JEAN LUC PONTY - BRYN MAWR 1975

April 6, 2017 – 9:36 am

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JEAN LUC PONTY
Bryn Mawr 1975 [no label, 1CD]
Live at the
Main Point, Bryn Mawr, PA; September 1975. Very good audience recording. Uncirculated master.

The mid-’70s was a fruitful period for Jean Luc Ponty. In May 1975, he released Upon The Wings of Music. He recorded Aurora in December 1975 and got it out in February 1976; and before the year was out, he had released Imaginary Voyage.

Thanks to taper Dave Peters; and to zombiwoof for sharing the show at Dime.

zombiwoof noted:

So the story goes: I answered an ad on Craigslist for 500 free Grateful Dead tapes. On picking them up from the taper, I’m also informed he and a friend recorded other bands through the ’70s. These were never circulated, and deemed inferior in quality. When I inquired about digitizing his masters, he laughingly obliged, and so far I have four shows completed. Some of the old Ampex and BASF tapes are in poor shape, one completely off the spool, and several squealing badly. I will be presenting the ones of superior quality only, out of the initial batch he loaned me.

Thanks also to TimmyT for the tracklist.

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Lineage:
Sony TD-152 (unknown mic) > Master cassette > JVC TD-R462 > Audacity > TLH Flac 8
Tape paused between tracks

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Track 01. How Would You Like To Have a Head Like That? - Part A 9:20
Track 02. How Would You Like To Have a Head Like That? - Part B 11:42
Track 03. Now I Know 5:16
Track 04. Bowing-Bowing 10:33
Track 05. Echoes of the Future/Fight For Life/band intros 7:56
Track 06. Upon The Wings of Music 9:52
55 mins

The track, How Would You Like To Have a Head Like That?, has been arbitrarily split for easier access.

Lineup:
Jean-Luc Ponty - violin
Darryl Stuermer - guitar
Tom Fowler - bass
Norm Fearrington - drums
Mike Wolf - keyboards

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  1. 6 Responses to “JEAN LUC PONTY - BRYN MAWR 1975”

  2. Actually have never heard of this person , but I’ll give it a chance , thanks

    By Tom on Apr 6, 2017

  3. Never heard of someone who played ih Frank Zapppa’s Mothers and John McLaughlin’s Mahavishnu Orchestra ? Ah ah ah , what a … MORON !!!

    By Tom is a Moron on Apr 6, 2017

  4. Sorry,Im not into Zappa or McLaughlin so i had no way of knowing, those people are both brilliant just not my thing.no need in being so mean spirited

    By Tom on Apr 7, 2017

  5. Don’t worry Tom. This asshole has been insulting people for a long time and nobody cares anymore. Ignore him

    By walter on Apr 7, 2017

  6. thanks big o, this sounds great! Well what do you normally listen to Tom?

    By Jerrys Red Shirt on Apr 7, 2017

  7. Tom, 2 other exemplary violinists who shined in Zappa’s bands were L. Shankar and Don “Sugarcane” Harris. Both very different form each other and Luc-Ponty and well worth searching out.

    By Happy Camper on Apr 7, 2017

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