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Chuck Mangione

Rob Bowman, Beetle, 31 December 1972

CHUCK MANGIONE, in case anyone doesn't know, is a brilliant jazz flugel-horn and piano player. When he isn't touring with his quartet (which includes the amazing Gerry Niewood on soprano sax and flute) Chuck does separate concerts utilizing a full symphony orchestra. He recently did one of these conceptual orchestra concerts at Massey Hall in Toronto and is now back in Toronto at the Colonial with his quartet. Either way his music is a cross between the best in rock and jazz. During his stay at the Colonial, I had the pleasure of talking to Chuck. During the interview he talks about himself, why he thinks more people are getting into progressively more complex music and what he feels is wrong with the way music is being taught at the high school and university levels.

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