This is Lionel Loueke’s first-ever record of standards. Yet Lionel sounds only like Lionel, even when he’s playing some of the most represented jazz of all time. It’s refreshing to find that, yes, there is something completely new to be heard in “Footprints,” “Solar,” “Body And Soul,” and “Blue Monk.”
He recorded this record on a one-day break between a tour with Chick Corea and a tour with Herbie Hancock. Everyone wants to play with Lionel. There is something in the warmth of Lionel’s tone on guitar and his vocals that is so inviting. ~Newvelle-records
“Close Your Eyes pushes further into Newvelle’s improvisational and multifaceted accounting of classics.” –All About Jazz
Featuring Lionel Loueke on guitar and vocals, Reuben Rogers on acoustic bass, and Eric Harland on drums.
At your leisure, check out the single “FOOTPRINTS” from the forthcoming album “CLOSE YOUR EYES” by Lionel Loueke, Reuben Rogers & Eric Harland