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The Moon, The Stars and the Setting Sun


Download links and information about The Moon, The Stars and the Setting Sun by Chuck Loeb. This album was released in 1998 and it belongs to Blues, Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Rock, Pop, Smooth Jazz genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 01:00:55 minutes.

Artist: Chuck Loeb
Release date: 1998
Genre: Blues, Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Rock, Pop, Smooth Jazz
Tracks: 11
Duration: 01:00:55
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No. Title Length
1. Just Us 5:24
2. Beneath the Light 6:02
3. ...Of the Moon 5:28
4. Hand In Hand 5:28
5. Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight 5:31
6. ...The Stars 6:23
7. Above Us 6:00
8. Shine On 5:35
9. While We Speak 5:49
10. ...Of Love and the Setting Sun 4:20
11. Water Runs Dry 4:55



Many smooth jazz artists view song titles as an afterthought, so it's refreshing to see guitarist Chuck Loeb play a romantic connect-the-dots with the names of the nine originals on The Moon, the Stars and the Setting Sun. Sure, it's a little corny to follow the sweet little tale strung together by ellipses (i.e. "...the stars...above us...shine on...while we speak...of love and the setting sun") but it gives us a glimpse into Loeb's mindset of this sharply played, generally laid-back project. Sometimes, the stroll is melancholy. Over floating synth washes, he generates a crying effect via lengthy acoustic notes, which are echoed by the subdued Sanborn-esque touches of Nelson Rangell (on the swaying James Taylor cover "Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight") and Andy Snitzer. Aware that listeners probably already know the sad lyrics, Loeb cries out over gentle synth drum beats on Boyz II Men's "Water Runs Dry." One of Loeb's trademarks is his ensemble-minded approach, and deferring to a lively two-minute Bob James keyboard solo on the Brazilian-flavored piece makes perfect sense; the disc offers the same sort of gently rhythmic flavors as a James-Earl Klugh collaboration.