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All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
Ponty embarks on more experiments in the future-is-now world of synthesizers and sequencers, where the painstakingly programmed machines often seem to generate an irresistible momentum of their own. As on Individual Choice, Ponty's melodies are immediately appealing in an almost Continental manner, whether spelled out on violin, violectra, or on the sequenced synths that set up the ostinato underpinning. Ponty has even less help than before -- no more than one or two supporting players on a few tracks. One of them is George Benson, who does his flavorful jazz/funk thing over Ponty's rhythm computer on "Modern Times Blues"; the other is Chick Corea, who appears on two ...
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All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
Ponty embarks on more experiments in the future-is-now world of synthesizers and sequencers, where the painstakingly programmed machines often seem to generate an irresistible momentum of their own. As on Individual Choice, Ponty's melodies are immediately appealing in an almost Continental manner, whether spelled out on violin, violectra, or on the sequenced synths that set up the ostinato underpinning. Ponty has even less help than before -- no more than one or two supporting players on a few tracks. One of them is George Benson, who does his flavorful jazz/funk thing over Ponty's rhythm computer on "Modern Times Blues"; the other is Chick Corea, who appears on two tracks. This is almost as essential as Individual Choice, and in some ways, even more confident and assured.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075678018527
  • Catalog Number: 80185

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Open Mind (8:05)
  2. 2 Solitude (6:05)
  3. 3 Watching Birds (4:57)
  4. 4 Modern Times Blues (7:17)
  5. 5 Orbital Encounters (5:14)
  6. 6 Intuition (7:40)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jean-Luc Ponty Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Synthesizer, Keyboards, Vocals, Electric Violin, Electric Viola, Violectra, Piano (Grand)
George Benson Guitar, Soloist
Chick Corea Synthesizer, Soloist
Rayford Griffin Drums
Ray Griffin Drums
Casey Schelierell Drums, Tabla
Technical Credits
Jean-Luc Ponty Producer, Orchestration, Rhythm Programming
Steve Hall Mastering
Peter R. Kelsey Engineer
Dave Marquette Engineer
Dan Nash Engineer
Gary Wagner Engineer
Jay Willis Engineer
Steve Hirsch Engineer
John Molino Engineer
Dan Warme Engineer
Bob Defrin Art Direction
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