Friday, June 14, 2013

Catherine, Mariano, van't Hof - Sleep my Love

This edition of Pork Pie - was it really billed as Pork Pie? - works surprisingly well despite the difficult setting of guitar, piano (or keys, actually) and saxophone. The three members are equally well represented (although the record has an overall Philip Catherine sound to me), each bringing in some of the compositions - with Schönberg's 'Verklärte Nacht' thrown in as an added surprise. Jasper van 't Hof makes his early electronic playware, never overused, sing like you never heard it before. Even Charlie Mariano's then-unavoidable nagaswaram works well, placed in a more or less realistic context by Catherine's sitar-like guitar. - by Signalman,

They were in the context of fusion, heavily relying in electric instruments. This is different in that it is mainly acoustic and is in a trio setting, much more intimate and personal. That's not to say that you won't hear an electric piano or guitar, but the use and context are a mile away from Pork Pie's "Transitory" and Michael Gibb's "The Only Chrome Waterfall Orchestra", both of which you'll find in this blog. A modern jazz album, not a fusion album. This is about the dymanics between great musicians in a small group setting, their interplay and invention, great stuff. Here we also get to hear Catherine, the electric bass player. He's good, so good that there is no doubt that he could also have been a very successful bassist. - by Micaus,

Artist: Philip Catherine, Charlie Mariano, Jasper van't Hof
Album: Sleep my Love
Year: 1979
Label: CMP
Runtime: 39:09

1.  Sleep My Love (Charlie Mariano) 4:06
2.  5 Pages (Jasper van't Hof) 6:28
3.  Les sept boules de christal (Philip Catherine) 5:41
4.  Scrabble (Jasper van't Hof) 2:46
5.  Janet (Philip Catherine) 7:49
6.  Smell of Madras (Charlie Mariano) 5:30
7.  Improvisation on a Theme of Schönberg's "Verklärte Nacht" (Arnold Schoenberg) 6:55

Philip Catherine (Electric and Acoustic Guitar, Guitar Synthesizer)
Charlie Mariano (Soprano and Alto Saxophone, Flute, Nagaswaram)
Jasper van't Hof (Piano, Electric Piano, Organ, Synthesizer, Kalimba)


  1. Hi Itr.

    Nice! Thanks from the Netherlands.


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  3. great album than you. unfortunately all your links are impossible to use in the us (at least easily). i'd suggest Zippyshare but it may not work for you. thanks, anyway.

  4. Unfortunately all the links are down for this superb Mariano CD except Deposit Files part 1. Would it be possible to activate them again? Many thanks for your time and excellent blog.

  5. Many thanks for the reactivating the links.



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