Atlantic publish Jean-Luc Ponty’s album : ‘Imaginary Voyage’ (1976)

Jean-Luc Ponty's 'Imaginary Voyage' is a studio album released on November 4, 1976 by Atlantic.1 . New Country 2 . New Country (1988) 3 . Wandering On The Milky Way 4 . Tarantula From Fiddlers Three 5 . Imaginary Voyage Parts I And Ii (Live) Track Listing : 1.New Country (Jean-Luc Ponty) - 03:07 . 2.The Gardens Of Babylon (Jean-Luc Ponty) - 05:06 . 3.Wandering On The Milky Way (Jean-Luc Ponty)…

Bon Anniversaire Jean-Luc Ponty. ‘Cool Hand Jean-Luc’

This day (September 29, 1942), in Avranches, France, is born Jean-Luc Ponty, a French violinist and jazz composer.Tracklist : 1 . Stay With Me (2018) 2 . The Gardens Of Babylon (2017) 3 . New Country (w/ Jon Anderson) (2016) 4 . Lotus Feet (w/ John McLaughlin, Zakir Hussain) (2015) 5 . Round Midnight (w/ Eddie Louiss & Daniel Humair) (2012) 6 . Mirage (1982) 7 . The Struggle Of The Turtle To…

Atlantic publish Jean-Luc Ponty’s ‘Enigmatic Ocean’ recorded with Allan Holdsworth, Daryl Stuermer et al (1977)

Jean-Luc Ponty's 'Enigmatic Ocean' is an album recorded with guitarists Allan Holdsworth, Daryl Stuermer, keyboard player Allan Zavod, bassist Ralphe Armstrong and drummer Steve Smith and released on September 1, 1977 by Atlantic. 1 . Enigmatic Ocean 2 . Enigmatic Ocean (1988 3 . Overture & The Trans-Love Express (Brasil, 2011 4 . The Struggle Of The Turtle To The Sea (Live) 5 . The…

Al Di Meola, Stanley Clarke & Jean-Luc Ponty meet in Newport (1995)

August 21, 1995 - The Rite of Strings - that is Al Di Meola, Stanley Clarke and Jean-Luc Ponty - will be on stage at "Newport Jazz Festival" in Newport, RI<img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/61LenGNP4QL._SL500_AA280_.jpg' alt='Al Di Meola – All Your Life' width='190' height='161'/>

Jean-Luc Ponty releases ‘Upon the Wings of Music’ on Atlantic Records (1975)

Jean-Luc Ponty's 'Upon the Wings of Music' is an album released on May 25, 1975 by Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.Upon The Wings Of Music (Jean-Luc Ponty) - 05:26 . 2.Question With No Answer (Jean-Luc Ponty) - 03:29 . 3.Now I Know (Jean-Luc Ponty) - 04:27 . 4.Polyfolk Dance (Jean-Luc Ponty) - 05:12 . 5.Waving Memories (Jean-Luc Ponty) - 05:43 . 6.Echoes Of The Future (Jean-Luc Ponty) - 03:09 .…

Atlantic release Jean-Luc Ponty’s ‘Live’ recorded while on his US tour (1979)

Jean-Luc Ponty's 'Live' is a live album recorded during December 1978 while on tour in the US and released on April 18, 1979 by Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.Aurora, Pt. 1 (Jean-Luc Ponty) - 02:53 . 2.Aurora, Pt. 2 (Jean-Luc Ponty) - 06:18 . 3.Imaginary Voyage, Pt. 3 (Jean-Luc Ponty) - 04:25 . 4.Imaginary Voyage, Pt. 4 (Jean-Luc Ponty) - 07:09 . 5.Mirage (Jean-Luc Ponty) - 05:46 . 6.No Strings…

Atlantic publish Jean-Luc Ponty’s album : ‘Mystical Adventures’ (1982)

Jean-Luc Ponty's 'Mystical Adventures' is an album recorded during summer 1981 in Los Angeles and released on January 18, 1982 by Atlantic, Track Listing : 1.Mystical Adventures (Suite) Part I (Jean-Luc Ponty) - 03:29 . 2.Mystical Adventures (Suite) Part Ii (Jean-Luc Ponty) - 03:36 . 3.Mystical Adventures (Suite) Part Iii (Jean-Luc Ponty) - 07:29 . 4.Mystical Adventures (Suite) Part Iv (Jean-Luc…

Jean-Luc Ponty’s Turning Point

The end of the Sixties and the beginning of the Seventies mark the real start of Jean-Luc Ponty's international stardom.Hooking up with 23 years old George Duke.Recording his own "King Kong: Jean-Luc Ponty Plays the Music of Frank Zappa" album.Recording the "Open Strings" album in Germany with Philip Catherine and Joachim Kühn.Relocating to Los Angeles with family. Embarking on various tours with…

AndersonPonty Band – Better Late Than Never

Released on September 25, 2015, "Better Late Than Never" is the first collaboratve and live album by Jon Anderson and Jean Luc PontyTrack Listing : 1.Intro (Wally Minko) - 01:17 . 2.One In The Rhythms Of Hope (Jean-Luc Ponty, Jon Anderson) - 04:34 . 3.A For Aria (Jon Anderson, Enrico Tomat)- 03:22 . 4.Owner Of A Lonely Heart (Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Chris Squire, Trevor Horn) - 05:04 .…

This week In Jazz Legends 39/52

Jean Luc Ponty, Weather Report, Miles Davis, Marcus Miller, The Crusaders, Tom Jobim, Sarah Vaughan, Betty Carter, Ralph Towner, Gary Peacock, Baden Powell, Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins, Astor Piazzolla, Gerry Mulligan, Clark Terry, Phil Woods

This week In Jazz Legends 38/52

Roland Hanna, Erroll Garner, Ella Fitzgerald, Bill Evans, Gordon Beck, Kenny Wheeler, Charles Mingus, Dizzy Gillespie, Keith Jarrett, Lee Konitz, Chick Corea , Jaco Pastorius Band, Steve Coleman, Jean Luc Ponty

This week In Jazz Legends 35/52

Randy Weston, Buddy DeFranco, Art Blakey, Lionel Hampton, Tony Williams, Freddie Hubbard, Randy Brecker, Michael Brecker, Joe Farrell, Joe Henderson, George Duke, Alphonso Johnson, Robben Ford, Peter Erskine, Jean Luc Ponty, Jaco Pastorius, Miles Davis, Sun Ra , John Zorn, Dexter Gordon

This week In Jazz Legends 15/52

Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, George Shearing, Joey Defrancesco, Bobby Hutcherson, Jean Luc Ponty, Stanley Clarke, Eddie Louiss, Daniel Humair, Kenny Garrett, Candy Dulfer, Charles Lloyd, Bernard Purdie, George Freeman, Steve Gadd, John Zorn, Peter Brötzmann, Brad Mehldau

Frank Zappa in the Year 1973

1973 is one of Frank Zappa's busiest years.Think about it : in one year, he records three albums, releases one and plays seventy-seven concerts throughout the world.From March till the end of May, he is at Bolic Sound in Inglewood and Whitney Studios in Glendale to complete his seventeenth studio album "Over-Nite Sensation" (to be released in September) and to tape parts of his solo project…

Frank Zappa & band are in Stockholm (1973)

August 21, 1973 - Frank Zappa will be with Jean Luc Ponty, Tom Fowler, Ralph Humphrey, Ruth Underwood, Ian Underwood, George Duke and Bruce Fowler at Skansen in, Stockholm, Sweden

Happy Birthday Stanley Clarke. ‘Mr. Stanley, I Presume’

This day (June 30, 1951), in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is born Stanley Clarke, an American jazz musician and composer known for his innovative work on both double and electric bass.Tracklist : 1 . School Days (2019) 2 . @ IL Volo Del Jazz (2018) 3 . w/ The Stanley Clarke Band -School Days (2017) 4 . w/ The Stanley Clarke Band - No Mystery (2015) 5 . w/ Beka Gochiashvili | Tbilisi Jazz…

Philips publish Serge Gainsbourg’s tenth album : ‘Histoire De Melody Nelson’ (1971)

Serge Gainsbourg's 'Histoire de Melody Nelson' is his tenth studio album produced by Jean-Claude Desmarty and released on March 24, 1971 by Philips Track Listing : 1.Melody (Serge Gainsbourg) - 07:32 . 2.Ballade De Melody Nelson (Serge Gainsbourg, Jean-Claude Vannier) - 02:00 . 3.Valse De Melody (Serge Gainsbourg) - 01:31 . 4.Ah ! Melody (Serge Gainsbourg, Jean-Claude Vannier) - 01:47 . 5.L'Hôtel…

This week In Jazz Legends 03/52

Gerry Mulligan, Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis . Friends, Ornette Coleman, Jean Luc Ponty, Billy Cobham, Stanley Clarke, Jason Moran, Eliane Elias, Lionel Loueke, Charlie Hunter, Nels Cline . Fred FrithThey are the "Jazz Legends" performers selected among the 286 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Gerry Mulligan . Out Back Of The Barn…

Happy Birthday John McLaughlin. ‘Elegant Octogenarian’

This day (January 4, 1942), in  Doncaster, South Yorkshire (UK), is born John McLaughlin, an English guitarist, bandleader and composer.Tracklist : w/ Carlos Santana, Cindy Blackman etc - The Quarantine Blues (2020) . El Hombre Que Sabia (2019) . Meeting of the Spirits/Birds of Fire (2017) . w/ Chick Corea – Miles Beyond (2016) . w/ Jean Luc Ponty & Zakir Hussain – Lotus Feet (2013) . Little…

This week In Jazz Legends 50/52

Dinah Shore, Andy Williams, Ella Fitzgerald, Milt Jackson, Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Gerry Mulligan, Bob Brookmeyer, John Coltrane, McCoy Tyner , Dave Brubeck, Ben Webster, Oscar Peterson, Thelonious Monk, Sonny Rollins, Jim Hall, Jean Luc Ponty, Herbie HancockThey are the "Jazz Legends" performers selected among the 341 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious…

We remember Stephane Grappelli. ‘Le Souvenir de Stéphane’

This day ( December 1st, 1997), in Paris, France, died Stéphane Grappelli, a French jazz violinist and founder of Quintette du Hot Club de France with Django Reinhardt.Tracklist : 1 . How High The Moon (1991) 2 . Swing 42 3 . 90 Minutes Live 4 . w/ John Etheridge, Julian Bream, George Shearing – 70th birthday concert 5 . w/ Michel Legrand – London ( 1984) 6 . Meeting Grappelli (BBC Documentary)…

Polydor publish Chick Corea’s ‘My Spanish Heart’ featuring ‘Armando’s Rhumba’ (1976)

Chick Corea's 'My Spanish Heart' is an album (among his most successfull) recorded in October, 1976 and released In 1976 By Polydor.1 . Love Castle (w/ Gary Burton) Track Listing : 1.Love Castle (Chick Corea) - 04:45 . 2.The Gardens (Chick Corea) - 03:12 . 3.Day Danse (Chick Corea) - 04:27 . 4.My Spanish Heart (Chick Corea) - 01:37 . 5.Night Streets (Chick Corea) - 06:08 . 6.The Hilltop (Chick…

We remember George Duke. ‘ReCounted’

This day (August 5, 2013inLos Angeles, California, died George Duke, a multi-faceted American musician,keyboard pioneer, composer, singer and producer .Tracklist : 1 . w/ Jean-Luc Ponty - King Kong (2012) 2 . Leverkusener Jazztage Live (2011) 3 . w/ Lee Ritenour, Marcus Miller & Vinnie Colaiuta - It'S On 4 . w/ Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin - Until You Come Back To Me 5 . w/ Marcus Miller,…

Frank Zappa releases his second solo album : ‘Hot Rats’ featuring ‘Peaches en Regalia’ (1969)

Frank Zappa's 'Hot Rats' is his second solo (and his first after the dissolution of the Mothers of Invention) album recorded from July 18 till August 30, 1969 and released on October 10, 1969 by Bizarre/Reprise. 1 . Peaches and Regalia 2 . Mr.Green Genes Medley (Texas, 1973) Track listing : 1.Peaches en Regalia (Frank Zappa) - 03:38 . 2.Willie the Pimp (Frank Zappa) - 09:21 . 3.Son of Mr. Green…

Elton John releases ‘Honky Château’ featuring ‘Rocket Man’ and ‘Honky Cat’ (1972)

Elton John's 'Honky Château' feat. 'Rocket Man' is his fifth studio album recorded in France and released on May 19, 1972 by UNI / DJM.Track Listing : 1.Honky Cat (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) - 05:13 . 2.Mellow (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) - 05:32 . 3.I Think I'M Going To Kill Myself (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) - 03:35 . 4.Susie (Dramas) (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) - 03:25 . 5.Rocket Man (I Think…

Frank Zappa releases three albums combined in one : ‘Shut Up ‘n Play Yer Guitar’ (1981)

Frank Zappa's 'Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar' is the combination of three albums - 'Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar', 'Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar Some More' and 'Return of the Son of Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar' - released on May 11, 1981 by Barking Pumpkin.Track Listing : Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar . 1.Five-Five-Five (Frank Zappa) - 02:35 . 2.Hog Heaven (Frank Zappa) - 02:46 . 3.Shut Up 'N Play Yer…

Frank Zappa releases ‘Apostrophe,’ a self-parody concept album (1974)

Frank Zappa's 'Apostrophe' is his eighteenth album released on March 22, 1974 by Discreet. Track Listing : 1.Don'T Eat The Yellow Snow (Frank Zappa) - 02:07 . 2.Nanook Rubs It (Frank Zappa) - 04:38 . 3.St. Alfonzo'S Pancake Breakfast (Frank Zappa) - 01:50 . 4.Father O'Blivion (Frank Zappa) - 02:18 . 5.Cosmik Debris (Frank Zappa) - 04:14 . 6.Excentrifugal Forz (Frank Zappa) - 01:33 . 7.Apostrophe…

Happy Birthday Aynsley Dunbar

January 10, 1946 - Aynsley Dunbar, Brirish drummer is 75. Happy Birthday SirReleased on February 17, 1967, "A Hard Road" is the third album by John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers featuring guitarist Peter Green, bassist John McVie and drummer Aynsley Dunbar. >> The Mothers of Invention - that is Frank Zappa (gtr,voc), Aynsley Dunbar (d), Jeff Simmons (b), George Duke (kb), Ian Underwood…

This week In One-Off Collaborations 01/52

Daft Punk . Pharrell Williams, D'Angelo . David Sanborn, Trombone Shorty . Cyril Neville, Dave Matthews . Trey Anastasio, Peter Gabriel, Natalie Merchant . Michael Stipe, Jean-Luc Ponty, John Mclaughlin . Zakir Hussain, Aretha Franklin . Lou Rawls, Eric Clapton, Johnny Cash . Carl Perkins, Billy Joel . Jimmy Fallon, Joe Bonamassa . Andy Fraser, Gary Moore . Phil Lynott, Neil Young . Stephen…

The Mothers Of Invention visit Paris (1970)

December 15, 1970 - The Mothers of Invention - that is Frank Zappa (gtr,voc), Aynsley Dunbar (d), Jeff Simmons (b), George Duke (kb), Ian Underwood (p, s), Mark Volman (voc), Howard Kaylan (voc) and Jean-Luc Ponty (viol) - is at the Gaumont Palace movie theater in Paris, France. The concert is to be filmed by French TV and aired early next year.

Mahavishnu Orchestra records the album ‘Visions of the Emerald Beyond’ for Columbia (1975)

Mahavishnu Orchestra's 'Visions of the Emerald Beyond' is an album recorded in December 1974 and released in February 1975 by Columbia.1 . Vision' Prt2 / On The Way Home To Earth 2 . Eternity's Breath (w/ HR-Bigband & Billy Cobham) Track Listing : 1.Eternity'S Breath, Pt. 1 (John McLaughlin) - 03:10 . 2.Eternity'S Breath, Pt. 2 (John McLaughlin) - 04:50 . 3.Lila'S Dance (John McLaughlin) -…