Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Virtuosos

Jean Luc Ponty (violin). Al Di Meola (guitar). Stanley Clarke (bass). Saw ADM do a (free) two hour "clinic" a few years ago at the now defunct Hermes Music here in Tres Leches. Awesome. The song is Ponty's "Renaissance," from mid-1970s.

Turn this UP.



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Blogger jsd said...

This was beautiful - thank you for sharing it.

7:29 AM  
Blogger murat11 said...

You are most welcome, jsd. First heard this over thirty years ago, sold the album in the CD "upgrade" daze. The internet is a wonderful treasure trove...

7:57 AM  
Blogger MichaelO said...

From Ponty's Aurora LP. Beautiful composition.

I have seen all of these musicians multiple times, but not together. They all have influenced me in some measure. One of the best shows I ever saw was DiMeola, Clarke, Chick Corea, Lenny White in Return to Forever at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia. An incredibly uplifting performance. Thanks for stirring old neurons!

2:45 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

MichaelO: Agreed on all accounts. Did you see old RTF or the more recent tour?

I first saw JLP do this piece on a PBS concert back in the late 70s: Patrice Rushen of pop-goo confection "Forget Me Nots" (it's goo, but I likes it) was his keyboardist.

This matured version just rocks. Neat to see ADM take what would have been the keyboard solo.

In addition to the Hermes gig, I saw him with Paco de Lucia and John MacLaughlin. They burned the house down.

3:56 PM  
Blogger anno said...

Just beautiful. Thanks so much.

8:46 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Glad you enjoyed it, Anno.

9:26 PM  

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