Cd Reviews

Tony has been playing the piano professionally from the age of 15. He has been writing, composing & recording original Latin Jazz compositions since the early ’90s. To date, he has released 9 cds. Feel free to scroll through and read the reviews:

CD:  Thank You for the Music
REVIEWER:  
SOURCE:  Warlock Asylum International News
QUOTE:  “Thank You for the Music is a masterpiece. The album’s organic flavor and professional approach results in nothing less than perfection. Tony Marino has created a work not only for the sake of our listening pleasure, but an audible monument to be studied for its value. Indeed, Thank You for the Music deserves a standing ovation. .”
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CD:  Thank You for the Music
REVIEWER:  
SOURCEStereoStickman.com
QUOTE:  “… The music feels at times like a leisurely stroll through the park, at other times like riding on a runaway train. There are a few signature moments on this one that really stay with you, acting almost like a hook – providing that familiar return every now and then. The rhythm of the song is superb, infectious and uplifting. This experimental, unstoppable arrangement of notes brings about the most positive of emotions – it feels like sadness would be an impossible thing to feel. The multiple instrumental layers also brighten things up and create a warmth or sense of togetherness. The musicianship is flawless, skillful and captivating. A live show would likely be an absolute joy to witness.”
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CD:  A Sound Investment
REVIEWER:  Rick Jamm
SOURCEJamsphere.com
QUOTE:  “the quintessential Latin Jazz keyboardist”.  Tony Marino, as usual, does it again. He is one artist I anticipate his next project to be launched. A very solid keyboardist who I admire greatly for his broad knowledge of chords and progressions that are contemporary yet very tasteful and timely. A strong rhythmic vibe enriched by the beautiful choice of chords and his signature runs or licks that seals the deal. Tony Marino is becoming the quintessential Latin jazz keyboardist for his era. Marino’s synth programming and keyboard playing are very groovy and likely to have your head nodding to the tunes. I played it on repeat a few times when I heard it the first time, and then stopped because I do not want this stuff to get old!”
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CD: A Sound Investment
REVIEWER: Dave Franklin
SOURCE: Dancing About Architecture
QUOTE:  “Jazz fans will appreciate the dexterity of playing and the deftness of the compositions, regular punters will find a groovesome and fun re-examination of seductive and sensual sounds but everyone will find something to love in a collection of musical soundscapes that have one foot firmly planted firmly in Latin jazz but the other stepping out to explore the world and its music.”
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CD:  A Sound Investment
REVIEWER:  iamchxn
SOURCE:  independent reviewer, professional music producer/ engineer and A&R indie and major labels
QUOTE: “Rarely do artist completely change the direction of sound— and do it as effortlessly as composer “Tony Marino.”  His latest project; a full-length CD entitled, “Sound Inve$tment,” was so much more than I anticipated. I expected jazz but instead I got a captivating trip through a variety of beautiful sounds…”
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CD:  A Sound Investment
REVIEWER:  Justyn Brodsky
SOURCEArtistreach.com
QUOTE: “Marino‘s tracks are groovy, and driven with a classic lineup of a trio of instruments that all blend together in a way that makes Jazz the dynamic genre that is. The instrumental trio being Piano as the lead instrument, with a zoot-suit rhythm section of Standup Bass and a very basic, yet highly effective 3-piece Drum setup. . .”
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CD:  A Sound Investment
REVIEWER:  Tunedloud Staff
SOURCETunedloud.com
QUOTE: “… Composer, pianist, and musical leader Tony Marino is an artist who excels in this movement having been a part of it for a very long time, and his latest album A Sound Investment”released on February 15, 2017, is an unequivocal masterpiece. Nothing else comes close to matching the rhythmic and melodic sophistication of the original songs within this 10-track gem.”
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CD:  101
REVIEWER:  Brett Stewart 
SOURCE:  Tilting Windmill Studios – the Independent Spotlight
QUOTE: “Tony Marino is one hell of a talented pianist. His compositions are fresh, consistently interesting, and dynamic. ‘101’ is clearly a labor of love. Marino should tout it proudly because it’s an accessible, but tactfully deep series of songs that define his sound as a jazz pianist. Plus, I concur with his own assessment of his music – non-jazz fans may find plenty to love here.”
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CD:  101
REVIEWER:  Buddy Nelson
SOURCEJamsphere.com
QUOTE: “Tony Marino has lost none of his fire since his ’97 debut release. Combining an approach that draws from the masters of 20th-century jazz piano and even younger players, Marino carves out a place for himself that is uniquely his own.”
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CD:  It’s Not That Complicated
REVIEWER:  Derek Blackmon
SOURCE:  Indie Music.com 2006
QUOTE: “Perfect for that Saturday dinner party, Sunday brunch or just about any time there’s a martini and a chaise lounge nearby.”


CD:  Broad Street
REVIEWER:  By Jason Hoffman
SOURCE:  WhatzUp Magazine 2003
QUOTE: “As in past albums the songs exhibit a strong sense of songwriting prowess with broad enough appeal to tickle the ear of more than just die-hard jazz aficionados.”


CD:  Samba De Say Party
REVIEWER:  Kevin Hiatt
SOURCE:  WhatzUp Magazine 2001
QUOTE: “Tony Marino shows himself to be an accomplished composer, arranger, and improviser throughout this self-produced project. His songs are tightly arranged instrumentals featuring a variety of instruments.”


CD:  Samba De Say Party
REVIEWER:  Lee Prosser
SOURCE:  JazzReview.com 2001
QUOTE: ” In December 2000 Tony released Samba De Say Party. This CD is Brazilian Jazz with most of the songs Sambas. Marino combines Latin styles with enough glitzy funk to fuel several parties.”