On the heels of releasing a winning new album, Dominick Farinacci turns an eye toward a couple of ambitious new projects.
“I love seeing how we have the ability to affect people through our music and our art,” says trumpeter and composer Dominick Farinacci in his interview with Michael Roberts, featured on the November 2016 issue of JAZZIZ Magazine. “That helps me fuel my artistry – and makes me think maybe I can do something bigger than just ‘Come see me, me, me!'”
Farinacci has just released his new album Short Stories, which Roberts calls “a vibrant musical tapestry featuring its ripe, robust soloing.”
The album features contributions from such jazz greats as bassist Christian McBride, drummer Steve Gadd and pianist Larry Goldings. It is also the first album by Farinacci that was produced by the legendary Tommy LiPuma, the multi-Grammy award winning producer of such albums as Breezin’ by George Benson (1976) and Dianna Krall’s When I Look in Your Eyes (1999).
Short Stories was recorded in LiPuma and Farinacci’s hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, at the Cuyahoga Community College, as part of a music education and outreach project which allowed Tri-C students to observe and learn from the entire procedure. “Through the discipline of learning to play the music, you can go in all kinds of directions. That helps set a standard of excellence in your everyday life,” says Farinacci.
To read Michael Roberts’ November 2016 digital edition JAZZIZ Magazine cover story on Dominick Farinacci, CLICK HERE.