Lionel Loueke - Karibu
January 7, 2008. Posted by Joshua Jackson.
I just listened to the advance of guitarist Lionel Loueke's Karibu, slated for release on March 25th on Blue Note. It features the GILFEMA trio (Lionel, Massimo Biolcati and Ferenc Nemeth), with special guests...HERBIE HANCOCK and WAYNE SHORTER.
Prepare yourself for an astonishing version of Coltrane's "Naima," featuring Wayne on soprano.
...when you buy the record, that is...
Incidentally, the first time I heard Lionel was with Terence Blanchard, at the Top of the Senator club. During IAJE. Terence said to me, "You gotta check out this cat from Benin. You've never heard anything like this." I'm still saying that to myself in 2008. - Josh
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