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Jean Luc Ponty

Jean Luc Ponty (France)

The pioneer of modern jazz violin, Jean-Luc Ponty has put together an outstanding new quintet of brilliant musicians celebrating his legendary compositions and recordings.

Line Up:

Jean-Luc Ponty - violin
Jean-Marie Ecay - guitar
William Lecomte - keyboards
Guy Nsangue Akwa - bass
Damien Schmitt - drums

On Stage: 5
Travel party: 7


Jean-Luc Ponty is a pioneer and undisputed master of violin in the area 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. He was the first bebop violinist. Thanks to his revolutionary style the U.S. jazz magazine ‘Down Beat’ created a violin category for him in its critics’ poll (until then violin was in the ‘miscellaneous instruments’ category)! The Jean Luc Ponty Quintet tours with his new program 'The Atlantic Years'. With this quintet put together by the pioneer of modern jazz violin, Jean-Luc Ponty revisits his legendary recordings such as Imaginary Voyage, Enigmatic Ocean, Cosmic Messenger, among others, which he produced for Atlantic Records between 1975 and 1985, an extraordinary creative period for the violinist/composer with international acclaim, a sound and signature engraved in the memory of his fans around the world. He is supported by four musicians with impressive track records.


1962 Oeil Vision - Club de
1964 Jazz Long Playing - Philips
1964 Les Grands Violinistes des Jazz - Phillips
1967 Sunday Walk - BASF
1969 Electric Connection - One Way
1969 King Kong: Jean-Luc Ponty Plays... - Blue Note
1969 Canteloupe Island - Blue Note
1969 Live at Donte's - Blue Note
1969 Experience - Pausa
1969 More than Meets the Ear - One Way
1969 Critic's Choice - Prestige
1970 Astrorama - Far East
1972 Live at Montreux 72 - Pierre Cardin
1973 Jean Luc Ponty and Stephane Grappelli - Verve
1973 Open Strings - BASF
1975 Upon the Wings of Music - Atlantic
1975 Aurora -Atlantic
1976 Imaginary Voyage - Atlantic
1977 Enigmatic Ocean - Atlantic
1978 Cosmic Messenger - Atlantic
1979 A Taste for Passion - Atlantic
1979 Live - Atlantic
1980 Civilized Evil - Atlantic
1981 Mystical Adventures - Atlantic
1983 Individual Choice - Atlantic
1984 Open Mind - Atlantic
1985 Fables - Atlantic
1987 The Gift of Time - Columbia
1989 California - LRC
1989 Storytelling - Columbia
1991 Jean-Luc Ponty Experience - Pausa
1991 Tchokola - Epic
1992 No Absolute Time - Atlantic
1993 The Jean-Luc Ponty with the George Duke Trio - One Way
1996 Live at Chene Park - Atlantic
2001 Jean-Luc Ponty with Kurt Edelhagen & His... - Vantage
2001 Life Enigma - JLP
2002 Live at Semper Opera - Jlp
2007 The Acatama Experience - Koch records
2015 D-Stringz - Universal/Verve

YouTube Videos:

Live in Nice, France (2019)

Live in Montreal, Canada (1982)

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