24 July, 2018

Jean-Luc Ponty - The Atlantic Years (2018)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 1:23:22 | Size: 195.73 MB | MP3 320 kbps
01. Overture
02. The Trans-Love Express
03. Imaginary Voyage, Pt. 1
04. Cosmic Messenger
05. Stay with Me
06. Modern Times Blues
07. The Struggle of the Turtle to the Sea, Part I
08. The Struggle of the Turtle to the Sea, Part II
09. The Struggle of the Turtle to the Sea, Part III
10. Once a Blue Planet
11. In the Kingdom of Peace
12. Mirage
13. Jig
14. The Gardens of Babylon
15. Elephants In Love
16. Enigmatic Ocean, Part l
17. Enigmatic Ocean, Part II
18. Enigmatic Ocean, Part III
19. Enigmatic Ocean, Part lV
20. Egocentric Molecules

It has been a long, fascinating odyssey for Jean-Luc Ponty, who started out as a straight jazz violinist only to become a pioneer of the electric violin in jazz-rock in the '70s and an inspired manipulator of sequencers and synthesizers in the '80s. At first merely amplifying his violin in order to be heard, he switched over to electric violin and augmented it with devices that were associated with electric guitarists and keyboardists, like Echoplex machines, distortion boxes, phase shifters, and wah-wah pedals. Classically trained, with an unquenchable ability to swing when he wants to, and consumed by a passion for tight structures and repeating ostinatos, Ponty has been able to handle styles as diverse as swing, bop, free and modal jazz, jazz-rock, world music, and even country, mixing them up at will. Starting in 1977, he also pioneered the use of a five-string electric violin with a low C string. Undoubtedly, he rivals Stéphane Grappelli for the title of the most prominent and influential European jazz violinist.

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