Charles Louis Domanico (January 20, 1944 – October 17, 2002), better known as Chuck Domanico, was an American jazz bassist who played double bass and bass guitar on the West Coast jazz scene.

Chuck Domanico
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Background information
Birth nameCharles Louis Domanico
Born(1944-01-20)January 20, 1944
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
DiedOctober 17, 2002(2002-10-17) (aged 58)
Los Angeles, California
GenresJazz
Occupation(s)Musician, composer
InstrumentsDouble bass, bass guitar

Domanico was born in Chicago. He settled in Los Angeles in the mid-1960s. For nearly forty years, he was a central jazz figure in Hollywood who contributed to many movies and TV programs. Domanico worked with Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Carmen McRae, Joni Mitchell, Taj Mahal, Diane Schuur, Natalie Cole, and The Manhattan Transfer. He participated in instrumental jazz performances by Chet Baker, Henry Mancini, Shelly Manne, Oliver Nelson, John Klemmer, Roger Kellaway, Barney Kessel, and Art Pepper.

His bass can be heard in themes for television shows like M*A*S*H, Cheers and Frasier, and he contributed to the soundtracks of more than two thousand films.[1]

Domanico died of lung cancer in Los Angeles at the age of 58.[2]

DiscographyEdit

As sidemanEdit

Unless otherwise noted, Information is taken from AllMusic[3]

With Don Ellis Orchestra

With Anthony Ortega

  • New Dance! (Revelation, 1967)

With Emil Richards

  • New Time Element (Uni, 1967)[4]
  • Luntana (Interworld, 1996)

With Oliver Nelson

With Tom Scott

  • Rural Still Life (Impulse!, 1968)
  • Hair to Jazz (Flying Dutchman, 1969)[5]
  • Paint Your Wagon (Flying Dutchman, 1970)[6]
  • Great Scott! (A&M, 1972)[7]
  • Tom Scott in L.A. (Flying Dutchman, 1975)

With Ron Anthony

  • Oh! Calcutta! (1969)[8]

With Bob Thiele Emergency

  • Head Start (Flying Dutchman, 1969)[9]

With Clare Fischer

  • Thesaurus (Atlantic, 1969)
  • Waltz (1969)
  • Reclamation Act of 1972 (Revelation, 1972)[10]

With Kai Winding and J. J. Johnson

With Stan Kenton

  • Hair (Capitol, 1969)

With Barney Kessel

  • Feeling Free (Contemporary, 1969)
  • Barney Plays Kessel (Concord Jazz, 1975)
  • The Artistry (1984)

With Howard Roberts

  • Spinning Wheel (Capitol, 1969)[11]

With Townes Van Zandt

With Dave Mackay & Vicky Hamilton

  • Rainbows (Impulse!, 1970)[12]

With João Donato

  • A Bad Donato (Blue Thumb, 1970)

With Scott McKenzie

With Pisano & Ruff

  • Under the Blanket (A&M, 1970)[13]

With Marc Benno

  • Minnows (A&M, 1971)

With Les Crane

With Roger Kellaway

  • Roger Kellaway Cello Quartet (A&M, 1971)
  • Come to the Meadow (A&M, 1974)
  • Nostalgia Suite (Discwater, 1978)
  • Windows (Angel, 1993)
  • As It Happened Vol. 1 (Jazz Heritage, 2002; Recorded in 1982)

With Lani Hall

With Harvey Mandel

  • The Snake (Janus, 1972)

With Carmen McRae

With Melanie

With Gerry Mulligan

  • The Age of Steam (A&M, 1972)[15]

With Carroll O'Connor

  • Remembering You (A&M, 1972)[16]

With Cyril Havermans

With Victor Feldman

  • Your Smile (Choice, 1974)[17]
  • The Artful Dodger (Concord Jazz, 1977)
  • Rockavibabe (DJM, 1977)
  • In My Pocket (Cohearent, 1978)
  • Rio Nights (TBA, 1987)[18]
  • The Best of Feldman and the Generation Band (Nova,[19] 1989)

With Henry Mancini

With Phoebe Snow

With Elek Bacsik

  • Bird and Dizzy: A Musical Tribute (Flying Dutchman, 1975)[21]

With Richard "Groove" Holmes

With Rita Coolidge

With Terry Garthwaite

  • Terry (Arista, 1975)[22]

With Richard "Groove" Holmes

  • Six Million Dollar Man (Flying Dutchman, 1975)[23]

With Bobby Hutcherson

With John Klemmer

  • Touch (ABC, 1975)[24]
  • Barefoot Ballet (ABC, 1976)
  • Lifestyle (Living & Loving) (ABC, 1977)[25]
  • The Best...Vol. 1: Mosaic (MCA, 1980)
  • Music (MCA, 1989)

With Louis Bellson, etc.

  • The Drum Session (Philips, 1975)[26]
  • The Drum Session Vol. 2 (Philips, 1977)[27]

With Danny O'Keefe

  • So Long Harry Truman (Atlantic, 1975)

With Moacir Santos

With Tennessee Ernie Ford & Glen Campbell

With Peter Allen

With Barbara Carroll

  • Barbara Carroll (Blue Note, 1976)[28]

With Sonny Criss

  • Warm & Sonny (ABC / Impulse!, 1976)[29]
  • The Joy of Sax (ABC / Impulse!, 1977)[30]

With Bonnie Koloc

  • Close-Up (Epic, 1976)

With Shelly Manne

  • Plays Richard Rodgers' Musical 'Rex' (Discovery, 1976)
  • Essence (Galaxy, 1977)
  • Jazz Quartet Interpretations (Trend, 1980)
  • Goodbye for Bill Evans (Polydor, 1981)
  • Double Piano...at Carmelo's Vol. 1 (Trend, 1981)[31]
  • Double Piano...at Carmelo's, Vol. 2 (Trend, 1982)[32]

With Wade Marcus

With Joni Mitchell

With Jaye P. Morgan

  • Jaye P. Morgan (Candor, 1976)[33]

With Jimmy Ponder

  • Illusions (ABC / Impulse!, 1976)

With Ray Charles & Cleo Laine

  • Porgy & Bess (RCA, 1976)[34]

With J. D. Souther

With The Tubes

With Voudouris & Kahne

  • Street Player (Capitol, 1976)[35]

With Mike Wofford

  • Scott Joplin: Interpretations '76 (Flying Dutchman, 1976)

With Laurindo Almeida

With Gato Barbieri

  • Ruby, Ruby (A&M, 1977)

With Claus Ogerman Orchestra

  • Gate of Dreams (Warner Bros., 1977)

With John Denver

With Joe Harnell

  • Harnell (Capitol, 1977)[36]

With Henry Mancini & John Laws

  • Just You and Me Together Love (RCA, 1977)[37]

With Roger Miller

  • Off The Wall (Windsong, 1977)

With Blue Mitchell

With The Pointer Sisters

With Ben Sidran

  • The Doctor Is In (Arista, 1977)

With Dennis Wilson

With Ry Cooder

  • Jazz (Warner Bros., 1978)

With Lorraine Feather

  • Sweet Lorraine (Concord Jazz, 1978)

With Rodney Franklin

  • In the Center (CBS, 1978)

With Michael Franks

With Ted Gärdestad

With Herb Alpert and Hugh Masekela

With The Moirs

  • State of Shock (Rocket, 1978)[38]

With The Singers Unlimited

  • Just in Time (Pausa, 1978)

With Allyn Ferguson & Jack Elliott

  • The Orchestra (FNAM, 1979)

With Gabe Baltazar

With Freddie Hubbard

With The Manhattan Transfer

With Shelly Manne and Lee Konitz

With Jimmy Smith

  • The Cat Strikes Again (Inner City, 1980)

With Spinetta

  • Only Love Can Sustain (Columbia, 1980)[39]

With Sonny Stitt

  • Groovin' High (Atlas, 1980)

With Bobby Shew Quartet

  • Debut (Discomate, 1981)[40]

With Bobby Enriquez

  • The Wild Man (GNP Cresendo, 1981)

With The Carpenters

With Bobby and the Midnites

With Sam Harris

  • Sam Harris (Motown, 1984)[41]

With Steve Perry

With Patti Austin

With Diane Schuur

  • Schuur Thing (GRP, 1985)
  • Timeless (GRP, 1986)
  • In Tribute (GRP, 1992)
  • Love Songs (GRP, 1993)

With Lou Rawls

  • Love All Your Blues Away (Epic, 1986)

With Herb Alpert

With George Benson & Earl Klugh

With Sarah Vaughan & Milton Nascimento

With Brandon Fields

  • The Traveler (Nova, 1988)

With Claude Bolling & Hubert Laws

  • California Suite (CBS Masterworks / Columbia, 1988)[42]

With Rod McKuen

  • It Had to Be You (Desert Island, 1989)[43]

With Bonnie Raitt

With Joe Sample

  • Spellbound (Warner Bros., 1989)

With Iggy Pop

With Julio Iglesias

With Monica Lewis

  • My Favorite Things (DRG[44], 1990)
  • Swings Jule Styne (DRG[45], 1992)

With The Simpsons

With Dionne Warwick

  • Sings Cole Porter (Arista, 1990)

With Dwight Yoakam

With Pat Benatar

With David Benoit

With Teresa Brewer

  • 16 Most Requested Songs (Columbia, 1991)[47]

With Natalie Cole

With Barry Manilow

With Bette Midler

With Cheryl Bentyne

  • Something Cool (Columbia, 1992)

With Michael Bolton

With Peter Hofmann

  • Singt Elvis Presley: Love Me Tender (Columbia, 1992)

With Shirley Horn

With Robert Palmer

With Tommy Tedesco

  • Performs Roumanis' Jazz Rhapsody for Guitar & Orchestra (Capri, 1992)

With Wilson Phillips

With Harry Connick Jr.

With David Foster

  • The Christmas Album (Interscope, 1993)

With Taj Mahal

With Johnny Mathis

With Terry Trotter

  • It’s About Time (Mama / Summit, 1993)

With Carnie & Wendy Wilson

With David Benoit & Russ Freeman

With Julia Migenes & Michael Kamen

  • Smile (Elektra[50], 1994)

With Kenny Rogers & David Foster

With Margie Gibson & Lincoln Mayorga

  • Say It with Music (1994)

With Lori Lieberman

  • A Thousand Dreams (Pope Music, 1995)

With John Raitt

  • Broadway Legend (Angel[51], 1995)

With Diana Ross

With Bobby Caldwell

  • Blue Condition (Sin-Drome[52], 1996)

With Anne Kerry Ford

  • In the Nest of the Moon (Illyria, 1996)[53]

With Michael Lang

  • Days of Wine and Roses (Varese Sarabande, 1996)[54]

With David Garfield & Friends

  • Tribute To Jeff Porcaro (Zebra[55], 1997)

With Niki Haris

  • Dreaming a Dream (BMG, 1997)[56]

With Ottmar Liebert

  • Leaning into the Night (Sony Classical / BMG[57], 1997)

With Jon Secada

  • Secada (EMI / Virgin, 1997)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Los Angeles Times Obituary
  2. ^ The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz, Leonard Feather, Ira Gitler, 1999, p. 47
  3. ^ "Chuck Domanico - Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2019-11-12.
  4. ^ Richards, Emil. “New Time Element” (Album Notes). Uni Records. 1967.
  5. ^ Tom Scott Quartet. “Hair to Jazz” (Album Notes). Flying Dutchman. 1969.
  6. ^ Tom Scott Quartet. “Paint Your Wagon” (Album Notes). Flying Dutchman. 1970.
  7. ^ Scott, Tom. “Great Scott!” (Album Notes). A&M Records. 1972.
  8. ^ Anthony, Ron (1969). "Oh! Calcutta! (Flying Dutchman #110)". AllMusic. Retrieved 12 November 2019.
  9. ^ Bob Thiele Emergency. “Head Start” (Album Notes). Flying Dutchman. 1969.
  10. ^ Fischer, Clare. “Reclamation Act of 1972!” (Album Notes). Revelation Records. 1972.
  11. ^ Roberts, Howard. “Spinning Wheel” (Album Notes). Capitol Records. 1969.
  12. ^ Dave Mackay & Vicky Hamilton. “Rainbow” (Album Notes). Impulse! 1970.
  13. ^ Pisano & Ruff. “Under the Blanket” (Album Notes). A&M Records. 1970.
  14. ^ Hall, Lani (28 July 1998). "'Brasil Nativo' (CD...Records #11372)". AllMusic.
  15. ^ Mulligan, Gerry. “The Age of Steam” (Album Notes). A&M Records. 1972.
  16. ^ O'Connor, Carroll. “Remembering You” (Album Notes). A&M Records. 1972.
  17. ^ Feldman, Victor. “Your Smile” (Album Notes). Choice. 1974.
  18. ^ Feldman, Victor. “Rio Nights” (Album Notes). TBA Records. 1987.
  19. ^ Victor Feldman & his Generation Band. "'The Best of Feldman and the Generation Band' (CD #NVA 8922)". AllMusic. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  20. ^ Mancini, Henry (16 April 1991). "'Switch [Original Score]' (Cassette...#VSD-5312)". AllMusic. Retrieved 21 November 2019.
  21. ^ Bacsik, Elek. “Bird and Dizzy: A Musical Tribute” (Album Notes). Flying Dutchman. 1975.
  22. ^ Garthwaite, Terry (1975). "Terry (LP - Arista #4055)". AllMusic. Retrieved 14 November 2019.
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  24. ^ Klemmer, John. “Touch” (Album Notes). ABC Records. 1975.
  25. ^ Klemmer, John. “Lifestyle (Living and Loving)”. ABC Records. 1977.
  26. ^ Louis Bellson, et. al. “The Drum Session” (Album Notes). Philips. 1975.
  27. ^ Louie Bellson, etc. “The Drum Sessions Vol. 2” (Album Notes). Philips. 1977.
  28. ^ Carroll, Barbara. “Barbara Carroll” (Album Notes). Blue Note. 1976.
  29. ^ Criss, Sonny. “Warm & Sonny” (Album Notes). ABC Impulse! 1976.
  30. ^ Criss, Sonny. “The Joy of Sax” (Album Notes). ABC Impulse! 1977.
  31. ^ Manne, Shelly. “Double Piano...in Concert at Carmelo’s” (Album Notes). Trend. 1981.
  32. ^ Manne, Shelly. “Double Piano...in Concert at Carmelo’s Vol. 2” (Album Notes). Trend. 1982.
  33. ^ Morgan, Jaye P. “Jaye P. Morgan” (Album Notes). Candor Records. 1976.
  34. ^ Ray Charles & Cleo Laine. “Porgy & Bess” (Album Notes). RCA. 1976, 1989.
  35. ^ Voudouris & Kahne. “Street Player” (Album Notes). Capitol Records. 1976.
  36. ^ Harnell, Joe. “Harnell” (Album Notes). Capitol Records. 1977.
  37. ^ Henry Mancini & John Laws (1977). "Just You and Me Together Love (RCA LP)". AllMusic. Retrieved 15 November 2019.
  38. ^ The Moirs. “State of Shock” (Album Notes). The Rocket Record Company. 1978.
  39. ^ Spinetta. “Only Love Can Sustain” (Album Notes). Columbia. 1980.
  40. ^ Bobby Shew Quartet. “Debut” (Album Notes). Discomate. 1981.
  41. ^ Harris, Sam. “Sam Harris” (Album Notes). Motown. 1984.
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  49. ^ Midler, Bette (23 November 1993). "'Gypsy: Television Soundtrack' (CD...#82551-2)". AllMusic.
  50. ^ Julia Migenes & Michael Kamen (15 November 1994). "'Smile' (CD - Elektra)". AllMusic.
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  52. ^ Caldwell, Bobby (22 October 1996). "'Blue Condition' (CD - Sin-Drome Records...#89252)". AllMusic.
  53. ^ Kerry Ford, Anne. “In the Nest of the Moon” (Album Notes). Illyria Records. 1996.
  54. ^ Lang, Michael. “Days of Wine and Roses” (Album Notes). Varese Sarabande. 1996.
  55. ^ David Garfield and Friends. “Tribute to Jeff Porcaro” (Album Notes). Zebra Records. 1997.
  56. ^ Haris, Niki. “Dreaming a Dream” (Album Notes). BMG. 1997.
  57. ^ Liebert, Ottmar. “Leaning Into the Night...” (Album Notes). Sony Classical / BMG. 1997.

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