- Released: February 11, 2003
- Label: Enja Justin Time
JazzTimes - 10/03, pp.90-1
"...Mariano remains fully capable of soulful performances full of tears, as he shows throughout the ballad-oriented DEEP IN A DREAM..."
- 1.You Better Go Now
- 2.Dew Drops
- 3.Spring Is Here
- 4.I'm a Fool to Want You
- 5.I Only Miss Her When I Think of Her
- 6.The Touch of Your Lips
- 8.Close Enough for Love
- 9.Yours Is My Heart Alone
- 10.Deep in a Dream
Personnel includes: Charlie Mariano (alto saxophone); Bob Degen (piano); Isla Eckinger (bass); Jarrod Cagwin (drums).
Personnel: Charlie Mariano (alto saxophone); Bob Degen (piano); Jarrod Cagwin (drums).
Liner Note Author: Mitchell Feldman.
Recording information: Studio 44, Monster, The Netherlands (11/02/2001/11/03/2001).
Editor: Hans-J?rgen Schaal.
Photographers: Ssirus Pakzad; Sammy Hart.
Altoist Charlie Mariano first gained recognition as a cool-toned bop player on the West Coast in the 1950s. After moving to Europe during the next decade, he became a much more eclectic player, exploring world music, fusion, and post-bop, even some music bordering on new age. This CD, therefore, is a bit of a surprise, because Mariano for the first time in years returns to playing standards. Backed by a fine trio that also features pianist Bob Degen, Mariano digs into eight vintage tunes plus his Eastern-flavored "Dew Drops" and Degen's "Etosha." The veteran altoist still has a strong tone, and at nearly 78 years old is heard at 90 percent of his peak. Recommended. ~ Scott Yanow