艾瑞克·马瑞安托是当今现代爵士乐坛中少见的全面性萨克斯风名家，原本只在Jazz Club中演出的他，因被Fusion先驱─Chick Corea奇．柯瑞亚发掘，因而使艾瑞克展开了一段崭新的演出生涯！除了跟著乐团展开世界巡迴表演、推出个人专辑外，也在作曲、编曲上发挥创作的才能，全方位的当代爵士演绎在他身上，呈现最为令人击节而讚的感动诗篇！
艾瑞克以超过10年的辉煌演奏生涯，体现了一位融合爵士乐手最佳的完美典范。并力邀当代爵士乐坛名人Paul Brown 保罗布朗、Jeff Lorber 杰夫罗伯、DaveWeckl 戴夫威可，及Brian Culbertson 布莱恩考伯森等，眾家巨星以饶富融合爵士语句的相互对应，呈现无可复加的现代都会美感和即兴炫技，尽显现代爵士最贴近人心的感动！
Altoist Eric Marienthal (who is also heard on tenor, soprano and baritone) plays well throughout One Touch but he is the only reason to acquire this disc. The backup, which includes keyboardist-producer Jeff Lorber, a few vocalists and guest appearances from pianist David Benoit and bassist John Patitucci, is mostly pretty anonymous. The originals are forgettable and usually fade out when the music gets too heated. With all of the selections clocking in between three-and-a-half and almost five minutes, potential radio airplay was obviously the main purpose behind the music, which is consistently commercial, accessible, mildly soulful and very predictable. At best, One Touch succeeds as background music but a close listen will frustrate listeners who know that Eric Marienthal is capable of much more. ~ Scott Yanow
Recorded at JHL Studio, Pacific Palisades, California; Mad Hatter Studios and Studio Masters, Los Angeles, California.
Producers: Jeff Lorber, Russell Ferrante, Jimmy Haslip, Eric Marienthal.
Engineers: Jeff Lorber, Bernie Kirsh, Bob Brown.
Personnel: Eric Marienthal (soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone); Ivan Lins, Carl Anderson (vocals); Wayne Bergeron (guitar, trumpet); James Harrah, Oliver Leiber, Paul Jackson, Jr. (guitar); Dave Koz (soprano saxophone); Andy Martin (trombone); Russell Ferrante (piano, keyboards, programming); David Benoit (piano); Jeff Lorber (synthesizer, programming, drum programming); John "J.R." Robinson (drums); Alex Acuña, Paulinho Da Costa (percussion); Randy Hall , Kiki Ebsen, Benet (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Eric Marienthal; Geoff Gillette; Jeff Lorber; Jimmy Haslip; Alan Meyerson; Russell Ferrante.
Recording information: JHL Studio, Pacific Palisades; Mad Hatter Studios, LA, CA; Studio Masters, LA, CA.
Photographer: Jeff Sedlik.
Personnel: Eric Marienthal (soprano, alto, tenor & baritone saxophones); Wayne Bergeron (trumpet); Andy Martin (trombone); Russell Ferrante (piano, keyboards, programming); James Harrah, Peter Sprague, Oliver Leiber (guitar); Alec Milstein, Jimmy Haslip (bass); John Robinson (drums); Randy Hall, Eric Benet Jordan, Lisa Jordan, Kiki Ebsen (background vocals).
Additional guest artists: Ivan Lins (vocals); Dave Koz (soprano saxophone); David Benoit (piano, keyboards, sequencing); Paul Jackson Jr. (guitar); Paulinho Da Costa (percussion).
01. No Doubt About It
02. That’s The Way
03. One For James
04. Walk Through The Fire
07. The Village
08. Tanto Amor
09. Back Talk
10. Where Are You