Lionel Loueke: Benny's Tune

Track

Benny's Tune

Artist

Lionel Loueke (guitar, vocals)

CD

Karibu (Blue Note)

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Musicians:

Lionel Loueke (guitar, vocals),

Massimo Biolcati (bass), Ferenc Nemeth (drums)

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Composed by Lionel Loueke

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Recorded: 2007

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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

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