The latest inspiring Smooth Jazz all-star pairing to explore the delightful possibilities of their shared passions, David Benoit and Marc Antoine’s boldly melodic, rhythmically eclectic and seductively exotic dual album truly lives up to its playful name, SO NICE! Both trailblazing artists have scored with hit dual albums in the past – Benoit with Russ Freeman, Antoine with Paul Brown – but surpass the magic of those via their mutual love for Brazilian music and particularly, classic Bossa Nova. Creating a powerful synthesis of their unique individual acoustic styles, the pianist and guitarist artfully blend jubilant music, sweet romance and haunting melancholy vibes. Complementing their eight originals are inspired twists on two classics, including a Jobim samba. Beyond nice, this recording is exceptional!
A Casting Change
Change can sometimes lead to new horizons and it is refreshing to see David Benoit collaborate with someone other than Russ Freeman (of Rippingtons renown). Please don't take this as a "putdown" of Freeman, but some things get stale after awhile. Marc Antoine is an excellent choice. "So Nice" was an auspicious beginning . . . Good work guys!
"Benoit + Antoine" = ✨Pure Magic✨
Very relaxing great Music
I'll be listening to this when I need to relax
I buy everything Marc Antione. I like.