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Marc Antoine: Inspiration

Read "Marc Antoine: Inspiration" reviewed by Katrina-Kasey Wheeler

Since his emergence onto the jazz scene in the mid-1990s, Parisian-born guitarist Marc Antoine has left his mark with his classical soul vibe. He is revered for both his impressive expertise on the guitar, and the European influence infused throughout his music. He has become a fixture in the smooth jazz community throughout the years and continues onward to success.

Antoine has collaborated with many famed artists including George Benson, Celine Dion, Take 6, and the ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Marc Antoine: Hi - Lo Split

Read "Hi - Lo Split" reviewed by Susan Lozinak

Marc Antoine, who hails from Paris, France, has been playing the guitar since the age of eleven, when he began studying classical music. By seventeen, his interests spread to include jazz, rock and pop. Hi- Lo Split may sound a little “Las Vegas, but rest assured there is no glitz or glam to be found.

Hi-Lo Split contains eleven inspiring, captivating and soothing tracks. The title track is velvety smooth, a joy to the senses. “Silk And Steel ...

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Marc Antoine: A Mediterraneo Life

Read "Marc Antoine: A Mediterraneo Life" reviewed by Cheryl Hughey

Life in Madrid can be pretty carefree. You start your evening at about 9:30 p.m. with dinner and finish it off with light drinks at midnight. After heading to the clubs at about 2:30 a.m., you will party all night long . . . unless you are the father of a college student and a thirteen-month-old baby.

Although there may be a wild side for some in Spain, jazz guitarist Marc Antoine admits his time at home is mostly hectic. ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Marc Antoine: Cruisin'

Read "Cruisin'" reviewed by Philip Songa

Consider his name and you'll most likely guess that he is French. Listen to his music and you'd be forgiven for mistaking him to be Latin American. This mystery man is French jazz guitar man Marc Antoine (not to be confused with Puerto Rican crooner Marc Anthony). I was introduced to the sound of Marc Antoine via his collaboration with Dave Koz on the song “You Are Me, I Am You" from Koz's album The Dance (1999).

A year later ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Marc Antoine: Madrid

Read "Madrid" reviewed by Robert Spencer

Marc Antoine is a gypsy guitarist, and this disc is evidence of his travels. “Sunland" sounds like a funky instrumental version of that old song, “If I Were a Carpenter, and You Were a Lady." Much more funk-based is the title track, “Madrid." “Dreamsicle" builds on a dreamy shimmer of synthesizer and Harmon-muted trumpet (courtesy of Rick Braun), while Delphine adds vocals just as dreamy. “Sarava" is playful and upbeat, and “Plaza Mayor" overlays Spanish licks on a cool funk ...


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