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Loueke, Lionel

Works: 96 works in 225 publications in 6 languages and 4,195 library holdings
Genres: Jazz  Cover versions  Songs  Popular music  Guitar music (Jazz)  Afrobeat  Jazz vocals  Music videos  Documentary films  Latin jazz 
Roles: Performer, Instrumentalist, Author, Singer, Composer
Classifications: M1679.M58, 782.42165
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Lionel Loueke
Most widely held works by Lionel Loueke
River : the Joni letters by Herbie Hancock( Recording )

13 editions published in 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legendary pianist and innovator Herbie Hancock explores the words and music of another musical pioneer, Joni Mitchell, on his first new studio recording for Verve since 1998's Grammy Award winner Gershwin's World
Radio music society by Esperanza Spalding( Recording )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the follow-up to her bestselling album Chamber Music Society in 2012, the Grammy Award-winning jazz artist Esperanza Spalding releases her most diverse, ambitious, and masterful recital yet
Eve by Angélique Kidjo( Recording )

2 editions published in 2013 in Fon and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An album of remembrance of African women by the Beninese born, Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter
Õÿö by Angélique Kidjo( Recording )

4 editions published in 2010 in Fon and Undetermined and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"4 out of 5 ... a bright, joyous and accessible album from an African superstar in her prime."--Songlines
Karibu by Lionel Loueke( Recording )

17 editions published in 2008 in 4 languages and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guitarist and vocalist Lionel Loueke makes a stunning debut album that invites listeners to enter a new musical world
Mwaliko by Lionel Loueke( Recording )

11 editions published in 2010 in 4 languages and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bounce by Terence Blanchard( Recording )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Radio music society by Esperanza Spalding( Visual )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Esperanza Spalding ist eine der spannendsten jüngeren Jazzmusikerinnen. Die Bassistin gewann 2010 einen Grammy als beste Newcomerin, Barack Obama wählte sie als musikalische Begleitung bei der Verleihung des Friedensnobelpreises an ihn, alle namhaften Jazzgrößen wollen mit ihr zusammen spielen. Eine Vocal-Jazz-Platte, die nahtlos R'n'B und Jazz vereint
Cross culture by Joe Lovano( Recording )

4 editions published in 2013 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cross Culture is Lovano's representation of a career-long quest to explore the notion of universal music language
In a dream by Gretchen Parlato( Recording )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gretchen Parlato's star continues to rise with her heartfelt second album, which includes both original songs and classic covers
Sound travels by Jack DeJohnette( Recording )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drum legend Jack DeJohnette releases his latest CD, which features an array of collaborators, including vocalists Bruce Hornsby, Bobby McFerrin, and Esperanza Spalding
Biosphere by Florian Weber( )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This astonishing band succeeds in making the most complex templates light, organic, and even funky. Biosphere crosses borders by connecting body & soul, intellect, experience, and concept & sound. Florian Weber spends a good part of each year in New York, fortifying the vital scene of that city. Guitarist Lionel Loueke, drawing on the music of his youth in Benin, has proved himself as guitarist with Herbie Hancock
Heritage by Lionel Loueke( Recording )

4 editions published in 2012 in 3 languages and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The traveler by Kenny Barron( Recording )

3 editions published in 2008 in Undetermined and English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Time's tales by Jeff Ballard( Recording )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jeff Ballard makes his long-overdue debut as a leader with a diverse and wide-ranging album, whose sounds ranging from forward-looking modern jazz to traditional African and Latin rhythms to heavy metal intensity
Art of love : music of Machaut by Robert Sadin( Recording )

1 edition published in 2009 in French and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aziza( Recording )

1 edition published in 2016 and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aziza is a studio album by English jazz bassist Dave Holland together with saxophonist Chris Potter, guitarist Lionel Loueke, and drummer Eric Harland.[6] The album was released on October 14, 2016 via Holland's own Dare2 Records label
Gaia by Lionel Loueke( Recording )

8 editions published in 2015 in 3 languages and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gaïa finds West African guitarist Lionel Loueke reunited with his longstanding trio of bassist Massimo Biolcati and drummer Ferenc Nemeth for the first time since 2010's Mwaliko. It was produced by Blue Note label boss Don Was and cut live in the studio -- sans overdubs -- in front of a small invited audience. The sonics are a tad more brittle, but they add to the crackling energy on offer. First single "Aziza Dance" is funky as hell; the guitarist vamps up a storm and Nemeth drops a ton of breaks amid snare-driven syncopation. Biolcati follows the knotty melody while dropping tough grooves into his fills. "Broken" is one of several tracks where Loueke employs an array of digital effects -- here he simultaneously evokes a blues harmonica and an analog synth. The almost fusion-like track is full of quick stops and starts, unusual cadences, and dissonant angles with dazzling fretwork by the guitarist. In "Veuve Malienne," those effects take on a different hue. In a breezy, late-night funk number, Loueke's guitar sounds like a melodica. When paired with the deep, woody tone of Biolcati's melodic bassline, the sound is elegant, silky. But Nemeth offers a chunky, taut swing in the pocket to maintain an edge. Loueke shows his affinity for rock here too, in the hard-vamping, crescendo-laden choruses on "Sleepless Night," the aggressive riffing in "Wacko Loco," and the spiky blues jamming in "Procession." In the title track, the guitarist shines with finger-popping arpeggios and gritty chord voicings. Nemeth's skittering snare and hi-hat breaks ride atop a taut, bumping bassline to create funky jazz at its best. The intro to "Eventeens" showcases Loueke's athleticism on the strings. He employs his pedals and switches, but it's his finger-slapping technique that impresses most. The set closer is an unlikely -- yet lovely -- cover of the Bee Gees' "How Deep Is Your Love." Played through the prism of Beninese pop and the harmonic invention of jazz, it's far from a lightweight finish, even if it is a graceful one. These trio members need no collaborators, extra production, or overdubs; they can -- and do -- deliver almost endless variations on all the stylistic genres they choose. The kinetic energy and obvious delight expressed by these players in such intimate and idea-rich conversation make Gaïa Loueke's most satisfying release to date
Virgin forest by Lionel Loueke( Recording )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musique du monde - Bénin
After the big rain by Avishai Cohen( Recording )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in Undetermined and English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Lionel Loueke beninisch-US-amerikanischer Jazz-Gitarrist

Lionel Loueke beninsk komponist

Lionel Loueke beninsk kompositör

Lionel Loueke beninský kytarista

Lionel Loueke chitarrista e compositore beninese

Lionel Loueke componist uit Benin

Lionel Loueke guitarist