One thing that makes Marc Antoine different from other smooth jazz guitarist is the use of the acoustic guitar on all of his work. One of the things I like about smooth jazz is the diversity of musicians and where they get their influence. On The Very Best of Marc Antoine, you get to hear a side of smooth jazz that in some areas of the country should be more up front on radio and concert stages. Antoine brings his French and Spanish music influences together to bring another dimension in smooth jazz.
Throughout his career, Antoine has always received help from some of the best performers in the business. The Very Best of Marc Antoine feature guest performance from bassists Jimmy Haslip and Will Lee, percussionists Luis Conte and Steve Reid, keyboardists Ricky Peterson, Rachel Z, Philippe Saisse and Rick Braun, Peter White on accordion, flutist Dave Valetin, saxophonist Andy Snitzer and vocalist Patti Austin.
The Very Best of Marc Antoine is a celebration of life. It is one CD you can put in your player and feel like your a million miles away without a care in the world. Marc Antoine has that distinct sound and you'll find it here. Let it carry you away.