Once In A Blue Universe is the fourth solo album by Craig Chaquico, released in 1997 on High Octave.

Craig Chaquico is an American guitarist, songwriter, and composer. From 1974 to 1991 he was lead guitarist for the rock bands Jefferson Starship and Starship. In 1993, he started a solo career as an acoustic jazz guitarist and composer.


1  Midnight Swim (David Ahlers; Craig Chaquico) 05:04
2  Holding Back The Years (Mick Hucknall; Neil Moss) 04:09
3  Dreamcatcher (David Ahlers; Craig Chaquico) 05:50
4  Blue Universe (David Ahlers; Craig Chaquico) 05:16
5  Trade Winds (David Ahlers; Craig Chaquico) 04:55
6  Lights Out In San Francisco (David Ahlers; Craig Chaquico) 03:30
7  Dipsea Trail (David Ahlers; Craig Chaquico) 05:04
8  Oceans Apart (David Ahlers; Craig Chaquico) 05:11
9  Feelin’ Alright (Dave Mason) 04:36
10  Indian Spring (David Ahlers; Craig Chaquico) 03:34


BassDavid Ahlers
GuitarCraig Chaquico
KeyboardsDavid Ahlers
KeyboardsWilliam Aura
PercussionCraig Chaquico
PercussionDavid Ahlers

Other Musicians

1 Midnight Swim

SaxDave Koz

2 Holding Back The Years

PianoGregg Karukas
SynthesizerGregg Karukas
PercussionLenny Castro

3 Dreamcatcher

BassJim Reitzel
DrumsGigi Gonoway
SaxRichard Elliot

4 Blue Universe

KeyboardsAlain Eskinasi
SaxJohn Klemmer

5 Trade Winds

BassJim Reitzel

6 Lights Out In San Francisco

BassLarry Kimpel
DrumsCarlos Vega
Acoustic GuitarPeter White
PianoGregg Karukas
SynthesizerGregg Karukas
PercussionLenny Castro

7 Dipsea Trail

DrumsWade Olson
BassJim Reitzel

9 Feelin’ Alright

SaxKevin Paladini

10 Indian Spring

FluteDouglas Spotted Eagle
PercussionDouglas Spotted Eagle

Liner Notes

Producer – Paul Brown, 3rd Force
Producer (Executive) – Matt Marshall, Dan Selene
Engineer – Paul Brown, Erik Zobler
Mixed By – Paul Brown

Art Direction – Benjamin Cziller
Photography – Karen Miller

Mastered At Quad Tech Digital, LA
Mixed At Auravision Studios, Ojai, CA
Recorded At Alpha Studios, Burbank, CA
Recorded At Lunatunes, Mill Valley, CA