Jean-Luc Ponty Discography

While the world probably could have used another jazz-fusion guitarist, what it really needed was a jazz-fusion violinist, a point that Ponty embodied.

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Jean-Luc Ponty: Sunday Walk (1967)

The novelty of a jazz quartet led by a violinist notwithstanding, this is standard bop played by a competent group of Europeans.

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Frank Zappa: Hot Rats (1969)

When the croci in my mind are blooming, then Frank Zappa’s whimsical and colorful genius must be in full flower. I see you…

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The Mothers: Over-Nite Sensation (1973)

Somehow, Frank Zappa found a way on Over-Nite Sensation to package his oddball humor and complex arrangements into a commercially palatable package. It…

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Jean-Luc Ponty: Cosmic Messenger (1978)

Jean-Luc Ponty continues to plumb his pleasant brand of fusion on Cosmic Messenger, keeping at its core the tight, circular patterns found in…

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Jean-Luc Ponty: Live (1979)

Featuring one selection each from his last four albums, plus the amazing solo showcase of “No Strings Attached,” Live offers a lively summation…

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