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Without A Song

"Without A Song" is the debut recording by Paul Marinaro, a Chicago-based jazz artist dubbed as having “one of the most plush baritones in Chicago - or just about anywhere else” by Howard Reich in The Chicago Tribune. The concept album features songs in tribute to and inspired by Paul's dad, Joseph Marinaro, whose dream it was to be a professional singer. Opting instead to focus on raising his large and loving family, Joe’s passion for music never waned and was passed on to the last of his ten children.

For this album, Paul wanted to honor his father’s dream, acknowledge his musical influence, and incorporate his earliest memories of music and songs. It is a meticulously culled, exciting, and varied selection of songs, on which Paul is accompanied by an array of Chicago’s finest musicians.

Since its release in June 2013, the album has received widespread critical acclaim, been featured on national radio programming, and has been a best seller, already in its second pressing. "Without a Song" was recently named one of the "Best of 2013" by critic Howard Reich in the Chicago Tribune.

This portfolio highlights many of the cuts from that recording, featuring Paul live in concert and in the studio, and includes a trailer in which Paul discusses his concept album.

Paul’s career, his musical journey, and the recording of this tribute album are the subject of a forthcoming documentary, “You Will Be My Music”.

Previews of the album can be found at withoutasong.com .
Follow us at facebook.com/withoutasong and PaulMarinaro.com .

"Without A Song" Trailer

Paul Marinaro celebrated the release of his new album, "Without a Song" at The Jazz Showcase in Chicago, IL in June of 2013. In this trailer, Paul discusses the concept album, his reasons for the tribute, and his song selections.

The album has received widespread critical acclaim, been featured on national radio programming, and has been a best seller, already in its second pressing. "Without a Song" was recently named one of the "Best of 2013" by critic Howard Reich in the Chicago Tribune.

Paul traces the beginnings of his own love affair with music to an early memory at 5 years old…finding his father’s homemade 78RPM acetate discs in the attic, hearing his father’s voice, and being mesmerized. For this album, he salvaged and painstakingly recovered the information on the damaged discs (some nearly 70 years old) and various audio cassettes. Serving as a centerpiece and aural time machine, parts of those recordings have found their way onto Paul’s album, along with the creation of one powerful duet of father and son, "You Will Be My Music", bridging two generations, two audio technologies, and two distinct singing styles.

Paul’s career, his musical journey, and the recording of this tribute album are the subject of a forthcoming documentary, “You Will Be My Music”.

Previews of the album can be found at withoutasong.com .
Follow us at facebook.com/withoutasong and PaulMarinaro.com .