Tuning In — Jean-Luc Ponty

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It’s hard to know where or what is the cutting edge. It’s in constant motion. Not to mention the fact that we each have our own edge. My edge is often years behind the edge that is celebrated by everyone else.

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Jean-Luc Ponty has always, for me, inhabited that space or spot or whatever it is. He came out of a deep classical background and training. He discovered jazz and played with Stéphane Grappelli and Stuff Smith. He went to California, electrified his instrument, and played with George Duke and Frank Zappa. He’s made records unlike any others, always moving forward, always occupying a space that seems on the edge – opening my ears and blowing my mind.

Computer Incantations for World Peace  Jean-Luc Ponty

About Ted Ringer

I am a writer, artist, and listener. Great music is everywhere and has no limits. Some of it is well-orchestrated and some is short and sweet. It can spring out of a moment of deep feeling or result from long periods of development. Music is communication, inspiration, and a million other things. This blog wants to share the wealth and keep toes tapping.
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