Sunday, October 23, 2016

JEAN-LUC PONTY – Live At Montreux 72 (LP-1976-Inner City Records – IC 1003)




Label: Inner City Records – IC 1003
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album / Country: US / Released: 1976
Original releaze: Les Disques Pierre Cardin – STEC 133 / France - 1972
Style: Free Jazz, Fusion, Experimental
Recorded live at the 1972 International Festival of Jazz in Montreux by Pierre Cardin
Album Design – Frank Vega
Photo – Tom Copi
Engineer – Stephen Sulke
Remix – Emmanuel Sciot
Executive Producers – Irv Kratka, Eric Kriss

A - Sonata Erotica ....................................................................................... 18:00
      a) Preludio
      b) Pizzacato Con Fuocco E Con Echo (Did You See My Bow?)
      c) Appassionato
B - Sonata Erotica ....................................................................................... 23:40
      d) Con Sensualita
      e) Accelerando E Rallentando

Experience:
Jean-Luc Ponty – electric violin
Joachim Kühn – piano [Fender]
Jean-François Jenny-Clark – acoustic bass, electric bass
Oliver Johnson – drums
Naná Vasconcelos – berimbau, congas, gong, percussion

Jean-Luc Ponty "Experience" ‎– Live In Montreux 72, live recording 19.06.1972 at the 6th International Festival of Jazz in Montreux, contents of five movement called "Sonata Erotica" suite, one of the most interesting works from his early days in fusion...





... Ponty's solos here seem far more inspired than his efforts in the 1990s. The violinist makes good use of delays, accompanying himself on the intense solo "Pizzicato Con Fucco E Con Echo." A number of passages were used in Ponty's earlier "Concerto for Jazz Violin and Orchestra," found on his record with Kurt Edelhagen (Vantage LP 504). Supporting musicians included Joachim Kühn on Fender Rhodes, acoustic bassist J.-F. Jenny Clarke, drummer Oliver Johnson and percussionist Nana Vasconcelos. While this LP won't be considered essential to a lot of jazz fans, Ponty's followers will find that is very inspired and a rare opportunity to enjoy.

Extremely strange and exciting album.



If you find it, buy this album!

14 comments:

  1. JEAN-LUC PONTY – Live At Montreux 72 (LP-1976)
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  2. been rediscovering the young ponty lately; this is nice to see
    great rhythm section; as wonderful as betsch could be, oliver johnson was such a deep warm swing for the steve lacy band. apparently he didn't show for a gig once and, with Zen detachment, lacy just invited betsch to the stage and never looked back...
    i hesitate at the prospect of manic joachim on the slippery Fender Rhodes, but overall this promises much! thank you, maestro
    been enjoying the added graphic elements in the photos, too!
    BUA

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  3. Yes, agreed . . . a very nice surprise indeed!!

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  4. Thanks Vitko for this great slice of Jean-Luc Ponty "Experience"

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  5. Thanks for this early Ponty Vitko!

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  6. Thank you for this share! I haven't heard much of Ponty's Post-Duke / pre-fusion work. Looks very interesting.

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  7. Thanks Vitko, as always, greatly appreciated.

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  8. thank you, i'm looking forward to hearing this soon. -cheers, a.v.

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  9. very good thanks

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