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Canteloupe Island

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Leave it to England's BGO to reissue Jean-Luc Ponty's finest recording session under his own name. Apparently, Blue Note can't be bothered to do this on CD in the homeland. Canteloupe Island was recorded in 1969 while Ponty was with Frank Zappa. This set includes five Zappa originals. The composer participated, as did several of his past and present Mothers of Invention including Ian Underwood and George Duke. In the 21st century, this music is some of the best that fusion had to offer. It's lyrical, warm, fantastically performed, and it's got plenty of heart and soul. It contains Zappa's sense of humor and incredible harmonic vocabulary, Ponty's fiery technique and soulful ...
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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Leave it to England's BGO to reissue Jean-Luc Ponty's finest recording session under his own name. Apparently, Blue Note can't be bothered to do this on CD in the homeland. Canteloupe Island was recorded in 1969 while Ponty was with Frank Zappa. This set includes five Zappa originals. The composer participated, as did several of his past and present Mothers of Invention including Ian Underwood and George Duke. In the 21st century, this music is some of the best that fusion had to offer. It's lyrical, warm, fantastically performed, and it's got plenty of heart and soul. It contains Zappa's sense of humor and incredible harmonic vocabulary, Ponty's fiery technique and soulful playing, intensely gifted rhythm sections with Arthur III Tripp on drums, bassist Wilton Felder, and Duke, of course, playing electric piano throughout. Zappa's fine compositions include "King Kong," "Idiot Bastard Son," "Twenty Small Cigars," "America Drinks and Goes Home," and the classic "Music for Electric Violin and Low Budget Orchestra," the latter conducted by Underwood. Zappa makes an appearance on electric guitar for Ponty's "How Would You Like to Have a Head Like That," which was deeply inspired by Zappa's knotty, quirky lead lines. Ponty's soloing throughout is hot; it is based in blues and the 20th century classical tradition, and he reaches the extremes of both poles until he finds a way to knit them together. LA saxophonist Ernie Watts burns here, pulling out his toughest, most boisterous chops. In addition to the Zappa pieces, there are fine tunes by Duke "Foosh", Ponty "Contact", and of course the title cut by Herbie Hancock.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/6/2006
  • Label: Bgo - Beat Goes On
  • EAN: 5017261207067
  • Catalog Number: 706

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jean-Luc Ponty Primary Artist, Violone, Electric Violin, Baritone Violin
George Duke Piano, Electric Piano
Dick Berk Drums
John Heard Electric Bass
Harold Bemko Cello, Electronic Sounds
Donald Christlieb Bassoon
Gene Cipriano English Horn, Oboe
Gene Estes Percussion, Vibes
Frank Zappa Guitar
Wilton Felder Bass, Electric Bass
John Guerin Drums
Arthur Maebe Flugelhorn, French Horn, Tuben
Buell Neidlinger Bass
Milton Thomas Viola
Art Tripp Drums
Ian Underwood Conductor, Tenor Saxophone
Ernie Watts Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Vincent DeRosa French Horn, Descant
Jonathan Meyer Flute
Donald Christello Bassoon
Technical Credits
Leonard Feather Liner Notes
David Brand Engineer
Michael Cuscuna Reissue Producer
Frank Zappa Arranger, Composer
Andrew Thompson Remastering
Dick Bock Producer
Jean-Bernard Eisinger Composer
Dick Klune Engineer
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