RELEASE
January 23, 2007
LABEL
Heads Up Records
GENRES
Jazz, Adult Contemporary, Jazz-Pop, Crossover Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Guitar Jazz

Album Review

Though he occasionally branches out into other styles, Chuck Loeb is at heart, a pop-oriented smooth jazz guitarist. Presence finds Loeb smack in the middle of his comfort zone. "Llevame" adds some Latin percussion and murmured female vocals, "The Western Sky" incorporates a vaguely new age synth wash, and "The Music Outside" flirts a bit with quiet storm R&B, but at heart, this is utterly straightforward smooth jazz with Loeb's laid-back, tasty soloing front and center. Even the pair of pop covers, Steely Dan's "Rikki Don't Lose That Number" and James Taylor's "Shed a Little Light," are transformed into showcases for Loeb's inimitable style. Unapologetically mellow and buffed to a high-sheen gloss, Presence is smooth jazz for folks who think they just don't make smooth jazz records like this anymore.
Stewart Mason, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Good to Gohttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fgood-to-go%252Fid212329874%253Fi%253D212329953%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  2. Rikki Don't Lose That Numberhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Frikki-dont-lose-that-number%252Fid212329874%253Fi%253D212330487%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  3. Window of the Soulhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fwindow-of-the-soul%252Fid212329874%253Fi%253D212330891%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  4. Starting Overhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fstarting-over%252Fid212329874%253Fi%253D212331146%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  5. Llevamehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fllevame%252Fid212329874%253Fi%253D212331689%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  6. Presencehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fpresence%252Fid212329874%253Fi%253D212331918%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  7. The Music Outsidehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fthe-music-outside%252Fid212329874%253Fi%253D212332539%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  8. The Western Skyhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fthe-western-sky%252Fid212329874%253Fi%253D212332940%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  9. Hangin' with Youhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fhangin-with-you%252Fid212329874%253Fi%253D212333686%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  10. Mr. Martinohttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmr-martino%252Fid212329874%253Fi%253D212335649%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  11. Shed a Little Lighthttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fshed-a-little-light%252Fid212329874%253Fi%253D212337681%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
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