|Tags:||jazz saxophone free jazz world sax|
|Decades:||1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
Charles Hugo Mariano, 12 November 1923, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. One of many fine students to emerge from Bostons Berklee College Of Music, Mariano gained most of his early experience in and around his home town. Among the musicians with whom he played in the formative years of the late 40s and early 50s were Herb Pomeroy, Nat Pierce, Gigi Gryce, Quincy Jones and Jackie Byard. In 1953, he joined Stan Kenton for a two-year spell and then worked in Los Angeles with Shelly Manne. By 1958 he was back in Boston, this time teaching at Berklee College Of Music. The following year he was briefly with Kenton again, then met, married and formed a band with Toshiko Akiyoshi. This association lasted into the mid-60s, with part of that time spent in Japan. During the 60s Mariano also played with Charles Mingus, spent more time teaching at Berklee, travelled extensively in the Far East, and led his own jazz rock group.
In the 70s and 80s Mariano...