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Roberto Magris Quintet: Mating Call

Read "Mating Call" reviewed by Jack Bowers

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

Read "Mating Call" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

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

Read "Mating Call" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

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: Mating Call

Read "Mating Call" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

For the contemporary jazz composer, inclusion of standards on a recording can sweeten the offering for those more traditional tastes. If the standard is treated with invention and grace, it can also inform those tastes, encouraging further listening. Italian pianist/composer Roberto Magris achieves both with Tadd Dameron's “Mating Call." Dameron's performance of his composition appeared on ...

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Roberto Magris Quintet: Mating Call

Read "Mating Call" reviewed by Edward Blanco

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 ...