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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

ARTICLE: BAILEY'S BUNDLES

Formats – Solo Through Nonet

Read "Formats – Solo Through Nonet" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

One plus Two, equals three, and so on. What arbitrary combo size constitutes a big band? None of these.

Solo: Jamie Saft
Solo a Genova
RareNoise Records
2018

That musical provocateur Jamie Saft, he is a prankster. After making all kinds of noise with the likes of Metallic Taste ...

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

Read "Live in Miami @ the WDNA Jazz Gallery" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Since recording his first album as a leader in 1982, Italian-born pianist Roberto Magris has added thirty more to his impressive resume, the most recent of which is this high-powered sextet date, Live in Miami @ the WDNA Jazz Gallery. The session is somewhat of a departure in that most of Magris' earlier albums have been ...

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Roberto Magris: Roberto Magris Sextet Live In Miami @ The WDNA Jazz Gallery

Read "Roberto Magris Sextet Live In Miami @ The WDNA Jazz Gallery" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Italian pianist and composer Roberto Magris is restless in his stylistic approach. With more than two-dozen recordings as a leader/co-leader he has covered numerous sub-genres in a variety of group formats. Magris' career is steeped in bebop but with Enigmatix (JMood Records, 2015), with his American trio, he takes a modern European jazz approach with an ...

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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, ...