Jean-Luc Ponty – Original Album Series Vol. 2 [5CD Box Set] (2016)

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A pioneer of the electric violin in the 1970’s, and an inspired manipulator of sequencers and synthesisers in the 1980’s, Jean-Luc Ponty is the undisputed master of his instrument in this area. Experimenting with electronics and synthesis, he liberated the violin’s image and capabilities from classical or folk settings. After cutting several albums for the World Pacific label in the late 1960s and the early 1970s, In 1974, fresh from a tour with the Mahavishnu Orchestra until he signed a solo deal with Atlantic Records. Throughout the next decade, he was to record a dozen visionary albums, 5 of which are included here.

CD 1 – A Taste For Passion
CD 2 – Jean-Luc Ponty Live
CD 3 – Civilized Evil
CD 4 – Mystical Adventures
CD 5 – Individual Choice

CD 1 :
Originally released as LP ” A Taste For Passion ” in 1979.
Recorded at Village Recorders, West Los Angeles, CA. Mixed at Cherokee Studios, Los Angeles, CA – June & July 1979
Mastered at Sterling Sound, New York City

CD 2 :
Originally released as LP ” Jean-Luc Ponty Live ” in 1979.
Recorded live in December 1978 during a concert tour in the U.S. with the Wally Heider Mobile Studio and the Record Plant Mobile Studio, Los Angeles, CA. Mixed at Chateau Recorders, North Hollywood, CA.. Mastered at JVC Cutting Center, Hollywood, CA.

CD 3 :
Originally released as LP ” Civilized Evil ” in 1980.
Recorded at Village Recorder, West Los Angeles, CA, June & July, 1980
Mastered at A&M Studios, Hollywood, CA

CD 4 :
Originally released as LP ” Mystical Adventures ” in 1982.
Recorded at Cherokee Recording Studios, Los Angeles, California, August and September, 1981
Mastered at A&M Studios, Hollywood, CA

CD 5 :
Originally released as LP ” Individual Choice ” in 1983.
Recorded at The Music Grinder, Hollywood, CA, and at Cherokee Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA.
Mixed at Cherokee Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA. Mastered at Future Disc, Los Angeles, CA, March to May 1983
The mini-moog solo of George Duke in the track ” In Spiritual Love ” recorded at Le Gonks West, West Hollywood, CA

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