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Format: CD
Sku: 221961296
UPC: 700261330679
UPC 14: 00700261330679
Release Date: 7/26/2011
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. D.I.G. (Deep Inner Groove) ~ Chuck Loeb
2. Organeleptic ~ Chuck Loeb
3. Red Suede Shoes ~ Chuck Loeb
4. Blues App, The ~ Chuck Loeb
5. Plain 'N' Simple ~ Chuck Loeb
6.  Com Esse Que Vou Eu ~ Chuck Loeb
7. You Got It ~ Chuck Loeb
8. Skylark (For Tweety) ~ Chuck Loeb
9. Bebop Betty ~ Chuck Loeb
10. Annie's Song ~ Chuck Loeb
11. It's About You ~ Chuck Loeb
12. Hello, The ~ Chuck Loeb

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Chuck Loeb (guitar); Pat Bianchi (organ); Harvey Mason, Sr. (drums).
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: Dennis Wall.
Muze PNote Recording information: Hilton Head, SC; Pomeranian Sound, NYC; Tedesco Studios, Paramus, NJ.
Muze PNote Photographers: Lena Semmelroggen; Jennifer Bianchi; Jacquin Patrick.
Muze PNote Arranger: Chuck Loeb.
Muze PNote Despite having been deeply influenced from an early age by the great organ trio recordings of guitarist Wes Montgomery and legendary organist Jimmy Smith, guitarist Chuck Loeb managed to spend the first 20 years of his career without ever working in that format, focusing instead on jazz fusion (with Steps Ahead and Fourplay) and spending some time as musical director for Stan Getz. But on his first organ trio project, Loeb sounds as comfortable as if he'd been doing this stuff for his whole career. Not only is his playing by turns supple, bluesy, and funky, but the eight original compositions that dominate the program all sound like standards (which is a compliment). "D.I.G." and "Annie's Song" lope along nicely at midtempo, driven gently by Loeb's soft-toned guitar, while "Organeleptic" is a beautiful but complicated headlong romp. Of the originals, only the title track (which is a bit on the smoove side) disappoints. Of the covers, highlights include a lovely take on Pedro Caetano's bossa classic "E Com Esse Que Vou Eu" (featuring Loeb's wife, singer Carmen Cuesta) and an even better interpretation of Hoagy Carmichael's "Skylark" (featuring vocals by Loeb and Cuesta's daughter Lizzy). Though it occasionally gets a bit soft in the middle, this album is a consistent pleasure from beginning to end. ~ Rick Anderson

Producer: Chuck Loeb

Engineer: Tom Tedesco

Compilation Appearances

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Associated Artists and Works

Forman, Mitchel
Holzman, Adam

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 07/26/2011
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2011
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : TWR 0002
Music Label Name Label : Tweety Records
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00700261330679

Professional Reviews

JazzTimes (p.67)
- "Loeb's lightning-fast runs on 'Organeleptic' and 'Annie's Song,' as well as his thoughtful notes on the title-track ballad, come as no surprise to those who have followed his career."

Mojo (Publisher)
- 4 stars out of 5 -- "Loeb's Fourplay bandmate Harvey Mason drives things with thrilling authority."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Loeb,Chuck
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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