Sorry for my long silence, although I did only an average of 2 concerts per month lately, some required a lot of work to prepare, like the 'premiere' with my daughter Clara on keyboards and vocals end of June. We did a mixed program of her music and mine, with her great double bass player Nathanael and Damien on drums who has been touring with me on a regular basis. I really enjoyed it a lot and am looking forward to do more with this format.
BMB posted a link to a remix of my piece Computer Incantations For World Peace done apparently by a Brazilian DJ, I checked it out ...interesting...he put the bass drum in the wrong place in several sections, anyway BMB wonders if this could be a sign of an upcoming concert tour in the U.S. ? quite the contrary, this is a sign that with music being appropriated by anyone anywhere in the world for free, without any authorization, and doing whatever they want with it then posting it for free, a few even dare sell downloads without sharing anything with its creators of course, as a result it has become extremely difficult to find record labels willing to risk money on new albums, it's even worse for DVDs with all these videos available on youtube. Without a new album and support from a label, it is almost impossible to produce a major concert tour, a vicious circle. Internet has many very positive aspects, I am not going to elaborate here and to make it short, the downside is that without compensation, how will musicians buy new instruments, equipment, pay the rent etc. ? I am OK with my music being available for free if I can get new equipment, food, a home and everything else for free, I am willing to produce a major concert tour and play for free if we don't have to pay for flights, hotels, etc. etc. -
So.....Terence....no Americans did not make me mad, on the opposite I am very attached to America, California in particular, I feel great each time I am there and I was very happy to do so many dates in the U.S. with RTF4 2 years ago, during which we played a lot of major US cities. In the meantime there are many festivals and concert series in different countries around the world where they receive support from cultural organizations and have been inviting me, which is why you see concert dates listed from Mexico to Russia. This is not a preference from my part, I do not decide that I want to play in a specific place, I receive invitations and up to me to accept or not.
Josh....it is normal that you get distortion through an MXR phase 90 when playing double stops, I did as well, but you should be able to control the level of distortion by reducing the level of your violin signal into the unit, your reverb should not distort unless you run first into your phaser then from the phaser to the reverb, the ideal is to get a small mixer with separate sends and returns for your effects.Jul 13, 2013 7:03pm
John Oates (Hall and Oates) and JLP
BMBThe last time I found an article on JLP on Google news, it was about a multi-CD compilation...which later turned out to be a mystery to JLP's management (ouch). Yesterday I found an article claiming that John Oates has a one track/month project which will feature (on various tracks) Taylor Swift, Vince Gill...and JLP. Interesting...is it true? I'd post the link, but it seems to invoke the spam filter.Jul 13, 2013 3:31pm
concierto en chile
sebastian salas olivares
copiapo copiapo ChileHello my name is sebastian I have 14 years I hope chili read this message after you send the thousands I hear your tunes 2 years ago I love your music I lived in Antofagasta and after I came to copiapo you came to chile but I do not I could not tell me because it is advertised as other groups because not all listen jazz fusion'm very sorry for not informing me I am disappointed to see you and your band would like me to come back is that too much to ask for countries have many concerts but please go see chile I have your vinyl and dvd and not the same live hear hope you read this message greetings from me and my family I hope ponty goodbye.Jul 10, 2013 2:29am
Electric Violin Gear
New York City New York USADear Jean-Luc, First off, HUGE fan. Your music is not only innovative and original, but also just a blast to listen to! I am also a violinist and have covered a few of your songs now. (Mirage, Question With No Answer, Trans Love Express, New Country, etc.) I play on a silent Yamaha violin and put it through a Yamaha mixer, MXR Phase 90, TC Electronic Hall of fame reverb, POG octave pedal into a Behringer PA speaker. I find this set-up provides a nice tone and array of sounds, however my one problem is that when I play double stops with both the phaser and reverb on, there is a lot of distortion. I was wondering if you knew how to solve this? Also, what pedals have you used throughout your career? Thanks and all the best, JoshJul 4, 2013 4:09am
Jean-Luc et Clara à Hauterives
AntoineSuperbe réussite que le concert de Hauterives. Une musique magique dans un décors magique. Merci pour ce si beau spectacle.Jul 2, 2013 1:20pm
Another remix of "Computer Incantations"
BMBhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnmxBB0DXDU That's the second recent remix of this Jean-Luc composition I've come across recently. This one has really intense video footage. I wish it was a sign that a US tour was in the works! <8=)Jun 28, 2013 1:45am
Tomas Hernandez Figueroa
Santiago ChileDear Sir, thank you for your inspiring music. When will you be visiting Chile to see a live concert of yours :) best regardsJun 17, 2013 11:34pm
Marshall VA United StatesThe customary four years for the east coast of The United States Is off the charts. When r u coming back so we can see u ? I hope we did not make u mad.Jun 16, 2013 10:12am
Touring the states
Birmingham Al. USAShould you decide to do a tour of the states you should consider touring the south...Atlanta? If so let us know and we will be there.....Jun 16, 2013 5:57am
Jacksonville FL USAWe want you back in Jacksonville, Fl. or anywhere in Florida. Please come back. It's been too long.Jun 14, 2013 9:49pm