Despite the title, this release is more subdued than its predecessors, more tightly controlled, and 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 Atlantic label's synthesizers and the flat acoustics that place this music squarely within its decade, this music can still give pleasure to fans.
Performance CreditsJean-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 CreditsJean-Luc Ponty Producer,Orchestration
Lenise Bent Engineer
Greg Calbi Engineer
Ed Thacker Engineer
Cheech d'Amico Engineer
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A Taste for Passion based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
I was introduced to Jean Luc's music in 1979 or 80..If you Love Upbeat, Mellow, Jazzy, and never heard this sound before, this is one you will want to share with that special someone. I was fortunate enough to see him also and he's the real deal...a cd that will blow anyone away who appreciates music!Give it a try before you pass this one up!And enjoy the evening with that special someone.