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Classical Soul


Download links and information about Classical Soul by Marc Antoine. This album was released in 1994 and it belongs to Jazz, Contemporary Jazz genres. It contains 9 tracks with total duration of 43:28 minutes.

Artist: Marc Antoine
Release date: 1994
Genre: Jazz, Contemporary Jazz
Tracks: 9
Duration: 43:28
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No. Title Length
1. Smart But Casual 3:37
2. French Dream 4:21
3. P.C.H. 4:48
4. Unity 5:36
5. Universal Language 4:53
6. Timeless Line 5:25
7. Follow Your Bliss 5:08
8. New Boundaries 5:40
9. Classical Soul 4:00



Despite its preponderance of drum programming, Marc Antoine's sparkling debut, Classical Soul, has a consistent loose-feeling, free-for-all jam session quality that every smooth jazz artist should strive for. A touring guitarist with the Solsonics and Basia, Antoine brings a combined sensibility of modern and traditional R&B, jazz, and even blues to a tasty mix surrounding a sharp, crisp, and to-the-point acoustic flair. The tastiest aspect here is the mix of this unplugged comfort with a worldly backbeat. Over generally bouncy electric soundscapes, Antoine weaves a seductive spell that is part accessible melodicism, part escape and challenge. And along the way is the disc's most remarkable achievement, the flamenco-edged "Universal Language," on which Antoine doubles as keyboardist with the piccolo bass sass of Armand Sabal-Lecco. A few overemphasized vocal effects could be trimmed without pain, however. And while the guest list isn't quite as glamorous as those often assembled for a Doc Powell session, Antoine gets stellar support from the capable likes of Jimmy Haslip, Lenny Castro, Steve Reid, and — adding magic both dark and wistful — Sam Riney on flute and sax.