In the words of Dr. Stephen Strange, in the Marvel movie Dr. Strange, Chuck Mangione "charted a top 10 hit with a flugelhorn."
This is an undeniably uplifting instrumental by a Rochester, NY native - the same place where I am writing this blog right now. As I write this, it is cold and there is snow on the ground - but the most famous song for flugelhorn ever written is warming it up in here today.
Mangione rerecorded the song (albeit more guitar-heavy) in 1982, with a vocal by his longtime guitarist, Don Potter. The song takes on a different meaning, but it's still a sweet song.