The Orsi Kozma Quartet has been a unique colour on the palette of the Hungarian jazz scene ever since their debut in 2008. Soulprints is their third studio album, and, as in case of a band that has been making music together for seven years now, the sound of the album is mature and is very much worthy of its predecessors – Hide and Seek (2008), Embrace (2010) – yet offers a unique, fresh voice, showing the band’s capability to be true to their sound, yet create a fresh and exciting new tone.
This album is richer and much more refined than ‘Hide and Seek’, the formation’s firstborn, which became a Fonogram Music Award nominee immediately upon its release in 2008 and has also been released in Japan in 2010. The songs of the Soulprints album truly are “prints of the soul”: they are mood-patchworks which project an important stage in the history of the Quartet. Each song hides an individual world, and one may discover new, exciting details at each listening, which are all qualities of a pleasant, diverse, important album.
MEMBERS OF THE BAND ORSI KOZMA - singer Unmistakeable,'benchmark' voice in jazz in Hungary. She became famous and beloved by her fans as a member of the bands Cotton Club Singers and Jazz+Az. She also participated as a guest star with the 9:30 Collective and with Gábor Presser, along with some film and theatre work. Last two years she performs as a solo-singer and with the Quartet.