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://itunes.apple.com/album/good-to-go/id212329874?i=212329953&uo=5
  2. Rikki Don't Lose That Numberhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/rikki-dont-lose-that-number/id212329874?i=212330487&uo=5
  3. Window of the Soulhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/window-of-the-soul/id212329874?i=212330891&uo=5
  4. Starting Overhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/starting-over/id212329874?i=212331146&uo=5
  5. Llevamehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/llevame/id212329874?i=212331689&uo=5
  6. Presencehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/presence/id212329874?i=212331918&uo=5
  7. The Music Outsidehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/the-music-outside/id212329874?i=212332539&uo=5
  8. The Western Skyhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/the-western-sky/id212329874?i=212332940&uo=5
  9. Hangin' with Youhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/hangin-with-you/id212329874?i=212333686&uo=5
  10. Mr. Martinohttp://itunes.apple.com/album/mr-martino/id212329874?i=212335649&uo=5
  11. Shed a Little Lighthttp://itunes.apple.com/album/shed-a-little-light/id212329874?i=212337681&uo=5
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