Children of Sanchez

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/24/1998
  • Label: A&M
  • UPC: 082839670029
  • Catalog Number: 6700
  • Sales rank: 8,297

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Children of Sanchez (Overture) (14:10)
  2. 2 Lullabye (3:51)
  3. 3 Fanfare (1:05)
  4. 4 Pilgrimage, Pt. 1 (2:58)
  5. 5 Pilgrimage, Pt. 2 (2:37)
  6. 6 Consuelo's Love Theme (17:02)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Hot Consuelo (4:04)
  2. 2 Death Scene (4:45)
  3. 3 Market Place (3:11)
  4. 4 Echano (2:37)
  5. 5 Bellavia (3:15)
  6. 6 Lullabye (3:40)
  7. 7 Medley (8:20)
  8. 8 B'bye (8:29)
  9. 9 Children of Sanchez (Finale) (3:06)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Chuck Mangione Primary Artist, Piano, Conductor, Flugelhorn, Electric Piano
Phyllis Hyman Vocals
James Bradley Percussion, Conga, Drums, Timbales, Timpani
Dick Decker French Horn
Grant Geissman Guitar, Electric Guitar, 12-string Guitar
Hughes Trombone
Dana Hughes Trombone
Ron Leonard Cello
Charles Meeks Bass
Jerry Peel French Horn
George Stimpson French Horn
Jeff Takzyck Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Mayo Tiana Trombone
Jeff Tkazyik Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Chris Vadala Clarinet, Flute, Alto Flute, Piccolo, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Gerald Vinci Violin, Concert Master
Brad Warnaar French Horn
Kai Winding Trombone
Donald Porter Vocals
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. Trombone
Brad Warner French Horn
Technical Credits
Chuck Mangione Producer
Hugh Masekela Composer
Mick Guzauski Engineer
Jeff Tkazyik String Arrangements
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. String Arrangements
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