I was listening to jazzFM, I can't remeber the song, but I remeber the guitar playing, I knew I was listening to something special. I tracked Antonio down to a concert in london, only to find that the radio lied. This musician is pure genious, and no recording can do him justice.
Ok so what is special about the song "Heard it through the Grapevine" by Marvin Gaye. It was great song performed by a great singer, reborn by a superb musician, no one can sing like Marvin Gaye, Antonio doesn't bother, the riff is the voice, he even manages to add some acoustic funk and Acoustic Jaco Pastorias Bass lines ?.
Antonio plays a simple guitar, he is able to construct complex guitar paterns both arpeggio and solo style, includes bass lines and uses the casing and strings as a percusion instrument, all in one go !!!(I have seen him live, it is just him, trust me).
He plays acoustic guitar, from Jazz to Spanish, and crosses over seamlessly, but he doesn't stop there, he has such a broad spectrum. His influences appear to be old acoustic players from the mid to late seventies like John McCaughlin.
Think of your favorite master of acoustic guitar, what would he be like if he was twice as good, get and this album and see for yourself.
He is the utlimate pro, real person and a true artist, from the land of Ferrari, Ducati, Tuscany, Vivaldi, Rossini, Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangello, Spaghettti Bolognese and Antonio Forcione. A country not short of Genius.