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Colors are multifaceted. They can describe a wavelength of reflected light or reflect an organic item's flavor. Colors can also be descriptors of mood. One can be red with anger, green with envy, or yellow with cowardice. In the case of purple or violet, historically this color connotes royalty. In this hour, we will explore what jazz musicians have expressed when tasked with the color purple or its cousin, violet.
|Woody Herman||Deep Purple||Verve Jazz Masters|
|Art Blakey & Thelonious Monk||Purple Shades||Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers with Thelonious Monk|
|Charles Mingus||Purple Heart||Jazz Composers Workshop|
|Stanley Jordan||A-Flat Purple||Touch Sensitive|
|The Jazz Crusaders||Purple Onion||Heat Wave|
|William Parker||Purple||O'Neal's Porch|
|Ahmad Jamal||Ultra Violet||Picture Perfect|
|John Coltrane||Violets for Your Furs||Coltrane|
|Alexa Tarantino||Violet Sky||Firefly|