Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Chuck Mangione - Tarantella (1981)

LP, A&M Records, A&M SP-6513

Chuck Mangione - Flugelhorn, Elecric Piano

Featured Guests: Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet, Jew's Harp), Chick Corea (Piano, Trumpet, Percussion), Steve Gadd (Drums, Tympani)
Trumpets, Flugelhorns: Joe Mosello, Jeff Tyzik, Lew Soloff
Woodwinds: Kathryn Moses (Flutes), Chris Vadala (Saxes, Flutes), Pat LaBarbera (Tenor Sax), Bob Militello (Bari Sax), Joe Romano (Saxes)
Trombones: Rick Chamberlain, Birch Johnson, Keith O'Quinn, Jim Daniles
French Horns: Jerry Peel, Jay Wadenpfuhl
Rhythm: Gap Mangione (Piano), Jeff D'Angelo (Bass), Eric Gale (Guitar), Paul Vipiano (Guitars), Carl Lockett (Guitar), James Bradley, Jr. (Drums, Percussion), Dan D'Imperio (Drums, Percussion), Dave Mancini (Percussion), Ralph McDonald (Congas, Percussion)

1. Tarantellas
2. The XIth Commandment Suite
3. Legend of the One-Eyed Sailor
4. Bellavia
5. Hill Where The Lord Hides
6. Lake Placid Fanfare
7. Things To Come
8. 'Round Midnight
9. Manteca
10. My One And Only Love
11. All Blues

"This two-LP set is an unusual Chuck Mangione record. Taken from a marathon live concert, the flugelhornist is featured with a big band. The first album has fairly typical performances (including versions of "Legend of the One-Eyed Sailor" and "Hill Where the Lord Hides"), but it is the second half that is most notable. Mangione performs such boppish numbers as "Things to Come," "'Round Midnight," and "Manteca" with guest Dizzy Gillespie; duets with Chick Corea on "My One and Only Love"; and stretches out on "All Blues." He also welcomes such old associates as his brother, keyboardist Gap Mangione, plus tenorman Sal Nistico and altoist Joe Romano, so this is certainly not a typical Chuck Mangione A&M pop record."


six-by-six said...
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Anonymous said...

Awesome thanks. I've been looking for another "Live" Mangione with Dizzy and Steve Gadd playing 11th Commandment. Any chance you have that one?

Anonymous said...

oops, this is the one featuring Steve Gadd. Thanks again!

N.D. said...

Great to see some Chuck Mangione... Great Trumpeter, I used to have the single Fun & Games. Herb Alpert?
Great blog.

alanproj said...

Nice to see some chuck.Been a fan since the early 70's.Here's Chase the clouds away for any other fan.

Anonymous said...

Where's the link?