THE ANDERSON-PONTY BAND
Jean-Luc Ponty and Jon Anderson
Thursday, May 26th
8 pm @ Theatre St.-Denis
Jean – Luc Ponty is an innovator …
Credited as one of the first musicians to implement the violin within Jazz music, Ponty has not stopped there. A musical thirst has carried the seventy-one year old native of France through a long, creative and prosperous learning career.
Beginning with his first record deal which saw Jean-Luc entering the world of Rock n’ Roll via Frank Zappa’s sensibilities, Ponty’s journey has seen him collaborate with the ‘who’s who’ of the music industry.
The most recent being a long overdue project with Jon Anderson of the famed prog-Rock group Yes.
The 2015 Anderson-Ponty Band album; ‘ Better Late Than Never’, is a form of cohabitation. Combining Ponty’s and Anderson’s music in perfect harmony. Working with Anderson is the first time Ponty has worked with a vocalist so in effect – the disc is a duet of sorts. A marriage of violin and the human voice.
Please listen below to my chat with Jean-Luc Ponty. A legendary figure on stage and off.