Enigmatic Ocean

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Enigmatic Ocean
Enigmatic Ocean.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 1, 1977
RecordedJune - July 1977
StudioKendun Studios (Burbank, California)
GenreJazz fusion
Length40:06
LabelAtlantic Records
ProducerJean-Luc Ponty
Jean-Luc Ponty chronology
Imaginary Voyage
(1976)
Enigmatic Ocean
(1977)
Cosmic Messenger
(1978)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide3/5 stars[2]

Enigmatic Ocean is a studio album by French jazz fusion artist Jean-Luc Ponty, released in 1977. It reached #1 on the Billboard Jazz album chart in 1977.

Track listing[edit]

All music composed, orchestrated and conducted by Jean-Luc Ponty (from the original album cover).

  1. "Overture" – 0:47
  2. "The Trans-Love Express" – 3:59
  3. "Mirage" – 4:53
  4. "Enigmatic Ocean - Part I" – 2:23
  5. "Enigmatic Ocean - Part II" – 3:35
  6. "Enigmatic Ocean - Part III" – 3:42
  7. "Enigmatic Ocean - Part IV" – 2:26
  8. "Nostalgic Lady" – 5:24
  9. "The Struggle of the Turtle to the Sea - Part I" – 3:35
  10. "The Struggle of the Turtle to the Sea - Part II" – 3:34
  11. "The Struggle of the Turtle to the Sea - Part III" – 6:03

Personnel[edit]

Solos[edit]

  • (2) : JL Ponty (violin) & D. Stuermer (guitar)
  • (3) : JL Ponty (violin) & A. Zavod (synthesizer)
  • (5) : JL Ponty (violin), D. Stuermer (guitar), A. Zavod (synthesizer) & A. Holdsworth (guitar)
  • (6) : A. Holdsworth (guitar) & JL Ponty (violin)
  • (8) : JL Ponty (violin) & A. Holdsworth (guitar)
  • (9) : A. Zavod (synthesizer)
  • (10) : JL Ponty (violectra)
  • (11) : R. Armstrong (bass straight and with devices), D. Stuermer (guitar), S. Smith (drums) & A. Holdsworth (guitar)

Production[edit]

  • Producer: Jean-Luc Ponty
  • Engineer: Larry Hirsch
  • Tape handler technician: Mitch Gibson
  • Mastered by John Golden
  • Front cover photography by Andy Kent
  • Liner photography by Frank Moscati

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
1977 Billboard Jazz Albums 1
Billboard Pop Albums 35

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henderson, Alex (2011). "Jean-Luc Ponty - Enigmatic Ocean (1977) album review | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 13 August 2011.
  2. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 163. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.

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