I am in need of knowing some flugelhorn players that compose in a more upbeat style avoiding the traditional sounds of jazz. I think the best example of what I am looking for is Chuck Mangione. I have heard of Art Farmer and Dmitry Matheny, but never listened to their compositions. Roy Hargrove in Moment to Moment is not the composition style I am looking for.
Any suggestions? Any links to samples you can give so I can hear the sound? Your help is much appreciated.