Urban Gypsy

Urban Gypsy

by Marc Antoine
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Urban Gypsy

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/27/1998
Label: Grp Records
UPC: 0011105991025
catalogNumber: 9910

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Marc Antoine   Primary Artist,Guitar
Steve Reid   Percussion
Jimmy Haslip   Bass
Rachel Z   Keyboards,fender rhodes
Luis Conte   Percussion
Sovory   Vocals
Harold Todd   Flute
Marc Antione   Guitar,Keyboards,Batucada,Rap,Moog Bass
Rodney Lee   Keyboards,fender rhodes
Ricardo Belled   Bass

Technical Credits

Scott Blockland   Producer,Engineer
Mike Mainieri   Executive Producer
Sovory   Vocal Arrangements
Gota Yashiki   Loop
Marc Antoine   Composer,Producer
Steve Newman   Art Direction
Marc Antione   Producer

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