Personnel includes: Marc Antoine (guitar); Kirk Whalum (tenor saxophone); Rick Braun (trumpet); Peter White (accordion); Phillipe Saisse (piano); Jimmy Haslip (bass).
Personnel: Marc Antoine (vocals, guitar, keyboards, drums, drum programming); Marietta Waters, Kevin Whalum (vocals); Bob Sheppard (flute); Peter White (accordion); Kirk Whalum (tenor saxophone); Rick Braun (trumpet, flugelhorn, keyboards, drum programming); James Raymond (piano, keyboards); Philippe Saisse (piano); Dave Kochanski, Rick Jackson (keyboards); Jimmy Earl, Jimmy Haslip (fretless bass); David Palmer (drums, cymbals); Dave Karasony (drums); Luis Conte (percussion); Michael Railton (drum programming).
Audio Mixer: Bill Schnee.
Recording information: Brauntosoarus Studio; Frogland Studio.
Photographer: Tracy Lamonica.
Anyone who appreciates the richness of Spanish music (be it traditional flamenco or the popular "flamenco rock" of the 1970s, '80s and '90s) can't help but take notice when an album is titled Madrid. This effort by guitarist Marc Antoine was recorded with the so-called "smooth jazz" market in mind. Imagine the most laid-back recordings of Earl Klugh, Lee Ritenour, or Grant Geissman having Spanish overtones, and you can get an idea what Antoine sounds like on such lightweight tunes as "Jazzenco," "Plaza Mayor," and "Sunland." Antoine's albums may have wound up in the jazz bins, but this CD is would be more at home in "new age with a beat." ~ Alex Henderson