Cruising around YouTube this morning I fell into this old friend; I haven't thought about it in years. It's a great album, a classic of the 1970's fusion movement. Mirage has such a joyful melancholy vibe to it and on Nostalgic Lady he's joined by Allan Holdsworth. I actually didn't hear this album until 1982 when I went off to college but it was this album that introduced me to Allan and I became a fan instantly. But as great as Allan was on this album it was Ponty's playing that really grabbed me and I spent hours and hours transcribing his lines. Looking back, Ponty's music wasn't nearly as intense as a lot of the other fusion acts of the time, his music was much more introspective and mellow, probably why I enjoyed it so much.