Jean-Luc Ponty: 'Nothing was too intricate for me because I had that solid technical background'

Jean luc ponty at the nice jazz festival 2008 c.guillaume laurent cc.by.sa.2

The French violinist, who celebrated his 75th birthday last year, is a trailblazing figure in the world of jazz. Yet his grounding in classical technique was important in shaping his musical approach, he tells Toby Deller

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