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Paul Marinaro | Without a Song: Deluxe Double Vinyl Edition (With Digital Download)

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Without a Song: Deluxe Double Vinyl Edition (With Digital Download)

by Paul Marinaro

A modern classic, critically acclaimed vocalist Paul Marinaro masters the essence of ballads and up-tempo swing; his debut album finds his interpretive skills shining in the center of specifically tailored arrangement. A winner throughout.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz-Pop
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1. Intro 1947 (feat. Joseph Marinaro)
1:22 album only
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2. That Old Black Magic
4:18 album only
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3. Fools Rush In
4:19 album only
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4. Devil May Care
4:25 album only
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5. All My Tomorrows
4:39 album only
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6. When I Look in Your Eyes
5:17 album only
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7. I Have Dreamed
3:46 album only
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8. I Get a Kick Out of You
3:54 album only
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9. Everything Must Change
6:14 album only
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10. You Will Be My Music (Duet With Joseph Marinaro)
3:23 album only
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11. I've Got the World On a String
5:04 album only
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12. Because of You
4:10 album only
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13. For All We Know
4:32 album only
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14. May the Music Never End
4:40 album only
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15. Outro 1947
1:32 album only
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16. Without a Song
5:12 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Paul's debut album, Without a Song, is a carefully crafted concept album inspired by his father's unfulfilled dream to have been a professional singer. It is a meticulously culled, exciting, and varied selection of standards on which Paul is accompanied by an array of Chicago's finest musicians.

Featuring the heart-tugging duet between father and son...recorded decades apart.

The story behind the album is a mesmerizing and heartfelt as the music on it. On Without a Song Paul incorporates the beginnings of his love affair with music, when at the age of five, he found his father's homemade 78RPM acetate discs in the attic, heard him singing "That Old Black Magic," and was mesmerized. Little did his father know that this scratchy recording would be Paul's first musical inspiration…and little did he know that it would be restored and used to open his son's debut album 66 years later.

The debut album, originally released in 2013, went on to catapult Paul into wide critical acclaim and a national presence in jazz.
It is now reissued in 2015 in a Deluxe Double 180gram Vinyl reissue.

Just some of the national praise given to 'Without a Song':
C. Michael Bailey; All About Jazz
****1/2
“…an exquisitely programmed 21st century love letter from a son to a father, Without a Song passes far beyond a human interest story. Paul Marinaro possesses a beautifully balanced vocal instrument that reveals few, if any, flaws. “

Howard Reich; Chicago Tribune
“a superb singer…a stunning debut, bold and evocative, documenting one of the most beautiful vocal instruments in the business today. Without a Song captured not only the luster of Marinaro’s instrument but the savvy of his interpretations.

Edward Blanco; All About Jazz
****1/2
“…certainly one impressive first effort; a breakout album, Without a Song is an excellent vocal jazz statement. …the beginning of an impressive singing career, the competition has just arrived.”

Brent Black; Bob-N-Jazz
*****
“This carefully thought out and deliciously entertaining romp through some of the classics sparkles with real emotion, swinging arrangements and a celebration of what a jazz singer used to be. …with impeccable phrasing, solid timing, and that intangible connectivity to a song that brings forth an instant believability on this recording.

Dan Healy; Chicago Jazz Magazine
“…not only a musical accomplishment but a remarkable feat of recording engineering as well, Marinaro delivers with emotion and musicality to spare, with sophisticated swing, nuance and verve.

Duane Verh; Jazz and Blues Report
“Possessing the prerequisite pipes and chops of a classic jazz vocalist, Marinaro here works thimin a most tasteful and measured manner, cutting a very veteran figure for his debut release.”

George Fendel; Jazz Society of Oregon
****
“…his intonation is spot on perfect, his breath control rivals Sinatra’s, his phrasing is hip but never forced, and while he will tweak a melody to make it his own, he does it with taste and built-in singer’s radar. Refreshing, sophisticated, and real.”

Scott Yanow; Los Angeles Jazz Scene
*****
“An exceptional album! Marinaro takes his place among the top five male jazz singers active today. Highly recommended.”
Chris Spector; Midwest Record
“It sounds like a pretty brazen claim, but Marinaro is one of the coolest cats since Mark Murphy…with a solid voice, a cool attitude, and a swinging swagger…this is a shining example of male jazz vocal at the top of its game. A winner throughout”


“Right there under your nose in Chicago is a singer named Paul Marinaro who is the best I've heard in many years. His insight and command over this material is truly staggering, making him one of that select cadre of storytellers. Like Nat Cole, it's art so close to perfection that it seems almost artless. I've heard many new singers and no one has touched me as deeply as this guy. He's got it all.
— Dick LaPalm - jazz record promoter/agent whose clients have included Nat King Cole, Peggy Lee, Mel Torme, and Sarah Vaughan

“Marinaro was at once vocalist, narrator, storyteller, historian and the most dapper and elegant of tour guides as the trio musically transported us...
— Randy Freedman - Chicago Jazz Magazine

“A formidable singer, bold and evocative…Marinaro has evolved into one of the most accomplished and promising jazz-swing vocalists in the country…one of the most beautiful vocal instruments in the business today.
— Howard Reich - Chicago Tribune

“He swings hard …a giant baritone that manages to be both virile and gorgeous, Marinaro infuses the essence of jazz – the imaginative phrasing, the small expressive gesture, and yes, that swing – into every interpretation.
— Neil Tesser - Examiner; author, music critic, Grammy Winner (liner notes)

“Paul is a mesmerizing singer and performer, and a charming historian of the Great American Songbook.
— Randy Freedman - Chicago Jazz Magazine

“Marinaro weaves a spell that makes you forget about the outside world as you're held captive by his talent. (**** of 4 stars)

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