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The Rochester Jazz Collection

The Rochester Jazz Collection

Liner Notes

Various Artists (All From Rochester New York)

  • My Favorite Dreams - Gap Mangione 

  • Bellavia - Chuck Mangione 

  • Madaket Bay - Cabo Frio / Jeff Tyzik 

  • Share My Dream - Gerry Niewood 

  • Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours - Steve Gadd 

  • Notte a Roma - Jeff Tyzik 

  • El Barrio - Jeff Tyzik 

  • Rochester, My Sweet Home - Chuck Mangione & Don Potter 

  • Look To The Children - Chuck Mangione & Esther Satterfield 

  • The Gap Theme - Gap Mangione 

  • Minnie The Moocher - Cab Calloway 

Landmark Society Of Western New York
1998


Liner Notes

Celebrating Rochester's landmarks through music.  The music of Rochester's artists sores above the city's physical landmarks and is as enduring as the buildings that inspired them.  Welcome to our unique collection of music performed by Rochesterians.  Some of the artists featured in this collection now live elsewhere, but they continue to call Rochester home.  Listen and enjoy Rochester's Landmarks in Music.


"Without question, 'Rochester' is by far the toughest word I've ever had to use in a lyric of mine."

Chuck Mangione defines love.  Love of music, family, and Rochester.  It is poetic justice that Bellavia, named to honor his mother, brought Chuck his first Grammy Award.  The son of an Italian-American grocer, Chuck was born in Rochester on November 29, 1940.  Locals remember the Jazz Brothers, a group formed by Chuck (trumpet) and his brother Gap (piano) before Chuck left home to play with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers.  He returned to the Flower City to accept the position of director of the Eastman School of Music's Jazz Ensemble.  Soon thereafter, however, Chuck would leave again to pursue his solo career in earnest and release an extraordinary series of original recordings including Chase The Clouds Away, Bellavia, The Children Of Sanchez, and Feels So Good.  Chuck is once again on tour delighting audiences around the world.

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