Live At The Village Gate

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Live At The Village Gate

Live At The Village Gate

Liner Notes

Chuck Mangione - Flugelhorn & Keyboards
Chris Vadala - Saxophones & Flutes
Rob Mathes - Keyboards, Guitars, & Vocals
Joe Bonadio - Drums
Mark Manetta - Guitars
Billy Martin - Percussion
Gordon Johnson - Bass & Vocals

  • Intro 

  • Once Upon A Love Time 

  • Hot Consuelo 

  • My Funny Valentine 

  • Bellavia 

  • Hide & Seek 

  • Chase The Clouds Away 

  • Land Of Make Believe 

  • She's Gone 

  • Legend Of The One-Eyed Sailor 

  • B'Bye 

  • Feels So Good 

  • Freddie's Walkin' 

Recorded live at The Village Gate 1989

Feels So Good Records FSG 001D

All music composed and arranged by Chuck Mangione except
My Funny Valentine (Rogers & Hart)
She's Gone (music by Chuck Mangione words by Bat McGrath/Rohaba/Screen)

Liner Notes

After leading groups for over twenty years, I've learned to recognize when my band is on a roll and taking my music to another level.  That's why I have a special affection for live recordings.

If you're lucky enough to capture this feeling on tape, it will live forever.

With this in mind, we traveled to New York City, moved into Art D'Lugoff's legendary "Village Gate," which was celebrating its thirtieth anniversary, and made it our home for a week.  Each night enthusiastic audiences created an atmosphere that encouraged Joe, Mark, Chris, Billy, Rob and Gordon to approach the stage with the "Have Fun - Go for everything" attitude I was hoping for.  The ensembles' playing was consistently strong.  There was such an intensity coming from the rhythm section that encouraged each soloist to stretch out and bring new life to the music.

We were doing two shows a night, each lasting at least two hours.  In retrospect, I now realize I created "High Class" trouble for myself by having so much unique and wonderful music on tape to choose from.

The highlights from this memorable week are contained in this recording.  I truly hope that you enjoy the experience of being there with us, "Live at the Village Gate."

-Chuck Mangione '89

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