This day (September 29, 1942), in Avranches, France, is born Jean-Luc Ponty, a French violinist and jazz composer.
Digest Tracklist :
Stay With Me (2018) . The Gardens Of Babylon (2017) . New Country (w/ Jon Anderson) (2016) . Lotus Feet (w/ John McLaughlin, Zakir Hussain) (2015) . Round Midnight (w/ Eddie Louiss & Daniel Humair) (2012) . Mirage (1982) . The Struggle Of The Turtle To The Sea . Caracas . w/ Al Di Meola, Stanley Clarke – Memory Canyon (1994) . Elephants In Love (1988) . Cosmic Messenger (1981) . Wandering On The Milky Way (1978) . w/ Mahavishnu Orchestra – Live In Montreux (1974) . w/ Frank Zappa – Live In Sweden (1973) .
 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. >> 28 MINUTES on RVM >>
 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 >> 75 MINUTES on RVM >>
 French violonist Jean Luc Ponty will be on stage with his band at Miranda in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil >> 36 MINUTES on RVM >>
 French violinist Jean-Luc Ponty performs at Palacio das Convencoes do Anhembi in Sao Paulo, Brazil >> 54 MINUTES on RVM >>
 Stanley Clarke, Jean-Luc Ponty, Daniel Humair and Biréli Lagrène share the stage at Théâtre du Chatelêt in Paris >> 34 MINUTES on RVM >>
 Jean-Luc Ponty plays with the hr-Bigband at Deutschen Jazzfestival in Francfort, Germany >> 16 MINUTES on RVM >>
 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 >> 12 MINUTES on RVM >>
 French jazz fusion violinist Jean-Luc Ponty is in Hamburg (Germany) to perform live at Studio 10 in the NDR Funkhaus building . >> 58 MINUTES on RVM >>
Wikipedia : This day (September 29, 1942), in Avranches, France, is born Jean-Luc Ponty, a French violinist and jazz composer.
Jean-Luc Ponty : He is widely regarded as an innovator who has applied his unique visionary spin that has expanded the vocabulary of modern music. At first, the violin proved to be a handicap; few at the time viewed the instrument as having a legitimate place in the modern jazz vocabulary.
@ allmusic : It has been a long, fascinating odyssey for Jean-Luc Ponty, who started out as a straight jazz violinist only to become a pioneer of the electric violin in jazz-rock in the ’70s and an inspired manipulator of sequencers and synthesizers in the ’80s.
@ last.fm : He sometimes also uses a 6-string electric violin called the Violectra, with low C and F strings – not to be confused with the violectra he played from the late 1960s to the mid-80s which had 4 strings, but tuned an octave lower.