The album features some of the greatest players in jazz, including Kenny Barron, James Genus, Marc Johnson, Lewis Nash, Jamey Haddad, Joe Lovano, and Joe Locke. The record also features guest vocalist Hilary Kole, and string arrangements by Rich Derosa. "Lovers, Tales, and Dances" is produced by the legendary Russ Titelman.
When asked about the inspiration behind the record, Dominick stated, "This is some of the music that has become closest to my heart over the years: songs written by composers from many parts of the world; including the USA, Argentina, Brazil, Italy, France, and Japan. All of these songs have a beautiful lyrical quality about them, which I feel reflects some of my most important influences: Clifford Brown, Harry James, Freddie Hubbard, Nina Simone, Carmen McRae, Frank Sinatra, and others." Chuck Mitchell, VP of Jazz/Adult Music for KOCH Records, adds, "It has been many years since I've heard a jazz musician under 30 as genuinely gifted and mature as Dominick Farinacci. For his first KOCH project, we're pleased to have assembled a supporting cast of some of the greatest musicians in jazz, guided by a producer who's truly one of the great talents in modern recorded music. From the breadth of its repertoire, to the variety of its voices, to the warmth and rich lyricism of Dom's sound, 'Lovers, Tales and Dances' is an album for everyone to savor."