- Released: May 4, 1993
- Label: Lipstick Records
Down Beat - 8/93, p.433.5 Stars
- Good Plus - "...interesting synth-jazz pieces reminiscent of Passport Euro-fusion more than WAVE format vapidity..."
- 3.Side Dish
- 5.Trio to Do
- 8.Be Left
/Jasper Van't Hof.
Personnel: Charlie Mariano (alto & soprano saxophones), Jasper Van't Hof (piano, synthesizers), Marilyn Mazur (drums, percussion).
Recorded at Hansahaus Studios, Bonn, Germany in July & September, 1991.
Personnel: Charlie Mariano (soprano saxophone, alto saxophone); Jasper van't Hof (piano, synthesizer); Marilyn Mazur (drums, percussion).
Audio Mixer: Klaus Genuit.
Recording information: Hansa House, Bonn, Germany (07/1991-09/1991).
Photographer: Adam Backhausen.
A major altoist on the West Coast jazz scene in the 1950s, Charlie Mariano moved to Europe in the '60s. Other than occasional brief returns to straight-ahead jazz, Mariano has mostly explored world music, fusion and other styles of music since that time. Innuendo features Mariano improvising in a trio with keyboardist Jasper van't Hof and drummer-percussionist Marilyn Mazur. Although van't Hof's piano solos are fine, his synth gives an easy listening new age feel to much of the music, making it sound safe, predictable and a little dull. Mariano plays with passion in some spots, closer to David Sanborn than to Charlie Parker, and Mazur is fine in support. But overall, this is merely a pleasant and often-sleepy affair. ~ Scott Yanow