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Virgin Forest - The Complete Sessions

by Lionel Loueke

Virgin Forest - The Complete Sessions by Lionel Loueke

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Virgin Forest - The Complete Sessions

by Lionel Loueke

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Label: Obliqsound
This reissue marked the 10th anniversary of Lionel Loueke's debut, a heavy-hitting coming out party which introduced Loueke to audiences alongside Herbie Hancock, vocalist Gretchen Parlato and percussionist Cyro Baptista. The recording is a good reminder of the impact of the original release -- Loueke's one-on-one improvisations facing Hancock and Baptista made the guitarist an overnight name in jazz -- but the material of greatest interest here is the six previously unheard solo acoustic performances by Louek, like the joyous "Abominwe."

About This Album

This reissue marked the 10th anniversary of Lionel Loueke's debut, a heavy-hitting coming out party which introduced Loueke to audiences alongside Herbie Hancock, vocalist Gretchen Parlato and percussionist Cyro Baptista. The recording is a good reminder of the impact of the original release -- Loueke's one-on-one improvisations facing Hancock and Baptista made the guitarist an overnight name in jazz -- but the material of greatest interest here is the six previously unheard solo acoustic performances by Louek, like the joyous "Abominwe."

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About This Album

This reissue marked the 10th anniversary of Lionel Loueke's debut, a heavy-hitting coming out party which introduced Loueke to audiences alongside Herbie Hancock, vocalist Gretchen Parlato and percussionist Cyro Baptista. The recording is a good reminder of the impact of the original release -- Loueke's one-on-one improvisations facing Hancock and Baptista made the guitarist an overnight name in jazz -- but the material of greatest interest here is the six previously unheard solo acoustic performances by Louek, like the joyous "Abominwe."