Fan since 1973
Hot Springs Arkansas United StatesI have seen you many times in concert. I have all the vinyl including the duke and Zappa stuff. Aurora is still my favorite although I usally listen to the anthology and rite of strings. I just want to say the concert with RTF this year was amazing. I will continue to come to your concerts as long as you chose to perform. You have been the biggist contributer to the soundtrack of my life. Forever your fan, PATOSep 18, 2011 6:20am
Great RTF 4 compilation video
BMBhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiK0K3hscpI This, more than any other RTF4 video I've seen on youtube, really shows the talent and excitement that this band generates. The chemistry between the musicians is unbelievable, and they clearly are having a terrific time. Wow, what a great tour.Sep 17, 2011 12:06am
Dallas Texas USAWe really enjoyed your RTF show at the Verizon Theater in Grand Prairie. All I can say is wow! You guys really hit it out of the park. I hope that we can see you perform again in the near future. Are there any plans to bring the "Atlantic Years" tour/lineup to the US? I see that you are currently scheduled for a South American tour.Sep 15, 2011 5:18pm
how do you get your sound
David Lee Steele
Detroit MI USAWhen you where in Detroit on august 19 i was at that concert and wondered how you do your sound like when you do double stops or what equpment do you use like amps, sound on stage (sound controll on stage),and how old were you when you got your blue 5 string violin (barcus berry) or where did you get it? I kind of know how to play Renaissance. Give me some tips on how to play like you. From Jazz Violinist David Lee SteeleSep 15, 2011 2:16am
JLP live in Lima!!
Lima Lima Perúwhat a great notice!! I remember the 80´s, when I Knew JLP and my musical conception changed.... Thank you so much for your performance here... but a question : what about the setlist? We are waiting for you.... SantiagoSep 14, 2011 8:30pm
Thank you for honoring me by letting me take your photo.
Clearwater Fla USAMr. Ponty: Thank you for letting me take your photo. I especially like the one with the smile. If you would like a copy of it, let me know via my email address. I loved your playing last night in CW with RTF. The piece you wrote was so "light", like a butterfly in flight. And especially when you communicated so well with Stanley and with Chick, using your instruments, your music. What beautiful music you created. Thank you again. Best, Jerrye AlbertSep 12, 2011 9:17pm
Miami FL USAI would like to thank Jean for doing the tour. And also for getting Zappa Plays Zappa to open, they were in top form and possessed an abundant creativity that was engaging and invigorating. Chick kept teasing Jean, that he was a Texan. On the first song, Jean's violin didn't come through (probably because Frank Gambale's guitar was too loud), but every other tune showcased his legendary talent and form on the electric violin. He did one Ponty tune, and called out 'Spain' by introducing it with 'Concierto de Aranjuez'-a fine tune. I was happy to see, after 16 years, that Jean hadn't lost his superlative gift and virtuoso form. Glad you could be here.Sep 12, 2011 1:50am
How can I meet you
David Lee Steele
Detroit MI USAI love your music and your 5 string blue violin. I would love to meet you before I turn 13 I turn 12 October 30 2011 from The Jazz violinist David Lee SteeleSep 11, 2011 11:09pm
JJ the Ponty FanHey I'm back guys. Good to see you Lance. Going to try and make the September 20th show at the Greek theater. Can you believe the VIP tickets are 300?Sep 8, 2011 5:35am
Emotions et plaisir !
Bordeaux FranceA 50 ans je me retrouve à écrire à un artiste (c’est une première) que je suis depuis mon adolescence, depuis la découverte de Aurora, j’avais alors 14 ans…La période « Atlantic » avec la suite des albums jusqu’à « A taste for passion » a été le fil conducteur de mon plaisir musical me procurant beaucoup d’émotions. Les années passèrent et régulièrement je me faisais un rappel de plaisir en écoutant « Enigmatic Océan », « Cosmic messenger » et je suivais la sortie des CD…Je n’avais jamais vu Jean-Luc Ponty en concert ; je pensais qu’il ne venait que très rarement en France. C’était un rêve qui devenait de plus en plus improbable…Et puis il y a eu Marciac cet été 2011…et me voici dans les premiers rangs laissant les larmes monter et couler librement le long de mes joues…putain que j’étais bien ! Tout un tumulte dans ma tête : Ma jeunesse, les pochettes des albums, les pensées, l’Homme jouant devant moi avec cette brochette en or : C Corea, S Clarke, F Gambale et L White. Monsieur Ponty, vous êtes l’artiste (tous arts confondus) qui m’a procuré les plus fortes émotions et j’ai plaisir à vous dire MERCI !Sep 6, 2011 4:58pm