JEAN LUC PONTY BAND GROUP SIGNATURES ON ECLIPSE JAZZ PRESENTS EVENTS CALENDAR, "To Lee, Good Luck, Jean Luc Ponty", "THANX A LOT! Steve Smith", "To Lee, Daryl Stuermer", and "Ralph Armstrong", C. 1977, 8 x 10 reverse of an Eclipse Jazz Presents events calendar. Four Jazz-Rock legends signed together. Several folds and some light wrinkling, otherwise in fine condition.
Jean-Luc Ponty (born 29
September 1942) is a French jazz violinist
and composer. Ponty toured the world repeatedly and recorded 12
consecutive albums, all of which reached the Billboard jazz
charts top five, selling millions of albums.
Armstrong (bassist) Joined ex Mahavishnu Orchestra
violinist Jean-Luc Ponty for the Enigmatic Ocean album [Atlantic, 1977]
and a Live album [Rhino, 1978], which he describes as the "best example of
my electric bass playing on record."
Steven Bruce "Steve" Smith (born August
21, 1954) is an American drummer best
known as a member of the rock band Journey,
rejoining the group for the third time in 2015. Modern Drummer magazine
readers have voted him the #1 All-Around Drummer five years in a row. In 2001,
the publication named Smith one of the Top 25 Drummers of All Time, and in 2002
he was voted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall
of Fame as a member of Journey on April 7, 2017. Smith recorded and toured with
jazz violinist Jean-Luc Ponty in
1977-78 before joining the rock band Journey in
Daryl Mark Stuermer (born
November 27, 1952) is an American musician
who plays guitar and bass for Genesis during live shows, and
lead guitar for Phil
Collins during most solo tours and albums.
Stuermer auditioned for and won a spot backing up jazz violinist Jean-Luc
Ponty in 1975, with whom he recorded four
albums. Stuermer was recommended as a replacement for Steve
Hackett to support Genesis for live performances. He retained the role of lead
guitarist and bass player with the band until 1992