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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 .

That Old Black Magic

Paul Marinaro, a Chicago based jazz singer, released his debut album, "Without a Song" 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 film clip highlights Paul's recording of the song "That Old Black Magic" as well as his performance in concert.

For this album, Paul wanted to honor his father’s unfulfilled dream to be a singer. In the process, Paul salvaged and digitally restored his father’s old homemade, 78rpm acetate discs and various audio cassettes. Inspired by Frank SInatra's early recording of "That Old Black Magic", Joseph Marinaro cut his own homemade acetate of the now classic Harold Arlen/ Johnny Mercer song in 1947. Little did he know then that this scratchy recording would be Paul's first musical fascination...and little did he know that it would be restored and used to open his son's debut album 66 years later.

This film clip highlights Paul's recording of the song as well as his performance in concert.

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 .