Jean-Luc Ponty ‎– Enigmatic Ocean (1977)

Enigmatic Ocean is a symphonic/jazz-rock album by French violinist Jean-Luc Ponty, released in 1977 on Atlantic. The album features the twin guitar talents of English virtuoso Allan Holdsworth and American up-and-comer Daryl Stuermer. The two would respectively join ranks in the upcoming year with symphonic supergroups UK and Genesis.

A1. “Overture” (0:47)
A2. “The Trans-Love Express” (3:56)
A3. “Mirage” (4:51)
A4. “Enigmatic Ocean
— a) Part I (2:20)
— b) Part II (3:35)
— c) Part III (3:43)
— d) Part IV (2:24)
B1. “Nostalgic Lady” (5:20)
B2. “The Struggle of the Turtle to the Sea
— a) Part I (3:32)
— b) Part II (3:33)
— c) Part III (6:05)

Jean-Luc Ponty — electric violin, Violectra, bells, composer, orchestration, conductor, producer, solo, violin, grand piano
Allan Holdsworth — lead guitar, electric guitar, solo, guitar
Daryl Stuermer — lead guitar, rhythm guitar, electric guitar, solo, guitar
Ralphe Armstrong — electric bass, fretless bass, solo, devices
Allan Zavod — organ, synthesizer, electric piano, grand piano, Clavinet, solo
Steve Smith — drums, percussion, solo

Larry Hirsch — engineer
Mitch Gibson — tape operator

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