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Roberto Magris: Love Is Passing Thru

Read "Love Is Passing Thru" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Love Is Passing Thru, by Italian pianist Roberto Magris and his quartet, was actually recorded almost two decades ago, in January and February 2005, shortly after a concert tour in the Far East, and was to be released on the Black Saint/Soul Note label before it was sold and went under. Fast forward to 2024, and Magris, now with Kansas City's JMood label, decided that in light of the passing a year ago of drummer and percussionist Enzo Carpentieri, the ...

Album Review

Roberto Magris: Love Is Passing Thru

Read "Love Is Passing Thru" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Italian pianist Roberto Magris started his jazz journey on his home turf, notably with a trio of albums on the Soul Note label: Check-In (2005), Il Bello del Jazz (2006) and Current Views (2009). But his profile rose substantially when he got involved with JMood Records, beginning with Kansas City Outbound (2008). He offered his masterpiece on the label in 2020 with Suite! , a sumptuous double CD showcasing an artist who adheres very much to the tradition but who ...

Radio & Podcasts

Stan Getz, Jeremy Pelt & Roberto Magris

Read "Stan Getz, Jeremy Pelt & Roberto Magris" reviewed by Joe Dimino

We start the 826th Episode of Neon Jazz with Italian pianist & composer Roberto Magris with music from his 2023 release High Quote. He has always had a distinct and deep Kansas City connection and off this latest album, it is finally seeing the light of day after over a decade of being in the can and features a bevy of great KC jazz talent. We also hear from the Italian pianist Enrico Pieranunzi with a special album dedicated to ...

Album Review

Roberto Magris & The JM Horns: High Quote

Read "High Quote" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Italian-born pianist/composer Roberto Magris, a paradigm of kinetic energy, records so many albums they can't seem to release 'em fast enough. Although High Quote, on which Magris leads the JM Horns (for JMood Records), was recorded more than a decade ago--in November 2012--its release date was for purposes unknown delayed until 2023. Whatever the reasons, it would be hard to believe they had anything to do with the quality of the music, which is by and large ...

Album Review

Roberto Magris: Duo & Trio

Read "Duo & Trio" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Italian-born pianist Roberto Magris is a musician to whom the phrase “he could play the phone book and make it sound interesting" definitely applies--as it does to the late great Chicago-based saxophone maestro Mark Colby who met Magris in 2016, formed an instant bond and recorded one-half of this superlative album three years later, one year before Colby's untimely death from cancer. Magris and Colby recorded seven tracks in a Chicago studio and planned to record more--enough ...

Album Review

Roberto Magris: MatchPoint

Read "MatchPoint" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Registrato prima della pandemia e pubblicato lo scorso dicembre, il nuovo album del pianista triestino nasce in uno dei suoi soggiorni statunitensi. Com'è noto Roberto Magris pubblica dal 2007 con l'etichetta di Kansas City JMood Records e, come già successo col disco Live in Miami comprendente Brian Lynch, uno dei suoi “approdi" è la metropoli della Florida con la sua nutrita comunità caraibica. Qui lo troviamo a capo di un quartetto comprendente il vibrafonista e percussionista cubano Alfredo ...


Roberto Magris: "Il jazz è un veicolo per contenuti elevati"

Read "Roberto Magris: "Il jazz è un veicolo per contenuti elevati"" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Nato a Trieste nel 1959, Roberto Magris è dai primi anni ottanta uno dei jazzmen italiani più attivi all'estero, tra i pochissimi a collaborare con i musicisti dell'Est Europa quando esisteva ancora la cosiddetta “cortina di ferro." Dei suoi organici ricordiamo il MUH trio, il Gruppo Jazz Marca, l'Europlane Orchestra, il DMA Urban Jazz Funk e l'Alfabeats Nu Jazz con cui ha esplorato i connubi tra jazz e musiche popolari. Dopo i dischi Soul Note con Herb Geller, Tony Lakatos ...


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