Listen

Listen

by Chuck Loeb
     
 
Chuck Loeb knows the secret to finding enduring success in the genre, even amidst growing competition by more and more up and coming guitarists who approximate his style: keep the listener guessing from tune to tune with unique stylistic and production curveballs. He's so effective at this that it's impossible to resist as he commands in the title of his new Shanachie

Overview

Chuck Loeb knows the secret to finding enduring success in the genre, even amidst growing competition by more and more up and coming guitarists who approximate his style: keep the listener guessing from tune to tune with unique stylistic and production curveballs. He's so effective at this that it's impossible to resist as he commands in the title of his new Shanachie disc: simply Listen. Keeping his crisp electric lines front and center, he darts and moves from the retro-soul clicking, synth strings, and rising horn combination of "Silver Star" to the fingersnap percussion, hypnotic cymbal rolls, Gary Keller's flute harmony, and Jim Beard's shimmering Fender Rhodes foundation on "High Five." It's a kick keeping up with his mood swings; Loeb restrains himself wrapping around Mark Egan's spacy basslines and Kim Waters' soprano on "Love Is All," then stirs up the frenetic fusion activity of "Right Down Broadway" with Mitch Forman's jump or else piano groove and more of those sassy horns. He even keeps a cover of Michael Jackson's "Rock with You" from slipping away into Muzakville by shifting from high to low string tones and trading off melody lines with Walter Beasley's alto.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/20/1999
Label:
Shanachie
UPC:
0016351505729
catalogNumber:
5057
Rank:
87858

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chuck Loeb   Primary Artist,Guitar,Keyboards,fender rhodes
Mark Egan   Bass
Jim Beard   Keyboards,fender rhodes
Walter Beasley   Alto Saxophone
Bob James   Piano
David Mann   Flute,Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
John Patitucci   Acoustic Bass
Kim Waters   Soprano Saxophone
Bill Evans   Soprano Saxophone
David Charles   Percussion
Jay Beckenstein   Alto Saxophone
Lionel Cordew   Drums
Carmen Cuesta   Vocals
Lawrence Feldman   Flute,Saxophone
Julio Fernandez   Guitar
Mitchel Forman   Piano
Howard Howard   French Horn
Birch Johnson   Trombone
Will Lee   Bass
Larry Lunetta   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Jim Pugh   Trombone,Baritone Saxophone
Jim Hynes   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Gary Keller   Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Wolfgang Haffner   Cymbals,Drums
Mike Ricchiuti   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards,Clavinet,fender rhodes
Brian Dunne   Drums
Mel Brown   Bass

Technical Credits

David Mann   Horn Arrangements
Ken Freeman   Engineer
Chuck Loeb   Producer,Horn Arrangements,drum programming
Phil Magnotti   Engineer
Dennis Wall   Engineer
Steve Regina   Engineer
Nick Lee   Engineer
Mike Ricchiuti   Arranger
Danny Weiss   Executive Producer

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