*“It’s been short and fast,” said Paris born Contemporary Jazz guitarist Marc Antoine about his 25 year marriage to Rebecca, which is the motivation behind the release of his new album “Something About Her” (Shanachie Entertainment). “When everything goes well it doesn’t feel like 25 years. It’s like it just happened.”
Trained classically, with his debut titled “Classical Soul,” Antoine went on to play Acid Jazz and now Contemporary Jazz. At the time of my interview with Marc he was promoting the project’s first single “Groovy Sunday,” featuring saxophonist Marion Meadows and Philippe Saisse.
“It reminded me of the 80s…Spyro Gyra…soprano sax,” said Marc about the single “Groovy Sunday.” “It’s inspired from them. The sound was happy groovy music.”
The “Something About Her” album also features pianist two-time Grammy nominated Jim Brickman; tenor saxophonist Greg Vail; Grammy winning percussionist Luis Conte’; flutist Tony Guerrero; bassist Roberto Vally; drummers Joel Rosenblatt and Gordon Campbell; two-time Grammy winning saxophonist Mindi Abair; pianist Brian Simpson, and three-time Grammy nominated pianist David Benoit. The musical love letter to his wife Rebecca has such tracks as “Still in Love,” “Marco Polo,” “Velvet Night,” “Corto Maltese,” “Eclectic World,” “California Haze,” “Summer in Technicolor,” and “Song for Sasha” written for his granddaughter.
“I know everyone,” Marc said about the featured musicians on this “Something About Her” project. “Marion…25-30 years…played with him in the 90s…same label in the 90s. I arrived in Los Angeles in the 90s.”
Throughout his career he has worked with three-time Grammy nominated saxophonist Sting, Cher, three-time Grammy nominated saxophonist Dave Koz and Rick Braun. His music can be heard in feature films, such as Get Shorty. www.MarcAntoine.com www.Shanachie.com
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