Tony Marino has a new soundtrack entitled Tango Silhouette, which is ready to drop and shake things up. The soundtrack is Original Tango music inspired by the great Astor Piazzolla. Its an exploration into Marino's family history dating back to my maternal grandmoter's birth in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The album consist of 12 soundtracks/instrumentals if you will. All with different personas and characteristics that make them unique, and add a different feel to tango too. Nothing is repetitive, all is unique and different as you venture from track to track. The instrumental is superb and second to none. This well crafted album/journey deserves all the applause it can get. Different instruments in different tracks present differint feelings and emotions. This is a highly reccomended album.
More about Tony:
In 1975, while a freshman in high school, Marino joined the Philadelphia Italian-American band called Idea '71. The band played popular, Philadelphia, Tri-State area venues. While Marino was with Idea '71 (1975-1982), they recorded the album Supersano, at Virtue Recording Studios and a record (Medley Records) with the songs Sweet Hometown & We Were Happy (B side) at Alpha International Recording Studios.
In May 1995, Tony relocated to Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Afraid he was leaving behind the music he loved, Marino was pleased to find a small jazz community in his new state. It wasn't long before Marino met some of the area's finest musicians and "Tony Marino and Havana Heat" was formed. With a successful debut at Henry's (Dec 95), Marino and the band became regulars at many local clubs, venues & corporate events. "Tony Marino and Havana Heat" was also a featured band at Foellinger Theather, Botanical Gardens, Three River's Festival and performed for the Fort Wayne Museum of Art's 75th Anniversary celebration (1996).
In 1997, Marino debuted his first original work Tony Marino & Havana Heat: The Latin Jazz Project with the band. This was followed by a solo project Note for Note. Songs from both cds were played on the local radio station, WBNI FM and in fact, Marino wrote and dedicated a song "WBNI 89.1 FM" before the station changed its name to WBOI 89.1.
April 1999. Marino moved to Folsom, CA for a brief time and while there jammed with some area musicians. November of 2000, Marino moved back to Ft. Wayne, and picked up where he left off but, at this point, renamed the band "Tony Marino's Latin Jazz Sounds" to better describe the band's genres. Marino started focusing more on writing, composing and recording and released 4 CDs from 2001 to 2006. In 2002, Marino published a songbook, that included the sheet music of his original compositions from his first 3 CDs, encompassing various Latin styles of music: samba, bossa nova, frevo, tango, montuno, bolero, bebop, swing, and calypso, for C, Bb, and Eb instruments. The songbook, The Latin Jazz Project was sold through Jamey Aebersold.
From 2008 to 2012, Marino moved to South Jersey and then to North Jersey soaking in all that was offered from the jazz scene in the surrounding areas. In 2012, Marino moved to Santa Barbara, CA. While there, Marino regularly attended Jeff Elliott Jazz Jams sessions at SOhO and was able to play with many notable musicians, including Jeff Elliott, Randy Tico, Lorenzo Martinez, Ruben Martinez, Rene Martinez, Chris Judge, Robert Hart, Vince Denham, Donna Greene, Greg Loeb, Rex Harte, Dennis Berger, Brendan Statom, Alberto Negroni, Frode Holm, Brad Rabuchin and many other great musicians. During his time in Santa Barbara, 2012 to 2015, Marino was inspired to write and record "101" which was dedicated to friends, family and mentors that had touched Marino's life over the years.
In 2015, once again, Marino moved back to Fort Wayne and recorded three more CDs of original work. "As a musician it sometimes pays to stop and look back at the reason you became a musician in the first place, to acknowledge those who came before you, whose music inspired you to try to follow in their footsteps. That is exactly what Tony Marino has done with his album, Thank You For The Music, which includes original compositions honoring and dedicated in turn to Astor Piazzolla, Joao Donato, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, & James Moody, and each in turn capturing something of each of these jazz greats spirit."
Through the years, Marino managed to experience living in various cities, from the East to the Mid West and the West Coast, carrying his love for music wherever he would go. Along the way, he managed to study with masters of the craft, including Breno Sauer who exposed him to Brazilian Jazz (Samba, Boss nova, Partido alto, Frevo, Baiao, & Tango), Jose Valdez (Afro Cuban and Montuno piano), Jim Trumpeter, Laurence Hobgood, and Mark Soskin, (Harmony, & Improvisation), among others.