Cosmic Messenger

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Cosmic Messenger
Cosmic Messenger.jpg
Studio album by Jean-Luc Ponty
Released August 10, 1978
Recorded April 1978
Genre Jazz fusion
Length 37:45
Label Atlantic
Producer Jean-Luc Ponty
Jean-Luc Ponty chronology
Enigmatic Ocean
(1977)
Cosmic Messenger
(1978)
Live
(1979)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[2]

Cosmic Messenger is an album by French jazz fusion artist Jean-Luc Ponty, released in 1978.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Jean-Luc Ponty.

  1. "Cosmic Messenger" – 4:38
  2. "The Art of Happiness" – 4:33
  3. "Don't Let the World Pass You By" – 6:23
  4. "I Only Feel Good With You" – 3:05
  5. "Puppets' Dance" – 3:40
  6. "Fake Paradise" – 5:41
  7. "Ethereal Mood" – 4:03
  8. "Egocentric Molecules" – 5:44

Personnel[edit]

  • Jean-Luc Ponty – Five-string electric violin, electric violin, organ, lead synthesizer, orchestron, acoustic violin.
  • Ralphe Armstrong – Electric bass, fretless electric bass.
  • Joaquin Lievano – Electric guitar, acoustic guitar.
  • Peter Maunu – Electric guitar,acoustic guitar, guitar synthesizer.
  • Casey Scheuerell – Drums, percussion.
  • Allan Zavod – Electric piano, polyphonic synthesizer, lead synthesizer, grand piano, organ.

Production[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
1978 Billboard Jazz Albums 2
Billboard Pop Albums 36

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ginell, Richard S. (2011). "Cosmic Messenger - Jean-Luc Ponty | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 13 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 163. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  3. ^ Assistant Engineer, Brian Leshon