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Individual Choice


Download links and information about Individual Choice by Jean - Luc Ponty. This album was released in 1983 and it belongs to Jazz, Crossover Jazz genres. It contains 7 tracks with total duration of 37:14 minutes.

Artist: Jean - Luc Ponty
Release date: 1983
Genre: Jazz, Crossover Jazz
Tracks: 7
Duration: 37:14
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No. Title Length
1. Computer Incantations for World Peace 5:41
2. Far from the Beaten Paths 6:02
3. In Spiritual Love 7:02
4. Euology to Oscar Romero 2:35
5. Nostalgia 5:03
6. Individual Choice 4:56
7. In Spite of All 5:55



Jean-Luc Ponty's decision to gear his sound toward synthesizers, sequencers, and drum machines on 1983's Individual Choice was perfectly in keeping with the musical zeitgeist, but it was a huge departure from his previous work. Sure, there'd been a fair amount of synth on his earlier albums, but it was mostly used in the context of freewheeling jazz-rock solos played by the likes of Allan Zavod or Chris Rhyne. Here, the synth lines are largely preprogrammed by Ponty for a complex electronic latticework that leans more toward Tangerine Dream than The Mahavishnu Orchestra. The same goes for the rest of the electronics that Ponty employs on Individual Choice. But for all his newfound fascination with electronic empowerment, he doesn't forget that he's a violinist first and foremost; the vibrant solo on the opening cut, "Computer Incantations for World Peace," makes that clear from the outset. He also shows he hasn't forgotten how to play with others, as contributions from guitar hero Allan Holdsworth and keyboard wizard George Duke expand the album's scope.