WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Gilfema is West African guitarist Lionel Loueke, Hungarian drummer Ferenc Nemeth and Swedish-Italian bassist Massimo Biolcati. Lionel's astoundingly singular artistic sensibilities have rendered him a high profile contributor to acclaimed recordings and tours with Herbie Hancock, Terence Blanchard and Charlie Haden. The Gilfema sound weaves quite the hypnotic tapestry - The sound of three vibrant cultures flowing as one over an open tributary of jazz, effortlessly casting spells with compositions as intricate and purposeful as they are soothing and meditative. "This is music that can be appreciated for both it's obvious skill and its power to entertain." - Stanley Crouch "Lionel brings something new to the straight-ahead jazz context." The New York Times.