Bellavia by Chuck Mangione. An extraordinary theme. Bellavia by Chuck Mangione.
This quick follow-up to Chase the Clouds Away was designed as sort of a portrait of the bustling Mangione family home (Bellavia being his mother's maiden name). Certainly there is more energy on tracks like "Listen to the Wind," the big band streaks of "Torreano," and the appropriately revolving riffs of "Carousel" than on the previous record, with Joe LaBarbera, Gerry Niewood, and Chip Jackson forming the core of support for Chuck's more vigorous orchestral writing
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Chuck Mangione is the brother of Gap Mangione, who is for his hard bop jazz. Bellavia has some of that bop influence mixed with larger-scale orchestrations, which makes for a lovely bop and big band sound. The sound is lush, but sometimes has an edge. Like Chase the Clouds Away, Bellavia was made before Mangione began producing highly popular (and, to me, bland) albums such as Feels So Good. 3 people found this helpful. I don't know what took so long to release a CD of Bellavia. 2 people found this helpful.
Land of Make Believe is the eighth album by jazz artist Chuck Mangione. The title song is sung by Esther Satterfield. It also features Mangione's older brother Gap Mangione and jazz trumpet player Jon Faddis. All songs written by Chuck Mangione. Joseph C. Crupi - Conductor, Director. Chuck Mangione - Flugelhorn, Mixing, Orchestration, Conductor, Arranger. Marta Hidy - Concert Master, Violin. Gap Mangione - Electric Piano, Toy Instruments. Cello: Edgar Hayes, Zdenek Konicek.