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Lionel Loueke

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The agility that marks the Benin-born guitarist’s deep sense of interplay can be jaw-dropping: Sometimes his melodies are a tad too sweet, but what he wraps around them is remarkable. This three-night stand features a different drummer each evening, and because counterpoint and syncopation are two of Loueke’s strengths, it would seem Nate Smith, Jeff Watts, and Mark Guiliana will all make some compelling duet partners.

Thu., May 10, 9 & 10:30 p.m., 2012