Chuck Mangione Quotes

Charles Frank "Chuck" Mangione (/mænd?i?o?ni/; born November 29, 1940) is an American flugelhorn player, trumpeter and composer.

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Chuck Mangione


Not with the Rochester Philharmonic, but I formed my own orchestra, made up of musicians from the Eastman School, where I'm on the faculty now, direct the Jazz Ensemble and teach improvisation classes.

Chuck Mangione


A studio recording is perfection, but emotion and passion come only when you turn on the machine and go for the groove. If you do that with no mistakes, it sounds beautiful.

Chuck Mangione


I was blessed to work with The Jazz Messengers when the two piano players were Keith Jarrett and Chick Corea.

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What's happened - in our country, anyhow - is that the young people have shied away from the formality of the concert hall, that tie - and - tails philharmonic image.

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My brother had a big band in high school; after that we continued to play together, eventually forming a group called the Jazz Brothers, that recorded for Riverside Records.

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There's not much in the way of written-down arrangements - just things that Gerry and I have worked out, from playing spontaneously together and hanging on to whatever seems to fall in right.

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1972 was a year of many pleasant and rewarding experiences for me

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As for the symphonic activities... when I was a student at the Eastman School of Music, I became exposed to a lot more musical forms, elements, opportunities, and I fell in love with strings and their uses.

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I write music people enjoy playing and listening to, and I have a group that loves playing the music.

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In 1994, I started touring again and I recorded two albums for Chesky Jazz.

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Whether it's string writing or whatever, I try to write for what each instrumentalist can do best.

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With four people you can create one very strong kind of energy, but if you can get 65 people working together, and swinging together, that's a whole other kind of energy.

Chuck Mangione


I can count on one hand the number of instrumental hits there have been over the last ten years.

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To pay 60 musicians for rehearsal and performance is quite something, and I decided I wouldn't be able to handle that kind of situation financially again, unless somebody else was taking care of that end of it.

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Brazilian music has many of the ingredients that I strive for in my own music: Strong melodies and a disciplined but intense rhythmic concept, and interesting harmonies.

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