1976 Chuck Mangione – Main Squeeze

Main Squeeze is the fifth, all instrumental studio album by jazz flugelhorn player Chuck Mangione. The album was only briefly released on Compact Disc in the late 80’s but discontinued not long after, making it for many years a rare find. However, it was finally reissued in 2018 as part of a budget five original albums set. It features one of Chuck Mangione’s most popular songs, “Main Squeeze” and a supporting cast of several of NYC’s finest sessions musicians of the day.


1  (The Day After) Our First Night Together (Chuck Mangione) 07:59
2  If You Know Me Any Longer Than Tomorrow (Chuck Mangione) 07:57
3  Love The Feelin’ (Chuck Mangione) 04:43
4  I Get Crazy (When Your Eyes Touch Mine) (Chuck Mangione) 04:27
5  Doin’ Everything With You (Chuck Mangione) 07:00
6  Main Squeeze (Chuck Mangione; Bob Mann; Don Grolnick; John Tropea; Ralph MacDonald; Richard Tee; Rubens Bassini; Steve Gadd; Tony Levin) 05:29


BassTony Levin
DrumsSteve Gadd
GuitarBob Mann
GuitarJohn Tropea
Acoustic GuitarBob Mann
Acoustic GuitarJohn Tropea
Fender RhodesChuck Mangione
Fender RhodesDon Grolnick
OrganRichard Tee
PianoDon Grolnick
FlugelhornChuck Mangione
French HornBob Carlisle
French HornFred Griffin
French HornJim Buffington
French HornJohn Clark
TromboneBill Watrous
TromboneDavid Taylor
TromboneTom Malone
TromboneWayne Andre
TrumpetAlan Rubin
TrumpetJeff Tyzik
TrumpetJon Faddis
TrumpetLew Soloff
PercussionRalph MacDonald
PercussionRubens Bassini
PercussionSteve Gadd

Liner Notes

Producer – Chuck Mangione
Concertmaster – Gene Orloff
Engineer – Mick Guzauski
Engineer (Assistant) – Michael Frondelli
Orchestrated By – Chuck Mangione
Mastered By – Frank DeLuna

Art Direction – Roland Young
Design – Junie Osaki
Photography – Ian Patrick

Mastered At A&M Studios
Mixed At Electric Lady Studios
Mixed At Mediasound
Mixed At PCI Studios
Recorded At Electric Lady Studios
Recorded At Mediasound
Recorded At PCI Studios
Phonographic Copyright A&M Records Inc