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Luther Russell: Medium Cool

Read "Medium Cool" reviewed by Doug Collette

The photo of Luther Russell wearing shades inside this digipak perfectly captures the attitude of this album's title, albeit with slightly self-effacing charm. But the music resounds even deeper in that regard. Russell's longstanding independence is the source of the infectious immediacy in his rock, and his do-it-yourself approach to making records creates loose, scrappy power ...

NEWS: RECORDING

JMood Records Releases World Gardens By The Roberto Magris Quartet

JMood Records is pleased to announce the CD release of World Gardens by The Roberto Magris Quartet. “This music remains rooted in the jazz tradition. It uses the modern jazz idioms, but, will move in different directions as we match some African type rhythms with some European melodic concepts and harmonies, Asian sensibilities and classic scales although ...

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Attention Jazz Lovers... tune In To KKFI 90.1 FM on Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 1pm-3pm CST

Attention Jazz Lovers... tune In To KKFI 90.1 FM on Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 1pm-3pm CST

Tune in to KKFI 90.1 FM Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 1pm-3pm CST. Host KC will be joined by jazz impresario Paul Collins along with JMood Records International recording artist and jazz pianist Roberto Magris as they play music from Magris' latest release World Gardens. This session will prove to be a lot of fun, entertaining ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Paul Collins: Out Of My Head

Read "Out Of My Head" reviewed by Doug Collette

There may not be anyone on the planet more loyal to rock and roll than Paul Collins. From his days in the Nerves (with Americana master Peter Case) to fronting his namesake band the Beat, this icon of so-called power pop has always evinced an abiding faith in his own music (even in solo digressions from ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Paul Collins' Beat: Long Time Gone/To Beat Or Not To Beat

Read "Long Time Gone/To Beat Or Not To Beat" reviewed by Doug Collette

The snapshot quality in the b&w cover photo of Long Time Gone/To Beat Or Not To Beat by Paul Collins' Beat is hardly a visual corollary to the immediacy of the music. Nor does it correspond to the clarity in the prose the bandleader composed for the CD combining these two EP's recorded in the early ...

NEWS: RECORDING

JMood Records Releases Roberto Magris Sextet "Live" In Miami @ The WDNA Jazz Gallery

JMood Records Releases Roberto Magris Sextet "Live" In Miami @ The WDNA Jazz Gallery

JMood Records is pleased to announce the release of the CD Roberto Magris Sextet Live in Miami @ the WDNA Jazz Gallery. "Saturday, February 6, 2016 was a bright sunny beautiful day, but, a more exciting and electric evening in jny: Miami, Florida, one I won’t soon forget," recalls Paul Collins, jazz impresario from Kansas City, Missouri, ...

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JMOOD Records Releases "Prague After Dark" By The Roberto Magris Trio

JMOOD Records Releases "Prague After Dark" By The Roberto Magris Trio

JMood Records is pleased and proud to announce the release of Prague After Dark. This is the latest jazz project from Roberto Magris and his European jazz trio. “In fact, this trio is not so new at all,” says Paul Collins, jazz impresario from Kansas City, Missouri. “Roberto Magris, Frantisek Uhlir and Jaromir Helesic have been friends ...

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Roberto Magris Trio Release New CD "Need To Bring Out Love”

Roberto Magris Trio Release New CD "Need To Bring Out Love”

Need to Bring Out Love is a beautifully written straight-ahead jazz project by the Italian jazz pianist and Maestro Roberto Magris. The project boasts six original compositions with two cover tunes. One is an amazing energy packed arrangement of jazz pianist Don Pullen’s “Joycie Girl” and the second introduces the jazz world to a “new” versatile ...

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JMood Records Is Pleased To Announce The New CD Release Of The Roberto Magris Trio Entitled "Enigmatix"

JMood Records Is Pleased To Announce The New CD Release Of The Roberto Magris Trio Entitled "Enigmatix"

JMood Records is pleased to announce the release of the “New” Roberto Magris Trio CD entitled Enigmatix. Enigmatix captures the global effects of our music as it is seen now and in this new century. “Roberto and I have not, until now, expressed this global effect in our music as a whole or in part in this ...