“TRAVELS” - Rich Mangicaro’s DEBUT ALBUM
Rich Mangicaro’s debut album of original instrumental compositions entitled “Travels”, is now available. Drums, percussion, piano and keyboards performed by Rich. Produced and mixed by Jonathan Clark and Rich Mangicaro, it also features original artwork by Rich’s father, Dominic Mangicaro. The 1st music video for the record, “Burning Meadows”, features the combination of Dominic’s art and Rich’s original music, for the first time. Dominic Mangicaro was a visual artist in Upstate New York and was considered by his peers to be a master in the classical sense. Born in 1920, from Calabria, Italy, 2019 marks the 20th anniversary of Dominic’s passing and 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of his birth. This record is dedicated to him..
Rich Mangicaro has been a professional musician all his adult life. He’s performed and/or recorded with many of music’s most influential artists including 15 years as a band member of Eagles founder, the late Glenn Frey. Rich has also worked with Joe Walsh, Jeff Bridges, Aaron Neville, The Tubes, James Morrison, Venice, Michael McDonald, David Crosby, Jackson Browne and many more.
As a music journalist, Rich has written for Modern Drummer, Drumhead, Drumscene, Percussive Notes, Edge, Rhythm UK and Batteur, enjoying both national and international recognition.
Recognized as one of the music instrument industry’s foremost authorities in the field of Artist Relations, Rich spent 19 years as Director of Artist Relations for the Paiste cymbal company and currently is Artist Relations Manager for both Gon Bops, Inc. and Innovative Percussion, Inc.
Along with his artist relations work and continually performing and recording, Mangicaro is the creator, producer and editor of the web series on You Tube, “The Art Of Improv” - a series about spontaneous artistic creation, featuring talents from music, dance, acting, photography, comedy and even cooking.