80 Days of Ponty

Celebrating the music of Jean-Luc Ponty for his 80th birthday on Sept. 29th, 2022

JEAN-LUC PONTY is a pioneer and undisputed master of violin in the arena of jazz and rock who is widely regarded as an innovator who has applied his unique visionary spin that has expanded the vocabulary of modern music.

IMAGINE’s 80 Days of Ponty pays tribute to this icon of the musical imagination by presenting our 80 favorite Jean-Luc Ponty songs from a discography spanning 17 albums and 150 songs, starting with 1975’s Upon the Wings of Music and culminating in 2007’s The Atacama Experience.

We invite you to enjoy our Ponty 80 playlist, chronologically ordered by release date, which our 80 Days of Ponty campaign celebrates by spotlighting one great Jean-Luc Ponty song each day in an 80-day countdown from Tuesday, July 12th until his 80th birthday on Thursday, September 29th.


Upon the Wings of Music

Upon the Wings of Music (1975)

1. Upon The Wings Of Music

2. Question With No Answer

3. Polyfolk Dance

4. Bowing Bowing

5. Fight For Life


Aurora

Aurora (1976)

6. Is Once Enough?

7. Renaissance

8. Aurora, Part 1 and Aurora Part 2

9. Passenger Of The Dark

10. Between You And Me


Imaginary Voyage

Imaginary Voyage (1976)

11. New Country

12. Tarantula

13. Gardens Of Babylon

14. Imaginary Voyage
Pt 1: https://open.spotify.com/track/5k6jyKOguKT2Xp04Gx9Uqx?si=892192726f584b4e
Pt. 2: https://open.spotify.com/track/3RJ2fJFAFE5507STYdyWOX?si=cc6e0b5ff6d74be3
Pt. 3: https://open.spotify.com/track/48aGA8qFWJNKs4oPyVLsjp?si=929bb2fb0faa4d03
Pt. 4: https://open.spotify.com/track/4YIjegxBm4EW0cqPccUZxz?si=bb4df82ea51c432e


Enigmatic Ocean

Enigmatic Ocean (1977)

15. Mirage

16. Enigmatic Ocean
Pt. 1: https://open.spotify.com/track/4YmwgJl4DQMIu1YgYyDJ6q?si=d24f6ccfdea84b18
Pt. 2: https://open.spotify.com/track/18u6e9NupeSLSeIIeoX8Sx?si=2d8fa70fbf214018
Pt. 3: https://open.spotify.com/track/6xR8vg6zSXQU3cHB3TereH?si=4c49d58bd34048fc
Pt. 4: https://open.spotify.com/track/39czco0YcxjZzL9iqG9tK9?si=813b3c3dacbf4bd9

17. Nostalgic Lady

18. Struggle Of The Turtle To The Sea
Pt. 1: https://open.spotify.com/track/1FdBjI5VholjeVaxULhJIT?si=8462a847bea6407f
Pt. 2: https://open.spotify.com/track/74fUdfDMuNeakgSjGf1DB7?si=a3b8cde5a842435f
Pt. 3: https://open.spotify.com/track/3RaSStjj6pMmuIFNLl0Dso?si=ec92e84695244aca


Cosmic Messenger

Cosmic Messenger (1978)

19. Ethereal Mood

20. Cosmic Messenger

21. The Art Of Happiness

22. Don’t Let The World Pass You By

23. Puppets’ Dance

24. Fake Paradise

25. Egocentric Molecules


A Taste for Passion

A Taste for Passion (1979)

26. Stay With Me

27. Beach Girl

28. A Taste For Passion

29. Life Cycles

30. Give Us A Chance


Civilized Evil

Civilized Evil (1980)

31. Demagomania

32. Peace Crusaders

33. Happy Robots

34. Shape Up Your Mind


Mystical Adventures

Mystical Adventures (1982)

35. Mystical Adventures (Suite in 5 parts)

36. Rhythms of Hope

37. As

38. Final Truth, Pt. 1 and Final Truth, Pt. 2


Individual Choice

Individual Choice (1983)

39. Computer Incantations For World Peace

40. Far From The Beaten Paths

41. In Spiritual Love

42. Individual Choice

43. In Spite Of All


Open Mind

Open Mind (1984)

44. Open Mind

45. Watching Birds

46. Modern Times Blues

47. Intuition


Fables

Fables (1985)

48. Infinite Pursuit

49. Cats Tales

50. Perpetual Rondo

51. In The Kingdom Of Peace


The Gift of Time

The Gift of Time (1987)

52. New Resolutions

53. Faith In You

54. Between Sea And Sky

55. Metamorphosis

56. The Gift Of Time


Storytelling

Storytelling (1989)

57. After The Storm

58. The Amazon Forest

59. In The Fast Lane

60. A Journey’s End

61. Spring Episode

62. The Story Teller

63. Tender Memories


Tchokola

Tchokola (1989)

64. Sakka Sakka

65. Mouna Bowa

66. N’fan Môt

67. Rhum ‘n’ Zouc


No Absolute Time

No Absolute Time (1993)

68. No Absolute Time

69. Caracas

70. Blue Mambo

71. The Child In You


Life Enigma

Life Enigma (2001)

72. Signals From Planet Earth

73. The Infinite Human Caravan

74. Life Enigma

75. And Life Goes On


The Atacama Experience

The Atacama Experience (2007)

76. Premonition

77. Point Of No Return

78. Celtic Steps

79. Still In Love

80. Euphoria


IMAGINE invites you to visit the official Jean-Luc Ponty website at Ponty.com and also to get immersed in the work of his daughter, Clara Ponty, pianist, singer, and composer, whose Musical Imagination essay, along with her Songs of the Musical Imagination series, grace IMAGINE Vol. 2 and can be experienced here.

1 Comment

  • Richard Marquez
    2 weeks ago Reply

    What a tribute!

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