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Jeff Harbour

Western Ohio, USA
Post Posted 4 Aug 2017 3:11 pm     Reply with quote

We have lost Chuck Loeb to cancer at 61. He has been one of the true giants of guitar in Contemporary Jazz (Smooth Jazz) for at least the past two decades.

I first discovered his playing on an album by Andy Snitzer (Sax Player) in which Chuck was a session player. I then quickly learned of his solo career as well. More recently he had been touring with Fourplay, filling the guitar role previously held by Larry Carlton, and originally by Lee Ritenour (talk about two sets of BIG SHOES to fill!!).

For anyone who is a fan of clean-tone ultra-smooth guitar improvisation, I recommend his album "The Moon, The Stars, and The Setting Sun".

RIP Chuck... You will be sorely missed!
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Darvin Willhoite

Liberty Hill, Tx. USA
Post Posted 4 Aug 2017 6:54 pm     Reply with quote

How sad. Chuck was probably my favorite contemporary Jazz guitar player, I have a stack of his CD's. Probably my favorite of his is "Vincent" which his wife did the vocals on. It's just a simple, beautiful rendition. RIP Chuck, your music will live forever.
Darvin Willhoite
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Donna Dodd

Acworth, Georgia, USA
Post Posted 5 Aug 2017 11:16 am     Reply with quote

Darvin, thank you for sharing that link! He and his wife did beautiful version of Vincent!
Rest in Peace, Mr.Loeb...
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Godfrey Arthur

Post Posted 5 Aug 2017 12:48 pm     Reply with quote

OMG, I am shocked. Chuck was a warm gentleman and talented player. I met him during a Four Play concert, their manager is my childhood friend. We struck up a fine conversation about guitars, he showed me his Sadowsky while waiting for them to go on. His music on his own gets my attention all the time that's how fine a player he was.

Godspeed Chuck!

Condolences to his family and to the guys in Four Play.

I'm deeply saddened...

Update 8/9/2017:

Received email from FP's manager Sonny, they laid Chuck to rest in New York and then held a concert dedication for him in Philly.
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