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Friends And Love

Friends And Love

Liner Notes

Chuck Mangione - Flugelhorn
Don Potter - Guitar, Voice
Bat McGrath - Guitarron, Voice
Gap Mangione - Electric Piano
Stanley Watson - Guitar
Marvin Stamm - Trumpet
Gerry Niewood - Saxophones, Flute

  • Hill Where The Lord Hides

  • The Feel Of A Vision

  • Songs From The Valley Of The Nightingale

  • And In The Beginning

  • Friends And Love

    • Friends And Love Theme

    • Someone To Take Home

    • Get Yourself On A Farm Elinda

    • She's Gone

    • Joropo Piropo

    • Friends And Love Theme

    • Friends And Love Finale

  • Friends And Love Encore

Recorded live at the Eastman Theatre, Rochester, New York
May 9, 1970

Mercury SRM 2-800

Released on DVD


Liner Notes

Chuck Mangione was invited to conduct a Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra 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 video-taped 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".