A BIG THANK YOU to all the fans who have contributed to our Kickstarter campaign, we now have the budget needed to go ahead with this very exciting project I am doing with legendary singer Jon Anderson cofounder and lead vocalist of YES. We have been writing and working together for a few months and we are forming THE ANDERSON PONTY BAND. We will be performing my classic tunes and adding vocals to some of them to feature a new dimension. We are also doing new arrangements of classic YES and Jon material and writing some new tunes. The band is partly composed of musicians who toured and recorded great albums with me, on keyboards Wally Minko, bass Baron Browne and drums Rayford Griffin. Then on guitar and working on the arrangements is Jamie Dunlap who has collaborated with Jon before. He is a television and movie score composer and producer most notable for doing all the music for South Park.
We will be rehearsing, recording, filming and playing a show at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen, Colorado on September 20.
I look forward to seeing you in Aspen and on tour around the world early in 2015 -
Jean Luc Ponty
Michel Warlop fut le tout premier grand violoniste de jazz en France, avant Stéphane Grappelli. Mort à 36 ans il fut malheureusement vite oublié. Pierre Guingamp a réparé cette injustice en écrivant un livre passionnant sur la vie de ce fabuleux violoniste, nous éclairant également sur les débuts du jazz en France.