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Enigmatic Ocean


Download links and information about Enigmatic Ocean by Jean - Luc Ponty. This album was released in 1977 and it belongs to Jazz, Crossover Jazz genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 36:40 minutes.

Artist: Jean - Luc Ponty
Release date: 1977
Genre: Jazz, Crossover Jazz
Tracks: 10
Duration: 36:40
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No. Title Length
1. Overture 0:47
2. The Trans-Love Express 3:59
3. Mirage 4:54
4. Enigmatic Ocean, Pt. I 2:23
5. Enigmatic Ocean, Pt. II 3:35
6. Enigmatic Ocean, Pt. IV 2:26
7. Nostalgic Lady 5:24
8. The Struggle of the Turtle to the Sea, Pt. I 3:35
9. The Struggle of the Turtle to the Sea, Pt. II 3:34
10. The Struggle of the Turtle to the Sea, Pt. III 6:03



Violin virtuoso Jean-Luc Ponty had already earned renown for his work with Frank Zappa and The Mahavishnu Orchestra in the first half of the '70s, but his string of '70s solo releases on Atlantic made him a true star of the jazz fusion realm. By 1977's Enigmatic Ocean, Ponty was in the midst of fertile flurry of activity, having refined a brand of jazz-rock relying as much on crafty composition as band interaction. But while the extended suites that dominate the album (the title piece and "The Struggle of the Turtle to the Sea") serve up their share of soaring themes that flirt with prog rock in a manner not dissimilar to fusion peers Return to Forever, Enigmatic Ocean is fleshed out by the vivid solos of keyboardist Allan Zavod and guitarists Daryl Stuermer and Allan Holdsworth. When the three of them trade licks back and forth with Ponty on the title suite, the excitement intensifies. Of course, Ponty's name is on the front cover for a reason—his command of textures and knack for passionate, lyrical solos (particularly on a gradually developing piece like "Mirage") are at the core of his legend.