Mystical Adventures

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Mystical Adventures
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Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 18, 1982
RecordedAugust–September 1981
StudioCherokee Studios (Los Angeles, California)
GenreJazz fusion
Length41:16
LabelAtlantic Records
ProducerJean-Luc Ponty, Arif Mardin
Jean-Luc Ponty chronology
Civilized Evil
(1980)
Mystical Adventures
(1982)
Individual Choice
(1983)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide3/5 stars[2]

Mystical Adventures is an album by French jazz fusion artist Jean-Luc Ponty, released in 1982.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Jean-Luc Ponty unless otherwise noted.

  1. "Mystical Adventures (Suite) Part I" – 3:29
  2. "Mystical Adventures (Suite) Part II" – 3:36
  3. "Mystical Adventures (Suite) Part III" – 7:29
  4. "Mystical Adventures (Suite) Part IV" – 0:47
  5. "Mystical Adventures (Suite) Part V" – 5:04
  6. "Rhythms of Hope" – 4:02
  7. "As" (Stevie Wonder, arranged by Jean-Luc Ponty) – 5:48
  8. "Final Truth - Part I" – 4:54
  9. "Final Truth - Part II" – 2:06
  10. "Jig" – 3:56

Personnel[edit]

  • Jean-Luc Ponty – acoustic & electric violins; Yamaha electric piano (tracks 1, 4); Yamaha organ (tracks 2-6, 9, 10); synthesizer (tracks 1, 3, 5, 9); vocoder (tracks 3, 7); voice (track 3)
  • Chris Rhyne – grand piano (tracks 2, 5, 8); Fender Rhodes electric piano (tracks 2, 3, 5-7, 10); Prophet-5 & Oberheim 8-voice synthesizers (tracks 2, 3, 5-10)
  • Jamie Glaser – electric guitar (tracks 2, 3, 5-9); acoustic guitar (track 10)
  • Randy Jackson – electric bass (tracks 2, 3, 5-10)
  • Rayford Griffin – drums (tracks 1-3, 5-10); percussion (track 9); voice (tracks 3, 7)
  • Paulinho Da Costa – percussion (tracks 6, 7, 10)
Production
  • Producer: Jean-Luc Ponty
  • Co-producer: Arif Mardin (track 7)
  • Recording engineer: Dee Robb
  • Assistant recording engineer: Brad Gilderman
  • Overdubs engineers: Bruce Robb, Stuart Graham
  • Mixing engineer: Peter R. Kelsey
  • Mastered by Bernie Grundman
  • Front cover painting by Daved Levitan
  • Cover concept by Claudia Ponty
  • Back cover photography by Sam Emerson

Recorded at Cherokee Recording Studios, Los Angeles, California, August and September, 1981.

Charts[edit]

Year Chart Position
1982 Billboard Jazz Albums 1
1982 Billboard Pop Albums 44

References[edit]

  1. ^ Connolly, Dave (2011). "Jean-Luc Ponty - Mystical Adventures (1982) 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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