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Tchokola [Import]

Jean-Luc Ponty Audio CD
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (23 Dec 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B0000027KB
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 305,568 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Mam' Mai (Album Version)Jean Luc Ponty 5:58£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Sakka Sakka (Album Version)Jean Luc Ponty 5:20£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Tchokola (Album Version)Jean-Luc Ponty 5:46£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Mouna Bowa (Album Version)Jean-Luc Ponty 6:31£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. N'Fan Mot (Album Version)Jean Luc Ponty 6:08£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Ye Ke Ye Ke (Album Version)Jean Luc Ponty 4:56£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Bamako (Album Version)Jean Luc Ponty 4:30£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Rhum 'N' Zouc (Album Version)Jean Luc Ponty 5:03£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Cono (Album Version)Jean Luc Ponty 4:56£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Bottle Bop (Album Version)Jean-Luc Ponty 4:49£0.99  Buy MP3 

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5.0 out of 5 stars Forgotten CD 26 April 2014
Format:MP3 Download|Verified Purchase
I missed this one from the pool of Jean-Luc Ponty CDs. Dates from 1991 or thereabouts and heavily influenced by African township rhythms which is absolutely fine by me.
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2.0 out of 5 stars World Jazz 27 April 2013
Format:Audio Cassette
If you are a fan of jazz or world music, this propably is a true gem. This reviewer is a fan of neither of the genres, and for an outsider this album lies somewhere between "slightly annoying" and "boring". Reminds me a bit of the music in Sims 2 Vacation. If you liked that, you'll love this album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best world jazz albums ever 9 Nov 2001
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Format:Audio CD
Although in the past Ponty was guilty of occasional bombast, here he reins in those tendencies and delivers a brilliant album of West African flavored jazz, complemented by a highly talented group of performers. The most famous of these is Brice Wassy who has played with many African, American, and European musicians.
The compositions are mostly originals, with one written by Salif Keita. The title track was also recorded by the South African band Anampondo, but the treatment here is decidedly more interesting. Vocals play a large part on the album--and they are excellent--but they absolutely do not overshadow the impressive musicianship on display. Ponty's violin and keyboards blend with the Africans' tasty percussion, guitar, and bass.
This is a great album to listen to, dance to, pick yourself up by, revel in, and most of all, enjoy. The tunes are often catchy, the arrangements are well thought out, and the overall feeling is exuberant.
11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a fantastic aural exploration of african percussion 6 July 1999
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this album should be played loud so as for the unbelievable african rythms and percussion to inhabit your body and take over. then rest your ears a while. I have listened to this cd at least a hundred times and on a great sound system you are transported to different areas of west africa where traditional themes are swept up and carried away by the impeccably crisp bass and drums that jean luc is known for. Jean luc takes an unobtrusive approach to showcasing the talent he has orchestrated so that his amazing violin sounds like a sheer veil over the saharan sands, enhancing but never blocking, enticing the rythm and the beat to their highest potential. for world jazz lovers that want the authentic drums and bass sounds of africa orchestrated to the highest recording standard this is it. you have arrived at heavens door. i blew a set of 2000 dollar speakers consumed with trying to get every vibration out of this cd.(luckily the speakers were still on warrantee) this albumn truly delivers the goods. if i may be so brash as to admit that i used to take my clothes off and do a spontaneous aerobic workout to this cd, inventing african dances to the convulsive rythms of this albumn. jean luc you done good real good. this is a masterpiece.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tchokola 12 Aug 2000
By A Customer - Published on
Format:Audio CD
This is one of the most versitile collections of music I've heard for a long time. It's wonderful in the car when you are traveling, also great background music for a get-to-gether as you find people tapping their feet, yet it is not intrusive just gets in your blood. I also put it on first thing in the morining as well as the last thing at night. It fits, no matter what you are doing. Super percussion and that violin could soothe a savage beast!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Just what i was looking for 27 Oct 2009
By Scott T. Klingaman - Published on
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Another very nice CD form Jean Luc Ponty,
with African influence. Love the sound, just wish
there was more.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bop Until You Drop 22 April 2009
By Best Of All - Published on
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This is an incredibly joyous album with rhythms that bring sunshine to the heart and warmth to the soul.

Jean-Luc Ponty recorded the sessions in Paris, France, with a bevy of West African artists and co-produced the 10 tracks - clocking in at 53:49 - with drummer/percussionist Brice Wassy. The album peaked at #5 on the 1991 Billboard Top Contemporary Jazz Albums chart.

The groove on the finest track - Bamako - is particularly irresistible, but so subtle. The opening number - Mam'mai - is a bouncing call to the listener that something special is brewing in the mix. There are several numbers that feature vocalists, with the best being Yeke Yeke. Bottle Bop closes the album on a wonderful romp into clubland.

Through the power of music, Ponty proves again that the universal language is found on a canvas that glows majestically from beautiful brush strokes.
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