Jean Michel Jarre has been a known commodity to fans of techno and ambient music since he released his groundbreaking album Oxygene in 1976.

Jean Michel Jarre has been a known commodity to fans of techno and ambient music since he released his groundbreaking album Oxygene in 1976. Sessions 2000 is Jarre's latest foray into ambient electronica, though this outing finds him at least partially merging his mesmerizing ambient music with a melodicism that's most closely akin to jazz. These tracks all share a certain cinematic scope, which is not unusual for ambient tunes, but Jarre has put a good deal of effort into evoking a pensive, understated, jazz feel that, at times—particularly on "March"—is reminiscent of Miles Davis' late work. Nothing here is punctuated by silence, but there's a good deal of space in Jarre's solo voices. He's created a deeply nuanced soundscape that invites repeated listening. Distributed by Koch.—PVV