Berks Jazz Fest 2012: Mark Antoine

Saturday afternoon was opened by French acoustic guitarist Marc Antoine who was in fine form, after a one and half year hiatus due to health problems, he visibly was happy to be on stage again. The concert was relaxed and laid-back, giving plenty of room for the music to breathe. Marc Antoine played the whole gamut from funky to smooth to pretty, he made a little excursion to Brazil with a couple of tracks, one of them "Mas Que Nada". Keyboardist Ron Reinhardt - who usually is touring with Guitar & Saxes - was the featured soloist and had the opportunity to show more of his abilities during this set. Frank "The Third" Richardson was on drums, he actually played on the following two shows that day as well. This concert by this world class guitarist was musical bliss.