Sunday, April 23, 2017

Jean-Luc Ponty – Computer Incantations For World Peace VS Those Guys – Love, Love, Love (Basement Boys Records)

Jean-Luc Ponty – Computer Incantations For World Peace (Atlantic)
French violinist Jean-Luc Ponty has become a major figure in the Jazz fusion scene since his debut back in 1963, eventually collaborating with some of the greatest artists of all time, from Stéphane Grappelli to Frank Zappa, George Duke, John McLaughlin, Al Di Meola and Stanley Clark, to name but a few. He was certainly far from figuring that the opening cut from his 1983 released ‘Individual Choice’ album would get an echo 13 years after, as so cleverly sampled by Baltimore House production unit the Basement Boys
Those Guys – Love, Love, Love (Basement Boys Records)
Probably the most remebered cut to be credited to Those Guys, in other words the Basement Boys founders Jay Steinhour, Teddy Douglas and Thomas Davis, along with DJ Spen and Maurice Fulton back in 1996, putting Jean-Luc Ponty‘s ‘Computer Incantations For World Peace’ to an unsuspected level. With both of them put together as the introduction a memorable episode of Tony Humphries‘s seminal Magic Sessions soon after its release, during the Miami Winter Music Conference…
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