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 (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 (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 (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 (1989)

64. Sakka Sakka

65. Mouna Bowa

66. N’fan Môt

67. Rhum ‘n’ Zouc

No Absolute Time

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.


  • Richard Marquez
    8 months ago Reply

    What a tribute!

  • antonio Salvatore
    5 months ago Reply

    What changes have you made to your Barcus berry Violins through the ages ? Have you had them regraduated or maybe the pickups replaced — _ have many BB five strings – greetings Antonio Salvatore

  • Angie Baumchen
    4 months ago Reply

    thank you for opening up my musical listening world to magic. your music sends me on wonderful adventures of my soul. I am truly grateful for your gift.

    I first heard you play when I was 18, at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. I am to turn 61 this month and have enjoyed your music for all this time.

    thank you and belated Happy Birthday

  • Larry Lee Klug
    3 months ago Reply

    Congratulations Maestro Ponty!

    After hearing Enigmatic Ocean in 1977 on an adult contemporary radio in Cincinnati, Ohio, I bought my 1st JLP vinyl LP. I couldn’t drive due to poor vision. Your music was on my imaginary drives in my mind. Now fast-forward through time and 24 JLP CDs later, I met you in person before a concert in Cincinnati, Ohio on October 13, 1991. You signed an ARP synthesizer catalog in gold acrylic marker (still have it). Today I’m 62 years young, just bought a 2020 Honda CR-V (I got my driver’s license at 42 years old), married for 37 years, and driving on real expressways with your music on my iPhone playlist as my soundtrack. I have been working as a technology instructor for the blind and visually impaired going on 20 years and assisting with Suzanne Ciani on web sales. Thank you for accompanying my “driven” passion on helping others. May your music outlast all of us.

    Respectfully yours,
    Larry Klug
    Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

  • Paul
    2 months ago Reply

    Thank you for the music, looking forward to your next project.

  • Marc Lewis
    2 months ago Reply

    I have loved Mr. Ponty’s music for such a long time. I own most of his albums. I have always wanted to see him live in concert but I guess he didn’t do a lot of touring in the United States. Such an immense talent! Thank you Mr. Ponty for sharing your wonderful music with the world. You are one of my all time favorite musicians.

  • Kevin
    5 days ago Reply

    The Beatles touched my heart, The Alan Parsons Project touched my mind, and Jean-Luc Ponty touches my soul. Thank you, Jean-Luc, for making my life so much better.

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