Lean In

- John Fordham, The Guardian, May 19, 2023

The long rapport between unique American vocalist Gretchen Parlato and frequent Herbie Hancock guitar partner Lionel Loueke illuminates the alluring Lean In (Edition). Loueke’s Benin roots on the joyously buoyant Akwê, Parlato’s delicately confiding title track, some bossa nova, and an audacious cover of Foo Fighters’ Walking After You all rub shoulders on the tracklist.