Individual Choice
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Individual Choice
Individual Choice
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Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 1, 1983 (1983-08-01)
RecordedMarch-May 1983
StudioMusic Grinder Studios and Cherokee Studios (Hollywood, California)
GenreJazz fusion, electronic
ProducerJean-Luc Ponty
Jean-Luc Ponty chronology
Mystical Adventures
Individual Choice
Open Mind
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide3/5 stars[2]

Individual Choice is an album by French jazz fusion violinist Jean-Luc Ponty that was released in 1983.

2009 Bootleg CD

In 2009, a bootleg version of the album was released on CD by a private distributor. The bootleg track listing swaps the placement of tracks 2 and 4. The CD also changed the name of the track "Individual Choice" to "The Inclement Weather Song".[]

Track listing

All songs by Jean-Luc Ponty.

  1. "Computer Incantations for World Peace" - 5:41
  2. "Far from the Beaten Paths" - 5:59
  3. "In Spiritual Love" - 7:01
  4. "Eulogy to Oscar Romero" - 2:32
  5. "Nostalgia" - 5:02
  6. "Individual Choice" - 4:56
  7. "In Spite of All" - 5:55


Production notes

  • Jean-Luc Ponty - producer
  • Gary Skardina - drum recordings
  • Peter R. Kelsey - engineer, mixing
  • Stuart Graham - engineer, assistant engineer
  • Steve Hall - engineer, mastering
  • Mark Hanauer - photography
  • Bob Defrin - art direction


Year Chart Position
1983 Billboard Jazz Albums 2
Billboard Pop Albums 85
Billboard 200 134


  1. ^ Ginell, Richard S. (2011). "Jean-Luc Ponty - Individual Choice (1983) album review | AllMusic". Retrieved 2011.
  2. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 163. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.

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