Taste for Passion

Taste for Passion

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by Jean-Luc Ponty
     
 

Despite the title, this release is more subdued than its predecessors on the shelves, more tightly controlled, more conventional in instrumentation. Jean-Luc Ponty temporarily pulls back on electronic display for its own sake, even permitting some acoustic instruments to take the fore, and the recorded sound is drier and less lustrous. Nevertheless, Ponty's urbane… See more details below

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Despite the title, this release is more subdued than its predecessors on the shelves, more tightly controlled, more conventional in instrumentation. Jean-Luc Ponty temporarily pulls back on electronic display for its own sake, even permitting some acoustic instruments to take the fore, and the recorded sound is drier and less lustrous. Nevertheless, Ponty's urbane Euro-sensibility can still be felt strongly in these carefully conceived and "orchestrated" jazz-rock compositions for his six-piece group. "Beach Girl," with its locomotive-driven chorus surrounded by folk-like passages, is the most memorable tune of the lot. If you can overlook the dated timbres of the ARP (a long-defunct company) synthesizers and the flat acoustics that place this music squarely within its decade, this music can still give pleasure to today's CD fans.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/25/1990
Label:
Atlantic
UPC:
0075678156229
catalogNumber:
19253
Rank:
9481

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Performance Credits

Jean-Luc Ponty   Primary Artist,Organ,Piano,Violin,Keyboards,Electric Piano,Vocals
Joaquin Lievano   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Synthesizer Guitar
Ralphe Armstrong   Fretless Bass Guitar
Jamie Glaser   Electric Guitar
Casey Schelierell   Percussion,Drums
Allan Zavod   Synthesizer,Keyboards

Technical Credits

Jean-Luc Ponty   Producer,Orchestration
Lenise Bent   Engineer
Greg Calbi   Engineer,Mastering
Ed Thacker   Engineer
Cheech d'Amico   Engineer
Zal Schreiber   Mastering

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