HAPPY BIRTHDAY - CHARLIE MARIANO
Charlie Mariano is my biggest influence and inspiration in music.
I was lucky to study with him when I was 17 at Berklee.
< That was a true blessing >
Charlie Mariano's music is singular and yet it reaches beyond his personal
This is music that speaks to the collective spirit of all mankind. Mariano is a
consummate creative saxophonist of the highest order.His repertoire covers the
waterfront from Euro-open style compositions to indian ragas & scales to hard
driving funk and some of the very best jazz standard playing.
He is one of our legendary contemporary players ...a singular intelligence of
remarkable purity and consistency.
Positively virtuosic !!!
Mariano's playing... streches the mind without destroying the ears !!!
Aspiring saxophonists will find his alto saxophone playing a learning and
listening journey that is invaluable in it's content, and the established
players will simply sit back and take notice of his brilliance.
As Ernie Watts said of Charlie Mariano to me many times .." Charlie Mariano is
a timeless character." Just listen to his intensity!!! His passion!! Wow ~
I feel what Trane was to the tenor..Mariano is to the alto-intensity and
Take your ears to lunch- check his musics out...his playing contains great
virtuosity.Plus- it is adventurous, exciting, innovative, imaginative and
accessible all at the same time.
Check out his latest- Charlie Mariano
Deep in a Dream
2003 Enja Justin Time
With these standards!!!!!!
1 You Better Go Now (6:24)
2 Dew Drops (7:01)
3 Spring Is Here (6:38)
4 I'm a Fool to Want You (9:09)
5 I Only Miss Her When I Think of Her (7:12)
6 Touch of Your Lips (6:42)
7 Etosha (4:20)
8 Close Enough for Love (9:31)
9 Yours Is My Heart Alone (4:37)
10 Deep in a Dream (5:12)
Or some of these ;Artist: Charlie Mariano and the Karnataka College of
Album: Jyothi (1983, ECM 1256)
Personnel: Charlie Mariano (sax, flute), R.A. Ramamani (vocals, tamboura),
T.A.S. Mani (mridangam), R.A. Rajagopal (percussion), T.N. Shashikumar
Artist: Charlie Mariano and the Karnataka College of Percussion, with R.A.
Album: Live (1989, Intuition/VeraBra 2034)
Personnel: Charlie Mariano (sax), T.A.S. Mani (mridamgam), R.A. Ramamani
(vocals, konakkol), T. Shashikumar (kanjira), Ramesh Shotham (percussion)
Album: Nassim (1998, Off The Wall LC 2887)
Personnel: Charlie Mariano (sax), Paul Shigihara (guitar), Chaouki Smahi (oud),
Dave King (bass), Hubert Nuss (piano), Jahia Smahi (darabouka, percussion)
Album: Bangalore (1998, Intuition Records LC 8399)
Personnel: Charlie Mariano (sax), R.A. Ramamani (vocals), T.A.S Mani
(mrindangam), Louis Banks (keys), K. Raghavendra (Veena), Dave King (bass),
Jacob William (bass), Amit Heri (guitar)
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Happy birthday brother Scorpio- and keep on.