Mangione, Chuck

Jazz Legends: Chuck Mangione - Live at the Palais des Fes 1989 (2005)

Jazz Legends: Chuck Mangione - Live at the Palais des Fes 1989 (2005)
Video: NTSC, MPEG-2 at 4 983 Kbps, 720 x 480 (1.333) at 29.970 fps | Audio: AC-3 2 channels at 192 Kbps, 48.0 KHz
Genre: Jazz, Crossover Jazz | Label: Quantum Leap | Copy: Untouched | Runtime: 63 min. | 4,02 Gb(DVD-5)

This 1989 concert captures Mr Mangione leading a sextet of solid musicians through a series of latino-spiced jazz. Percussions abound on this DVD, held together by the idiosyncratic fugelhorn stylings of Mr Mangione. Chuck pulls double duty here, as he also sits behind the electric piano throughout most of the tracks. Surrounded by a good ensemble, Mr Mangione transports the listener to balmier climates through his easily accessible and warm melodies. Unfortunately, interspersed among some solid instrumental numbers, are vocal tracks which slow things down considerably.

Chuck Mangione - Fun And Games (1979) [1988]  Music

Posted by JET 1 at Nov. 27, 2016
Chuck Mangione - Fun And Games (1979) [1988]

Chuck Mangione - Fun And Games (1979) [1988]
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 258 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Jazz, Smooth Jazz | Label: A&M | Catalog Number: CD 3193

Armed with just his "Feels So Good" quintet and occasionally a couple of brass players, Mangione's more grandiose ambitions are pretty much behind him on his final A&M release. The emphasis is almost entirely on spinning pretty tunes for his new mass audience without alienating or challenging it much. Not that this collection is completely soporific or lacking the jazz touch; "Pina Colada" revives things with some uptempo flights for Mangione's flugelhorn and Chris Vadala's tenor, and the title cut is an amiably jumping, if repetitive funk workout for the quintet. The major push, however, went to "Give It All You Got" – another upbeat, optimistic, good-times motivating tool, heard extensively at the 1980 Winter Olympics – and Chuck gives it to us again at a listless tempo with the title, "Give It All You Got, But Slowly." As things transpired, this would be his last halfway decent studio album for at least the next decade.

Chuck Mangione - A&M Gold Series (1991)  Music

Posted by JET 1 at Nov. 22, 2016
Chuck Mangione - A&M Gold Series (1991)

Chuck Mangione - A&M Gold Series (1991)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image) +CUE, LOG | 397 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Jazz, Jazz Fusion | Label: A&M Records | Catalog Number: 397075-2

This import version of Chuck Mangione's A&M hits collection contains three more tracks than its domestic counterpart, as well as his volume in the Universal 20th Century Masters collection. The bottom line when it comes to Mangione's music: his biggest period was in the '70s for A&M, when he had his monster hit "Feels So Good." That one has to be here, but so are other noteworthy (and very successful) singles such as "Land of Make Believe," "Chase the Clouds Away," and the overture for "Children of Sanchez."
The Mangione Brothers Sextet - The Jazz Brothers (1960) [1998 Reissue]

The Mangione Brothers Sextet - The Jazz Brothers (1960) [1998 Reissue]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks) + Cue + Log | Artwork | 39:33 min | 255 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: OJC [OJCCD-997-2]

This 1960 recording, reissued on a 1998 CD, was not only the debut recording of trumpeter Chuck Mangione but has the first appearances on record by tenor saxophonist Sal Nistico, pianist Gap Mangione, and drummer Roy McCurdy; altoist Larry Combs and bassist Bill Saunders complete the group. "The Jazz Brothers" were based in Rochester, NY and recorded two further albums. Chuck Mangione's own fame was a decade away and, at this early point in time, he was a Dizzy Gillespie-inspired bebop trumpeter. The sextet performs "Secret Love," "Girl of My Dreams," and five straight-ahead group originals with spirit and swing. Pity that the group never really did catch on.~ Scott Yanow

Chuck Mangione - The Best Of Chuck Mangione (2004)  Music

Posted by Designol at Sept. 21, 2016
Chuck Mangione - The Best Of Chuck Mangione (2004)

Chuck Mangione - The Best Of Chuck Mangione (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 491 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 187 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Smooth Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Jazz-Pop | Label: Columbia/Legacy | # CK 86345 | Time: 01:14:56

The Best of Chuck Mangione collects various tracks from the smooth jazz pioneer's '80s Columbia recordings. While not as influential as Mangione's '70s output, his '80s albums retain much of what made him so popular an artist – catchy hooks, lush production and his clear, crisp trumpet sound. Included are such standout tracks as "Journey to a Rainbow," "Love Bug Boogie" and "Memories of Scirocco." Oddly, a live version of "Land of Make Believe" and the single version of "Feels So Good" make it on to this collection. These '70s hits don't really belong here, but should satisfy casual fans looking for his most popular recordings alongside his mid-career stuff.

Chuck Mangione - Land Of Make Believe (1973) {PolyGram}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Sept. 6, 2016
Chuck Mangione - Land Of Make Believe (1973) {PolyGram}

Chuck Mangione - Land Of Make Believe (1973) {PolyGram}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 240MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 104MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Jazz-Rock

Though much less expansive than Mangione's other Mercury concerts (only 37 minutes on a single CD or LP), Land of Make Believe is the most successful of the lot, a winning combination of attractive tunes, big-thinking orchestrations, just enough jazz content, and a genuinely felt sense of idealism. Here there is no dead weight; all of the material is very engaging and the combined forces of Mangione's quartet and the Hamilton (Ontario) Philharmonic are on fire.
Chuck Mangione: Feel So Good - Live in Cannes 1989 (2007)

Chuck Mangione: Feel So Good - Live in Cannes 1989 (2007)
Video: NTSC, MPEG-2 at 5 000 Kbps, 720 x 480 at 29.970 fps | Audio: AC-3 6ch. at 448 Kbps, AC-3 2ch. at 448 Kbps, DTS 6ch. at 755 Kbps
Genre: Jazz | Label: Alpha Centauri Ent. | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 11 June 2007 | Runtime: 58 min. | 2,93 GB (DVD5)

Throughout the 1970s, Chuck Mangione was a celebrity. His purposely lightweight music was melodic pop that was upbeat, optimistic, and sometimes uplifting. Mangione's records were big sellers yet few of his fans from the era knew that his original goal was to be a bebopper. His father had often taken Chuck and his older brother Gap (a keyboardist) out to see jazz concerts, and Dizzy Gillespie was a family friend.
Chuck Mangione - The Feeling's Back (1999) {Chesky Records} [Repost]

Chuck Mangione - The Feeling's Back (1999) {Chesky Records}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 330MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz

Chuck Mangione laid low throughout much of the '90s, perhaps the end result of a disappointing string of albums for Columbia during the '80s. He returned to the road in 1997 and evidently it was a positive experience, since he returned to the studio the following year to cut The Feeling's Back. For all intents and purposes, The Feeling's Back is a comeback album, finding Mangione returning to the smooth, melodic style of Feels So Good, but laying off the sappy pop tendencies that dogged his '80s efforts.

Chuck Mangione / Steve Gadd - Together Forever (1994)  

Posted by tiburon at Sept. 24, 2013
Chuck Mangione / Steve Gadd - Together Forever (1994)

Chuck Mangione / Steve Gadd - Together Forever (1994)
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 239MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion

Last November Steve Gadd and Chuck Mangione reserved the month of March, 1994 to co-produce "The Hat's Back" album - (Chuck's first in several years). They began to weave this project into their already hectic schedules. The holidays, family responsibilities and two diverse performing itineraries somehow allowed sufficient time to select material and develop a feel for the music. At Steve's suggestion, they went into the studio one February night to layout a musical roadmap of the new material.
Chuck Mangione - Children Of Sanchez (1979) [2CDs] [Repost]

Chuck Mangione - Children Of Sanchez (1979) [2CDs]
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC tracks | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 464MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Soundtrack

Thanks to the Latin-inflected title track, Children of Sanchez became another huge hit for Chuck Mangione. The title song even earned him a Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Performance, and serious jazz listeners will spot a problem with that award – it was for pop, not jazz. That, of course, is an accurate assessment of Mangione's music, since there isn't much improvisation on the album at all. Instead, there's a selection of Spanish- and Latin-flavored instrumentals, arranged as if to give the impression that the album is a song cycle. If so, it's a song cycle/concept album that doesn't go anywhere. Nevertheless, there's enough pleasant music here to satisfy fans of his pop stylings.