This contemporary jazz giant earned his stripes playing with Art Blakey. His trademark flugelhorn sound stays lyrical even as he improvises, not unlike Lester Young or Chet Baker. Mangione got funky in the early 1970s and started getting very popular. He reached the summit of mass appeal popularity in 1978 when his unstoppable instrumental hit "Feel So Good" hit the Top 5 in the op charts. His last major hit was 1980's "Give It All You've Got." Mangione also played himself on the long-running King of the Hill cartoon series.