Even in the adventurous territory of jazz, this French-Vietnamese musician stands out as a unique explorer of sound. His new CD will surprise even those who believe themselves familiar with the diversity of his musical output. Homescape is based upon improvised duos with either Italian trumpeter Paolo Fresu or oud player & vocalist Dhafer Youssef. Lê’s postproduction then crafts these performances into a piquant series of moving and thrilling world-jazz tracks.
“Nguyên Lê is a masterful, inventive player who has cultivated a wholly unique voice on the instrument. He ranks right up there with Bill Frisell, John Scofield, Mike Stern, and Allan Holdsworth in the post-Hendrix world of jazz guitar.” — JazzFM.com (UK)