INFOBOXGenre(s): Jazz/Improvised Music
From: Vienna, Austria
One thing you can definitely say after listening to Purple is the Color´s debut album Unmasked”: It entices you to drift off into a distant musical dimension. Purple is the Color sets sail to special musical shores, to shores on which the dignified sound of jazz can develop its full radiance free of conventional constraints. Simon Raab (piano), Štěpán Flagar(saxophone), Martin Kocián (bass) and Michał Wierzgoń (drums) have an extraordinary goal. They want to touch souls with their music. To release deep-seated feelings and trigger something deep in the listener. A goal they have achieved at many levels.
Purple is the Color combine beautiful melodies and harmonies that are magically woven into multi-layered, suspenseful, and atmospheric arcs. Passionately performed passages that open up space for experimentation and weirdness. Calm and gently caressing tones that lead to a dreamlike state. With spontaneous developments that lead down unexpected paths…
For Simon Raab and his colleagues the group´s sound is audibly more important than any form of self-expression. Purple is the Color succeed in transforming their ideas into something truly flowing. Into a sound that, despite its great stylistic breadth and sometimes even intricacy, is never overloaded or awkward. The pieces develop a very special atmosphere. One that is wonderfully relaxing.
An elegant and captivating kind of jazz. That is precisely what the Czech-Austrian quartet PURPLE IS THE COLOR have served up on their debut album “Unmasked” (Freifeld Tonträger).