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My introduction to Wynton
Henry Cooper | Atlanta, GA | 05/01/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Lemme say this that this was the 1st album I got introduced to Wynton is also one-of-a-kind hero to me and mostly the baddest trumpet player out there in history. He's such a genius!
Also after that, I then got introduced with other releases that he had put out back then (e.g. Standard Time, Vol. 2: Intimacy Calling, Marsalis Standard Time, Vol. 1, The All American Hero, etc.)
I can't say enuff about this man or the album. This is sure a good album even tho you're interested as a beginner or non-listener to jazz."
J Mood by Wynton Marsalis, my review from Barcelona
Jose Maria Domenech Fedi | 09/16/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"How the JAZZ likes me and Wynton Marsalis is one of which more. This `J MOOD' record was recorded when Brandford Marsalis and Kenny Kirkland chose to leave Wynton Marsalis' group to make money with Sting.
So, Wynton had to regroup fast for this recording with bassist Robert Hurst III and drummer Jeff "Tain" Watts who has been developing what is now the most inventive style of all younger drummers at the time. Also the trumpeter met up with the blinded pianist Marcus Roberts for the first time getting all of them a wonderful record. Wynton was still very much under Miles Davis's influence at the time and in this record is very noticeable as in the marvellous "Much Later" by instead, but at age 24 he already had rather remarkable technique to be a future number one as he is. He performs whit consistently creative fashion on these seven unpredictable tracks and I would highlight the relaxed "J Mood", "Insane Asylum", the great quality of "Skain's Domain" and the beautiful "Presence That Lament Brings". Highly recommended and I give it 5 stars.
Gentle Giant | 12/31/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Well, I never saw Tain with Wynton, but I have seen him with Branford many times, and I always love it. But somehow, I think my favorite Tain on record is here, especially the title track. The Branford records are good too, but this has a "rawer" feeling to me somehow...it is too bad Wynton went Dixieland shortly after this.
(There is the great "Blues Alley" album with this band, too.)"