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Feels So Good
     

Feels So Good

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by Chuck Mangione
 

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With 1997's "Feels So Good," a platinum-selling single that remains one of the music world's most recognizable tunes, trumpeter/flügelhornist Chuck Mangione entered the smooth-jazz pantheon. FEELS SO GOOD may be best known for its title track, but there's plenty here that's just as appealing. Mangione is an imaginative, versatile stylist -- he had worked with

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With 1997's "Feels So Good," a platinum-selling single that remains one of the music world's most recognizable tunes, trumpeter/flügelhornist Chuck Mangione entered the smooth-jazz pantheon. FEELS SO GOOD may be best known for its title track, but there's plenty here that's just as appealing. Mangione is an imaginative, versatile stylist -- he had worked with Woody Herman and Art Blakey earlier in his career -- and with his band, which includes guitarist Grant Geissman, drummer James Bradley Jr., bassist Charles Meeks, and flautist/saxophonist Chris Vadala, paints seductive musical pictures. "Maui-Waui" is a pretty, breezy, flute-spiced composition, while "Hide and Seek" showcases Mangione's playful side. Mangione and band mix it up on "The XI Commandment," which shifts from a haunting, somewhat melancholy tune into a rapid, rock-inflected workout, closing the album on a satisfying upbeat note.

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Due to the title cut, this was a huge seller when it originally came out. Reissued on CD, this set from flügelhornist Chuck Mangione (which helped give guitarist Grant Geissman some fame) is actually stronger from the jazz standpoint than Mangione's subsequent dates. The leader has some good solos, as does Geissman and saxophonist Chris Vadala, and the quintet's ensembles are generally both sparse and attractive. Pity that in ways this was Chuck Mangione's last worthwhile release to date; success did stunt his artistic growth.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/1990
Label:
A&M
UPC:
0075021321922
catalogNumber:
3219
Rank:
10239

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