Roberto Magris

Roberto Magris: Morgan Rewind: A Tribute to Lee Morgan Vol. 2

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Artist: Roberto Magris

Artist: Roberto Magris
Title: Morgan Rewind: A Tribute to Lee Morgan Vol. 2
Product Type: COMPACT DISCS

THIS PROJECT COVERS A PROLIFIC PERIOD IN LEE MORGAN'S CAREER FROM 1963-1968. DURING THAT PERIOD, IT IS EASY TO HEAR AND FIND MUSIC BY LEE MORGAN THAT 'WAS HEAVILY INFLUENCED BY AFRICIAN RHYTHMIC PATTERNS AND TITLES ... FOR EXAMPLE ... 'ZAMBIA', 'AFREAKA', 'MR KENYATTA'& 'EXOTIQUE' ARE BRIEF EXAMPLES OF THESE INFLUENCES. YOU WILL ALSO NOTICE IN THIS PROGRAM, HOW Roberto Magris AND CREW HAVE RE-CREATED THOSE RHYTHMS, MELODIC CONTRASTS AND TEXTURES WHICH HAVE BECOME A SORT OF SIGNATURE SOUND FOR LEE MORGAN. THUS, YOU WILL HEAR DRUMS, CONGAS AND VIBRAPHONE EMPHASISED THROUGH OUT OUR PROJECT. OF COURSE, LEE MORGAN'S MUSIC IS ALSO FULL OF BLUES, BUT, NOT THE TRADITIONAL BLUES AS WE KNOW IT, NOR THE BOPPISH KIND. LEE MORGAN'S BLUES STYLE, IS CLOSER TO COLTRANE'S MODAL WAY OF PLAYING THE BLUES. SO, WE DECIDED TO INCLUDE THE TRACKS 'GET YO'SELF TOGETHER', 'HELEN'S RITUAL', 'CUNNING LEE' AND OTHERS THAT SOUND SO FRESH AND CATCHY IN THIS PERIOD. WE HAVE ENDEAVORED TO MAINTAIN THE ORIGINAL SPIRIT BEHIND THE MUSIC, YET, PRESENT THE MUSIC THROUGH ANOTHER GENERATION OF YOUNG JAZZ ARTISTS THAT WE ASSEMBLED FOR THIS GREAT PROJECT. THE 'NEW' COMPOSITION WRITTEN BY Roberto Magris ENTITLED 'LIBREVILLE', IS EXACTLY WITHIN THIS MUSICAL TARGET. THE MUSIC IS A DEVOTIONAL HARD BOP THEME IN THE MANNER OF THE / BLUE NOTE CLASSICS OF LEE MORGAN. THE TITLES ARE ALSO IN THE STYLE OF LEE MORGAN, EVEN IF THE INSPIRATION COMES FROM TRIESTE, ITALY OFF THE SHORES OF THE ADRATIC SEA! IN FACT, SEVERAL YEARS AGO, Roberto Magris PERFORMED IN LIBREVILLE, THE CAPITAL CITY OF GABON IN EQUATORIAL AFRICA. THESE PERFORMANCES WERE WITH THE LOCAL TRADITIONAL PLA YERS WITH THEIR TRIBAL STRING INSTRUMENTS. ALSO, Roberto Magris PLAYED A MEMORABLE PERFORMANCE WITH A BUNCH OF REAL LOCAL JAZZ MUSICIANS IN THE ONLY JAZZ CLUB IN THAT CITY. THE INSTRUMENTATION INCLUDED AFRICAN DRUM KITS AND PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS. THAT SOUND IS EXCITING AND CREATES A BRIDGE BETWEEN MODERN JAZZ AND THE SOUNDS OF NATIVE AFRICA. IT IS NOTEWORTHY, THAT THESE FEELINGS AND SENSES ARE RECALLED IN CONNECTION TO THIS 'NEW' COMPOSITION 'LIBREVILLE AND THIS LEE MORGAN PROJECT! THE SECOND ORIGINAL COMPOSITION BY Roberto Magris ENTITLED 'A SUMMER'S KISS', HAS AN ARTISTIC KINSHIP SIMILAR TO THE LEE MORGAN CLASSIC 'CEORA'. THIS COMPOSITION IS OVERRUN WITH MORE ARTICULATED AND UP TO DATE HARMONIES STARTED WITH 'CEORA' IN VOLUME 1 AND PROGRESSED TO SOMETHING ELSE FROM TODAY'S FEELINGS IN VOLUME 2. WE WANTED TO MAKE SOMETHING DIFFERENT WITH THIS PROJECT YET COMPLIMENTARY TO IT. WE HAVE THE EXPLOSIVE 'TOOTIE' HEATH ON DRUMS IN VOLUME 1. NOW, HOWEVER, WE HAVE SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT! WITH A DIFFERENT FRONTLINE OF ARTISTS, A DIFFERENT APPROACH AND SENSITIVITY TO LEE MORGAN'S MUSIC. EVEN A DIFFERENT SOUND. THE LISTENER WILL DERIVE COMPLETE SATISFACTION WITH OUR COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH TO LEE MORGAN'S MUSIC. IT IS MADE WITH LOVE AND CREATIVITY! SOMETHING YOU WOULD EXPECT FROM A LEADING MODERN JAZZ FIGURE, SUCH AS LEE MORGAN. WITH SO MANY BEAUTIFUL TITLES WITH LEE MORGAN AS A SIDE MUSICIAN AND LEADER, WE HOPE YOU WILL TRULY ENJOY OUR MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO THE LEGEND, LEE MORGAN. VISIT OUR WEBSITE @ JMOOD RECORDS.COM FOR ADDITIONAL TITLES AVAILABLE AND SOON AVAILABLE FROM JMOOD RECORDS.

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