Lionel Loueke Trio
Praised by his mentor Herbie Hancock as "a musical painter," guitaristLoueke combines harmonic complexity, soaring melody, a deep knowledge of African folk forms, and conventional and extended guitar techniques to create a warm and evocative sound of his own. Along with Massimo Biolcati on bass and Ferenc Nemeth on drums, Loueke's trio will play music from his latest CD's, Mwaliko and Heritage, as well as some new material and a few standards.
"Mr Loueke is a gentle virtuoso. As a singer, he has a husky, sincere baritone and a melting falsetto that he uses to scat-sing along with his guitar solos?he sang, made percussive tongue clicks and played syncopated guitar chords and leads. He multiplied himself, one way or another, in nearly every song." ~New York Times