Charlie Mariano – Charlie Mariano Plays

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In the 1950s, Charlie Mariano was one of the most promising of the bop-oriented altoists. His personnel here is consistent, with Mariano joined by pianist Claude Williamson, bassist Max Bennett, drummer Stan Levey, trombonist Frank Rosolino, and the cool-toned trumpeter Stu Williamson. The repertoire mixes together fairly basic group originals and swinging standards with many fine solos by the horns. An excellent example of Charlie Mariano’s playing in the ’50s (Scott Yanow/AllMusic).

Track listing:

A1 Cloe – 4:07
A2 You Go To My Head – 2:39
A3 S’nice – 4:00
A4 Manteca – 3:32
A5 It’s You Or No One – 4:35
B1 Three Little Words – 4:42
B2 Green Walls – 3:28
B3 Give A Little Whistle – 4:44
B4 I Should Care – 2:55
B5 My Melancholy Baby – 5:11


Alto Saxophone – Charlie Mariano (# A1 to A3, B1, B2, B5)
Bass – Max Bennett
Drums – Mel Lewis (# A4, A5, B3, B4), Stan Levey (# A1 to A3, B1, B2, B5)
Piano – Claude Williamson (# A1 to A3, B1, B2, B5), John Williams (5) (# A4, A5, B3, B4)
Tenor Saxophone – Charlie Mariano (# A4, A5, B3, B4)
Trombone – Frank Rosolino (# A1 to A3, B1, B2, B5)
Trumpet – Stu Williamson (# A1 to A3, B1, B2, B5)