Gap Mangione

Gaspare Charles "Gap" Mangione (born July 31, 1938) is a jazz pianist from Rochester, New York. He is the brother of Chuck Mangione.

Gap Mangione
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Background information
Birth nameGaspare Charles Mangione
Born (1938-07-31) July 31, 1938 (age 82)
Rochester, New York, United States
GenresJazz
Occupation(s)Pianist
Years active1958–present
Associated actsChuck Mangione
Websitewww.gapmangione.com

CareerEdit

In 1958, Mangione and his brother started performing together as the Mangione Brothers Sextet/Quintet.[1] From 1960–1961 they recorded three albums for Riverside as the Jazz Brothers.[2]

In 1968, Mangione released his first solo album, Diana in the Autumn Wind, with drummer Steve Gadd and bassist Tony Levin in their first recordings, and compositions and arrangements by Chuck Mangione.[3]

In 2004, Mangione received the Artist of the Year Award from the Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester.[4]

In 2015, Mangione was inducted into the Rochester Music Hall of Fame.

DiscographyEdit

As leader or co-leaderEdit

  • The Jazz Brothers as the Mangione Brothers Sextet with Chuck Mangione (Riverside, 1960)
  • Hey Baby! as the Jazz Brothers with Chuck Mangione (Riverside, 1961)
  • Spring Fever as the Jazz Brothers with Chuck Mangione, Sal Nistico (Riverside, 1961)
  • Diana in the Autumn Wind (GRC, 1968) reissued on CD 2003
  • Sing Along Junk (Mercury, 1972)
  • ...And the Kids Call It Boogie (Sagoma, 1974)
  • She and I (A&M, 1974)
  • Gap Mangione! (A&M, 1976)
  • Suite Lady with Larry Carlton (A&M, 1978)
  • Dancin' Is Making Love with Larry Carlton (A&M, 1979)
  • The Boys from Rochester with Chuck Mangione, Steve Gadd, Joe Romano, Frank Pullara (Feels So Good, 1989)
  • Planet Gap with the Big Band (Cafe/Josh Music, 1997)
  • Stolen Moments with the Big Band (Josh Music, 2003)
  • Family Holidays (Josh Music, 2004)
  • Live in Toronto (Josh Music, 2015)[5][6]

As sideman or guestEdit

With Chuck Mangione

  • Friends and Love (Mercury, 1970)
  • Together (Mercury, 1971)
  • Land of Make Believe (Mercury, 1973)
  • Chase the Clouds Away (A&M, 1975)
  • Bellavia (A&M, 1975)
  • Tarantella (A&M, 1980)

With others

Sampled by major rappers

  • Chance the Rapper
  • Ghostface Killah
  • Guerilla Black
  • Jadakiss
  • Jaylib
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Slum Village
  • Styles P
  • Swizz Beatz
  • Talib Kweli

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Spevak, Jeff (1997-06-11). "Release Takes Gap Mangione to a New Planet". Democrat and Chronicle. Retrieved 2006-06-21.
  2. ^ Yanow, Scott. "Gap Mangione". AllMusic. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Gap Mangione Biography". Retrieved 2006-06-21.
  4. ^ "Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester". Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester. Retrieved 16 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Gap Mangione Recordings". www.gapmangione.com. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Gap Mangione | Album Discography | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 16 July 2018.

External linksEdit