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Primary Instrument: Flugelhorn

Born: November 29, 1940

For more than five decades, Chuck Mangione's love affair with music has been characterized by his boundless energy, unabashed enthusiasm, and pure joy that radiates from the stage.

Mangione first attracted attention with his brother, Gap, in a mainstream jazz band, The Jazz Brothers, in which he played trumpet much like that of the man who he refers to as his musical father-Dizzy Gillespie. In fact Dizzy gave Chuck an 'updo' horn just like his own.

Chuck's years with the Jazz Brothers overlapped with his attending the Eastman School of Music and eventually resulted in his solo album debut. Chuck left home to play with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, assuming the trumpet chair that had belonged to such great players as Clifford Brown, Kenny Dorham, Bill Hardman, Lee Morgan and Freddie Hubbard....
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Featured recording “20th Century Masters Of The Millennium Collection”

20th Century Masters Of The Millennium Collection

A&M Records
2002
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    Everything For Love

    Chesky Records
    2000
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    Feels So Good

    Chesky Records
    2000
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    Chuck Mangione's Finest Hour

    Chesky Records
    2000
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    The Feeling's Back

    Chesky Records
    1999
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    Greatest Hits

    Chesky Records
    1991
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    Live At The Village Gate

    Chesky Records
    1989
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    Long Hair Soulful

    Chesky Records
    1988
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