 7, 2014 4:21am
  • AndersonPonty.com

    David Wykoff

    Lutz FL United States

    To all the fans of Jean-Luc:

    Please got to the Anderson Ponty Band Facebook page and join all the Jon Anderson fans there and contribute towards the Kickstarter Campaign to finance a recording session without a records company's influence. Let's all help make this project a reality. Every little bit helps. So far:

    533 backers
    $41,988 pledged of $95,000 goal
    22 days to go (ends Aug 24th)

    The actual kickstarter page is here:

    Aug 2, 2014 1:19am
  • venida a chile


    santiago maipu chile

    hola Ponty queria saber cuando vas a venir a chile a dar un concierto para tus seguidores, estamos esperando tu retorno con muchas ansias. hello Ponty wanted to know when you are coming to chile to give a concert for your fans, are waiting eagerly for your return. by José Muñoz Pizarro
    Jul 31, 2014 4:20pm
  • #1 musical inspiration

    Barry Smith

    After witnessing Jean-Luc Ponty playing next to Majavishnu and the incredible Americans Ralph Armstrong & Michael Walden in the Mahavishnu Orchestra at the Music Hall in my hometown of Tucson Arizona, at just 16 years old, became truly and honestly REBORN... Immediately I acquired a violin from a friend, began to learn to play, bought a Barcus Berry pickup bridge (NO WAY could I afford the Barcus violin played by almost all professional electric players then), added an echoplex and phase shifter to the practice of my new religon. After wearing out several vinyl copies of Apocalypse, Upon The Wings Of Music, Imaginary Voyage, Enigmatic Ocean, Cosmic Messenger, and Live, I replaced them all when CD's came out! I must say that after seeing Ponty live 7 times, & listening to my virtually complete Ponty music collection and his DVDs, Jean-Luc still to this day is not only my favorite violin player (immense pioneering creativity, perfect intonation, ability to express ANY emotion) he is also my favorite band leader (ALWAYS with amazing musicians, and very generous letting them stretch) and of course a brilliant composer having invented his own musical genre!! With that, I will join his Kickstarter campain and look forward to his and Jon Anderson's concert in the relatively close Aspen Colorado! Merci Beaucoup & Bon Voyage Jean-Luc!
    Jul 31, 2014 6:51am
  • Jean-Luc PONTY Jon Anderson.

    EXBRAYAT Denis


    Quelle merveilleuse idée cette rencontre !!! YES , Jean-Luc Ponty toute le musique que j'aime, que j'écoutais durant mes révisions du BAC au début des années 80... Merci à tous les 2 continuez à nous faire rêver, un fan de toujours !!! Denis.
    Jul 29, 2014 10:55am
  • scales


    hi Jean, Hope to see you in the US next year. Wish I lived in Europe. btw what alternative scales would you recommend practicing for a newer violin student??
    Jul 29, 2014 3:15am
  • Ponty/Anderson Band

    Thomas Click

    JLP: I'm very excited to hear about the collaboration with JA! Can't wait to hear what you guys come up with... hope you will tour (more on that below). Also, I'm very happy to hear about the new trio thing with Stanley! While we're on the subject of collaborations, here's my Christmas list: would love to see a reunion with McLaughlin.... also, I've always felt you and Jeff Beck are each the great virtuosos at your respective instruments, and you are both enormously creative, so, I think a Ponty/Beck album and tour would be amazing. Just wishing... Yes, I second Dan Began's earlier comments about hoping for a US tour... but, come on, Dan... you've been a fan for 40 years and didn't have a chance to see a show? I was 15 when I stole a fake ID and got into the Electric Ballroom in Dallas to see JLP (with Stuermer, Fowler, etc.) on the first solo tour. Amazing! Then, next tour, I remember JLP warming up... for Bonnie Raitt! After JLP's scintillating set, Bonnie came out and said "Jean Luc is a hard act to follow. I don't think I can." I like Bonnie's music, but, she was right! Who would want to have to follow JLP? Dan Began, I could go on and on about the wonderful JLP shows I've seen through the decades (including the awesome RTF thing in 2011), but I don't want to make you feel bad... let's just get him back over here in the states, and don't miss another show!
    Jul 27, 2014 12:30am
  • a few answers


    BMB: it depends how you count beats in Cosmic Messenger, the concept was a slow basic rock groove, and the melody is made of 16th notes already, but when performing it live we double up the tempo occasionally. 

    As for touring, there will be concerts around the world in 2015 including in the U.S. - too early to give more info at this time as it's at the planning stage. More details should be announced within the next few weeks.  

    Jul 22, 2014 11:37pm