Adam Pieronczyk - ILL Colour Around It
Adam Pieronczyk – soprano & tenor saxophone
Jean-Paul Bourelly - guitar, vocals
Orlando le Fleming - double bass
John B. Arnold - drums
A new quartet by Polish saxophonist Adam Pieronczyk. A premiere band composed of stars of the American jazz scene. Saxophone, guitar, bass and drums are a lineup that offers a lot of freedom and allows the musicians to spread their wings.
Adam Pierończyk, leading Polish saxophonist and one of the most important and creative musicians on the jazz scene in Europe today, composer and leader.
Author of 25 albums. He is considered one of the "greatest innovators in Polish jazz" and performs regularly all over the world. He became the best soprano saxophonist at Jazz Forum magazine for the 16th time.
Twice he was a winner of Fryderyk (Polish Grammy) awards for Jazz Musician of the Year and Album of the Year, 18 times he has been nominated for this award. In 2004-2005 Adam Pieronczyk was the artistic director of two festivals: Jazz aux Oudayas and Jazz au Chellah in Rabat, the capital of Morocco. In 2011-2015, he built the Sopot Jazz Festival brand as its director and now directs the Jazz Juniors Festival in Krakow. He has worked, among others. with Sam Rivers, Archie Shepp, Miroslav Vitous, Gary Thomas, Greg Osby, Bobby McFerrin, Jeff 'Tain' Watts, Trilok Gurtu, Mino Cinelu, Tomasz Stańko, Ted Curson, Avishai Cohen, Adrian Mears, Ernst Reijseger, Wolfgang Puschnig, Lage Lund, Orlando Le Fleming, Joe Martin, Jean-Paul Bourelly, Majid Bekkas, Anthony Cox, Lars Danielsson, Nelson Veras, Anthony Joseph, John B. Arnold, Joey Calderazzo, Mircea Tiberian, Fisz Emade, Agata Zubel, Krzysztof Knittel, Marcin Wasilewski Trio and Leszek Możdżer together.
Jean-Paul Bourelly is one of the most original and innovative musicians in America. He is a versatile guitarist and vocalist with Haitian roots. At the age of 18, he moved from his hometown of Chicago to New York, where his extraordinary talent attracted the interest of Elvin Jones, Muhal Richard Abrams, Pharaoh Sanders, Archie Shepp, Cassandra Wilson, Olu Dara and Miles Davis, among others.
Orlando le Fleming is one of New York's most frequently invited and trusted double bassists, whose playing can be admired in many important bands. He has been appreciated by Branford Marsalis, George Coleman, Dave Liebman, Joey Calderazzo, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Lage Lund and many others.
A native of New York, John B. Arnold is not only the grandson of world-famous jazz standards writer Hoagy Carmichael (Stardust, Skylark, The Nearness of You), but above all, he is a fascinating and energetic drummer who continues to develop his musical language. He has collaborated with artists such as Chet Baker, Lee Konitz, Kenny Garrett, Greg Osby, John Abercrombie, Matthew Garrison, John Pattitucci, Reggie Washington - and recently teamed up with Adam Pierończyk for the album "Migratory Poets".