Label: A&M Records - CD 3282,A&M Records - 75021 3282 2 • Format: CD Compilation • Country: US • Genre: Jazz, Pop • Style: Smooth Jazz
He achieved international success in with his jazz-pop single " Feels So Good ". Mangione has released more than 30 albums since Mangione was born and raised in RochesterNew York, with his pianist brother Gap. Inhe returned to recording with the album Friends and Love Feels So Good - Chuck Mangione - The Best Of Chuck Mangionerecorded in concert with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and guest performers.
Mangione's quartet with saxophonist Gerry Niewood was a popular concert and recording act throughout the s. He performed it live on a global television broadcast at the closing ceremonies. This album won him his second Grammy, in the category Best Pop Instrumental performance in InMangione composed and performed the theme for the film The Cannonball Run.
In addition to his quartet with Niewood, Mangione had much success with his laters ensemble, with Chris Vadala on saxophones and flutes, Grant Geissman on guitars, Charles Meeks on bass guitar, and James The Retreat - Elton John - To Be Continued. Jr.
This version of Mangione's band recorded and toured behind the hit studio albums Feels So Good and Fun and Games and the Children of Sanchez soundtrack. Some band members participated in the "Tarantella" benefit concert in The band was also featured with a piece orchestra on the live album An Evening of Magicwhich was recorded at the Hollywood Bowl on July 16,at the height of Mangione's success from "Feels So Good". Mangione opened and closed the show with "Feels So Good" and its "Reprise" version.
The horns were arranged by frequent collaborator Jeff Tyzikwho also played trumpet in the horn section that night. Mangione played material from the just-released "Children of Sanchez" soundtrack album, which made its West Coast concert debut. The liner notes from the album describe the frenzy On The Way To 47 Block (Skit) - Jayo Felony - Whatcha Gonna Do which the performance was put together.
Unable to set up on stage the day before The Los Angeles Philharmonic played the " Overture" on July 15Mangione and his crew had only the day of show to set up lights, sound and recording gear.
He and the band stayed at a hotel up the street from the Bowl to make sure they wouldn't miss the performance due to snarled traffic pouring in as showtime neared. Nevertheless, the show went off without a hitch. In DecemberMangione held a benefit concert in the Americana Hotel Ballroom in Rochester to benefit the victims of an earthquake in Italy. The nine-hour concert included jazz luminaries such as Chick Corea, Steve Gadd and Dizzy Gillespie, among a host of other session and concert greats.
Mangione is told of how he beat out Les for Album of the Year. In addition to music, Mangione has made a few appearances in television shows. Feels So Good - Chuck Mangione - The Best Of Chuck Mangione the Magnum, P. Mosley 's former girlfriend. Chuck performs two singles and has lines near the end of the show. Mangione had a recurring voice-acting role on the animated television series King of the Hill. In it he portrays himself as a celebrity spokesman for Mega Lo Mart, almost always wearing the white and red jacket from the cover of his "Feels So Good" album.
The first episode of King of the Hill with Mangione originally aired on February 16, The episode featured an original score Feels So Good - Chuck Mangione - The Best Of Chuck Mangione recorded for the occasion.
He continued to appear in episodes, a total of ten more up until In the context of the series, Mangione chafes under an oppressive spokesperson contract with Mega Lo Mart his contract had him appearing at every Mega-Lo store opening, some per year, leaving him no time to tour, record or be with his family. He eventually goes into hiding inside their store in Arlen, Texasthe fictional town in which King of the Hill is set. A recurring joke is that whatever tune he plays on his flugelhorn inevitably shifts into "Feels So Good" after a few bars.
The series finale in included Chuck Mangione one last time, playing the National Anthem which of course segued into "Feels So Good". In a statement Mangione said: "I'm in shock over the horrible, heartbreaking tragedy.
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