Chuck Mangione - Flugelhorn, Trumpet, Acoustic Piano
Steve Gadd - Drums, Percussion, Foot On Floor, Cardboard Box
Jon Hendricks - Vocal on DizzyMiles
Gates Music 1002-2
All music written by Chuck Mangione
Dove Talk: Chuck Mangione, Jack Stevens
Together Forever: Chuck Mangione, Steve Gadd
Tears In Heaven: Eric Clapton
Last November Steve Gadd
and Chuck Mangione reserved the month of March, 1994 to
co-produce "The Hat's Back" album - (Chuck's first in several
They began to weave this project into their already hectic
schedules. The holidays, family responsibilities and two diverse
performing itineraries somehow allowed sufficient time to select
material and develop a feel for the music.
At Steve's suggestion, they went into the studio one February
night to layout a musical road map of the new material. The plan
was to record Chuck's acoustic piano and Steve's drums first and
then lay Chuck's flugelhorn / trumpet part on top of this.
After waiting a couple hours for some technical difficulties to
be ironed out, Larry Swist turned "The Machine" on and
miraculously Together Forever was born.
Between midnight and 5:00am DizzyMiles (Hat's Back version),
Tears In Heaven, Aldovio, I've Got a Crush, Santa Nimpha, Dove
Talk, and Slo Ro were recorded in their entirety and appear on
this album exactly as they were performed that night.
In fact, these tracks became the foundation of The Hat's Back
album with horns, strings, guitars, bass, keyboards, vocals,
etc. added to the original tracks.
Together Forever and DizzyMiles were recorded during the March
Chuck Mangione: "Steve Gadd is the reason the hat's back.
My thanks to the human click track. Let's do it some more." P.S.
Hold the Mustard!
Steve Gadd: "I'm glad Chuck's back and honored to be part
of his new creation. Here's to many more years of music
together." P.S. I'm glad we survived!