J Mood

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J Mood
J Mood (Wynton Marsalis album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by Wynton Marsalis
Released October 14, 1986 (1986-10-14)
Recorded December 17–20, 1985
Genre Jazz
Length 42:35
Label Columbia
Producer George Butler, Steven Epstein
Wynton Marsalis chronology
Tomasi, Jolivet: Trumpet Concertos
J Mood
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars [1]
The Village Voice B+[2]

J Mood is an album by Wynton Marsalis that won the Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Jazz Performance, Individual or Group in 1987.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

In a review for Playboy, Robert Christgau said that Marsalis is "chief among the younger players who eschew expressionistic excess in favor of technical command and respect for history", and that J Mood "isn't as staid as you might think, holding subtle pleasures to spare for those with time to spare".[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "J Mood" Wynton Marsalis 8:35
2. "Presence That Lament Brings" Marcus Roberts 5:53
3. "Insane Asylum" Donald Brown 6:34
4. "Skain's Domain" Wynton Marsalis 6:30
5. "Melodique" Wynton Marsalis 4:32
6. "After" Ellis Marsalis 6:10
7. "Much Later" Wynton Marsalis 4:36



  1. ^ J Mood at AllMusic
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1986). "Consumer Guide". The Village Voice (October 28). New York. Retrieved October 25, 2014. 
  3. ^ "J Mood - Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 1 March 2017. 
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert (1987). "Budd Johnson/Phil Woods, Frank Morgan, Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Chico Freeman, Leaders, Abdullah Ibrahim, Don Pullen/George Adams". Playboy (February). Retrieved October 24, 2014.