Ueberschall has managed to create something like a collection of snapshots in order to use typical jazz elements in productions.
Sound & Recording 2010-11-01
That said, Jazz Colors does contain some pretty cool backing tracks, so if you fancy something to blow over, this may well be your thing. 4/5 Stars
Sound on Sound 2012-04-02
Jazz ColorsUeberschall presents a huge color spectrum of Jazz in this one sample library. Including Swing, Bebop, Hardbop, LatinJazz, SmoothJazz, Fusion and BalladJazz. The focus lays on the modern Jazz music but is strongly influenced by great musicians such as Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Duke Ellington, Herbie Hancock, George Benson and many more. This production brings the authentic Jazz-Touch in every project.
The complete content of 3.8 GB and 1507 Samples was played by professional musicians. Instruments included are drums, upright jazz bass, electric bass, jazz guitar, grand piano, Fender rhodes, Hammond B3 via Leslie, several saxophones, trumpet and flute.
The drums were seperately recorded and offer each part as single track: bass drum, snare drum top, snare drum bottom, hi-hat, ride, crash, toms, stereo overhead and stereo room. Due to the overlapping of each line you can generate authentic and many different soundmixes.
All recordings are dry and without any effects. This guarantees the versatile use and the integration in every project.
Each kit is seperated into four different folders, some of them even in five:
- Intro & Outro Kit: Here you can find the matching intro/outro track for the overall kit, along with its individual parts.
- A-Part: Includes the main theme, with its sounds and phrases.
- B-Part: Provides an alternative track and phrases which gives you more flexibility for your entire track.
- C-Part: Provides a second variation of the theme for even more flexible use.
The given structure and features like labeled key signature and tempo information provide a very easy way of arranging a whole song. Additionally the Elastik Player offers you a lot of DSP functions to adjust the phrases to further fit your productions / creations. Thanks to Elastik you can mix this library with all other libraries and genres available.
Jazz Colors was produced by Uwe Kinast and Hakan Türközü. Both achieve high quality libraries with their knowledge of musicproduction and recordings and not at last through their network of professional musicians of every genre and every style.