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Monday, March 26, 1984The Daily Tar Heel5
Mangione's instrumentals provide relaxing evening
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Pop band Art in the Dark failed to energize a dead audience Thursday.
Post-game blues hurt Art's show
The mighty Tar Heels had just struck
out in Atlanta, and Chapel Hill was
becoming a Mudville of sorts when the
Athens, Ga. pop band Art in the Dark
came onstage at Cat's Cradle Thursday
night. The band's performance was
disappointing, in part a result of the
mood of the town and the audience.
In the spring sky, the moon was about
three parts live and one part in the dark.
The performance went the same way at
the Cradle, as the band's semi
psychedelic mystique was left in the dark,
A sparse crowd of less than 100
gathered for the show. Aside from a
group of sillies who danced from the
opening chords, the audience was sub
dued. Perhaps in response to the audience,
Art in the Dark gave an unfulfilling show
that lacked real energy. The band even
resorted to covers of three classic '60's
songs to try to get the audience moving.
The band opened with a sound version
of "Calling Anyone," one of the four
songs the groups performed from its self
titled EP. Like many of Art in the Dark's
songs, "Calling Anyone" included the
rich harmonies of bassist Jack Harrison
and guitarist Tim Lacy.
"The Girl Is Mine," one of the band's
unrecorded songs, was good in that is
provided Lacy a chance to show off his
guitar playing, which is usually hidden in
the mesh of Sam McNair's keyboards,
Harrison's bass and Rick Armour's
People started dancing to an extended
version of "The Answer," which the
band played with a conviction found in
few of the other songs in the hour-and-15-minute
"In Color," a song which should ideal
ly work as a presentation of the band's
identity and mystique, just didn't come
off. The vocals were sometimes sloppy
and the playing too loose.
The vocals, especially the harmonies,
were usually on the mark, though, pro
viding the real strength of many of the
McNair's keyboard playing was subtle
throughout the show, expressing itself
only occasionally, as with the playful
crossovers in "Tell Me."
Drummer Armour provided a steady
beat and backing vocals. He was denied
the spotlight of singing lead at one point
when his microphone failed.
Whether out of boredom or by design,
the band decided near the latter part of
the set to depart from some rather
uninspiring original material" to perform
three classic rock'n'roll songs.
The group performed raucous versions
of the Who's "Pictures of Lilly," the
Beatles' "Little Child" and a show
ending and typically played-up version of
the Yardbird's "For Your Love." None
of the three, however, sounded a bit dif
ferent from what any garage band could
Art in the Dark's performance was
disappointing, because the playing was
not sharp, and the band seemed to lose its
identity as the show progressed. Good
bands are able to bring a dead audience to
life. Art in the Dark was not up to such a
feat Thursday night.
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Relaxing entertainment. Chuck
Mangione and his quartet played their
brand of modern jazz Saturday night in
Memorial Hall to an eager crowd.
The audience was a mix of young and
old, white and black, but that
heterogeneity is typical of Mangione's
fans. Mangione has enjoyed wide fame
and recognition. He has toured
throughout the world. In 1976, his song
Chase the Clouds A way was heard by
millions as background music for the
Olympic Games telecast. In 1980, Give It
All You Got was heard around the world
during the winter Olympics at Lake
Mangione, named outstanding jazz ar
tist of 1979 by many groups, was accom
panied in' Chapel Hill by four ac
complished musicians who also play on
his latest album, Journey to a Rainbow,
released last May.
Headed by Mangione on a type of
trumpet called a flugelhorn, the band in
cluded Everett Silver on drums, Gordon
Johnson on bass, Peter Harris on guitars
and Chris Vadala the "everything"
man on flutes and saxophones and on
triangle, tamborine and various other
Vadala has been with Mangione longer
than the other three. He's an excellent
musician who throws his soul into his in
struments, and he won ovations from the
audience in Chapel Hill for his skill.
Mangione played for over two hours
with a short intermission. He built a rap
port with the audience by introducing
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some of his songs with short, witty
monologues interspersed throughout , the
Among the more energetic pieces
Mangione played Saturday was the title
song from his 1982 album 70 Miles
Young, dedicated to his father on the oc
casion of Frank "Papa Miles"
Mangione's 70th birthday.
"Papa Miles," a stocky, dark-skinned,
white-bearded, very Italianate man, was
in the lobby selling his son's T-shirts and
albums, wearing his everpresent tan
colored tarn cap. The Mangiones have a
thing for hats; Chuck's top hat is his
Two other notable pieces in the concert
came from Mangione's soundtrack for
Oscar Lewis' film Children of Sanchez,
which starred Anthony Quinn and
Delores Del Rio. This album won
Mangione the Hollywood Foreign Press
Association's Golden Globe Award in
1978 and, the following year, his second
Grammy Award. Mangione played the ti
tle song, a flowing jazz composition, and
Consuello's Love Theme, a beautiful
slow piece with the air of Spanish classical
The evening was marked by
Mangione's enjoyable instrumental jazz
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Chuck Mangione plays flugel horn in Memorial Hall Saturday.
... His style of modern jazz has earned him international recognition.
compositions, some of which, like Feels
So Good, are familiar pieces, the type of
music that is perfect for good conversa
tion and a bottle of wine.
The piece which Mangione chose for
an encore, unfortunately, broke this
relaxing mood. Freddie's Walking, the
only song in the entire evening with lyrics
(admirably performed by Johnson) was
more of a Southern spiritual. It left the
audience with the confused feeling of just
having been to a revival meeting instead
of a cohesive jazz concert. Sometimes the
cake is better left without the icing.
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