As I chose today’s Sunday Big Note Listening Session, I was struck at how, over time, the details of many of these concerts and broadcasts are either lost or omitted by successive trader, poster, torrenter. Venue. Date. Location. Line-up. Important details. Indeed, most of the live music I have collected throughout the years has lacked some, if not all, of these details. Almost as important a hunt than that of the music, itself, are the details behind each concert. So was the hunt for the details behind today’s Sunday Big Note.
When I first found today’s show, the only details available were that the show was a Jean-Luc Ponty broadcast from “Hamburg in 1976”. That was it. Music without details, to me, is akin to viewing a square inch of a Picasso and being expected to appreciate the whole. I hunted for the facts to add flesh to the show (so to speak), give it back it’s history. And quite a history, indeed.
Enjoy today’s Sunday Big Note featuring the Jean-Luc Ponty Group performing at the NDR Jazzworkshop, Funkhaus des NDR, Studio 10, in Hamburg, Germany on September 17, 1976 (it’s quite interesting to note how Allan Zavod had an earlier connection to FZ before actually becoming a member of his band):
Is Once Enough
[audio:SBN_20110109_01 Is Once Enough.mp3]
[audio:SBN_20110109_02 Polyfolk Dance.mp3]
[audio:SBN_20110109_03 Lost Forest.mp3]
Question with No Answers
[audio:SBN_20110109_06 Question With No Answers.mp3]
Passenger of the Dark
[audio:SBN_20110109_07 Passenger of the Dark.mp3]
Wandering on the Milky Way
[audio:SBN_20110109_10 Wandering on the Milky Way.mp3]
Fight for Life
[audio:SBN_20110109_11 Fight for Life.mp3]