Plain N Simple CD (2011)

Artist: Chuck Loeb

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Product Overview


Label Canyon Records/dist 13
SKU 221961296
UPC 700261330679
UPC 14 00700261330679
Format CD
Release Date 7/26/2011
Author Chuck Loeb
Associated Artist/Work Forman, Mitchel
Associated Artist/Work Holzman, Adam
Associated Artist/Work Metro
Technical Info
Engineer Tom Tedesco
Producer Chuck Loeb
CatalogID TWR 0002
Lable Name Tweety Records
Released 07/26/2011
Original Release 2011
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 70m : 17s
UPC 00700261330679
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Chuck Loeb (guitar); Pat Bianchi (organ); Harvey Mason, Sr. (drums).
Audio Mixer: Dennis Wall.
Recording information: Hilton Head, SC; Pomeranian Sound, NYC; Tedesco Studios, Paramus, NJ.
Photographers: Lena Semmelroggen; Jennifer Bianchi; Jacquin Patrick.
Arranger: Chuck Loeb.
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
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) (p.92) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Loeb's Fourplay bandmate Harvey Mason drives things with thrilling authority."
Disc 1
1 D.I.G. (Deep Inner Groove)
2 Organeleptic
3 Red Suede Shoes
4 Blues App, The
5 Plain 'N' Simple
6  Com Esse Que Vou Eu
7 You Got It
8 Skylark (For Tweety)
9 Bebop Betty
10 Annie's Song
11 It's About You
12 Hello, The
Product Attributes
Artist Loeb,Chuck
Music Format Compact Disc
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