Jean-Luc Ponty releases ‘Upon the Wings of Music’ on Atlantic Records (1975)

Jean-Luc Ponty‘s ‘Upon the Wings of Music’ is an album released on May 25, 1975 by Atlantic.

Track Listing : 1.Upon The Wings Of Music (Jean-Luc Ponty) – 05:26 . 2.Question With No Answer (Jean-Luc Ponty) – 03:29 . 3.Now I Know (Jean-Luc Ponty) – 04:27 . 4.Polyfolk Dance (Jean-Luc Ponty) – 05:12 . 5.Waving Memories (Jean-Luc Ponty) – 05:43 . 6.Echoes Of The Future (Jean-Luc Ponty) – 03:09 . 7.Bowing-Bowing (Jean-Luc Ponty) – 04:53 . 8.Fight For Life (Jean-Luc Ponty) – 04:34

Musicians : Jean-Luc Ponty – Electric Violin, Violectra, Acoustic Violins, Strings Synthesizer . Dan Sawyer – Electric Guitar . Ray Parker Jr. – Electric Guitar, Guitar Solos . Patrice Rushen – Electric Piano, Acoustic Piano, Synthesizer, Organ, Clavinet . Ralph Armstrong – Bass Guitar, Electric Bass . Leon Ndugu Chancler – Drums, Remo Roto Toms, Percussion

Production : Produced By Jean-Luc Ponty Larry Hirsch – Engineer, Mixing . Kerry Mcnabb – Mixing

Package : Christian Simonpietri – Photo . Abie Sussman – Design . Bob Defrin – Art Director

Recorded In January 1975.

Released On May 25, 1975 By Atlantic.

(Source Jean-Luc Ponty ‘s ‘Upon the Wings of Music’ | Official Site)


Jazz Music Archives
As a matter of fact, I would almost recommend this album as a starting point if it was not for the (excellent) Live album, which unsurprisingly will offer you an outstanding selection of their more exciting moments. The downside of this approach is that it can only be downhill from there. […]
In fact, the word “soaring” in the dictionary should have Ponty’s picture next to it. There’s a little more room on this tune for some improvisational light funk and jazz noodling, which Rushen, Armstrong and Chandler do quite well. […]

gao @ RateYourMusic
The best album I ever heard by Ponty. This one I could tell back then by the cover and year. Almost every fusion musician in America at the time, had their peak in 1975. But I prefer Michal Urbaniak of these two famous fusion-violinists […]


Jean-Luc Ponty ‘s ‘Upon the Wings of Music’


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