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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 .

Devil May Care

Paul Marinaro, a Chicago based jazz singer, released his debut album, "Without a Song" in 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 film clip gives a glimpse of Paul performing the Bob Dorough jazz standard "Devil May Care", both in the recording studio and live at Chicago's Jazz Showcase.

For an album inspired by his father's unfulfilled desire to have been a professional singer, Paul believes that these lyrics wonderfully introduce the conflicting realities faced by one who chases dreams. "He who is wise never tries to revise what's dead and gone".

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 .