Sunday Big Note – Listening Session #9

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

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Polyfolk Dance

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Lost Forest

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Aurora

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Renaissance

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Question with No Answers

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Passenger of the Dark

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Bowing-Bowing

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Tarantula

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Wandering on the Milky Way


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Fight for Life

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Lineup:


Jean-Luc Ponty – violins

Darryl Stuermer – guitar

Tom Fowler – bass

Mark Craney (1952-2005) – drums

Allan Zavod – keyboard

9 Responses to “Sunday Big Note – Listening Session #9”

  1. Bob says:

    cool – having seen/heard this line-up and material in Chgo. (small venue, actually Evanston, IL for those completists in the audience {but no name, date or time} – the best) that year, I’m looking fwd. to listening when I get a chance. Thanks.

  2. Bob says:

    The venue was Amazing Grace, probably not in 1976, probably not this same line-up, maybe even different material. The picture gets murky. It was a great show, as was this one presented here.

  3. Bob says:

    04/11/76 – Evanston, IL “Amazing Grace” (1 CD FM A-)

    from http://www.test4echo.net/Fusion.htm

  4. Balint says:

    I love most of FZs musicians, but it’s not too often that I’m equally impressed by their afterzappa life.

    BUT listenning to Tom Fowler here proves me that he’s a REAL GUY.

    Tom Fowler rulez.

  5. jonnybutter2 says:

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