I’m saddened today to hear of the death of guitarist Chuck Loeb. I hadn’t seen Chuck in many years (we worked together on many records and other sessions back in the 80’s and 90’s), but he was one of the finest musicians I ever knew, and a good man besides. He was only 61.

Chuck was never a household name, but chances are you’ve heard him play. He was greatly respected, and universally well-liked, in the tight-knit New York musical community of which I was a part. You can read about him here.

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  1. Whitewall says

    I saw the name Stan Getz and I know the name from my foggy memory vault, which I lost the key to, years ago. Stan Getz of “Girl from Ipanema” fame? A classic and most every Boomer and older knows the tune. Hope I’m right.

    Posted August 2, 2017 at 8:21 am | Permalink
  2. Ron D says

    Sorry to hear the news. I, too, got to work with Chuck many times. I am a particular fan of his work with one of my all time favorite musicians, Jeff Lorber. A big loss to the music world for sure.

    Posted August 2, 2017 at 1:40 pm | Permalink
  3. Malcolm says

    Yes, Robert, there’s only one Stan Getz.

    Posted August 2, 2017 at 11:04 pm | Permalink
  4. Malcolm says

    Ron! Nice to see you; I’m sorry it’s on such a sad occasion. I hope you are well.

    Posted August 2, 2017 at 11:04 pm | Permalink
  5. Ron D says

    Mal, all is well with me, thank you. I am still pushing faders for a living – well, make that clicking faders!

    Posted August 5, 2017 at 8:37 pm | Permalink