Finally Mads Tolling’s Ponty Tribute is out as of May 15 – Its available on Amazon and Itunes and many other retailers across the country. Buy Here
MTQ will make its first appearance at Monterey Jazz Festival playing the Garden Stage on September 21st at 9pm. Check out the full lineup here: Monterey Jazz Festival
Danish violinist and two-time Grammy Award Winner, Mads Tolling is releasing his album “Celebrating Jean-Luc Ponty – Live at Yoshi’s” on May 15. For that occasion Mads is hosting a CD release party at Yoshi’s San Francisco on Monday, May 21 at 8pm with his quartet.
Mike Abraham – guitar
George Ban- Weiss – bass
Eric Garland – drums
Me – violin
The set list includes some of Ponty’s greatest hits, “New Country” & “Enigmatic Ocean” along with music by Ponty’s cohorts: John McLaughlin’s “Lila’s Dance,”
Stanley Clarke’s “Song to John” & Zappa’s “King Kong.” Closing the set is my own tribute to Ponty: “Pontyfication.”
JL Ponty’s reaction to the recording: “Mads is one of the very best jazz violinists among the young generation, I really like the way he performs and rearranges my music,
excellent violinist, creative and musical. This album is a must for anyone interested in modern violin.”
To preorder the album on Amazon: Buy Album
For further information about the album go to Onesheet
I am excited to say that my quartet will return to the Rrazz Room at Hotel Nikko in SF – seems like January is the month for MTQ to play there, so thats what we will do….
Jan 16th at 8pm with some of my favorite people in the Bay Area:
Mike Abraham on guitar
Dan Feiszli on bass
Jeff Marrs on drums
We will play stuff from “The Playmaker” and give a taste (a big taste) of what we are working on these days – our celebration of Jean-Luc Ponty and his music, which will be out later this Spring.
Click on the “dates” tab to find out more about this gig and other gigs….. We will play at Kuumbwa in Santa Cruz 3 days later for you South Bayers:)
Mads Tolling Quartet will play all newly arranged music by Mads Tolling of Jean-Luc Ponty’s music, including Enigmatic Ocean, King Kong and New Country. Ponty posted the show on his website www.ponty.com. Check out SF Chronicle’s review of our latest performance of the Jean-Luc Ponty Show: