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Chuck Mangione Feels So Good (Japanese Pressing) (1977)
Feels So Good (Japanese Pressing)\n1987 A&M Records, Inc.\n\nOriginally Released 1977\nCD Edition Released 1987 ??\n\nAMG EXPERT REVIEW: Due to the title cut, this was a huge seller when it originally came out. Reissued on CD, this set from flugelhornist 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. -- Scott Yanow\n\nAMAZON.COM CUSTOMER REVIEW\nFeels Sorta Good, October 4, 2005\nReviewer: Timothy C. Steinert (Kirkland, WA)\nThe only problem I've ever had with Chuck Mangione is that he plays sharp all the time. Other than that- I love his stuff. I also agree that the title track is fab, but especially the guitar solo is stellar. He, unfortunately, gets cut off right as he's starting to cook. Quite frustrating!\n\n\nAMAZON.COM CUSTOMER REVIEW\nFeel So Good!!!!!!!!!!, June 23, 2004\nReviewer: A music fan\nThis album made Chuck Mangione a celebrity. Although Chuck made albums just as good as this one since about 1972, the hit single, Feel So Good introduced him to the public. Chuck did have hits before this like Bellevia, but Feel So Good was a winner! This cd starts off with the the long version of Feel So Good. On the edited version and radio version, the trumpet intro was cut, Chris Vadala's tenor sax solo was cut, and guitarist Grant Geissman's first solo was used half way through, followed by the other half of his second solo. Also, one of the melody phrases was taken and doubled in length while they faded the song out. The second song here is the underrated, Maui Waui which was never preformed by Mangione at concerts and on records ever again. Don't know why, it's a great song! It sounds like some love story commercial or something. Mangione always had a way of writing his music and making you feel like you were somewhere or something. The third tune, Theme From Side Street, was also never preformed by the Mangione band ever again. It's a cute little tune with a great hook and spots for Grant and Chris to solo. Hide And Seek, is a funny little tune. My dad was always humming this song, after I would blast it downstairs where my stereo was. It's got wild solos by Grant and Chris. During the solos, you'd think you were listening to Led Zeplin! That's how outrageous it is! Last Dance is a ten minute song, you kind of want to end, but do enjoy hearing. It has nothing to do with that disco song of the same name. The last tune is the song that made drummer James Bradley Jr. a legend around drumming circles. Although his drum solo in this particular version was kind of tame, he would take it at a more lightning speed on live preformances. Bassist Charles Meeks also gets a little jazz bass solo here. This is one of the best tracks on the album. If you never heard Chuck Mangione's records, this is a good place to start! I love this album and so would anyone else, who knows good jazz!\n\n\nAMAZON.COM CUSTOMER REVIEW\nMangione At The Top Of His Game, May 23, 2003\nReviewer: Bruce A. Hoskins (Derry, NH United States)\nMangione finally achieved large-scale popular and commercial success with this album. However, his previous fans all knew that "Feels So Good" was just a continuing development in his already impressive music career. This album would still get a 5 star rating even without the title track. Unfortunately, the title track was so overplayed by pop radio in 1978, that casual Mangione fans got sick and tired of hearing it. But 25 years later, this music is still as wonderful as it was back then. Alas for us true Mangione fans, this album was as good as it was to get from Mangione for the next 20 years. But we have never grown tired of his mid-1970s cool jazz. This album and "Chase The Clouds Away" are absolute must haves. Now only if they would reissue "Bellavia" and "Main Squeeze" on cd.\n\n\nAMAZON.COM CUSTOMER REVIEW\nThe man with the flugel horn sure can play!!, December 15, 2000\nReviewer: Glenn "Glenn98" (Bergenfield, NJ USA)\nThe Grammy winning title cut "Feels so Good" is what turned me on to Chuck Mangione's music. But this CD goes much further than that. ALL of the recordings here are excellent. And they are arranged alternating the fast and slow pieces in a pleasing way. "Maui Waui" and "Last Dance" are nice and relaxing. "Theme from Side Street" is short but meaningful. "Hide and Seek" is a catchy piece that will have you tapping to it. And "The XIth Commandment" is a brilliant end to this great CD. \nThis is by far Chuck's best recording. If you're in a qundary about which Chuck Mangione CD to buy, THIS IS THE ONE!\n\n\nHalf.com Details \nContributing artists: Grant Geissman, He-Bear Guzauski, Meat-Man Meeks, Vadala \nProducer: Chuck Mangione
This jazz cd contains 6 tracks and runs 45min 59sec.
Freedb: 4c0ac606

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  1. Chuck Mangione - Feels So Good (09:42)
  2. Chuck Mangione - Maui-Waui (10:13)
  3. Chuck Mangione - Theme From ''Side Street'' (02:05)
  4. Chuck Mangione - Hide & Seek (Ready Or Not Here I Come) (06:25)
  5. Chuck Mangione - Last Dance (10:54)
  6. Chuck Mangione - The XIth Commandment (06:35)


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