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Jean-Luc Ponty

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Jean-Luc Ponty Ponty - Grappelli album cover
4.23 | 17 ratings | 1 reviews | 41% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1973

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Bowing-Bowing (6:28)
2. Golden Green (4:42)
3. Memorial Jam For Stuff Smith (6:54)
4. Violin Summit No. 2 (9:56)
5. Valerie (7:00)

Total time 35:00

Line-up / Musicians

- Jean-Luc Ponty / violin (1,3,5), viola (2,4), arranger
- Stéphane Grappelli / violin (1-4), viola (5)

- Philip Catherine / guitar (4,5)
- Maurice Vander / acoustic & electric pianos (2,3)
- Tony Bonfils / bass
- André Ceccarelli / drums (4)

Releases information

Artwork: Arnauld De Froberville (art direction) with H.P. Arnaud (photo)

LP America Records ‎- AM 6139 (1973, France)
LP Inner City Records ‎- IC1005 (1976, US)

CD Jazz Life ‎- 2673072 (1989, Netherlands) Confusingly re-entitled "Violin Summit (*)" w/ new cover art and different track running order

(*) Note: "Violin Summit" was used before for naming a 1967 Live album with both violinists

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JEAN-LUC PONTY Ponty - Grappelli ratings distribution

(17 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(41%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(53%)
Good, but non-essential (6%)
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4 stars Considering the almost 70-year old violin veteran, this is a fresh and contemporary sounding effort, especially the two last fusion tracks. Music is more accessible than on the last 2-3 previous jazz album's and the violin duo produces a couple of virtuoso nad warmly sounding tracks. "Violin Su ... (read more)

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