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Aurora
Jean-Luc Ponty
Aurora
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Jazz, Pop
 
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Jean Luc Ponty has been the premier Jazz/Fusion violinist of the past three decades. He is one of the few Jazz musicians to have numerous albums make the Billboard charts, twelve of them to be exact. "Aurora", his second...  more »

      
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All Artists: Jean-Luc Ponty
Title: Aurora
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Wounded Bird Records
Original Release Date: 1/1/2006
Re-Release Date: 8/15/2006
Album Type: Original recording remastered
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Jazz, Pop
Styles: Jazz Fusion, Modern Postbebop, Smooth Jazz, Bebop, Dance Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 664140816329

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Jean Luc Ponty has been the premier Jazz/Fusion violinist of the past three decades. He is one of the few Jazz musicians to have numerous albums make the Billboard charts, twelve of them to be exact. "Aurora", his second Atlantic release, originally hit the Billboard charts in 1976. It features Darryl Stuermer & Patrice Rushen.

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Truly Great Album
JPH | Saratoga, CA | 12/09/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The music on this album, though played mostly on electric instruments, has for me an acoustic quality. Maybe its due to Patrice Rushen's brilliant piano solo on "Renaissance".

ALl of the musicians shine and contribute to a very tight and expressive overall performance. "Aurora" along with "Enigmatic Ocean" are absolute must-haves for any jazz/fusion music collection."
Jean-Luc is the man!
Rufus Quail | 09/21/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"You might consider this a "symphony" or tone-poem in that the songs seem to run together in one beautiful theme. It is absolutely one of the most inspiring works I have ever heard. Swear to God, if "Renaissance" doesn't give you goose bumps I don't know what will.

The album puts me in a state of reverie and blissful contemplation. Who knows, it could happen to you!"
Great minds must think alike!
reedeetee | MI, USA | 06/12/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I first heard (and bought) this album on vinyl freshman year college, 1976. Like many others who heard 'Renaissance,' I was totally smitten upon first hearing it on the radio. After buying it, the rest of the album didn't disappoint at all.

After wearing the vinyl out, I found it on audio cassette in the '80s, and finally got it on CD. Ponty had an amazing group of artists playing with him. I still get goosebumps when listening to 'Renaissance.' Patrice Rushen KILLS on that piano solo! She went on to have an awesome debut album within the next year ("Shout It Out" on Prestige Records - lots of luck finding it - Amazon, consider looking for that one, if possible).

Between Jean-Luc Ponty, Noel Pointer, and Stephane Grappelli, jazz violin (fusion, funk, or traditional) was becoming a force in music. I could not have been happier!"