Lionel Loueke: Benny's Tune
Lionel Loueke (guitar, vocals)
Karibu (Blue Note)
Lionel Loueke (guitar, vocals),
Massimo Biolcati (bass), Ferenc Nemeth (drums).
Composed by Lionel Loueke.
Rating: 88/100 (learn more)
Like several of the other songs on Karibu, the groove on this one is very familiar. Both Biolcati and Loueke open with a unison line over a funky beat by Nemeth. The song slows a bit but goes right back into the feeling heard at the beginning. Loueke's vocals are a nice departure for me, since I like hearing the acoustic guitar matched with vocals as opposed the George Benson style with electric. This song might lose some people, as the solo section is a little slower than the A section, but it still captures Loueke's genius.
Reviewer: Jared Pauley