"Emotions" – Antonio Koudeles third album for Prudence bears a truly programmatic title! The former member of several internationally renowned classical orchestras, who in the 80s and 90s played with the cream of America's Jazz from Dee Dee Bridgewater to Lalo Shifrin, uses his astounding finesse and his virtuosity in the 14 tracks of this album strictly to serve the expression of his inner soul. Top notch musicians like acclaimed young jazz pianist Roberto Di Gioia, keyboard-wizard Lazlo Benker or Germanys worldclass drummer Wolfgang Haffner put their best into this wonderfully relaxed and tasteful collection of songs. "We had a wonderful atmosphere during the sessions – and I think the music radiates that", says Antonio Koudele. On "Emotions" he elegantly moves between smooth and sophisticated urban jazz and soulful pop. Here he again and again masters the rare treat of expressing even joyful emotions through the means of deep and ambitious musicality.
In the case of Antonio Koudele voice and guitar blend into undividable unity. Known through his work with funk-rock outfit „Fresh Air", Koudele has also recorded with several classical orchestras led by renowned conductors such as Sir Neville Mariner, Sir Colin Davis or Lalo Shifrin. After he is encouraged by George Benson to form his own band in 1987, Antonio founds the „Grupo de Bossa Nova" „The media freely describe me as ‚the guitarist and singer'. Rightly so!, I am reluctant to seperate the two concepts. When I accompany my voice on the guitar, it sounds to me as thought I were singing a duet with a second voice. And when I play an instrumental, I ex-press with the guitar precisely that which I am singing in my mind" Both CD's simply lifts all boundaries between styles. Here jazz-, bossa nova-, funk-, fusion-guitarist and singer Antonio Koudele smoothes all ways for himself and his music, vocal or instrumental. „Life itself is like a kaleidoscope - and music is a part of it."