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Charlie Mariano: Savannah Samurai

Charlie Mariano’s musical life hearkens back to Boston and the vibrant early days of bebop in the 1940s. His career has taken many turns since then, through Kenton, Toshiko, and Mingus, then jazz rock, a life in Europe, and progressive sounds.

A unifying force is his pungent, darting approach on the sax and his liquid sound. These factors are present on his latest recording, a quartet on the German JazzLine label.

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