This wonderful short-lived band only made one domestically produced record.A few bootlegs exist and one rare recording made in Japan,featuring tunes from "West Side Story" are the only documentation of this group. At the time the late alto saxophone master, Charlie Mariano (1923-2009) was married to Toshiko Akiyoshi and they formed this creative quartet with the late Gene Cherico on bass and a young Eddie Marshall on drums. The album was issued on the very short-lived Candid label and was done on December 5,1960. Two Charlie Mariano compositions are featured and two by Ms. Akiyoshi-Mariano and one arrangement of an old spiritual (Deep River) by Mr. Mariano. The recording is a beautiful and passionate statement by this great little band. The only small drawback is the tinny piano that Toshiko has to work with but as usual she makes the most of it.
What is this Thing Called
Stan Getz · Anniversary
Alviette Is Her Name
Harold Battiste · Next Generation
Jesse McBride · The Next Generation
Astral Project. · The Next Generation
John Doheney · John in New Orleans
Elvin Jones · Dear John C.
Dear John C.
Charles Mingus · Mingus,Mingus,Mingus
Charlie Mariano · Mariano in Japan
The Shadow of Your
Don't Let Them Drop
The Atomic Bomb on Me
I Love You
Charlie Mariano · Charlie Plays Standards
When You Meet Her
Toshiko Mariano · The Toshiko Mariano
The Long Yellow Road.