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Imaginary Voyage


Download links and information about Imaginary Voyage by Jean - Luc Ponty. This album was released in 1976 and it belongs to Jazz, Crossover Jazz genres. It contains 9 tracks with total duration of 38:12 minutes.

Artist: Jean - Luc Ponty
Release date: 1976
Genre: Jazz, Crossover Jazz
Tracks: 9
Duration: 38:12
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No. Title Length
1. New Country 3:08
2. The Gardens of Babylon 5:07
3. Wandering On the Milky Way 1:49
4. Once Upon a Dream 4:07
5. Tarantula 4:08
6. Imaginary Voyage, Pt. 1 2:22
7. Imaginary Voyage, Pt. 2 4:04
8. Imaginary Voyage, Pt. 3 5:26
9. Imaginary Voyage, Pt. 4 8:01



As of 1976, Jean-Luc Ponty's variations on the Mahavishnu Orchestra theme were still fresh and imaginative, cast in a distinctively different, more lyrical, more controlled framework. For Imaginary Voyage, Ponty's instrumental lineup is identical to that of Mahavishnu — electric violin, guitar, keyboards, bass, drums — but he turns the emphasis on its head, with all commands coming directly from the violin (his) and less competitive crossplay emanating from his colleagues. For starters, "New Country" is a lively jazz-rock hoedown, one of those periodic C&W side trips that some fusioneers attempted for a lark, and "The Gardens of Babylon" is a wonderfully memorable tune, the beginnings of which grow out of "New Country." The last half of the CD is taken up by the title composition, a strong four-part suite that hangs together with barely a sag in interest over its 20-minute span. ~ Richard S. Ginell, Rovi