Tchokola

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Tchokola
Studio album by Jean-Luc Ponty
Released May 21, 1991
Recorded 1990-1991 at Davout Studios, Paris, France
Genre Jazz fusion
Length 53:49
Label Epic
Producer Jean-Luc Ponty, Brice Wassy
Jean-Luc Ponty chronology
Storytelling
(1989)
Tchokola
(1991)
No Absolute Time
(1993)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Tchokola is an album by French jazz fusion artist Jean-Luc Ponty, released in 1991.

The rhythm section was recorded on analog tape. All other recording was digitally recorded.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Mam'maï" (Abdou M'Boup, Willy N'For, Jean-Luc Ponty) – 6:00
  2. "Sakka Sakka" (Myriam Betty, N'For, Guy N'Sangue, Brice Wassy) – 5:22
  3. "Tchokola" (Wassy) – 5:47
  4. "Mouna Bowa" (N'sangue, Ponty) – 6:32
  5. "N'Fan Môt" (Ponty, Wassy) – 6:10
  6. "Yéké Yéké" (M. Mante) – 4:58
  7. "Bamako" (Yves N'Djock, Ponty, Wassy) – 4:31
  8. "Rhum 'N' Zouc" (Ponty) – 5:04
  9. "Cono" (Salif Keita) – 4:56
  10. "Bottle Bop" (NDjock, Nsangue, Wassy) – 4:49

Personnel[edit]

  • Jean-Luc Ponty – violin, keyboards, electric violin and viola
  • Martin Atangana – guitar
  • Yves N'Djock – guitar
  • Guy N'Sangue – bass
  • Brice Wassy – drums, percussion
  • Moustapha Cisse – percussion
  • Angélique Kidjo – vocals
  • Myriam Betty – vocals
  • Esther Dobong'Na Essiène (aka Estha Divine)-vocals
  • Kémo Kouyaté – harp, background vocals, Balafon, Kora
  • Abdou M'Boup – percussion, bongos, vocals, Sabar, Tama, Bugarabu
  • Willy N'For – vocals

Production notes

  • Jean-Luc Ponty – producer
  • Brice Wassy – producer
  • Peter Kelsey – engineer, mixing
  • David Coleman – art direction, design
  • Nancy Donald – art direction

Charts[edit]

Year Chart Position
1991 Billboard Top Contemporary Jazz Albums 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Liner notes for Tchokola.