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.
CD Review: Kenny James "Invisiblemann, Vol. 9: Global Funktion
On this disc of funky chill-out music, producer/multi-instrumentalist Kenny James uses fretted and fretless basses to put the bottom under an old-school mélange of grooves that harks back to the heyday of Massive Attack and Thievery Corporation.