Accordion to Sinatra
'There will never be another Frank Sinatra' This is an Accordion and Vocal Tribute from a performer who has spent most of his life playing his music. Frank Sinatra personified the total entertainer that all of us identified with and you have to have a passion to do his music. The music represents stages of life as we have lived them and Joe Martino's Accordion has brought another dimension to the Sinatra Songbook. The Accordion embellishes and caresses the lyrical phrases with emotion and conviction. The Jazz and Romantic Accordion style of Joe Martino has brought a new dimension that presents a fresh approach to these arrangements. Using Acoustical and Midied Accordion in a delicate way Joe combines the best of both worlds as both technician and musician. As an accomplished singer, internationally known entertainer Joe Martino interprets the songs with his own style and emotion. The arrangements are the best of the Sinatra era with Quincy Jones, Nelson Riddle, Don Costa, Count Basie, Gordon Jenkins. The CD is also a tribute to the Songwriters that made these songs so special. Winner of the Chicago Tribune music festival, Joe Martino started his musical career at the age of seven when Accordion was to be seen and heard. Son of Italian Immigrants, Joe reflected upon a culture in which music was part of the spirit and fabric and Frank Sinatra was part of that. God gave Frank the reason, the mission and the purpose from that gift in which was given to him. Joe, also has a faith that was also part of the mission, reason and purpose for recording this CD. As anaccomplished Accordionist, Vocalist and Entertainer Joe Martino has performed throughout the world in concerts, festivals, and appearing with many celebrities. * Two of the songs represent a stage of life which is very special to Joe Martino. The song 'Watch What happens' by Michel Legrand was a song that inspired Joe to dedicate it to the beloved love of his life Terry when he met her at Pal Joey's in Hillside in which he was performing on that special evening. Secondly, the song 'My Way' was Terry's favorite song as she reflected uponthe stages of her life and finally her battle with breast cancer. * Note with the photo: Frank Sinatra's appearance at Chicagofest at Navy Pier August 10, 1982 A special Thanks goes to The 'Frank Sinatra Foundation', Clearance Quest andcCheryl Melton ASCAP for her assistance. A special Thanks goes to musicians Joe DeLuca, Vince Geraci, Al Monti, Art Van Damm. A special remembrance goes to my beloved wife of 24 years Terry Martino, my beloved father and mother Joe Sr. and mother Angelina, and my beloved sister Mary Ann. This is also dedicated to my daughter Jolene, son Phil and his wife Vera, my granddaughters Natalia, Sophia, Grandson Nicolai, and my son Peter.