Muita mais do que um simples guitarrista de jazz, o versátil Chuck Loeb, nascido no 12 de Julho de 1955 é um musico completo. Sua carreira de quatro décadas é a prova cabal da versatilidade como compositor, arranjador e produtor de uma variedade de estilos musicais e contextos. Além de uma discografia própria de alta qualidade, e a produção de vários álbuns para outros artistas de peso, seu curriculum também inclui musicas para jingles, programas de televisão e filmes.
Em 1997 recebeu convite de Stan Getz para integrar a sua banda. O tempo que passou com Getz deu a ele muita experiência, tanto musical quanto pessoal. Como musico de Getz e compositor de várias canç!ões da banda, viajou pelo mundo e se apresentou em vários festivais, clubes de jazz e salas de concertos. Casou-se com Carmen Cuesta, compositora e cantora espanhola e tem produzido vários de sues álbuns.
Depois que se separou do banda de Getz, fixou residência em New York City e hoje é musico de estúdio, compositor e produtor de discos.Click para ouvi-lo em ação.
More than just a jazz guitar player, Chuck Loeb born July 12, 1955, is the consummate musician. In a career that spans four decades, he has proven himself to be a versatile composer, arranger and producer in a wide range of musical styles and contexts. In addition to crafting a fine discography of his own and producing albums for a number of other high-profile artists, his resume also includes music for commercial jingles and a variety of television programs and motion pictures.
In 1979, jazz luminary Stan Getz invited Loeb to join his band. The gig proved to be a pivotal experience for him, both musically and personally. As a member of Getz’s group, and the composer of much of the band’s repertoire, he had the chance to tour the globe and perform at many of the world’s major festivals, jazz clubs and concert halls.
Eventually, Loeb became the musical director of the group with his compositions comprising a large portion of the nightly repertoire. It was also during this time that he met and married Carmen Cuesta, a vocalist and songwriter from Madrid, Spain. In the years since, Loeb has produced a number of Carmen’s solo recordings, and the two have collaborated on various musical projects.
After leaving the Getz ensemble, Loeb resettled in New York and began to pursue a career as a studio musician. He logged thousands of studio hours recording, composing and producing albums, soundtracks, television show themes and jingles. It was here that he developed his talents as a producer, which would become a major focus of his career in later years.
After four more releases on DMP, Loeb left to sign with the jazz and world music label Shanachie, where he released The Music Inside in 1996 (the album’s title song held the number 1 position on the contemporary jazz charts for six weeks).