Dominick Farinacci Dawn of Goodbye Eone 2011
Elegant. Exquisite. Engaging
In what I fondly refer to as the year of the trumpet, Dominick Farinacci makes his mark as one of the finest lyrical players on the scene today. In Farinacci's hands "old school" quickly becomes "new cool" in a sonic fusion of timeless standards with the lyricism in his playing coming from such vocal inspirations as Frank Sinatra, Nina Simone, Dianne Reeves and Tony Bennett.
"Dawn of Goodbye" is a musical reflection on love and the inevitable loss that occurs in all relationships. It is this very personal approach that gives allows Farinacci to give such an intimate performance to a common theme that touches us all.
Tunes include "You Don't Know What Love Is" and "Willow Weep For Me" make this release one of the most beautiful if not haunting musical experiences you may have this year.
Evidently I am not alone in my assessment of the talents of Farninacci as Wynton Marsalis invited Dominick to perform as a part of a "Live From Lincoln Center" television special when Farinacci was but a senior in high school.
Farinacci is a master technician but with an indescribable Chet Baker level of expressiveness that is pure joy.
Technically gifted and artistically brilliant this release is a must!
Special thanks to my friends Amy and Jordy at DL Media