Chuck Loeb - Between 2 Worlds
Guitarist Chuck Loeb is the consummate musician with a four decade pedigree that includes stints with Stan Getz, Chico Hamilton and Steps Ahead, and the recording of several solo albums.
His new album, 'Between 2 Worlds' (his second for Heads Up), was recorded in New York and Berlin. Regardless of points on a map, however, the two worlds that Loeb straddles on the album are more conceptual than geographical and he dispenses with much of the technology of his previous recordings. This time he focuses on a core trio of guitar, bass and drums.
Despite the streamlined approach, he does enlist the help of a few friends along the way, including saxophonist Eric Marienthal, trombonist Brian Culbertson, trumpeter Till Brönner and several others. Even Loeb's wife and daughter - Carmen Cuesta and Lizzy Loeb - lay down vocal tracks and take co-writing credits on a couple of songs.
Chuck Loeb - (guitar), Carmen Cuesta, Lizzy Loeb - (vocals), Eric Marienthal - (saxophones, flute), Till Bronner, Nathan Eklund - (trumpet), Brian Culbertson - (trombone), Pat Bergeson - (harmonica), Will Lee, Gerald Veasley, Dieter Ilg - (bass), Dave Weckl, Wolfgang Haffner - (drums), Bashiri Johnson, David Charles - (percussion)
01. Let's Go
04. Between 2 Worlds
05. Oh No You Didn't
06. Let's Play
07. So Tinah De Que Ser Com Voce
08. Great Hall
09. Mean Old Man
11. Early Turns To Late