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.
Performance CreditsChuck Mangione Primary Artist,Percussion,Piano,Flugelhorn,Horn,Electric Piano
James Bradley Percussion,Conga,Drums,Timbales
Grant Geissman Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,12-string Guitar
Charles Meeks Bass
Chris Vadala Flute,Alto Flute,Piccolo,Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Technical CreditsChuck Mangione Arranger,Producer
Mick Guzauski Engineer
Roland Young Art Direction
DJ Juanito Composer
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