RCA (Japan) 1974
RGP-1151 (LP) w/obi. no insert originally.
sleeve : EX-(wear on edge and corner, very slightly color-faded.)
media : EX+/EX-(some slightly surface noises. side B has one slightly hairline that does not affect to sounds.)
This is an album of recordings made in 1963 by Charlie Mariano. Originally released in 1973 under the name of the Charlie Mariano Quartet under the title "East Side & West Side" on the <Modern Jazz Series>, this is a reissue with a new title and artwork released the following year in 1974. The A-side features two quartet pieces with Toshiko Akiyoshi, Gene Cherico, and Albert Heath, and the B-side features a quintet with Sadao Watanabe, Masaaki Kikuchi, Masanaga Harada, and Masahiko Togashi, performing five songs from the musical West Side Story. Particularly noteworthy are A1, which is an arrangement of "Haru no Umi", one of the most famous songs by Michio Miyagi, a famous koto player, and A2, which is based on the theme of the stone garden of Ryoanji Temple, a famous Zen garden.
A2: Stone Garden of Ryoan Temple