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Chuck Mangione Quotes and Sayings

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Not compromising the music, but there is a way,
by just showing the people that you're sincere and
honest with what you're doing,
and by talking to them.
- Chuck Mangione

I have been recording for five decades now.
- Chuck Mangione

I made many studio albums and I think the danger of
studio recording is that if you do not watch out,
you come out with a perfectly sterile performance.
- Chuck Mangione

I write music people enjoy playing and listening to,
and I have a group that loves playing the music.
- Chuck Mangione

 

My goal was never to sell many records.
- Chuck Mangione

Because I don't believe music can be free unless it
has something to be free from.
- Chuck Mangione

I can count on one hand the number of instrumental
hits there have been over the last ten years.
- Chuck Mangione

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To do it always right, that is what music is to me.
- Chuck Mangione

Music is meant to be a beautiful thing.
- Chuck Mangione

I find it very difficult to compose when I'm not playing.
- Chuck Mangione

A studio recording is perfection, but emotion and passion
come only when you turn on the machine and go for the groove.
If you do that with no mistakes, it sounds beautiful.
- Chuck Mangione

Brazilian music has many of the ingredients that I
strive for in my own music:
Strong melodies and a disciplined but intense rhythmic concept,
and interesting harmonies.
- Chuck Mangione

Whether it's string writing or whatever,
I try to write for what each instrumentalist can do best.
- Chuck Mangione

I was blessed to work with The Jazz Messengers when
the two piano players were Keith Jarrett and Chick Corea.
- Chuck Mangione

The hiatus you spoke about happened in 1998.
I was somewhat numb from being out on the road every night.
I had to stop because I was emotionally and physically drained.
- Chuck Mangione

1972 was a year of many pleasant and rewarding experiences for me:
- Chuck Mangione

I tend to not want to put labels or categories on the music,
only because people come with preconceived ideas about
what they're going to hear,
or won't come for this reason.
- Chuck Mangione

What's happened - in our country, anyhow -
is that the young people have shied away from the formality of the concert hall,
that tie - and - tails philharmonic image.
- Chuck Mangione

In 1994, I started touring again and I recorded two albums for Chesky Jazz.
- Chuck Mangione

With four people you can create one very strong kind of energy,
but if you can get 65 people working together,
and swinging together, that's a whole other kind of energy.
- Chuck Mangione

Then I loved the fact that we were actually recording live.
- Chuck Mangione

We may play in a contemporary rock vein,
use standard bebop themes, and many other things besides.
- Chuck Mangione

My music has always been strong in melodic content.
- Chuck Mangione

I am glad that I wrote something that brought joy to millions of people.
- Chuck Mangione

My brother had a big band in high school;
after that we continued to play together,
eventually forming a group called the Jazz Brothers,
that recorded for Riverside Records.
- Chuck Mangione

To pay 60 musicians for rehearsal and performance is quite something,
and I decided I wouldn't be able to handle that kind
of situation financially again,
unless somebody else was taking care of that end of it.
- Chuck Mangione

Most recently we've been working in concert situations rather than clubs.
because there aren't too many rooms there like Ronnie Scott's,
that are pure music rooms, where people come specifically to listen to music.
- Chuck Mangione

There's not much in the way of written-down arrangements -
just things that Gerry and I have worked out,
from playing spontaneously together and hanging on
to whatever seems to fall in right.
- Chuck Mangione

I do not mind having written the song at all.
I just wish that I had written it in a different key,
as the high d is hard to play.
I am glad that I wrote something that brought joy to millions of people.
- Chuck Mangione

Not with the Rochester Philharmonic,
but I formed my own orchestra,
made up of musicians from the Eastman School,
where I'm on the faculty now, direct the Jazz Ensemble
and teach improvisation classes.
- Chuck Mangione

As for the symphonic activities...
when I was a student at the Eastman School of Music,
I became exposed to a lot more musical forms,
elements, opportunities, and I fell in love with strings and their uses.
- Chuck Mangione

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott PHOTO

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen PHOTO

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The beauty does not live out there;
the beauty's in my eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

Life is not about how fast you run
or how high you climb
but how well you bounce.
- Vivian Komori

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children.
- Native American Proverb

Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession
as they torment us with their loss.
- Epicurus

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers
but to be fearless when facing them.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Do not let Sunday be taken from you.
If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
- Albert Schweitzer

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

What you leave behind is not what
is engraved in stone monuments,
but what is woven into the lives of others.
- Pericles

Love is granting another the space to be
the way they are and the way they are not.
- Werner Erhard

It is not the easy or convenient life
for which I search,
but life lived to the edge
of all that I may be.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
- Edmund Hillary

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
- Oscar Wilde


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