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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
After a delay of nearly five years since the release in 1996 of his final Atlantic CD, Live at Chene Park, Jean-Luc Ponty's debut for his JLP label proves to be a finely hewed masterpiece from the violinist's studio workshop. He plays many of the instruments himself keyboards, electronic drums and percussion, and synclavier through overdubbing on most of the tracks, although it's readily apparent that these new compositions will work in performance with the talented supporting cast of his touring band. Ponty goes it alone on the richly textured "Two Thousand-One Years Ago," and the mournful "Lonely Among All." But "Pizzy Cat" a playful shorthand reference to pizzicato, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
After a delay of nearly five years since the release in 1996 of his final Atlantic CD, Live at Chene Park, Jean-Luc Ponty's debut for his JLP label proves to be a finely hewed masterpiece from the violinist's studio workshop. He plays many of the instruments himself keyboards, electronic drums and percussion, and synclavier through overdubbing on most of the tracks, although it's readily apparent that these new compositions will work in performance with the talented supporting cast of his touring band. Ponty goes it alone on the richly textured "Two Thousand-One Years Ago," and the mournful "Lonely Among All." But "Pizzy Cat" a playful shorthand reference to pizzicato, featuring Ponty unaccompanied, without overdubs, strumming and plucking his five-string Midi electric violin with synclavier, proves to be the most compelling of the solo performances. The band members join him in various combinations on the remaining tracks, with the full group heard only on "Firmament," which is seasoned with a catchy blend of Oriental and African flavorings. This is easily one of Jean-Luc Ponty's most compelling releases.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/24/2007
  • Label: Koch Records
  • UPC: 099923413226
  • Catalog Number: 4132
  • Sales rank: 83,674

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jean-Luc Ponty Primary Artist, Violin, Keyboards, Synclavier, Wood Block, electronic percussion, Electronic Drums
Guy N'Sangue Electric Bass
Moustapha Cisse Percussion
Guy Nsangué Akwa Electric Bass, Soloist
Thierry Arpino Drums, Shaker
William Lecomte Piano, Soloist
Technical Credits
Jean-Luc Ponty Producer, Engineer
Greg Calbi Mastering
Ioannis Art Direction, Digital Art, Digital Artwork
Alvaro Yanez Cover Photo
Alan Chappell Art Direction
Karim Sai Engineer
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  • Posted February 3, 2012

    Risking a Recommend

    From the sample sounds, I'm gonna risk that this one is right up there with Taste For Passion. Some of his music gets way up there and a little too tight for me, but this one sounds like a good evening by yourself or better yet with one you love and a glass of wine. Gonna risk it. Know how talented he is and this cd sounds like he's got the backing of excellent musicians framing his excellent talent.

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