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Paul Brown + Marc Antoine – ForeignXchange

Paul Brown and Marc Antoine. Two guitarists with different résumés but same interests. Marc, a globetrotter between France, Spain, UK and USA, has performed in the past with Basia, SoulIISoul, Guru’s Jazzmatazz, The Solsonics, Queen Latifah, acid jazz DJ GreyHoy, Rick Braun, Sting and the late Selena. Paul Brown is the producer per se in the smooth jazz genre. He performed with Al Jarreau, Boney James, Jeffery Osborne, Kirk Whalum, Larry Carlton, George Benson, Patti Austin and many more.

Paul’s solo projects are Up Front (2004), followed by The City (2005) and White Sand (2007). Marc Antoine’s albums are Classical Soul (1994), Urban Gypsy (1995), Madrid (1998), Universal Language (2000), Cruisin’ (2001), The Very Best of Marc Antoine (2002), Mediterraneo (2003) and Modern Times (2005).

Both guitarists performed together at Paul Brown’s Guitar Night in 2008, which was the reason for Paul’s invitation to join his next recording. The official comment: “This initial session sparked a dynamic, complementary creative flow that developed into a fruitful new partnership, giving rise to the magical give and take of Foreign Exchange.”

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