Thursday, March 1, 2018

JEAN-LUC PONTY QUARTET – Sunday Walk (LP-1967/Re- MPS Rec. – 0068.226)




Label: MPS Records – 0068.226
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue / Country: W. Germany / Released: 1968 (?)
Style: Bop, Free Improvisation, Post Bop, Modal
Recorded June 1967, MPS-Tonstudio Villingen, W. Germany.
Artwork By [Graphic Work], Layout – Gigi Berendt
Photography By [Back Cover, Liner Photos] – Werkmeister
Photography By [Cover] – Jean Pierre Leloir
Photography By [Liner Photos] – Armbruster
Recorded By, Producer – Hans-Georg Brunner-Schwer
Technician [Recording Director] – Willi Fruth
Liner Notes – Joachim E. Berendt
Translated By – John Wilde
Matrix / Runout (Matrix Print Label A): 0068.226-A
Matrix / Runout (Matrix Print Label B): 0068.226-B

A1 - Sunday Walk   (Daniel Humair) ....................................................................... 6:28
A2 - Carole's Garden   (Denny Zeitlin) .................................................................... 7:42
A3 - Cat Coach   (Wolfgang Dauner) ...................................................................... 6:00
B1 - You've Changed   (Carey / Fisher) .................................................................. 8:24
B2 - Suite For Claudia   (J.L. Ponty) ....................................................................... 9:50

Personnel:
Jean-Luc Ponty – violin
Wolfgang Dauner – piano
Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen – double bass
Daniel Humair – drums, percussion

Original released on LP in 1967 in Germany (SABA, 15 139 ST) with gatefold cover. Re-issued on LP in 1968 (?) in Germany (MPS, 0068.226) with different cover. Second German Pressing. Black labels with silver-white print. ____ Out Of Stock, never on a CD.



Although there were two earlier dates led by violinist Jean-Luc Ponty (for Palm in 1963 and Philips in 1964), this was the first album to get much circulation. Originally recorded for the German Saba label, and was available in the U.S. on Pausa LP as well. This is one of Ponty's best albums – a more straight-ahead late 60s session for MPS, without the fusion noodling of later years! This is a top notch advanced bop with Wolfgang Dauner on piano, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen on bass, Daniel Humair on drums and of course Jean-Luc Ponty on violin. These masters were among the best jazz players in Europe. Album compares well with stuff being recorded by the best American players of the time. Dauner, in his pre-electric phase, sounds like McCoy Tyner. In addition to "You've Changed" (one of the few standards ever recorded by the violinist), the band performs Denny Zeitlin's "Carole's Garden" and three group compositions, including Ponty's "Suite for Claudia." Already at this time, Jean-Luc Ponty was a highly original and brilliant player.
(Review by Scott Yanow, AllMusic)

Beautiful challenge of the old German MPS records, it is difficult to resist.



If you find it, buy this album!

13 comments:

  1. JEAN-LUC PONTY QUARTET – Sunday Walk (LP-1967)
    Vinyl Rip/FLAC-96kHz+Cover (328 MB)

    1fichier:
    https://1fichier.com/?wsm21up1n6

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  2. Thank you very much dear Vitko.Your page is always a pleasure !!!

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  3. cd version exist
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sunday-Walk-Jean-Luc-Ponty/dp/B00005FKEP/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1519916244&sr=1-1&keywords=jean+luc+ponty+sunday+walk

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    1. You seem to have made a lot of effort, but in official catalogs there is no legal version of the CD. For the CD, on the page you were referring to, as you can see, apart from the price of £ 56 to £ 73, there is absolutely no other data, even year of issue does not exist. So, there's something wrong. Still, intrigued by this, I made a small investigation into that phantom CD, but unfortunately with no success.
      Here is a small story about the label Universal:
      https://www.discogs.com/label/22532-Universal?page=1&genre=Jazz&limit=100

      And please, that's what I warned several times, I do not publish anonymous comments any more. This is the last exception.

      Cheers!

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    2. The anonymous is right. I bought a cd reissue of this lp around 20 years ago, this cd version is totally legal, Universal who have now the rights for this part of the saba/mps catalog is not the sort of company who leave some bootleg in the market without reaction. It is not because a version is not featured on discos that it doesn't exist.

      Gary

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  4. Thanks for the flac upgrade. I have enjoyed this even on my low quality mp3 for years.

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  5. thanks Vitko who wants a potentially messed up CD anyway

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  6. Thanks, Vitko, for the upgrade (a friend of mine owned the original Saba LP and made a tape copy (mono) which I digitized to DAT ... long gone). So here it is again!

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  7. I used to have it in lp, and since too many yeara haven´t listened to it until now. Thank you as always Vitko.

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