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Roberto Magris Sextet: Sun Stone

Read "Sun Stone" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

Roberto Magris, the prolific Italian pianist who spends a lot of his time in America, has recorded with several different types of groups in his career. This is his first outing with a new straight--ahead sextet that includes Chicago legend Ira Sullivan on alto and soprano saxophones and flute, and it is a strong one.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Roberto Magris Sextet: Sun Stone

Read "Sun Stone" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Italian-born pianist Roberto Magris likes to change things up. He can be seen and heard leading groups from trio to octet and beyond, and meshing quite comfortably into groups of all shapes and sizes. On Sun Stone, his fifteenth recording for JMood Records, Magris fronts an admirable sextet whose front-line includes the venerable Ira Sullivan on ...

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JMOOD Records Releases Roberto Magris Sextet Latest CD "SunStone"

JMOOD Records Releases Roberto Magris Sextet Latest CD "SunStone"

JMOOD RECORDS IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE NEW CD RELEASE: “SUNSTONE” by THE ROBERTO MAGRIS SEXTET “Over a thousand years ago," jazz impresario Paul Collins states, “very talented sailors were able to navigate oceans and seas without the use of magnetic compasses and at the times even maps!" Since then, scientists have discovered in sunken ships ...

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Coleman Hawkins, Oscar Pettiford and More

Read "Coleman Hawkins, Oscar Pettiford and More" reviewed by Joe Dimino

This week we start with veteran Toronto jazz sax cat Joey Berkley and then move to legends like Sonny Rollins, Coleman Hawkins, Clifford Brown and Louis Armstrong. We also profile new work by Dave Bass, Gretje Angell, Miguel Zenón and Roberto Magris. From there, we hear some Twin Peaks music from Johnny Jewel and wrap it ...

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Roberto Magris: World Gardens

Read "World Gardens" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

Pianist Roberto Magris is originally from Italy but he has played all over the world, but to a great extent he has chosen Kansas City as his base. He has encountered a lot of different sounds in his travels and that is reflected in the wide variety of the music he creates on this set.

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Roberto Magris: World Gardens

Roberto Magris: World Gardens

Ira Gitler turned me on to Italian jazz pianist Roberto Magris in 2008. Roberto's superb album, Il Bello Del Jazz, accompanying alto saxophonist Herb Geller, had just reached the U.S. after being released in Italy in 2006. Over the years, Roberto and I have remained in touch, with Roberto sending along his latest releases. All have ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Roberto Magris: World Gardens

Read "World Gardens" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Pianist Roberto Magris adds a percussionist to his piano trio for World Gardens, a set featuring a wide range of musical styles. Magris, born in Trieste, Italy, can best be described as an “international artist," having toured in more than forty countries. He is partially based in the United States, with his (and Paul Collins') Kansas ...

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 ...

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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 ...

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Roberto Magris Sextet: Live in Miami @ the WDNA Jazz Gallery

Read "Live in Miami @ the WDNA Jazz Gallery" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

Roberto Magris is an Italian pianist who has an eclectic range of interests but is heavily in thrall to the masters of American bebop. On this particular live recording he leads a sextet that gives that language a pronounced Latin twist leading to a set of fiery performances. Magris uses two horn players, trumpeter ...


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