Roberto Magris: Kansas City Outbound

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Kansas City Outbound

Artist

Roberto Magris (piano)

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Kansas City Outbound (PCAMI)

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Musicians:

Roberto Magris (piano),

Art Davis (bass), Jimmy “Junebug” Jackson (drums)

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Composed by Roberto Magris

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Recorded: Kansas City, Kansas, July 2007

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Rating: 89/100 (learn more)

I now have several Roberto Magris albums under my reviewer's belt. One thing has become quite clear. The pianist and composer can be counted on to consistently offer interesting and engaging music. His trio's performance of "Kansas City Outbound" does nothing but bolster that view. The approach is totally modern. Of his many piano-playing influences, it is McCoy Tyner's that is most heard on this performance. There are touches of Tyner in Magris's introductory chords and in his fluid runs. Art Davis's walking bass and Jimmy Jackson's steady beat provide the sturdy backbone of this short bluesy swing piece. The trio is in sync from Kansas City onward. As you find yourself totally taken in, and are looking forward to more, the tune suddenly fades away. You wonder where the rest of the song is. Always leave them wanting more, is what I say.

Reviewer: Walter Kolosky

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  • 1 kati // May 15, 2009 at 09:17 AM
    excellent!!!