Lionel Loueke: Seven Teens


Seven Teens


Lionel Loueke (guitar, vocals)


Karibu (Blue Note)

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Lionel Loueke (guitar, vocals), Herbie Hancock (piano),

Massimo Biolcati (bass), Ferenc Nemeth (drums)


Composed by Lionel Loueke


Recorded: 2007


Rating: 94/100 (learn more)

What happens when the music of Western Africa meets Herbie Hancock? The result is the song "Seven Teens." This is a perfect platform for Hancock, who dazzles and hypnotizes with his use of diminished overtones and chromatic lines. Most of the song is given to him, although Loueke plays an excellent solo with his added vocal style of singing the solo. It's not a surprise that Hancock and Loueke work so well together, as the magic heard on this track is also heard on Hancock's River: The Joni Letters, in which both musicians exchange ideas with familiarity and extreme clarity.

Reviewer: Jared Pauley

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