Jean-Luc Ponty - Sonata Erotica [Inner City Records IC 1003] (1976)

Released: 1976
Country: US
Label: Inner City Records
Catalog: IC 1003
Genre: Jazz

Item# SR-INIC1003
Ratings: C=VG+; LP=VG+

Note: Recorded live at the 1972 International Festival of Jazz in Montreux by Pierre Cardin; Reissue of STEC LP 133 (1972).

T R A C K L I S T:
01 Preludio
02 Pizzacato Con Fuoco E Con Echo (Did You See My Bow?)
03 Appassionato
04 Con Sensualita
05 Accelerando E Rallentando

Sonata Erotica
Jean-Luc Ponty

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Album Review

Ken Dryden []

This entire LP conists of Jean-Luc Ponty's longest extended work, ''Sonata Erotica,'' one of the most interesting works from his early days in fusion. Ponty's solos here seem far more inspired than his efforts in the 1990s. The violinist makes good use of delays, accompanying himself on the intense solo ''Pizzicato Con Fucco E Con Echo.'' A number of passages were used in Ponty's earlier ''Concerto for Jazz Violin and Orchestra,'' found on his record with Kurt Edelhagen (Vantage LP 504). Supporting musicians included Joachim Kuhn on Fender Rhodes, acoustic bassist J.-F. Jenny Clarke, drummer Oliver Johnson and percussionist Nana Vasconcelos. While this disc won't be considered essential to a lot of jazz fans, Ponty's followers will find it enjoyable.