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Jean-Luc Ponty


Jean-Luc Ponty is a pioneer and undispute master of violin in the arena of jazz and rock. He is widely regarded as an innovator who has applied his unique visionary spin that has expanded the vocabulary of modern music. Ponty was born in a family of classical musicians on September 29, 1942 in Avranches, France. His father taught violin, his mother taught piano. At sixteen, he was admitted to the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, graduating two years later with the institution's highest award, Premier Prix. In turn, he was immediately hired by one of the major symphony orchestras, Concerts Lamoureux, where he played for three years


Over-nite Sensation 50th Anniversary edition

Label: Zappa Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: CD 1: Over-Nite Sensation - The Album Camarillo Brillo; I’m The Slime; Dirty Love; Fifty-Fifty; Zomby Woof; Dinah-Moe Humm; Montana Bonus Session Masters Wonderful Wino (Complete Edit)*; Inca Roads (1973 Version, 2023 Mix)*; RDNZL (1973 Mix)*; For The Young Sophisticate (Dolby EQ Copy); I’m The Slime (Single Version); Montana (Single Edit with Intro) Bonus Vault Sensations Inca Roads (Bolic Take-Home Mix)*; RDNZL (Take 2)*; X-Forts (Echidna’s Arf (of You))* CD 2: Bonus Vault Sensations Continued Camarillo Brillo (Alternate Mix)*; Face Down (I’m The Slime - Demo)*; I’m The Slime (Basic Track Outtake)*; Dirty Love (Session Rehearsal)*; Dirty Love (with Quad Guitar)*; Fifty- Fifty – Pipe Organ Intro Improvisations*; Fifty-Fifty (Basic Tracks, Take 7)*; Dinah-Moe Humm (Session Rehearsal)*; Dinah-Moe Humm (Bolic Take-Home Mix)*; Montana (Bolic Take-Home Mix)* Live in Hollywood, California, Hollywood Palladium – March 23, 1973 Montana*; Dupree’s Paradise (Intro)*; Dupree’s Paradise* CD 3: Live in Hollywood, California, Hollywood Palladium – March 23, 1973 Continued Cosmik Debris*; “The Dynamic Sal Marquez!”*; Big Swifty*; “...The Successor to Willie The Pimp”*; The Curse Of The Zomboids (I’m The Slime)*; Don’t You Ever Wash That Thing?*; FZ & The Percussion Section*; Palladium Jam - Part 1*; Palladium Jam - Part 2* CD 4: Live in Detroit, Michigan, Cobo Hall – May 12, 1973 Cobo Hall ’73 Band Intros and Sound Check*; Exercise #4*; Dog Breath*; The Dog Breath Variations*; Uncle Meat*; Fifty- Fifty*; Inca Roads*; FZ Introduces the Don’t Eat The Yellow Snow Medley*; Don’t Eat The Yellow Snow*; Nanook Rubs It*; St. Alfonzo’s Pancake Breakfast*; Father O’Blivion*; St. Alfonzo’s Pancake Breakfast (Reprise)*; Join The March*; Cosmik Debris*; Medley: King Kong/Chunga’s Revenge/Son Of Mr. Green Genes*


Holz-Stathis: Collaborative

Label: MVD Audio
Released: 2023
Track listing: The Tunnel; Island Sun Love; Alex’s Dream; World Turned Upside Down; Side Scratch; Volta; Palo Viejo; Back to You; Wondering; You Can Get It; Better Try; Flight of Fancy; Make Me Smile; Lookin’ Back.


Article: Radio & Podcasts

'70s Jazz Rock Fusion, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Miles Davis and Tony Williams Lifetime

Read "'70s Jazz Rock Fusion, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Miles Davis and Tony Williams Lifetime" reviewed by Len Davis

A nostalgic trip to the '70s with music from Miles Davis, Weather Report, Jean-Luc Ponty and Herbie Hancock. Stanley Clarke, Billy Cobham, Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Tony Williams Lifetime and Return To Forever.Playlist Miles Davis “Willie Nelson/The Theme “ from Miles Davis at Filmore East (Columbia) 00:00 Weather Report “Palladium" from Heavy Weather (CBS) ...


Article: Book Review

John McLaughlin: From Miles and Mahavishnu to The 4th Dimension

Read "John McLaughlin: From Miles and Mahavishnu to The 4th Dimension" reviewed by Jeff Schwartz

John McLaughlin: From Miles and Mahavishnu to The 4th Dimension Matt Phillips 287 Pages ISBN: # 978-1-5381-7094-6 Rowman and Littlefield 2023 In fall 2023 John McLaughlin led a new edition of his band Shakti on a world tour. Reviews and fan videos caught the eighty- one-year-old McLaughlin playing with ...


Article: Album Review

Aline Homzy: éclipse

Read "éclipse" reviewed by Pierre Giroux

An adage goes: “Patience Is A Virtue." That saying may be perfectly exemplified with the release of violin virtuoso Aline Homzy's recording Éclipse, which has been ten years in the making. This Canadian-American artist's long-awaited debut combines the jazz violin tradition into the contemporary world with improvisation and subtle composition. Joining Homzy under the rubric of ...


Article: Extended Analysis

Funky Nothingness

Read "Funky Nothingness" reviewed by Mario Calvitti

A quasi trent'anni dalla scomparsa e dopo il passaggio dell'intero catalogo alla Universal, prosegue al ritmo di quattro titoli all'anno la pubblicazione di album inediti di Frank Zappa. Dopo l'uscita di Mudd Club/Munich 1980, album francamente non imprescindibile a meno di essere appassionati del periodo centrato sull'album Sheik Yerbouti, ma comunque gratificato da numerosi eccellenti assoli ...


Article: Take Five With...

Take Five With Violinist Jeremy Cohen

Read "Take Five With Violinist  Jeremy Cohen" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet Jeremy Cohen Jeremy Cohen comes from a family of five musicians. Classically-trained and a student of Itzhak Perlman and Anne Crowden, Cohen's eclectic style reflects his respect for a wide range of violinists from Perlman and Fritz Kreisler to Joe Venuti and Eddie South. He has performed as soloist with numerous orchestras including ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Japanese Fusion From Koichi Yabori And Kiyo*Sen Plus Live Music from Jean-Luc Ponty And Steps Ahead

Read "Japanese Fusion From Koichi Yabori And Kiyo*Sen Plus Live Music from Jean-Luc Ponty And Steps Ahead" reviewed by Len Davis

Japanese fusion from guitarist Koichi Yabori, Korenos, Dimension. From Korea the band Wave and Japanese duo Kiyo*Sen with Senri Kawaguchi. Live music from Return To Forever, Jean-Luc Ponty and Steps Ahead. Playlist Koichi Yabori “Dig It" from Elevation (Zizo) 00:00 Korenos “Azteca" from Live (Ragamania) 07:02 Dimension “Parallel Worlds" from Seventh Dimension (Vermillion) 14:07 ...


Article: Liner Notes

Jean-Luc Ponty: No Absolute Time

Read "Jean-Luc Ponty: No Absolute Time" reviewed by Peter Rubie

When we talk about world music, we often use the phrase in quiet desperation to describe music that defies familiarity and our expectations but still appeals to us. Its very newness is often both slightly disturbing and refreshing at the same time. Two years before No Absolute Time was released in 1993, Jean-Luc Ponty ...


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