MATING CALL
Roberto Magris Quintet
JMood 001
Tracks:
1. Optional Man (Roberto Magris)
2. Hill Of Illusions (Roberto Magris)
3. Lament (J.J. Johnson)
4. Theme For Ernie (Fred Lacey)
5. Mating Call (Tadd Dameron)
6. Europlane Blues (Roberto Magris)
7. Lonely Town (Leonard Bernstein)
Total Time: 64.51
PAUL CARR – soprano and tenor sax
MICHAEL O’NEILL – tenor sax
ROBERTO MAGRIS - acoustic piano, Wurlitzer piano on # 2 only 
ELISA PRUETT - acoustic bass 
IDRIS MUHAMMAD – drums
Credits:
Recorded on December 6th, 2008 at Mad Dog Studios, Burbank, California, USA
Engineers: Samur Khouja and Eric Corne
Available at the JMood Record Store
LINER NOTES:
As a jazz enthusiast and music impresario from Kansas City, I am following the legacy left by my father who was a music educator and professional musician. With proud ties with the early jazz/bop pioneer Jay McShann and his family, Kansas City has produced a bumper crop of jazz legends. Such legends include Charlie Parker, Mary Lou Williams, Count Basie, Bennie Moten, Claude Fiddler Williams, the Scamps just to mention a few. Not to forget the Historic 18th and Vine Jazz District in Kansas City where much of the music lived. So, it is with this distinct and rich jazz legacy that forms the launching pad for more great jazz titles to be released on into the second millennium. From places like Kansas City, New Orleans, New York, Chicago, the jazz seeds have spread with increasing marginal returns throughout America and has grown everywhere in the world, especially in Europe. My goal with J-Mood is to keep the best from the jazz tradition and add something new from our own no matter where in the world it may come from. As a consequence, I discovered an outstanding European jazz artist, composer, band leader and pianist Roberto Magris. I produced this first release by Magris on J-Mood entitled “Mating Call” as a launch for the J-Mood Record label. We assembled a number of extraordinary American jazz personalities to team up with the European jazz pianist such as music icon Idris Muhammad on drums, top class saxophonists Paul Carr and Michael O’Neill, in addition to a very talented upcoming artist on acoustic bass you will enjoy, Elisa Pruett.
Roberto Magris is a remarkable musician, arranger and composer who has a gift of finding hidden musical treasures like a prospector digs to find hidden gold. Roberto, from Trieste, Italy, began to play and study piano at a very early age. Understanding the classics but developing a love for jazz. He has grown into a first class international professional jazz musician, receiving great consideration from jazz critics around the world. Roberto has several beautiful titles under the Soul Note Record Label and I highly recommend them to you. As a result, you will quickly begin to notice the genius emerge in the music. His works with Tony Lakatos and Herb Geller are of particular note. I first met Roberto in 2005 and quickly began coordinating his USA debut performances in Hollywood, California in 2006 together with legendary bassist Art Davis, of John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, Max Roach, Art Blakey fame in addition to being a psychologist and music educator. I immediately fell in love with Roberto’s music and a great friendship has resulted followed by some great musical experiences which include the recording of “Kansas City Outbound” featuring Roberto on piano, Art Davis on acoustic bass and Jimmy “Junebug” Jackson and Zack Albetta alternating on drums. I produced this recording and released it under the production division of the PCAMI*. I consider this album the issue number “0” of J-Mood Records, which also contains the last audio recordings made by Dr. Davis before his untimely death in late July 2007, just three weeks after our performance and recording in Kansas City.
As a brief introduction to “Mating Call”, I must go back to 2005 when Dr. Davis suggested I contact a couple drummers he had worked with in the past. One was Jack DeJohnette, the other, Idris Muhammad. Dr. Davis was very interested in working with both of them. Idris was the first we scheduled to perform and record with and I was able to arrange the last phone call on my cell phone to assist in coordinating these matters between Idris and Art Davis after all the years between their sessions together. Unfortunately, Idris was on his way to a European tour with Ahmad Jamal and could not make the “Kansas City Outbound” session, when Dr. Art suddenly passed away. Fortunately, plans were still in the works to record with Idris playing together with Roberto on “Mating Call”. I’m certain Dr. Art would be very proud of my forward thinking and give his smile of approval for following through on these initial long range plans!
THE MATING CALL, in the first instance is the result of 10 months of planning and searching to attract the right artists for this musical project, selecting the musical contents for the project, a place for the project and a support group. After these elements had been attracted, the project started to move, take shape and grow in the directions it had been so tenderly nurtured and gingerly persuaded. In the second instance, it is no different than searching near and far for a soul mate. The process can take 10 months or more. For some it may take a lifetime, but nonetheless the process starts as you begin to attract, grow and shape the relationship, ever so tenderly. In the third instance is its title in relation to its place in jazz music history. Tadd Dameron originally titled his composition “Mating Call” of which just a few bares are used as a reference, then afterward, the other notes, bar and phrasings were attracted, shaped and allowed to flow ever so tenderly and gingerly being persuaded to answer to mating call. The fourth instance is purely the inherent love and natural attraction to a man for a woman. There is a mating call of sorts that is irresistible after the process of meeting that continues to grow and take shape in the directions it has been so tenderly nurtured and gingerly persuaded. The primitive and instinctive responses of the love in animals of nature are similar to the normal life cycles that can not be denied or ignored. In all of its instances, it is the mating call…
“Optional Man” the opening track is an original composition by Roberto written as a medium swing piece in ¾ time with a great melody that finds Michael and Paul playing with great emotional interplay. Roberto performs with authority and takes an intriguing memorable solo. Elisa’s phrasing and backing demonstrate her brilliant technique and the inspiration of Idris gives his evidence as a musical stylist in modern jazz drumming. This track is dedicated to Mr. Troy Nash for his kind help and advice.
“Hill of Illusions” the second track, is another demonstration of Roberto’s growth and strength as a composer written with a medium jazz rock influence and a rhythmic groove that perfectly fits in with Idris’ custom made snare drum (used throughout the project). In this foggy minor blues, the illusions come from the groovy bass lines and the vintage sound of the Wurlitzer piano played by Roberto (on this track only).
“Lament” was originally written by J.J. Johnson as a slow ballad but Roberto amazingly arranged it as an Afro-Latin medium up tempo piece. All the soloists are great and pepper the tune with Latin and Swing flavors. One can smell the wide variety of the world famous Kansas City BBQ in this piece.
“Theme for Ernie” is a beautiful ballad written by Fred Lacey performed on quartet. Michael O’Neill enters in with a soulful, sexy, rich tone, with echoes of Charles Lloyd in the overtones. A feeling of weightlessness and time that seems to stand still comes over you as you begin to feel and get into the music before you come down ever so gently with the last few tickles of piano ivory like Peter Pan’s pixy dust.
“Mating Call” is the CD title track. This composition was written by Tadd Dameron for the original 1956 session on Prestige Records with John Coltrane. Roberto’s musical arrangement demonstrates his brilliance as an arranger and composer to bring completely new life to this tune as a medium Afro/Latin piece with a hypnotic rhythm with intriguing ostinato bass lines.
“Europlane Blues” is the third original composition by Roberto included in the CD, a medium swing blues in which Paul Carr showcases his “made in Texas” style sax playing in a mellow fat tone with a nice slight reference to the influence from Joe Henderson and Michael O’Neill brings in his cool Bay breeze phrasing straight from San Francisco Bay, California.
The final track is “Lonely Town” a ballad composed by Leonard Bernstein. Roberto is a great solo piano player. Piano happens to be one of my favorite musical instruments. Toward the end of our recording project, I asked Roberto to play a solo piece that would be included on this project and be our signature for future jazz recordings. The results are fascinating! It is a passionate love song that I dedicate to my wife Jessica Collins. Together we have met some of the greatest people, made some of the greatest friends, and experienced some of the finest things this life can offer. Our town is not so lonely after all.
At last, I encourage you to sit back relax and enjoy the musical journey! Stay tuned to J-Mood Records, as you are only at the beginning of our musical journey!
Paul Collins, J-Mood Records father

MATING CALL

Roberto Magris Quintet
JMood 001


Tracks:
1. Optional Man (Roberto Magris)
2. Hill Of Illusions (Roberto Magris)
3. Lament (J.J. Johnson)
4. Theme For Ernie (Fred Lacey)
5. Mating Call (Tadd Dameron)
6. Europlane Blues (Roberto Magris)
7. Lonely Town (Leonard Bernstein)
Total Time: 64.51

PAUL CARR – soprano and tenor sax
MICHAEL O’NEILL – tenor sax
ROBERTO MAGRIS - acoustic piano, Wurlitzer piano on # 2 only 
ELISA PRUETT - acoustic bass 
IDRIS MUHAMMAD – drums

Credits:
Recorded on December 6th, 2008 at Mad Dog Studios, Burbank, California, USA
Engineers: Samur Khouja and Eric Corne

Purchase CD's "Here" at the JMood Record Store 

LINER NOTES:
As a jazz enthusiast and music impresario from Kansas City, I am following the legacy left by my father who was a music educator and professional musician. With proud ties with the early jazz/bop pioneer Jay McShann and his family, Kansas City has produced a bumper crop of jazz legends. Such legends include Charlie Parker, Mary Lou Williams, Count Basie, Bennie Moten, Claude Fiddler Williams, the Scamps just to mention a few. Not to forget the Historic 18th and Vine Jazz District in Kansas City where much of the music lived. So, it is with this distinct and rich jazz legacy that forms the launching pad for more great jazz titles to be released on into the second millennium. From places like Kansas City, New Orleans, New York, Chicago, the jazz seeds have spread with increasing marginal returns throughout America and has grown everywhere in the world, especially in Europe. My goal with J-Mood is to keep the best from the jazz tradition and add something new from our own no matter where in the world it may come from. As a consequence, I discovered an outstanding European jazz artist, composer, band leader and pianist Roberto Magris. I produced this first release by Magris on J-Mood entitled “Mating Call” as a launch for the J-Mood Record label. We assembled a number of extraordinary American jazz personalities to team up with the European jazz pianist such as music icon Idris Muhammad on drums, top class saxophonists Paul Carr and Michael O’Neill, in addition to a very talented upcoming artist on acoustic bass you will enjoy, Elisa Pruett.


Roberto Magris is a remarkable musician, arranger and composer who has a gift of finding hidden musical treasures like a prospector digs to find hidden gold. Roberto, from Trieste, Italy, began to play and study piano at a very early age. Understanding the classics but developing a love for jazz. He has grown into a first class international professional jazz musician, receiving great consideration from jazz critics around the world. Roberto has several beautiful titles under the Soul Note Record Label and I highly recommend them to you. As a result, you will quickly begin to notice the genius emerge in the music. His works with Tony Lakatos and Herb Geller are of particular note. I first met Roberto in 2005 and quickly began coordinating his USA debut performances in Hollywood, California in 2006 together with legendary bassist Art Davis, of John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, Max Roach, Art Blakey fame in addition to being a psychologist and music educator. I immediately fell in love with Roberto’s music and a great friendship has resulted followed by some great musical experiences which include the recording of “Kansas City Outbound” featuring Roberto on piano, Art Davis on acoustic bass and Jimmy “Junebug” Jackson and Zack Albetta alternating on drums. I produced this recording and released it under the production division of the PCAMI*. I consider this album the issue number “0” of J-Mood Records, which also contains the last audio recordings made by Dr. Davis before his untimely death in late July 2007, just three weeks after our performance and recording in Kansas City.


As a brief introduction to “Mating Call”, I must go back to 2005 when Dr. Davis suggested I contact a couple drummers he had worked with in the past. One was Jack DeJohnette, the other, Idris Muhammad. Dr. Davis was very interested in working with both of them. Idris was the first we scheduled to perform and record with and I was able to arrange the last phone call on my cell phone to assist in coordinating these matters between Idris and Art Davis after all the years between their sessions together. Unfortunately, Idris was on his way to a European tour with Ahmad Jamal and could not make the “Kansas City Outbound” session, when Dr. Art suddenly passed away. Fortunately, plans were still in the works to record with Idris playing together with Roberto on “Mating Call”. I’m certain Dr. Art would be very proud of my forward thinking and give his smile of approval for following through on these initial long range plans!


THE MATING CALL, in the first instance is the result of 10 months of planning and searching to attract the right artists for this musical project, selecting the musical contents for the project, a place for the project and a support group. After these elements had been attracted, the project started to move, take shape and grow in the directions it had been so tenderly nurtured and gingerly persuaded. In the second instance, it is no different than searching near and far for a soul mate. The process can take 10 months or more. For some it may take a lifetime, but nonetheless the process starts as you begin to attract, grow and shape the relationship, ever so tenderly. In the third instance is its title in relation to its place in jazz music history. Tadd Dameron originally titled his composition “Mating Call” of which just a few bares are used as a reference, then afterward, the other notes, bar and phrasings were attracted, shaped and allowed to flow ever so tenderly and gingerly being persuaded to answer to mating call. The fourth instance is purely the inherent love and natural attraction to a man for a woman. There is a mating call of sorts that is irresistible after the process of meeting that continues to grow and take shape in the directions it has been so tenderly nurtured and gingerly persuaded. The primitive and instinctive responses of the love in animals of nature are similar to the normal life cycles that can not be denied or ignored. In all of its instances, it is the mating call…


“Optional Man” the opening track is an original composition by Roberto written as a medium swing piece in ¾ time with a great melody that finds Michael and Paul playing with great emotional interplay. Roberto performs with authority and takes an intriguing memorable solo. Elisa’s phrasing and backing demonstrate her brilliant technique and the inspiration of Idris gives his evidence as a musical stylist in modern jazz drumming. This track is dedicated to Mr. Troy Nash for his kind help and advice.


“Hill of Illusions” the second track, is another demonstration of Roberto’s growth and strength as a composer written with a medium jazz rock influence and a rhythmic groove that perfectly fits in with Idris’ custom made snare drum (used throughout the project). In this foggy minor blues, the illusions come from the groovy bass lines and the vintage sound of the Wurlitzer piano played by Roberto (on this track only).


“Lament” was originally written by J.J. Johnson as a slow ballad but Roberto amazingly arranged it as an Afro-Latin medium up tempo piece. All the soloists are great and pepper the tune with Latin and Swing flavors. One can smell the wide variety of the world famous Kansas City BBQ in this piece.
“Theme for Ernie” is a beautiful ballad written by Fred Lacey performed on quartet. Michael O’Neill enters in with a soulful, sexy, rich tone, with echoes of Charles Lloyd in the overtones. A feeling of weightlessness and time that seems to stand still comes over you as you begin to feel and get into the music before you come down ever so gently with the last few tickles of piano ivory like Peter Pan’s pixy dust.


“Mating Call” is the CD title track. This composition was written by Tadd Dameron for the original 1956 session on Prestige Records with John Coltrane. Roberto’s musical arrangement demonstrates his brilliance as an arranger and composer to bring completely new life to this tune as a medium Afro/Latin piece with a hypnotic rhythm with intriguing ostinato bass lines.


“Europlane Blues” is the third original composition by Roberto included in the CD, a medium swing blues in which Paul Carr showcases his “made in Texas” style sax playing in a mellow fat tone with a nice slight reference to the influence from Joe Henderson and Michael O’Neill brings in his cool Bay breeze phrasing straight from San Francisco Bay, California.


The final track is “Lonely Town” a ballad composed by Leonard Bernstein. Roberto is a great solo piano player. Piano happens to be one of my favorite musical instruments. Toward the end of our recording project, I asked Roberto to play a solo piece that would be included on this project and be our signature for future jazz recordings. The results are fascinating! It is a passionate love song that I dedicate to my wife Jessica Collins. Together we have met some of the greatest people, made some of the greatest friends, and experienced some of the finest things this life can offer. Our town is not so lonely after all.


At last, I encourage you to sit back relax and enjoy the musical journey! Stay tuned to J-Mood Records, as you are only at the beginning of our musical journey!

Paul Collins, J-Mood Records 

JMOOD RECORDS..."A SOUND CHOICE...NEW CD RELEASE

JMood Records is pleased to announce the release of “Prague After Dark”. This is the latest jazz project from Roberto Magris and his European jazz trio.

In fact, this trio is not so new at all! Roberto Magris, Frantisek Uhlir and Jaromir Helesic have been friends for over 25 years and performed in Prague and around Europe a number of times together since the 1980’s. Only recently have they decided to come back together and continue to create more music together.

The project is superb! Only a few standards are sprinkled in this project, the rest are original compositions by Magris and Uhlir.

Prague is a vibrant jazz town.  Both Frantisek and Jaromir are well known in Prague and throughout Europe for being of the best.

It is only 4,920 miles and just a little over 10 hours from Kansas City, Missouri to Prague, Czech Republic but this unit performs accessible jazz. “I was very excited to have Roberto performing with a great jazz unit in Europe”, says Paul Collins, jazz impresario from Kansas City. The music is fresh and captivating. With every listen I am totally absorbed in the music and only come to my senses when it is finished playing. There are more performances scheduled and other recording plans for this great European jazz unit. Keep your eyes and ears fixed on this great musical team”! 

Regards, Paul Collins

The CD  liner notes are written by Edward Blanco, Producer and Host of WDNA jazz radio and staff writer with AllAboutJazz.com

JMOOD RECORDS...A SOUND CHOICE "NEW" CD RELEASE

JMood Records is pleased to announce the release of the “New” Roberto Magris Trio CD entitled “Need to Bring Out Love”.

 “Need to Bring Out Love is a beautifully written straight-ahead jazz project by the Italian jazz pianist and Maestro Roberto Magris. The project boasts six original compositions with two cover tunes. One is an amazing energy packed arrangement of jazz pianist Don Pullen’s “Joycie Girl” and the second introduces the jazz world to and our “new” versatile jazz vocalist Julia Haile. The final track and CD title is a creative soul call for love, followed by our original Audio Notebook,” says Paul Collins of JMood Records.

 “Recently I attended a classic opera that delivered tons of music sound tracks and visual drama by the great Italian composer Gaetano Donizetti entitled “L’eliser d’amore” (The Elixir of Love). In it, Nemorino is looking for courage to declare his love for Adina. Unfortunately, an army officer Sergeant Belcore comes to town and falls in love with Adina. This leaves Nemorino looking for an elixir that would make Adina fall in love with him instead. The travelling salesman Dr. Dulcamara makes claims to have the cure all, in fact, an elixir of love.” His claim proves false, or does it? Nemorino is willing to spend all his money to have this love elixir.”  

 “Need to Bring Out Love is our jazz elixir of love. It will make you move about, tap your feet, reflect and find relative peace and yes, possibly love in these trying times. Dr. Dulcamara’s cure was nothing more than a cheap bottle of wine; however, for Nemorino, it was all he needed to find the courage and love of his life. I am not a doctor like Dulcamara, just a lover of this music called jazz. This in fact is my elixir. It cures most all my pains and solves most of my problems. Please take time to try this music and see for yourself.”  Musically yours, Paul Collins, JMood Records.          

JMOOD RECORDS...A SOUND CHOICE "NEW" CD RELEASE"

JMood Records is pleased to announce the release of the highly anticipated "New" CD entitled "Enigmatix" by the Roberto Magris Trio-USA Team!

Included for your enjoyment is "JMood Records Audio Notebook" that gives you the producers perspective of our studio recordings. You will not find our traditional "Audio Notebook" on this CD! Why? Well, because we will be recording a sequel and the animated notebook will be included in that product. But, for those who can not wait, it is here for your pleasure. As enigmatic as this CD is, don't think I won't have more to say on the next one already in the working!!!

 Here it is!

 This is Paul Collins with JMood Records,

You are listening to “Enigmatix”  a “brand new” audio recording from the Roberto Magris Trio-USA Team. As I have mentioned in some of my previous notebooks, Monet is one of my favorite impressionists. This does not mean I fail to admire and appreciate the other masters of art. I just marvel at some of Monet’s’ works that capture some of the same scenes at different times, in different seasons, different days and sometimes different years! As some things change, some things stay the same....     

Enigmatix captures the global effects of music as it is seen now and in this new century. Roberto and I have not, until now, expressed this global effect in our music as a whole or in part and in this particular jazz genre.

We are privileged and admire the great body of work by artists with very little formal music education (those folks are truly amazing...!) and those with vast amounts of it! Most all of it, in many ways has found a place in my home, in our hearts and minds and across genre possibly for many years to come.

We have highly skilled and talented musicians with real jazz experience and knowledge on the scene today making  music which, in turn, brings to pop/contemporary music more and more elements that come from jazz,  such as jazz harmony, chords progressions, substitutions and jazz improvisation.

We also observe that “straight jazz” music is evolving more and more and looking into a wider musical frame that includes rhythm, influences from rap/urban beats, pop/rock and world music.

 This music scene unifies this vast body of global music by some common threads that we can see.

For example:

In the rhythm: the use of either rock/pop beats, urban beats and loops, jazz grooves whether straight or swing is possible within the same rhythmic frame that very easily moves from one color to the other.

Second, In the harmony: the use of chords progressions or modal scales that come from jazz is quite evident

Third, In the melody: there is the use of “themes” besides, the use of songs, which also demonstrates a knowledge of the jazz riffs.

 With some young upcoming and very talented musicians of the new generation assembled for this recording, we have driven ourselves and our music through this grid and a "new" sound and concept of music for the 20th century has emerged. This does not mean we have left straight-ahead jazz or the music and fans that got us here. We still have plenty to say from the jazz tradition. They will have to carry us both out in a wooden box for that to happen! So, work with us here....We are also aware that we have lost the development of music in combination with the developments of our society.

 For example, the music of the sixties was John Coltrane, free jazz, Jimi Hendrix and the Woodstock music, then we had the seventies, eighties, punk, disco music (still have some extended version LP’s in my library), so on and so forth. Since we have entered the new millennium, we have the impression that we do not have a music which represents our society and our globalized world, but we do see that young and some not so young musicians are working on that. Many times doing this together...ie Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga!!!  Some trends and some clues of this music seem to surface then and again, but the result is still “enigmatic”…..

 That brings us to the title of this project “Enigmatix”. In this music you will find nothing new or revolutionary, but, you will find a path (musical and emotional), for a kind of “global” approach to music. Jazz music, if you will.

Like those Monet paintings I love dearly, we are making music for and from what we feel and see out of our front and rear windows and at different times of the day, season and thru the years. It is my wish you listen find your favorite tracks and enjoy this beautiful lily pad we have created for you!

Musically yours,  

Paul Collins

Enjoy listening!

Please visit our website at www.jmoodrecords.com

For additional titles and soon to be released!

 

JMOOD RECORDS...A SOUND CHOICE, NEW CD RELEASE

JMood Records...A Sound Choice  is pleased to announce the release of the latest release by The Roberto Magris Trio entitled, "An Evening With Herb Geller & The Roberto Magris Trio."

 This tribute is just a snapshot in the life and time of the West coast jazz icon Herb Geller. When news of the loss of Herb Geller reached Roberto Magris and I, it was accepted with deep emotions.

Not only was Herb Geller a musical companion of Roberto Magris in Europe, a gifted musician, he was a trusted friend and musical advisor for several of our musical projects. This musical portrait captures two of many "live" performances and concerts performed by the music tandem Geller/Magris.

Over the past few years, Roberto and I wanted very much to get Herb back to the USA for a jazz recording. However, with his health failing, we felt it was wiser not to tax him with such a long flight from Germany to Kansas City, record and perform then head back to Germany. So, a dream recording was never realized, although Herb determinedly wanted to come! It proved to be one of the best decisions we made because Herb Geller was in and out of the hospital off and on afterward. However, on his good days, he and Roberto were out and about playing music together as usual. They were unstoppable!

That said, these tracks capture some of the "best" of the later years and is the last "live" recording of Herb Geller at the "Novi Sad Jazz Festival-Serbia and the bonus tracks recorded "live" at Porgy & Bess, Vienna, Austria. On these recordings, nothing has been compromised. It is left totally intact as Roberto fondly remembers. My usual audio notebook have been left off intentionally for this "special" project and only minor audio and technical adjustments have been made by legendary mastering engineer Aldo Borrelli from Milan, Italy. Herb Geller is in top form physically, technically and musically. Roberto Magris and the trio-Europe consisting of Nikola Matosic, acoustic bass and Enzo Carpentieri, drums are stellar!

We are pleased to share this 2009 recording year with you and hope you enjoy the music as much as we did in preparing these stellar "live" takes!

To my friend, first and foremost and musical genius, Roberto Magris, whose steady hand and mind proved invaluable as we adhered to the original musical format. I am truly grateful!

Finally, but, certainly not the end, because, his music and musical influence has connected us to other legends and the tradition and will be with us for years to come! To our forever friend and mentor, Herb Geller.

This CD is available immediately for JMood Fans on the "JMood Website"-"Purchase All CDs Here" tab and will eventually be available on CD Baby.com and other distribution sites around the world.

Respectfully,
Paul Collins, JMood Records

JMOOD RECORDS CLEFCLUB MUSIC SERIES SIGNS OLUJIMI

For Immediate Release

Kansas City, MO. June 1, 2014. JMood Records Clef Club Music Series International is pleased to announce the addition of multi-talented musician, composer and band leader Olujimi Tafataona (born Chris James) to the JMood family.

 Olujimi lives in Detroit, Michigan and is the leader of the prevalent “ln The Tradition” band.  With 4 CD’s to their credit (“Sirius!” praised by CD Baby.com as the top jazz subgenres of 2012), “In The Tradition” band continues to expand their passion, popularity and musical influence across the globe.

 “Olujimi is an asset to the JMood Record label”, says jazz impresario Paul Collins. “Olujimi works with a very talented and respected group of individual artists based in Detroit. They can expand or contract their unit on demand; however, their favorite and most popular unit consists of a 9piece ensemble! This unit includes various sax horns, trombone, trumpet, flugelhorn, mellophone, clarinet and flute, in addition to a dynamic rhythm section. Their music weaves Afrocentric rhythms and patterns in a tasteful and accessible blend that pleases the soul, mind and gets the body moving. Olujimi takes the lead in composing and arranging but he can also rely on Charles Hopkins, (Clark Terry’s nephew) co-founder and Foluke Shearer the band’s pianist to contribute a cornucopia of musical ideas. This group has performed at a number of jazz and cultural festivals around the country and is currently scheduled to perform at the 2014 “Grand Rapids Jazz Festival” (Saturday, August 16 and Sunday, August 17) along with other artists including Detroit's own Alexander Zonjic and the headliner Rick Braun.” 

 Olujimi and “In The Tradition” are currently in studio working on “new” material to be released on the JMood Records ClefClub Music Series International™ label. 

For more information about this topic or to schedule an interview please contact Paul Collins @ 816.377.1950 or email: paulcollins-pcami@kc.rr.com or visit our website @ www.jmoodrecords.com

JMOOD RECORDS..."A SOUND CHOICE" "NEW" CD RELEASE

JMood Records™ is pleased to announce the release of international recording artist Roberto Magris’ “new” CD entitled, “Morgan Rewind: A Tribute to Lee Morgan Volume 2”.  

Project Overview:

Over 4 years in the making, “Morgan Rewind… Volume 2” is JMood Records definitive work from  visionary producer Paul Collins and the intrinsic musical sensibilities of international recording artist Roberto Magris.  It covers a prolific period in Lee Morgan’s musical career from 1963-1968. During that time, his music was heavily influenced by African rhythmic patterns and titles. Roberto and crew have re-created those rhythms, melodic textures and contrasts.  It has become a sort of signature sound for Lee Morgan. “Roberto used a different approach, frontline and a lot of creative freedom on this one! The music jumped off the board in the studio, says jazz impresario Paul Collins. Each artist latched on musically to the rewind and review of Lee Morgan’s compositions with compelling arrangements by Roberto Magris. It has taken over 4 years to finish this project and bring it to market, but, to me, it was worth the wait!”

 This project has been recorded in “High Definition Audio” for exceptional use in home theatre, car, MP3 or your favorite mobile devices.”  

The CD is available "now" exclusively at the JMood Records™ Store at www.jmoodrecords.com  , CD Baby.com http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/robertomagris8 and other physical and digital distributors throughout the world.

With kind regards,

JMood Records

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JMOOD RECORDS... A SOUND CHOICE "NEW" CD RELEASE

JMood Records is pleased to announce the release of The Roberto Magris Trio "New" CD "One Night In With Hope and More Volume 2"

 “One Night In…V2” is a complement to the “4 star” session of “One Night In…V1.” It continues to reflect on the great music written and recorded by ivory giants of the 1950’s. You will notice we have added a few more artists for your listening pleasure. “The trio unit has always been a great vehicle for us to express the creativity, passion and musicianship of each artist selected for our projects, says music impresario and producer Paul Collins. This project is no different. With three awesome drummers (Albert “Tootie” Heath, Brian Steever and Idris Muhammad) and two awesome bassists (Elisa Pruett and Dominique Sanders) and lead by Roberto Magris’ signature piano sound, we have captured the spirit of each composition recorded for this session.”

This project has also been recorded in “High Definition Audio” for exceptional use in home theatre, car, MP3 or mobile devices.”  

The CD will be available at the JMood Records™ Store at www.jmoodrecords.com  and other physical and digital distributors throughout the world.

Once again, thank you for your ongoing support! Look for more great releases from JMood Records™.

With kind regards,

JMood Records…A Sound Choice™

"JMood Records ClefClub Music Series"

JMood Records is pleased to announce the launch of it's "new" boutique label "JMood Records ClefClub Music Series".

This label will explore the many sides of its' eclectic owners musical interests which range from classical to rock!

"The ClefClub Music Series" will allow me to pick, choose or produce music that reflect my many musical facets" says music impresario Paul Collins. "Roberto and I have built a great catalog with straight-ahead jazz music on JMood Records and will continue to do that. That will never change! However, the "new" label will allow me to unleash my additional musical passions through JMood's boutique brand.

There are two releases scheduled in 2014 with more planned that music lovers will enjoy!" Stay tuned to this website for additional updates.

Yours truly, JMood Records…A Sound Choice!™

      

 

JMood Records... A Sound Choice, New Cd Release

JMood Records™ is pleased to announce the release of international recording artist Roberto Magris’ “new” CD entitled, “Cannonball Funk N’ Friends”.  It officially hits the streets October 24, 2013. However, for those JMood fans who want the music now, it is available!

 "Cannonball Funk N’ Friends” is not just another JMood Record’s tribute CD", states Paul Collins, jazz impresario. "We have produced a number of straight-ahead projects, but, wanted to add a jazz funk project to the music catalog. We have used Julian “Cannonball” Adderley and his brother Nat during their funk years, as a starting point.

We have chosen some obvious material yet surprising at the same time. The themes and compositions span from bebop to jazz rock. Each composition has completely new arrangements and reinvented structures.  Enjoy our different perspective and the musical variety! This project has also been recorded in “High Definition Audio” for exceptional use in home theatre, car, MP3 or mobile devices.”  

 The CD is available at the JMood Records™ Store at www.jmoodrecords.com  , CD Baby.com and other distributors throughout the world.

Enjoy!

From,

JMood Records

"Freedom Jazz Dance" with host Ken Hohman

"Click" on the link below to tune in to "Freedom Jazz Dance" radio show hosted by Ken Hohman dated July 14, 2013. He features the varied music discography of Roberto Magris for (1) hour!!!

Enjoy!

JMood Records

www.freedomjazzdance.net/Archive.html

JMOOD RECORDS..."A SOUND CHOICE", NEW CD RELEASE

JMood Records...A Sound Choice ™ is pleased to announce the release of international recording artist Roberto Magris’ “New” CD entitled, “Ready For Reed-Sam Reed Meets Roberto Magris”.  

Paul Collins, jazz music impresario says,  “Ready For Reed-Sam Reed Meets Roberto Magris” is a brilliant compilation of Magris’ signature jazz standards and original pieces that are simply captivating! This was a joy to put together! It resembles the great jazz tradition, but , blazes a trail musically that is truly memorable and blissful.”   

This project was recorded in “High Definition” audio, so, the listener will enjoy the full sound of their music theatre at home, in car unit, mobile or electronic device.

 Included in the CD, are a total of (11) tracks which features our signature “Audio Notebook” with an in depth interview with Philadelphia, PA’s own Sam Reed, an almost forgotten jazz music legend. There are (2) original compositions, (2) re-arranged compositions and (6) jazz standards that connect these brilliant efforts to the jazz tradition.

The CD  or MP3 is available at the JMood Records™ Store at www.jmoodrecords.com and CD Baby.com and other distributors around the world.

Once again, thank you for your ongoing support! Look for more great releases from JMood Records™.

 With kind regards,

Paul Collins, JMood Records…A Sound Choice™

JMood Records... "A Sound Choice" New CD Release

Jazz impresario Paul Collins states, “Aliens In A Bebop Planet is a beautiful jazz portrait in which Roberto Magris plays a musical alien that has landed on a musical planet and excitedly stumbles across a past jazz era full of rich bebop classics. He meticulously gathers some of the best jazz compositions from this space trek and brings them home to investigate, study, then, uses them to become a better jazz musician. So, like an alien that has landed on a bebop planet, Roberto has since been studying in real earnest to recover lost musical treasures then extract the essence of a people and legends in an era gone by but not forgotten. That is not without making his musical contributions from this exciting space trek.”
The result is a jazz masterpiece!
 Included in the double CD set are 13 new compositions and 5 revisited standards in addition to JMood Records original audio notebook.
The CD will be available at CD Baby.com and the JMood Records Store at www.jmoodrecords.com

JMood Records..."A Sound Choice"  is pleased to announce the release of Roberto Magris Space Trek double CD project entitled “Aliens In a Bebop Planet.”

 Jazz impresario Paul Collins states, “Aliens In A Bebop Planet is a beautiful jazz portrait in which Roberto Magris plays a musical alien that has landed on a musical planet and excitedly stumbles across a past jazz era full of rich bebop classics. He meticulously gathers some of the best jazz compositions from this space trek and brings them home to investigate, study, then, uses them to become a better jazz musician. So, like an alien that has landed on a bebop planet, Roberto has since been studying in real earnest to recover lost musical treasures then extract the essence of a people and legends in an era gone by but not forgotten. That is not without making his musical contributions from this exciting space trek.”
The result is a jazz masterpiece!
Included in the double CD set are 13 new compositions and 5 revisited standards in addition to JMood Records original audio notebook.
The CD will be available at CD Baby.com and the JMood Records Store at www.jmoodrecords.com

ATTENTION JMOOD RECORDS FANS!

Visit the "NEW" MP3 Music "Tab" on the website to purchase available MP3 music downloads from our music catalog!!!

Enjoy!

JMood Records... A Sound Choice™

JMOOD RECORDS "NEW CD RELEASE"

"One Night In With Hope and More Vol. 1" is another brilliant straight-ahead jazz recording project by international jazz recording artist Roberto Magris and producer Paul Collins of JMood Records..."A Sound Choice"

This project is a sterling example of the dual vision, single purpose of artist and producer. The project revisits music from ivory giants of the 1940’s and 50’s. It features the compositions of Elmo Hope, Mal Waldron, Tadd Dameron and several others in addition to some original compositions in this piano style by the gifted jazz pianist and composer, Roberto Magris.

"Ivory giants cannot and will not be forgotten, even though at some point we want to be recognized for our contributions to this music," says jazz impresario Paul Collins. The project is important in the annals of jazz because it brings back to life the works of some of the greatest jazz piano innovators of our time. They are the DiVinci of jazz! These jazz pioneers are almost forgotten in today’s idioms. These artists are credited, in their relatively short careers with innovation and perpetuating jazz to another level, in addition to inspiring the next generation of jazz artists."

Roberto Magris captures the essence of their relevance, elevates this music and pays homage along with some outstanding musical talent. Elisa Pruett, acoustic bass is a standout and mainstay of the JMood Record label having made her debut appearance on the highly acclaimed JMood Records CD "Mating Call" with Idris Muhammad and "Morgan Rewind: A Tribute To Lee Morgan Vol.1, with Albert "Tootie" Heath and filling the coveted seat after the loss of another JMood Records mainstay, Dr. Art Davis. Albert "Tootie" Heath, drums is a member of one of America’s legendary jazz families and needs no lengthy introduction, period. Last, but not least, Roberto Magris, acoustic piano has performed in over 30 countries, has recorded over 16 CD’s with several labels, one of which was Italy’s legendary SoulNote/Black Saint Record. Magris has a number of highly acclaimed CD projects under the "JMood Records...A Sound Choice" label.

"One Night In With Hope And More Vol. 1"

Roberto Magris, acoustic piano

Elisa Pruett, acoustic bass

Albert "Tootie" Heath, drums 

JMood Records... "A Sound Choice"

 

Dear JMood International Jazz Fans...
"New" reviews of the Roberto Magris Quintet CD reviews "Morgan Rewind: A Tribute To Lee Morgan Vol. 1" from international jazz critics have been posted on the "Press/Reviews" tab of the website.
Enjoy!
Musically yours,
JMood Records
  

Dear JMood International Jazz Fans...
"New" reviews of the Roberto Magris Quintet CD reviews "Morgan Rewind: A Tribute To Lee Morgan Vol. 1" from international jazz critics have been posted on the "Press/Reviews" tab of the website.
Enjoy!
Musically yours,
JMood Records..."A Sound Choice"