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KING KONG - JEAN-LUC PONTY PLAYS THE MUSIC OF FRANK ZAPPA

Jean-Luc Ponty

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.93 | 56 ratings

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WFV
4 stars This collaboration feels natural from the first note to the last. Zappa's personality shines through of course but Jean Luc Ponty plays a great second fiddle. There's a few Mothers songs but the real winners are How Would You Like a Head Like That and Music for Electric Violin and Low Budget Orchestra. A must for the Zappa fan and the Ponty fans, a curiosity for the uninitiated. Ponty plays fusion leader for the first time, and while I do find his instrument too shrill from time to time, he's obviously a virtuoso of the highest order so listening is still fun for me. I love this album because it is a true left field entry into the Zappa oeuvre and Music for Electric Violin and Low Budget Orchestra helped bridge my interest in orchestral and classical music. I would consider this an early fusion classic and an album I'm guessing John McLaughlin listened over and over
WFV | 4/5 |

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