A Chuck Mangione "Live" Concert
(This DVD released in 2007, is the Live Concert Recorded in 1970)
Friends & Love... A Chuck Mangione Concert Chuck Mangione was invited to conduct a Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra* concert in May of 1970, and was given full rein of the affair. The result is contained in this album - a concert which Chuck composed for a full symphony orchestra and six superbly accomplished soloists, imaginatively staged with special visual effects, and performed before a standing-room-only crowd of over 3,500. This concert was videotaped by WXXI in Rochester, New York, under grants from the Eastern Educational Television Network, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and the R. T. French Co. Mangione's music is strongly rooted in the jazz idiom, but he is reluctant to categorize his compositions: " 'Friends & Love was a gathering of musicians from a variety of backgrounds, each one of whom contributed to the whole. When the music is honest and full of love, labels aren't important and people will listen with an open mind". Listen friends Out of hearts, confused by war Take my hand and step outside Let answers show - Let's look around - Let's all forgive - Look ahead - And all begin to LIVE ... And into ourselves ... In our minds Listen friends Let there be a peaceful glow Take one night and kiss the sky. And call it love - Let's all be free - Open up - Let's join hands - And let it flow ... And feel LOVE ... SOLOISTS: CHUCK MANGIONE flugelhorn **DON POTTER guitar, voice **BAT McGRATH guitarron, voice GAP MANGIONE electric piano STANLEY WATSON guitar MARVIN STAMM trumpet GERRY NIEWOOD soprano and alto saxophone, flute Personnel *ROCHESTER PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Chuck Mangione Guest Conductor 1st Violins: Howard Weiss, Concertmaster; Abram Boone, Herbert Brill, Harry Schatz, Lorene C. Field, Shirley Reynolds, Sharon Laird, Judit M. Hradetzky. 2nd Violins: Herman Surasky, Cynthia Hammer, Ralph Rozzi, Carol Tatian, Loraine Messick, Yong Ki Ahn. Violas: Thomas A. Dumm, Herman Rudin, Elizabeth Weiss, Alfred L. Drucker, Minna Shklar. Cellos: Hrant Tatian, Robert E. Taylor, Peter Wukovitz, Sylvia Thelen. String Basses: Oscar Zimmerman, Robert Zimmerman, Edward De Matteo, Michael Leiter. Flutes: Nancy Webster, Katherine T. Levy. Oboes: Robert Sprenkle, Jonathan Parkes. Clarinets: Michael Webster, Stanley Gaulke. Bassoons: Stephen Paulson, Paul F. Philips. Horns: Morris Secon, Bradley Warnaar, George Nemeth, Milan Yancich. Trumpets: Richard F. Jones, Paul Mc Rae. Trombones: George J. Osborn, Tony Dechario, David Richey. Tuba: Cherry Beauregard. Timpani: John Beck. Percussion: William L. Cahn. Harp: Eileen Malone. Additional Personnel: Al Porcino: Trumpet Larry Covelli: Tenor Sax Tony Levin: Electric Bass Steve Gadd: Drums Bill Reichenbach: Trombone Ned Corman: Flute, Alto Flute, Baritone Saxophone Vincent Di Martino: Trumpet Robert Becker: Percussion Chris Vadala: Tenor Saxophone *"FRIENDS & LOVE"...A CHUCK MANGIONE CONCERT was presented by the ROCHESTER CIVIC MUSIC ASSOCIATION INC. which operates and maintains the ROCHESTER PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA. **DON POTTER and BAT McGRATH appear through the courtesy of EPIC RECORDS. LYRICS: Bat McGrath. ARRANGEMENTS AND ORCESTRATIONS: Chuck Mangione. ALL MUSIC PUBLISHED BY ROHABA MUSIC INC. (B.M.I.) Recorded live at the Eastman Theatre, Rochester, New York, May 9, 1970
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