Enigmatic Ocean is a studio album by French jazz fusion artist Jean-Luc Ponty, released in 1977. It reached on the Billboard Jazz album chart in 1977. All music composed, orchestrated and conducted by Jean-Luc Ponty (from the original album cover). The Trans-Love Express" – 3:59. Enigmatic Ocean - Part I" – 2:23. Enigmatic Ocean - Part II" – 3:35. Enigmatic Ocean - Part III" – 3:42. Enigmatic Ocean - Part IV" – 2:26. Nostalgic Lady" – 5:24.
Enigmatic Ocean (LP, Album). Jean Luc Ponty's step on Mahavishnu Orchestra surely left a big mark on him, but he was capable to mix that energetic jazz-rock style of the orchestra with his own melodic and spiritual music. That sounds really great on several pieces of this album (The excelent title track, "The Struggle Of The Turtle To The Sea") and, as a whole, it blows your mind. Just for the music, this, the "Enigmatic Ocean", is dreamy place to stay for a while. Responder Notifique-me Helpful.
Album · 1977 · 11 Songs. Enigmatic Ocean Jean-Luc Ponty.
Often aggressive but sometimes reflective and moody, this LP is as unpredictable as it is adventurous. Ponty has plenty of room to stretch out, let loose, and blow, and electric guitarists Allan Holdsworth and Daryl Stuermer contribute some inspired solos as well.
Enigmatic Ocean (1977) is another great Jean Luc Ponty album that once again features the blistering technical approach demonstrated on Imaginary Voyage (1976). As a fan of progressive rock and jazz rock, I really appreciate the mixture of progressive and jazz rock elements and especially the virtuoso performances, which are stacked floor to rafters on this album. Enigmatic Ocean however, is a very interesting jazz rock album in that solos and complete arrangements are nicely balanced. Although purely instrumental, the music is very well arranged and there are some nice dynamic contrasts with simply fantastic (and very organic sounding) synth textures. The highlight for me however is the four - part Enigmatic Ocean suite, which bears more than a passing semblance to prog rock, although the chord structures are distinctly "jazzy" at times (just to remind the listener that this is a jazz rock album).