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Urban Gypsy


Download links and information about Urban Gypsy by Marc Antoine. This album was released in 1995 and it belongs to Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Latin, Smooth Jazz genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 49:46 minutes.

Artist: Marc Antoine
Release date: 1995
Genre: Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Latin, Smooth Jazz
Tracks: 12
Duration: 49:46
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No. Title Length
1. Latin Quarter 5:06
2. Quand Le Jazz Hip-Hop 4:12
3. Sand Castle 4:13
4. Steppin' 4:36
5. El Matador 5:54
6. First Rain 4:03
7. Urban Gypsy 4:04
8. Forget-Me-Not 4:17
9. Brazil '96 1:32
10. Paris Jam 5:33
11. Hollywood Viscount 3:23
12. Storytime (To Lucile) 2:53



Rarely has an album title so perfectly encapsulated the essence of a hybrid project as Marc Antoine's smartly realized Urban Gypsy. Usually in rhythm and jazz, soul-based loop electronics back up horns like trumpet or sax, and flamenco guitar strains are left to those who can provide more Latin-styled backbeats. But Antoine creates hypnotic soundscapes both by machine, doing all the programming himself, and organically, with the help of Steve Reid and Luis Conte. On up-tempo swings, he gets the hip-hop grooving before texturing his bold acoustic precision. And his ballads allow for some clever improvisation between streams of cool strumming. A flair for Brazilian zing explodes on an all-too-short interlude before Antoine returns to his homeland for a street carnival shuffle appropriately titled "Paris Jam." All-star assistance is provided by Rachel Z (a bluesy Fender Rhodes jaunt) and Jimmy Haslip. This spectacular fusion of styles and melodic flair can take its rightful place at the top of either genre it touches upon.