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Jon Anderson And Jean-Luc Ponty On World Cafe

Jean-Luc Ponty (left) and Jon Anderson.
Cathy Miller
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Jean-Luc Ponty (left) and Jon Anderson.

When Jon Anderson, the singer from British progressive rock band Yes, and electric-jazz-violin innovator Jean-Luc Ponty play together, their collaboration makes immediate sense. Anderson calls it spiritual. The Anderson Ponty Band combines music from both of them — Anderson has written words to Ponty's instrumentals — and it soars.

On this page, hear performances from an October concert, as well as a conversation with the two longtime players.

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