Jazz-Rock , Space Rock , Fusion. William S. Harvey Design Concept, Design. Tom Fowler Electric Bass. Larry Hirsch Engineer. Burt Szerlip Engineer. Allan Zavod Keyboards. Highlights are "Aurora Part II" swinging bass solo , "Mirage" splendid build-up synthesizer solo , "No Strings Attached" sensational electric violin sound with use of digital delays, sequencer and bass synthesizer by JL Ponty and the final song "Egocentric Molecules" swinging, powerful rhythm and great soli on bass, guitar and violin.
To me this outstanding live-album sounds as a captivating attempt to scout the borders between progressive rock and jazz. Among the better and livelier moments are the Aurora excerpts and the finale of Imaginary Voyage which are wise choices. Although the live versions are fairly close to the studio version, there is a little more presence and enthusiasm in this album.
The second side is giving more variety in styles while staying typically Ponty-esque with the reflective Mirage and its haunting synth line dominating the track , while the No Strings Attached presents Ponty on his own with loops and sequencers which were most likely state of the art the crowd is appreciative , but this is the low point all things considered of the album as it has maybe not aged that well nowadays. The closing Egocentric Molecules insure that the fusion of the album is chemically complete and the show successful.
Wise decision to have let the album issued as a single vinyl, though. Warmly recommended as a proper intro to Ponty's more "prestigious" period where he held a high profile and his band was made of highly talented jazz musos bringing the collective virtuosity levels to monstrous levels.
Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes.
Cover - will have noticeable wear such as ring wear, minor seam splitting, writing on cover, creases, etc. Could be a couple items not all and they should not be major. Vinyl - will look VERY played, have lot of marks, scuffs, scratches possibly deep , play with noticeable maybe even consistent background noise but is still listenable. May have warping but it should not affect play. Vinyl - will play but will have a lot of issues and have a lot of loud background noise.
We will rarely list a record in this condition. All the seams are split, the panels are moldy, major writing all over, etc. The only time we'll list a record with a cover in this shape is if it's rare or the record is in great shape. We used high quality mailers, two cardboard stiffners and if the album you are buying is used it is shipped outside the cover to prevent damage to the seams in transit.
Ponty performed duet with bassist Miroslav Vitous in December In January , he participated in Lalo Schifrin 's recording Esperanto. Productions , a return to his concept from the s with modern production.
He played all the instruments on some tracks and was joined by band members others. He gave a concert with his band in his native town of Avranches in the French province of Normandie on 21 September He was honored during a ceremony at City Hall.
He then embarked on a tour in the U. In May he recorded a concert with the same musicians at the opera house in Dresden, Germany. This recording was released in July on Live at Semper Opera. In January he toured India for the first time, seven shows in six major cities for the Global Music Festival organized by Indian violinist L.
It contained a concert with his band filmed in Warsaw in The band toured in in France, Germany, Austria, Hungary, and Lithuania and in Mumbai, India, in their first concert as a complete ensemble.
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Top reviews Most recent Top reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Verified Purchase. When I ran across this CD I was flooded with college memories. When the song New Country would come on, everyone would get that adrenaline rush and spontaneously get up and dance.
Even the most repressed would at least do that little arm bounce thing. If we were in the car on one of our afternoon road trips, everyone would bounce in their seats.
Then as the music drifted to the dreamier music following, we would lapse back into conversation.Jean-Luc Ponty biography Born 29 September (Avranches, France) JEAN-LUC PONTY isn't only a virtuoso violinist but also one of the greatest Fusion composers who blended different genres with great success and a pioneer of the electric violin, his solo works include very different albums as the brilliant and almost symphonic "Aurora" or the less inspired Afro Jazz oriented "Tchokola", in.