Children Of Sanchez (Remastered) Chuck Mangione

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Label: A&M

Genre: Jazz

Subgenre: Crossover Jazz

Artist: Chuck Mangione

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  • 1Children Of Sanchez14:09
  • 2Lullabye (Instrumental)03:52
  • 3Fanfare (Album Version)01:09
  • 4Pilgrimage (Pt. I)03:00
  • 5Pilgrimage (Pt. II)02:41
  • 6Consuelo's Love Theme (Album Version)17:02
  • 7Hot Consuelo (Album Version)04:04
  • 8Death Scene (Album Version)04:44
  • 9Market Place (Album Version)03:12
  • 10Echano (1978 Album Version)02:43
  • 11Bellavia (1978 Album Version)03:16
  • 12Lullabye (Vocal Version)03:42
  • 13Medley (Chuck Mangione/Children Of Sanchez) (Album Version)08:22
  • 14B'Bye (Album Version)08:30
  • 15Children Of Sanchez (Finale)03:06
  • Total Runtime01:23:32

Info for Children Of Sanchez (Remastered)

Children of Sanchez is the sixteenth overall album by jazz artist Chuck Mangione. It is also the soundtrack to the 1978 film The Children of Sanchez. Chuck Mangione won a Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Performance for the title song, "Children of Sanchez". The title track is sung by Don Potter.

"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." (Stephen Thomas Erlewine, AMG)

Chuck Mangione, flugelhorn
James Bradley, Jr., drums
Dick Decker, french horn
Grant Geissman, guitar
Charles Meeks, bass
Jerry Peel, french horn
Don Potter, vocals
Phyllis Hyman, vocals
George Stimpson, french horn
Mayo Tiana, trombone
Jeff Tyzik, trumpet
Chris Vadala, clarinet, flute, soprano sax, tenor sax
Brad Warnaar, french horn
Bill Reichenbach, bass trombone

Digitally remastered

Chuck Mangione
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. While Chuck studied at the Eastman School, the two Mangiones co-led a bop quintet called the Jazz Brothers who recorded several albums for Jazzland, often with Sal Nistico on tenor. Chuck Mangione played with the big bands of Woody Herman and Maynard Ferguson (both in 1965) and Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers (1965-1967). In 1968, now sticking mostly to his soft-toned flügelhorn, Mangione formed a quartet that also featured Gerry Niewood on tenor and soprano. They cut a fine set for Mercury in 1972, but otherwise Mangione's recordings in the '70s generally used large orchestras and vocalists (including Esther Satterfield), putting the emphasis on lightweight melodies such as "Hill Where the Lord Hides," "Land of Make Believe," "Chase the Clouds Away." and the huge 1977 hit (featuring guitarist Grant Geissman) "Feels So Good." After a recorded 1978 Hollywood Bowl concert that summed up his pop years and a 1980 two-LP set that alternated pop and bop (with guest Dizzy Gillespie), Mangione gradually faded out of the music scene. In the '70s, Chuck Mangione recorded for Mercury and A&M; in the '80s he had a couple of very forgettable Columbia albums, and had not been heard from in the '90s until a 1997 comeback tour found him in good form, having a reunion with his "Feels So Good" band. The Feeling's Back followed in 1999.

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