- "Hill Where the Lord Hides" Chuck Mangione, Gerry Niewood, soloist
- "The Feel of A Vision" Chuck Mangione, Marvin Stamm, soloist
- "Songs from the Valley of the Nightingale" Stanley Watson
- "And In the Beginning" Chuck Mangione,
dedicated to my brother Gap, Gap Mangione, soloist
FRIENDS & LOVE
- Friends & Love Theme
- Someone Take Me Home Chuck Mangione
- Get Yourself on A Farm Elinda Bat McGrath
- She's Gone Don Potter
- Joropo Piropo Stanley Watson
- Friends & Love Theme
- Friends & Love Finale
Friends & Love... A Chuck Mangione Concert
Chuck Mangione was invited to conduct a Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra*
concert in May of 1970, and was given full rein of the affair. The result
is contained in this album - a concert which Chuck composed for a full
symphony orchestra and six superbly accomplished soloists, imaginatively
staged with special visual effects, and performed before a standing-room-only
crowd of over 3,500. This concert was videotaped by WXXI in Rochester, New York,
under grants from the Eastern Educational Television Network, the Corporation
for Public Broadcasting, and the R. T. French Co.
Mangione's music is strongly rooted in the jazz idiom, but he is reluctant
to categorize his compositions: " 'Friends & Love was a gathering of
musicians from a variety of backgrounds, each one of whom contributed
to the whole. When the music is honest and full of love, labels aren't
important and people will listen with an open mind".
Listen friends Out of hearts, confused by war
Take my hand and step outside Let answers show -
Let's look around - Let's all forgive -
Look ahead - And all begin to LIVE ...
And into ourselves ...
In our minds Listen friends
Let there be a peaceful glow Take one night and kiss the sky.
And call it love - Let's all be free -
Open up - Let's join hands -
And let it flow ... And feel LOVE ...
CHUCK MANGIONE flugelhorn
**DON POTTER guitar, voice
**BAT McGRATH guitarron, voice
GAP MANGIONE electric piano
STANLEY WATSON guitar
MARVIN STAMM trumpet
GERRY NIEWOOD soprano and alto saxophone, flute
*ROCHESTER PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Chuck Mangione Guest Conductor
1st Violins: Howard Weiss, Concertmaster; Abram Boone, Herbert Brill,
Harry Schatz, Lorene C. Field, Shirley Reynolds, Sharon Laird,
Judit M. Hradetzky.
2nd Violins: Herman Surasky, Cynthia Hammer, Ralph Rozzi, Carol Tatian,
Loraine Messick, Yong Ki Ahn.
Violas: Thomas A. Dumm, Herman Rudin, Elizabeth Weiss, Alfred L. Drucker, Minna Shklar.
Cellos: Hrant Tatian, Robert E. Taylor, Peter Wukovitz, Sylvia Thelen.
String Basses: Oscar Zimmerman, Robert Zimmerman, Edward De Matteo, Michael Leiter.
Flutes: Nancy Webster, Katherine T. Levy.
Oboes: Robert Sprenkle, Jonathan Parkes.
Clarinets: Michael Webster, Stanley Gaulke.
Bassoons: Stephen Paulson, Paul F. Philips.
Horns: Morris Secon, Bradley Warnaar, George Nemeth, Milan Yancich.
Trumpets: Richard F. Jones, Paul Mc Rae.
Trombones: George J. Osborn, Tony Dechario, David Richey.
Tuba: Cherry Beauregard.
Timpani: John Beck.
Percussion: William L. Cahn.
Harp: Eileen Malone.
Al Porcino: Trumpet
Larry Covelli: Tenor Sax
Tony Levin: Electric Bass
Steve Gadd: Drums
Bill Reichenbach: Trombone
Ned Corman: Flute, Alto Flute, Baritone Saxophone
Vincent Di Martino: Trumpet
Robert Becker: Percussion
Chris Vadala: Tenor Saxophone
*"FRIENDS & LOVE"...A CHUCK MANGIONE CONCERT was presented by
the ROCHESTER CIVIC MUSIC ASSOCIATION INC. which operates and
maintains the ROCHESTER PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA.
**DON POTTER and BAT McGRATH appear through the courtesy of EPIC RECORDS.
LYRICS: Bat McGrath.
ARRANGEMENTS AND ORCESTRATIONS: Chuck Mangione.
ALL MUSIC PUBLISHED BY ROHABA MUSIC INC. (B.M.I.)
Recorded live at the Eastman Theatre, Rochester, New York, May 9, 1970
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