is a trip to Spain in a CD packet. Guitarist Marc Antione's first CD for Dave Koz' Rendezvous Entertainment label was recorded in Madrid and sounds just like you're there. Antoine's mix of flamenco, classical, gypsy soul and romantica makes this a treat you cannot miss.
Just like his previous releases, Mediterraneo
has what you expect from Antoine. You'll find spirited tracks like Funky Picante
where you in a middle of a Spanish fiesta. You also hear what today's Spain is like with tracks like Cubanova
. And you'll also hear reflective pieces like Castellana Hood
where you see the other side of Spain away from the tourist areas.
What gives the right mood for Mediterrano
is that with the majority of the CD recorded in Spain, Marc Antoine gets a chance to work with Spanish musicians who have not been exposed a lot to Antoine's style of music. Since many of them work with Spanish pop stars, they get a chance to let loose and gives Antoine a chance to show his guitar work behind some great backup people. Mediterraneo
shows the influences Marc Antoine has as he has worked on both sides of the ocean. The mixture brings Antione's game to the highest level. Ole'!