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UPON THE WINGS OF MUSIC

Jean-Luc Ponty

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.96 | 72 ratings

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4 stars This is a VERY good fusion album. The keyboards used belong to the standard old technology: there are tons of piano and Fender Rhodes a la George Duke, among others: it is hard to believe that all the excellent keyboards are played by Jean-Luc Ponty himself! The good bass and drums are very elaborated and restless. The omnipresent electric violin here has lots of effects in its sound, as usual. Some parts are slightly experimental but it is not bad at all. It is not always fast with the instruments loaded to the maximum: the violin sound is sometimes floating like if Ponty was retaining his note, wanting to show more the effects added to the sound. There are electric guitar arrangements, rather discreet in order to leave the room to the electric violin, that accompany the rest of the music. I think this record is less accessible and more loaded & elaborated than his following ones.
greenback | 4/5 |

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