Five years earlier the Mahavishnu Orchestra. It's great to put on for company or while attending to work or chores, and it also has a very well-produced, full sound. His playing is steady and is very ala classic jazz rock, full of fast fills, but let's say he knows what to play when and why. Who does not know Allan Holdsworth where his guitar playing style has been copied or referred by many guitarists in the world. He delivers his unique tone everywhere within fast solos which are only to compete with Ponty's rapid and unstoppable violin soloing.
This is another favorite of mine in terms of Jean-Luc Ponty solo album. . It's a fantastic piece in the end, with every musician giving their best and coming through successfully as well. Un enfoque universal a la música que siempre ha sido la esencia de la motivación y el trabajo de Ponty. The lineup for this album couldn't have been any better, too, featuring guitarist extraordinaire Allan Holdsworth who was on One of Kind, ironically.
This is just so unconceivably tasty music. The second part opens with a brilliant piano motif from Allan Zavod and some superb guitar from Stuermer and Holdsworth. Obviously there must be jazz components in each of this composition because that is his roots in his musical direction. Ponty tiene un montón de espacio para estirarse, dejar suelto, y volar, y los guitarristas eléctricos Allan Holdsworth y Daryl Stuermer contribuyen con algunos solos igualmente inspirados. Varying from melancholic notes to the rapid-paced ones while soloing with Allan which is truly mind-blowing; he is obviously indispensable for this integral work.
Words cannot give this piece justice, as its more sheer brilliance. Then there's Ralphe Armstrong, member of the second line-up of the Mahavishnu Orchestra. The second was Al Di Meola's Elegant Gypsy, which opened my eyes to the guitar-dominated fusion sound and being a guitarist I could definitely see a new inspiration in my playing. It's a masterpiece progressive music where all shifts in tempo and style are performed in speed. And the third is this album, Jean Luc Ponty's 1977 album Enigmatic Ocean. Ponty también realizó un dueto muy aclamado con el bajista Miroslav Vitous en diciembre 99. Un 1966 álbum vivo llamado Violin Summit uniendo a Ponty en el escenario en Basilea, Suiza, con talentos notables como Svend Asmussen, Stéphane Grappelli y Stuff Smith.
It begins with a tight groove from the rhythm unit, an underlying unison guitar theme and a violin lead on top of it all. También fue homenajeado en una ceremonia especial en el Ayuntamiento, obteniendo finalmente el reconocimiento de sus compatriotas. To complete the rhythm section Ponty brought Steve Smith, a future reknown session drummer of both pop and jazz artists. Posted Monday, October 1, 2007 Review 141405 An Ocean of Jazz Rock Delights Enigmatic Ocean is not simply a solo work by grand violin player Jean-Luc Ponty, the album presents a whole band full of very talented and famous musicians from the jazz rock realm, each musician being as unique and as vital as Jean-Luc is for the music that Enigmatic Ocean offers, so it's definitely a group work rather than a solo work which I'm going to talk about. Zavod plays some excellent keyboards solos.
The Trans-Love Express starts off the journey with a fantastic bass performance from Ralph Armstrong who is superb throughout the entire album. Posted Thursday, April 1, 2010 Review 275905 Ah, fantastical titles - Mystical Adventures, Imaginary Voyage, Aurora - promise to lift us above the hubbub to another plane of musical experience - and for some clearly they deliver. Ponty's violin utilizes a phased effect on this track and his budding experimentation with effects proves to be most effective. Then there's Ralphe Armstrong, member of the second line-up of the Mahavishnu Orchestra. Sus padres profesores de música marcaron su gusto por esta, él le enseñó el violín, y ella piano. The downside is a lack of creativity and originality, which is why four stars for me seems to be the upper limit for Enigmatic Ocean.
There are so many solos on this record and the drumming really surprised me, all the guys play amazing! In the end, this piece finishes off the album in epic fashion and is one of best fusion pieces I've ever heard. The album opens with a short but sweet Overture, which sort of sets the mood in a way to what the album would sound like. That's not as much of a downside as it may seem, because Ponty and company don't seem to be possessed by the need for the often pompous, silly, and spastic previous contributions to the genre: these guys just seem to enjoy laying down a nice groove and taking it from there. Intro-themes of some Genesis tracks like The Giant Hoghweed comes to mind as a good point of reference. Whilst the idea of disco fusion might sound disastrous, Ponty and his backing musicians show superb judgement in precisely how much disco they allow to creep in, hitting a perfect balance where they use enough to keep things vibrant, energetic, upbeat and catchy, without going too far into schmaltzy kitsch territory. Ponty has a reputation of someone who is difficult to get along with. I love every single track on this album.
This is what I perfectly expect from any jazz-rock fusion outfit. Jean-Luc Ponty es un pionero y maestro indiscutible de violín en el ámbito del jazz y el rock. Fluid and explosive, funky and jazzy, deliberate and daring, Armstrong simply shines I saw him live in red jumpers, he was bewitching in front of 60,000 witnesses opening for Supertramp in Montreal, way back when , bopping wildly in the process only to intensify the bond between body and mind. Zavod's keyboard solo make good use of the keyboard and has a sensational floating feel to it. Armstrong bass-straight and with devices , D.
To complete the rhythm section Ponty brought Steve Smith, a future reknown session drummer of both pop and jazz artists. Truly exemplary throughout this splendid disc in particular, hence I suggest newbie fans to maximize their pleasure by listening mainly to the bass guitar as they explore this album the first time. La selección de los músicos que le acompañan no puede catalogarse menos que sorprendente, aparte de Ponty se encuentra a Allan Zavod, músico australino egresado del conservatorio de Melburne y profesor de música del Berklee College of Music, cuyo talento como pianista fue reconocido por Duke Ellington, fue un pionero en un estilo de composición que combina los géneros de música clásica y jazz, donde los músicos de ambos mundos comparten la misma plataforma de conciertos por igual, y quien había participado en la banda de Zappa, Daryl Stuermer, quien posteriormente termina supliendo el puesto del guitarrista Steve Hackett en Génesis así como algunos bajos de Mike Ruterford, Ralphe Armstrong, nacido en familia de músicos quien con la ayuda de una formación clásica desde niño le llevo a ser músico profesional antes de finalizar su adolescencia, para este trabajo viene de la banda Mahavishnu Orchestra, Steve Smith, procedente de Journey seleccionado durante cinco años consecutivos como el mejor baterista por la revista Modern Drummer y considerado uno de los mejores 25 bateristas de todos los tiempos después de la secundaria asistió a la Berklee College of Music en Boston, y finalmente el mismísimo Allan Holdsworth el mejor guitarra que conozco, según palabras de Frank Zappa. Para el 2014 lanza un nuevo proyecto Anderson Ponty Band, con el legendario cantante Jon Anderson cofundador y vocalista de Yes. En 1995, se unió Ponty al guitarrista Al Di Meola y el bajista Stanley Clarke para grabar un álbum acústico bajo el nombre The Rite Of Strings.