Chuck Mangione Quotes


There's not much in the way of written-down arrangements - just things that Gerry and I have worked out from playing spontaneously together and hanging on to whatever seems to fall in right.

What's happened - in our country anyhow - is that the young people have shied away from the formality of the concert hall that tie - and - tails philharmonic image.

My brother had a big band in high school; after that we continued to play together eventually forming a group called the Jazz Brothers that recorded for Riverside Records.

I made many studio albums and I think the danger of studio recording is that if you do not watch out you come out with a perfectly sterile performance.

In 1994 I started touring again and I recorded two albums for Chesky Jazz.

We may play in a contemporary rock vein use standard bebop themes and many other things besides.

I am glad that I wrote something that brought joy to millions of people.

Brazilian music has many of the ingredients that I strive for in my own music: Strong melodies and a disciplined but intense rhythmic concept and interesting harmonies.

My music has always been strong in melodic content.

Music is meant to be a beautiful thing.

The hiatus you spoke about happened in 1998. I was somewhat numb from being out on the road every night. I had to stop because I was emotionally and physically drained.

Because I don't believe music can be free unless it has something to be free from.

A studio recording is perfection but emotion and passion come only when you turn on the machine and go for the groove. If you do that with no mistakes it sounds beautiful.

I tend to not want to put labels or categories on the music only because people come with preconceived ideas about what they're going to hear or won't come for this reason.

I was blessed to work with The Jazz Messengers when the two piano players were Keith Jarrett and Chick Corea.

I don't believe music can be free unless it has something to be free from.

I find it very difficult to compose when I'm not playing.

Not compromising the music but there is a way by just showing the people that you're sincere and honest with what you're doing and by talking to them.

I can count on one hand the number of instrumental hits there have been over the last 10 years.

I can count on one hand the number of instrumental hits there have been over the last ten years.

To do it always right that is what music is to me.

I have been recording for five decades now.

Whether it's string writing or whatever I try to write for what each instrumentalist can do best.

1972 was a year of many pleasant and rewarding experiences for me:

I write music people enjoy playing and listening to and I have a group that loves playing the music.

My goal was never to sell many records.

With four people you can create one very strong kind of energy but if you can get 65 people working together and swinging together that's a whole other kind of energy.