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Jean-Luc Ponty


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.02 | 8 ratings

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This compilation serves excellently for those who have been familiar with Jean Luc Ponty or those who are new to his music but is willing to know how the music sounds like. Reasonably priced, this is a MUST for those who appreciate jazz rock fusion music plus those who like the sounds of violin. The unique characteristic of Jean Luc Ponty music does not merely rely on his violin virtuosity rather more on the beauty of its music, composition-wise. While many musicians who make solo albums tend to focus on delivering their skills which sometimes too dominating, Jean Luc Ponty has been focusing on how the total music is delivered. If there is no such needs that violin should play a role, he does not play his violin. Some cases he plays longer solo. That what has made him attractive - for me at least.

The first time I knew Jean Luc Ponty's music, I thought that he was a keyboard player. Why? Because I heard "Cosmic Messenger" in which it has a dominating keyboard sound and drums. It was an excellent experience because my brother Budi played it and I was not aware who the artist was. The more I explored the music the more interesting it became.

Stand-out tracks in this compilation includes "Enigmatic Ocean, Part 3", "Cosmic Messenger", "Mirage", "Rhythms of Hope", "Rhythms of Hope" and "Egocentric Molecules" out of other excellent tracks. Like in "Egocentric Molecules" I like the bass solo part. "Rhythmss of Hope" is truly a masterpiece composition.

This compilation is worth collecting. Don't miss it!

Peace on earth and mercy mild, GW

Gatot | 4/5 |


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