When you’ve got 5-time Grammy winner Tommy LiPuma producing your album, you tend to think big. He’s reached the pinnacle of success with artists like Barbara Streisand, Diana Krall, George Benson and Paul McCartney. View the video here.
So trumpeter Dominick Farinacci called in the best in the business to help cut his album in studio at the Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland: drummer Steve Gadd, bassist Christian McBride, guitarist Dean Parks, pianist Larry Goldings, and engineer Al Schmitt. [View our exclusive CoolCleveland video interview with drumming legend Steve Gadd here.]
CoolCleveland’s Thomas Mulready was granted exclusive access inside the control room with LiPuma & Farinacci and they revealed their techniques for choosing material, working up arrangements and recording some of the best musicians to pick up an instrument. View the video here.
Farinacci’s eclectic new album will feature songs by Tom Waits, Gnarls Barkley, Cream, and more.