Paul Brown & Marc Antoine Tickets and CDs Giveaway


ForeignXchange from Paul Brown and Marc AntoineContemporary jazz guitar collaborations between label mates have resulted in some memorable recordings over the history of the genre. The first ones that pop in my head are George Benson and Earl Klugh (Collaboration on Warner Bros.) and Lee Ritenour and Larry Carlton (Larry & Lee on GRP). Peak Records joins in on the tradition with Paul Brown and Marc Antoine. Their new release is ForeignXchange. Brown was the go-to producer for smooth jazz for a long time before starting a solo career. Antoine has had a notable smooth jazz career for over 15 years. I’ve heard his beautiful “Storytime” (from Urban Gypsy, one of his first releases) on a PBS Kids sponsor message a number of times.

The recording has guest performances from Philippe Saisse, Gregg Karukas, and Jessy J. The more noteworthy tracks I heard had the horn section of Jerry Hey, “Bill Richenback” (though I think the liner notes mean Bill Reichenbach), and Dan Higgins. If I programmed a Sunday Brunch show, I’d be playing “Foreign Exchange.” Worth mentioning is that Brown and Antoine are both listed as writers of each of the ten songs on ForeignXchange.

You can experience Brown and Antoine live. They’ll be on tour and I’m happy to be able to give away to one lucky person a pair of tickets to the KIFM festival in San Diego on May 23 where Marc and Paul will be performing. The winner will also get a signed copy of ForeignXchange. I’m also giving away a couple of copies of the CD.

To win the ticket and autographed CD, just respond to this post with your favorite Paul Brown or Marc Antoine (or other smooth jazz) song, concert experience, etc. Make sure you include a valid email address so I can contact you with details.

To win a copy of the CD, follow me on Twitter! I’ll direct message two random winners to ask for a mailing address. I love Twitter because I can convey quick information much faster than blogging. That’s my primary method for announcing contemporary jazz news.

This contest ended on Friday, May 1. The winner was notified on Sunday.

Hear “Foreign Exchange” – Quicktime | Windows Media


  1. my favorite song of marc antoine is funky picante and favorite song of paul brown is dont let me be lonely tonight.I have never seen either marc antoine or paul brown before and would be completely apreciative of the chance to live out a dream to see them.

  2. As a Smooth Jazz guitarist I have to say Marc’s best tune for me is ” Mediterraneo”,,,this style is so Marc Antoine,,incredible playing and lusty sounds of the nylon string send shivers up my back.

    Paul Browns best tune for me is ” The Rhythm Method”,,,,,such classic smooth guitar style,,octave slides that will make you melt.

    I have the new ForeignXchange CD,,,great tunes!

    I haven’t seen either players in concert and it would be such a pleasure and privilage to watch these two master playing together!

    My band mates would be so jealous !

  3. My favorite Paul Brown song is “The Rhythm Method.” I haven’t seen him in concert yet, but would love to see him is San Diego with Marc Antoine (love his music too).

    The Gaslamp Jazz Festival is one of my favorite jazz events of the year and I would love to celebrate my birthday there this year.

  4. My favorite from Marc is Unity and from Paul is the whole White sand cd. I couln’t make it to San Deigo (in NYC) but I would love the cd
    My favorite concert was @ Liberty State Park 2 years ago loved watching Euge Groove teat up the stage and then the all time fav was when George Benson came onstage whew!!!!

    stay blessed

  5. My favorite Marc Antoine album is Modern Times. Mostly because it has a fresh sound, but still has traces of that latin/bossa feel. My favorite Paul Brown has to be White Sands. This album sounds like all of the albums that he produced for other artists wrapped up into one. I can listen to that one all day. I live in Atlanta so I attend the Atlanta Jazz Festival almost every year. Two years ago I saw Herbie Hancock with my 22 year old son. It was incredible! He had Terri Lynn Carrington on drums and Nathan East on the bass. Love the site and radio station. Thanks John, keep up the great work.

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