Gretchen Parlato & Lionel Loueke

Gretchen Parlato & Lionel Loueke

Friday 19/04/2024 from 19:00

Reflecting on the great musical duos of our time and what it is that makes them essential, it would seem plausible that there would be at least a short list of common foundational factors necessary for success. For the eminent artists, vocalist-arranger Gretchen Parlato and guitarist-vocalist Lionel Loueke, their formula is anchored in what could initially seem to be contrasting components — an intrinsic rootedness paired with freedom, spontaneity, and impulse. The development of an earthy connection lays the groundwork for the confidence and trust required for experimentation and ascension. Of their affecting, palpable synergy, Loueke has endearingly adopted the term “Musical Soulmate.”

“With a voice as sweet and cool as a spring breeze, Gretchen Parlato would sound at home in any cozy jazz club from Paris to Sao Paulo. The sound of Lionel Loueke's voice and guitar is at least 60 percent rhythm, with his plucking and crooning having an innate percussive pulse running through it. Two decades of collaboration and close friendship are on display with Parlato and Loueke's first full duo-recording; Lean In shows the breadth of their globe-spanning interests and dazzling versatility, but most important is the heartfelt warmth through every moment.” (Geno Thackara, All About Jazz)

“A treat ... Parlato sings with unshowy elan, always sensuous and involving, while the duo’s joint vocals on opener ‘Akwe’ are positively joyous." (Neil Spencer, The Guardian)

“The wonderful voice of Gretchen Parlato, in duo with the excellent Lionel Loueke, is simply a pure moment of happiness.” (Thierry De Clemensat, Paris Move)

Gretchen Parlato – voc; Lionel Loueke – g,voc.

Admission: in pre-sale for seating 900 CZK, for standing 450 CZK and at the venue on the day of the concert for seating 1000 CZK, for standing 500 CZK. VIP admission: 1500 CZK (seating at the stage in direct contact with the band). There is no need to reserve a seat when purchasing a seating ticket. No club discounts. Thank you for understanding.

Band website:

world music — jazz crossover
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