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ENIGMATIC OCEAN

Jean-Luc Ponty

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.26 | 210 ratings

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4 stars This is a very good fusion album from violinist Jean-Luc Ponty. Ponty changed here for an Xth time some members of the line-up: the drummer and the bassist are no longer Mark Craney and Tom Fowler, but the result is still VERY impressive and satisfying. There are tons of electric guitars, violins, drums and bass. The tracks are quite fast and there are not many breaks. Most of the instruments are outstanding, especially the bass, which is ABSOLUTELY relentless. Ponty & Zavod still use an old keyboards technology here, so that the record contains conventional fusion, but the performance of the musicians is quite impressive. It is never dull and very sophisticated. Again, Daryl Stuermer plays some bland, sober & subdued electric guitar solos, and Allan Holdsworth appears on a few passages. Zavod plays some excellent keyboards solos.
greenback | 4/5 |

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