Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
An outstanding recreation of the the 35-year old album
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I believe the album was first recorded in March of `1962 or 63. At the time it featured four outstanding young musicians. Gap Magione on piano and brother Chuck who was only about 15 at the time. An outstanding young tenor saxophonist, Sal Nistico who was only about 22. I had the pleasure of going to high school with Sal and playing piano in our dance band and jazz quartet. Sal went on to star with Woody Herman's New Heard, Count Basie, Tito Fuentes and then a great career in Europe. Unfortunately Sal passed away a few years ago in his early 50's. Roy McCurdy was also a youngster on drums and I was at their gig when Roy got the call to play with the Jazz Messengers. Their talented bass player was Steve Davis. This CD is a collectors item for all all real jazz fans who appreciate following the progress of talented musicians such as these four."
Cast aside what you think Chuck Mangione sounds like...
cityhawk | Boston, MA USA | 06/05/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"(This is similar to a review I wrote for the CD "The Jazz Brothers").... Don't get me wrong... I liked Chuck's work in the 70's. It was brilliant instrumental pop... but this is classic hard bop. This album and "The Jazz Brothers" are incredible works of jazz and show off the talents of Chuck, his brother Gap and Sax great Sal Nistico. This disk has a killer rendition of the standard "The Night Has A Thousand Eyes.""