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Not Afraid of Color by Francisco Pais Quintet

Guitarist Francisco Pais together with tenor Chris Cheek, pianist Leo Genovese, bassist Massimo Biolcati and drummer Ferenc Nemeth have released an exited and coloured opus droll called Not Afraid of Colour. The album conveys Contemporary jazzy rhythms coupled with out-inspired arrangements.

Apt guitarist Pais sketches traditional sceneries with his many different tones. Not to mention the valuable input of Chris Cheek’s lurid resonant tenor as on "Water from the Moon", "Tides" and "Desert of Colors". Francisco Pais’s languid phrases are poignant on "Desert of Colors" and sparkling on "Water from the Moon". Pianist Leo Genovese marshals in with perfect punctuations. Massimo Biolcati deploys in every track a lofty, well-demeanoured string playing, all at the hands of an underpinned Ferenc Nemeth’s percussion.

Guitar, percussion and organ endorsements are brilliant on "Transfiguration". Francisco Pais Quintet sweeps up easily between the grooves funky textures and smooth jazz unleashing boosting instrumental dialogues with consequent interaction and technically adroit delineations. The melody is subtly showcased in every exploration in which the result appears to sound sweet and smooth.

Not Afraid of Colour bursts forth resolutely in the aesthetics of modern jazz. The Francisco Pais quintet will be appealing for showcasing instrumental ability and its explorations between classic and contemporary jazz. An album which gives us the chance to hear a different outline of proficiency and excavate promising sounds.

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Francisco Pais Quintet
  • CD Title: Not Afraid of Color
  • Genre: Contemporary Jazz / Modern
  • Year Released: 2006
  • Record Label: Fresh Sound New Talent
  • Tracks: Water from the Moon, Gratitude, Tides, Always Dreaming, Melody for Damien, Transfiguration, Lift Your Head From the Sand and Face Reality, Desert of Colors, Charmed.
  • Musicians: Francisco Pais (guitar), Chris Cheek (tenor and soprano saxophone), Leo Genovese (piano, Fender Rhodes electric piano), Massimo Biolcati (bass) Ferenc Nemeth (drums)
  • Rating: Four Stars
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