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Open Strings

Jean-Luc Ponty Experience

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1.1
Flipping, Part I
Jean-Luc Ponty; Philip Catherine; Joachim Kuhn; Peter Warren; Oliver Johnson
4:38
1.2
Flipping, Part II
Jean-Luc Ponty; Philip Catherine; Joachim Kuhn; Peter Warren; Oliver Johnson
10:38
1.3
Flipping, Part III
Jean-Luc Ponty; Philip Catherine; Joachim Kuhn; Peter Warren; Oliver Johnson
5:31
1.4
Open Strings
Jean-Luc Ponty; Philip Catherine; Peter Warren; Joachim Kuhn; Oliver Johnson
14:50
1.5
Sad Ballad
Jean-Luc Ponty; Philip Catherine; Peter Warren; Joachim Kuhn; Oliver Johnson
4:12
Total Playing Time    39:49
"... an unexpectedly freewheeling session ... powerfully influenced by John Coltrane, whose sax marathons Ponty often seems to emulate on violin. This formidable ensemble can be fiercely hard-grooving and boldly exploratory. It sounds of its time, but it was a good time for Ponty ..."
- The Guardian

Jean-Luc Ponty almost single-handedly brought the violin into the modern jazz era. Open Strings, recorded in 1971, presents Ponty at his pre-fusion best: after working together for over a year, this quintet of world-renowned musicians plays on the creative edge, notably German pianist Joachim Kühn who displays his technical mastery, sense of humour and sheer inventiveness.The three parts of Flipping form a triptych of connected pieces with ever-changing tempos, moods and modes, as the musicians exchange places and combinations.
88.2 kHz / 24-bit PCM – MPS Records Studio Masters

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