Ponty, Jean Luc - Live At Semper Opera

Year of Release: 2002
Label: JLP Productions
Catalog Number: 002
Format: CD
Total Time: 70:14:00

Jean Luc Ponty recorded a live performance at Semper Opera in Dresden, Germany on May 25, 2001. This CD is the result of that recording. Ponty and his longtime band cover material from earlier classic progressive jazz fusion albums to present day world-fusion compositions. Every song is an adventure by the eclectic and forward thinking electric violinist. The appreciative crowd is in harmony with the band on this evening, and the music ostensibly ebbs and flows with that energy.

I enjoyed this CD enormously, although I could never compare it to actually being there as I was in 1987 at the Warfield Theater in San Francisco to witness Jean Luc perform. If you have often wondered what Ponty sounds like live this is the next best thing to being there. If you have been blessed enough to be present for one of his fantastic performances, this is a nice reminder and keepsake of such an occasion.

Imaginary Voyage - Infinite Pursuit (11:16) / Jig (9:39) / Forever Together (6:18) / No Absolute Time (10:48) / Mirage (3:57) / Enigmatic Ocean, Pts. 1 and 2 (10:26) / Band Introduction (2:10) / Mouna Bowa (8:44) / Caracas (8:56)

Jean-Luc Ponty - violin
Moustapha Cisse - percussion
William Lecomte - keyboards
Thierry Arpino - drums
Guy Nsangue Akwa - bass

Jazz Long Playing (1964)
Sunday Walk (oop) (1967)
More Than Meets The Ear (1968)
The Jean-Luc Ponty Experience (1969)
Electric Connection (1969)
Live At Dontes (1969)
Open Strings (1971)
Aria (1972)
Stephane Grappelli & Jean-Luc Ponty (1973)
Upon The Wings Of Music (1975)
Imaginary Voyage (1976)
Aurora (1976)
Enigmatic Ocean (1977)
Cosmic Messenger (1978)
Jean Luc Ponty Live (1979)
A Taste For Passion (1979)
Civilized Evil (1980)
Mystical Adventures (1982)
Individual Choice (1983)
Open Mind (1984)
Fables (1985)
Gift Of Time (1987)
Storytelling (1989)
Tchokola (1991)
Puss In Boots (soundtrack) (1991)
No Absolute Time (1993)
Le Voyage (1996)
Live At Chene Park (1997)
The Very Best Of... (2000)
Life Enigma (2001)
The Very Best of Jean-Luc Ponty (2002)
Live At Semper Opera (2002)
The Atacama Experience (2007)

In Concert (DVD) (2003)

Genre: Fusion-Jazz Fusion

Origin FR

Added: September 8th 2002
Reviewer: Keith "Muzikman" Hannaleck
Artist website: www.ponty.com
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Language: english


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