J Mood

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J Mood
J Mood (Wynton Marsalis album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by Wynton Marsalis
Released 1986
Recorded December 17–20, 1985
Genre Post-bop
Length 42:35
Label Columbia
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
The Village Voice B+[2]

J Mood is a jazz album by Wynton Marsalis, released in 1985 by Columbia Records.

Critical reception[edit]

In a contemporary 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".[3]

Track listing[edit]

  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. ^ 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.