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Dominick Farinacci: Sharing Stories

Read "Dominick Farinacci: Sharing Stories" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

Dominick Farinacci, a trumpeter from Cleveland, is a strong improviser with a wide, round tone. It's suited for his predilection for the melodic side of the music. But his vision of music extends beyond the act of playing and the art of performing--something he has done around the globe for years, carving out a successful career after being mentored by Wynton Marsalis. Farinacci truly envisions music as something that can bring people in a community, from diverse backgrounds ...

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Dominick Farinacci Sextet: Half Moon Bay, CA, April 1, 2012

Read "Dominick Farinacci Sextet: Half Moon Bay, CA, April 1, 2012" reviewed by Bill Leikam

Dominick FarinacciDouglas Beach HouseHalf Moon Bay, CaliforniaApril 1, 2012Trumpeter Dominick Farinacci brought his New York-based sextet to the Douglas Beach House to give the nearly packed house a special treat. His band was Kris Bowers on piano, Yasushi Nakamura on bass, Greg Wyser-Pratte on drums, Keita Ogawa on percussion and Christian Tamburr on vibraphone. The afternoon, and on into the evening, consisted of pieces from his albums Lovers, Tales and Dances (Koch, 2009), Dawn of ...

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Dominick Farinacci: Dawn of Goodbye

Read "Dawn of Goodbye" reviewed by Lewis J Whittington

No lyrics necessary. The black and white cover photos of Dominick Farinacci's Dawn of Goodbye evokes the early 1960s, but the trumpeter is not just striking a pose. He may only be 28, but the tone of his trumpet is that of a multi-era jazz soul. Farinacci's concept for this collection, sans lyrics, is an instrumental narrative collection of standards that tell bittersweet love stories, and it displays an understated theatricality--from show-stopping to back alley film noir. ...

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Dominick Farinacci: Dawn Of Goodbye

Read "Dawn Of Goodbye" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

After recording seven CDs for release in Japan, Julliard-trained trumpeter Dominick Farinacci finally dove into the U.S. music market with Lovers, Tales & Dances (Koch 2009). While that album found some success, both commercially and artistically, it might not have presented a true picture of Farinacci's artistry and personality. The participation of an all-star cast, an international and broad range of songs, and the presence of strings, turned it into a finely polished affair, but the album found Farinacci reaching ...

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Dominick Farinacci: Lovers, Tales & Dances

Read "Lovers, Tales & Dances" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

The mass appeal of a jazz recording does not necessarily compromise its value or its artistic integrity; it simply means that the artist has mastered the difficult task of balancing the creative and the commercial. Trumpeter Dominick Farinacci has done just that on his debut album, Lovers, Tales & Dances. Farinacci sounds a lot like Clifford Brown, with the same lyricism albeit without the same range, mastery and fluidity. Some of the material also hints at Brown's ...


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