Jean-Luc Ponty – Tchokola

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Tchokola is an album by French jazz fusion artist Jean-Luc Ponty, released in 1991.

“At times, one feels that even this endlessly pliable virtuoso is not quite comfortable with these exotic idioms, but the music is so infectious that it usually sweeps him – and us – right along,”- Richard S. Ginell/AllMusic.

Track listing:
“Mam’maï” (Abdou M’Boup, Willy N’For, Jean-Luc Ponty) – 6:00
“Sakka Sakka” (Myriam Betty, N’For, Guy N’Sangue, Brice Wassy) – 5:22
“Tchokola” (Wassy) – 5:47
“Mouna Bowa” (N’sangue, Ponty) – 6:32
“N’Fan Môt” (Ponty, Wassy) – 6:10
“Yéké Yéké” (Mory Kanté) – 4:58
“Bamako” (Yves N’Djock, Ponty, Wassy) – 4:31
“Rhum ‘N’ Zouc” (Ponty) – 5:04
“Cono” (Salif Keita) – 4:56
“Bottle Bop” (NDjock, Nsangue, Wassy) – 4:49

Jean-Luc Ponty – violin, keyboards, electric violin and viola
Martin Atangana – guitar
Yves N’Djock – guitar
Guy N’Sangue – bass
Brice Wassy – drums, percussion
Moustapha Cisse – percussion
Angélique Kidjo – vocals
Myriam Betty – vocals
Esther Dobong’Na Essiène (aka Estha Divine)-vocals
Kémo Kouyaté – harp, background vocals, Balafon, Kora
Abdou M’Boup – percussion, bongos, vocals, Sabar, Tama, Bugarabu
Willy N’For – vocals


Released: May 21, 1991
Recorded: 1990–1991
Studio: Davout Studios, Paris, France
Length: 53:49
Label: Epic
Producer: Jean-Luc Ponty, Brice Wassy