CD Review: Lionel Loueke "Gaia"

On this refreshingly raw album, renowned Beninese guitarist Loueke reunites with old Berklee buddies Massimo Biolcati and Ferenc Nemeth for a fiery two-day session in front of a small studio audience.
By E.E. Bradman ,

On this refreshingly raw album, renowned Beninese guitarist Loueke reunites with old Berklee buddies Massimo Biolcati and Ferenc Nemeth for a fiery two-day session in front of a small studio audience. Biolcati—known in some circles as the man behind iReal Pro—handles the twisty unisons and complex metric modulations with aplomb, supporting the African, jazz, and rock flavors on upright and Kala U-Bass. The trio’s cover of the Bee Gees’ “How Deep Is Your Love” is to die for.