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Chuck Loeb

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A skillful guitarist capable of playing any style of music, Chuck Loeb's own solo projects have generally been commercially successful crossover jazz, which has been classified through the years as "contemporary" or "smooth" jazz. He started playing guitar when he was 11; discovered jazz when he was 16; took lessons from Jim Hall, Pat Metheny, and Joe Puma; and attended the Berklee College of Music. Loeb freelanced in New York (with Hubert Laws, Chico Hamilton, and Joe Farrell, among others), and then in 1979 joined Stan Getz's group for two years. While in New York, Loeb worked on jingles and soundtracks both as a player and a composer. He spent 1985-1987 with Steps Ahead and later produced recordings by Donald Harrison, Nelson Rangell, Larry Coryell, George Garzone, and Warren Bernhardt, among others. As a performer, Loeb was part of Petite Blonde (a group featuring saxophonist Bill Evans), Metro, and the Fantasy Band, and played with Gary Burton, Dave Samuels, and many others; in addition, his compositions have been recorded by quite a few pop/jazz artists. Loeb made his first solo record in 1988, recorded extensively for DMP, and switched to Shanachie in 1996. Over the next seven years he released six albums for the label, beginning in 1998 with The Moon, the Stars and the Setting Sun, followed by Listen in 1999. Loeb remained active in the 21st century, releasing In a Heartbeat in early 2001, All There Is in 2002, and eBop one year later. The guitarist wrapped up his tenure with Shanachie in 2005 with When I'm with You, and signed with Heads Up International, a division of Telarc. His first outing for the label was Presence, released in 2007. In 2010, Loeb replaced Larry Carlton as the guitarist for Fourplay, but continued as a producer, composer, arranger, and guitarist on his own, starting his own label, Heads Up, and with the release of Plain 'n' Simple in 2011 he revisited the world of 1960s jazz bebop organ trios. It's Love, an album with saxophonist Eric Marienthal, appeared in 2012. Loeb returned to Shanachie in 2013 with Silhouette, an eclectic album featuring the guitarist backed by four distinct ensembles including a group with drummer Peter Erskine and an organ trio with Pat Bianchi. Two years later, he again paired with Marienthal for Bridges, which also featured bassist John Patitucci. In 2016, Loeb delivered his 22nd studio album, Unspoken, featuring a bevy of collaborators including Jeff Lorber, Nathan East, Andy Snitzer, Till Brönner, and many more. ~ Scott Yanow
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Albums by
Chuck Loeb

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    Silhouette

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    #1 Smooth Jazz Radio Hits

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    When I'm With You

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    eBop

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    All There Is

    14 songs

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    In a Heartbeat

    12 songs

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    Listen

    11 songs

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    The Moon, the Stars and the Setting Sun

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    The Music Inside

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    The Love Song Collection

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    Plain 'N' Simple

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    Between 2 Worlds

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    Presence

    11 songs

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    Unspoken

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    My Shining Hour

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    Simple Things

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    Mediterranean

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    Life Colors

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    Magic Fingers

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    Balance


Top Songs by
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  2.   Beneath the Light
  3.   D.I.G. (Deep Inner Groove)
  4.   The Music Inside
  5.   Rikki Don't Lose That Number
  6.   Esta Tarde Vi Llover featuring Carmen Cuesta
  7.   Good to Go
  8.   Silhouette by The Appreciation Band
  9.   Between 2 Worlds
  10.   eBop
  11.   Plain 'N' Simple
  12.   Santa Cruz
  13.   My One and Only Love by Lizzy Loeb
  14.   The Blues App
  15.   Skylark (For Tweety)
  16.   You Got It
  17.   Annie's Song
  18.   Window of the Soul
  19.   ...The Stars...
  20.   Starting Over
  21.   Right Down Broadway
  22.   Let's Play
  23.   Sarao
  24.   Sway
  25.   The Western Sky
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Stations & Shows Featuring
Chuck Loeb

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    Smooth Jazz

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    Smooth Jazz Instrumentals

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    Modern Jazz

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    Jazz


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