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Roberto Magris

International jazz pianist and composer Roberto Magris (b. 1959) from Trieste, Italy, has over 32 recordings to his credit and has toured in over 42 different countries in Europe, America, Asia, Africa and Australia, performing at top jazz clubs, theatres and festivals around the world. Since 2006, Magris has mainly focused his musical interests in the USA by becoming the leading recording artist and musical director of JMood Records, the Kansas City jazz label, releasing 18 CDs under his name (“Suite!”, “Sun Stone”, “World Gardens”, “Roberto Magris Sextet Live in Miami @ The WDNA Jazz Gallery”, which was chosen by Down Beat magazine as one of the best recordings of 2018, “Enigmatix”, “Aliens in a bebop planet” and “Morgan Rewind”, among the others)

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Roberto Magris And Two Good Czechs

Roberto Magris And Two Good Czechs

An Italian of Slovenian ancestry who grew up in Trieste, pianist Roberto Magris frequently tours in Europe with colleagues from a variety of European nations. He also works in in the United States, where he operates the record label called JMood. Here, we see and hear Magris a few weeks ago in the Birdland Jazz Club ...

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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.

SunStone

Label: JMOOD* RECORDS
Released: 2019
Track listing: Sun Stone; Innamorati a Milano; Planet of Love; Maliblues; Beauty’s Forever; Look at the Stars; Sun Stone II.

Sun Stone

Label: JMOOD* RECORDS
Released: 2019
Track listing: Sun Stone; Innamorati a Milano; Planet of Love; Maliblues; Beauty Is Forever; Look at the Stars; Sun Stone II.

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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.

Live in Miami @ the WDNA Jazz Gallery

Label: JMOOD* RECORDS
Released: 2018
Track listing: African Mood; What Blues?; Song for an African Child; April Morning; Chachanada; Il Bello Del Jazz;; A Flower Is a Lovesome Thing; Standard Life; Blues for My Sleeping Baby.


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