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Roberto Magris Quintet: Morgan Rewind: A Tribute to Lee Morgan, Vol. 1

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In un lavoro di rivisitazione come Morgan Rewind: A Tribute to Lee Morgan, Vol. 1 Roberto Magris sceglie di avvalersi di musicisti di grande personalità e capaci di mettere nella registrazione le proprie idee espressive. Un'idea funzionale, che dà i suoi buoni esiti in nove brani, nei quali la musica del leggendario Lee Morgan è affiancata da un paio di ...

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Roberto Magris Quintet: Morgan Rewind: A Tribute to Lee Morgan Vol. 1

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It isn't always easy paying tribute to a legend, but pianist Roberto Magris does it quite successfully on this tip of the hat to Lee Morgan, one of the defining figures of hard bop. Magris succeeds because he has a trumpeter, in Brandon Lee, who is not afraid of being adventurous, and a more than adept ...

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Roberto Magris Quintet: Morgan Rewind: A Tribute to Lee Morgan, Vol. 1

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For one who left us far too soon (he was shot to death at age 33), Edward Lee Morgan left quite an extensive legacy as a trumpeter, composer and recording artist. In paying tribute to Morgan, pianist Roberto Magris has a splendid idea. What he does not have, of course, is Lee Morgan or any of ...

Roberto Magris Quintet: Morgan Rewind: A Tribute To Lee Morgan Vol. 1

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With this first installment of a two-CD tribute to Lee Morgan, Italian jazz pianist/composer Roberto Magris delivers Morgan Rewind: A Tribute To Lee Morgan Vol. 1. A longtime fan of the late trumpeter, since his humble beginnings in the '70s, Magris gladly accepted a challenge from Paul Collins, producer of the Kansas City jazz label JMood ...

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Roberto Magris Quintet: Mating Call

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Even though drummer Idris Muhammad may be the only member of the group to elicit nods of recognition here in the States, Italian pianist Roberto Magris' quintet is world-class in every respect, consistently affirming its singular prowess on Mating Call, the second release from Paul Collins' Kansas City-based J-Mood Records. Magris also headlined the label's initial ...

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Roberto Magris Quintet: Mating Call

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La relazione tra Roberto Magris e gli Stati Uniti (in particolare con Kansas City, di cui è cittadino onorario) si fa proficua. Dopo aver registrato nel 2007 uno splendido lavoro in trio col bassista Art Davis e in attesa che venga pubblicata una recente session dedicata alla musica di Lee Morgan (in un quintetto con Albert “Tootie" Heath), il ...

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Roberto Magris Quintet: Mating Call

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Pianist Roberto Magris has never shied away from exploring, whether bringing European and American jazz musicians into the ambit of his Europlane Orchestra, or merging hip-hop, new age music and new jazz with his Alfabeats Nu Jazz. For Mating Call, Magris set his sights firmly on mainstream jazz, with three of his originals and four other ...

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Roberto Magris Quintet: Mating Call

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In 2008, Italian jazz pianist Roberto Magris came to Kansas City to record Kansas City Outbound (PCAMI 2008) in a trio setting with the late bassist, Dr. Art Davis. Mating Call builds on that success; a straight-ahead project reconnecting with the area on the upstart Kansas City-based J-Mood Records, another evolution from Paul Collins of PCAMI ...