Marc Antoine, who has scored five No. 1 Smooth Jazz singles with his trademark acoustic Latin and flamenco guitar sounds, has wrapped up a new CD titled Hi-Lo Split. The CD, his eighth overall, marks a return to Antoine's smooth nylon-guitar sounds and is his first for Peak Records. His previous CD, 2005’s Modern Times, experimented with hip-hop and techno rhythms.
Featured are 11 songs, including titles such as “For a Smile,” “Silk & Steel,” “Cancun Blue,” “Tomorrow” and a cover of the Classic IV’s classic hit single from 40 years ago, “Spooky.” Antoine, who lives in Spain, used mostly local musicians for the CD, including keyboardist Frederic Gaillardet, bassist Andre Manga, trumpeter Manuel Machado and saxophonist Bobby Martinez.
Hi-Lo Split, named after a type of poker game, will be available July 24.
For a Smile (Antoine) – 4:14
Hi-Lo Split (Antoine) – 5:23
Spooky (Buie/Cobb/Middlebrooks/Shapiro) – 4:03
Silk & Steel (Antoine) – 5:00
Cancun Blue (Antoine) – 4:47
Groovin' High (Antoine) – 4:43
Forever (Antoine) – 5:31
Panacea (Antoine/Stevens) – 6:26
Bossalectro (Antoine) – 4:11
Voodoo Dool (Antoine) – 5:07
Tomorrow (Antoine) – 4:08