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Adam Pieronczyk

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Leading Polish jazz saxophonist, composer and band leader. One of the most interesting and creative European musicians as well as one of the greatest innovators in Polish jazz according to international press. He performs in all parts of the world and has won numerous awards. In 2019 he was named, for the 15th consecutive year, as Jazz Forum magazine's Best Soprano Saxophonist. He has been nominated 18 times for Poland's Fryderyk award (Polish Grammy) in altogether 14 categories, winning the 2 most important statuettes - Jazz Musician of The Year and Jazz Album of The Year. He served as Artistic Director for the Jazz aux Oudayas and Jazz au Chellah festivals in Rabat, Morocco (2005- 2006), Sopot Jazz Festival in Poland (2011-2015) and since 2019 - Jazz Juniors Festival in Krakow, Poland. He also composes music for theater productions

Album

Oaxaca Constellation

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2021
Track listing: Orionis (00:55); Tabit (00:58); Alnath (00:59); Alnilam (1:00); Saiph (1:04); Betelgeuse (1:14); Meissa (1:15); Eclipse (1:16); Equinoccio (Equinox) (1:17); Hatysa (1:18); Merope (1:19); Mamalhuaztli (Orion’s Belt) (1:20); Celaeno (1:25); Epsilon Scorpii (1:26); Pleione (1:27); Capella (1:30); Alnitak (1:31); PSR B1620-26 B Exoplanet (1:38); Schaula (1:40); Acrab (1:46); La Cruz del Sur (The Southern Cross) (1:51); Tezcatlipoca (Ursa Mayor) (1:57); Citlalin tlamina (Falling star) (1:58); Sargas (1:59); Citlalin popoca (Cometa) (2:01); Zinaan Ek (Constellation of Scorpio) (2:03); Maya (2:07); Eclipse de sangre (Blood Moon Eclipse) (2:10); Taygeta (2:20); Alcyone (2:22); Alhena (2:45); Tiānquiztli (Pleiades) (2:47); Superluna (Supermoon) (2:49); Girtab (2:50); Atlas (2:55)

Album

I'll colour around it

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2021
Track listing: The Vitruvian Man (5:50); Signal And Noise (10:20); Frameless Thinking (11:52); The World We Have Lost (7:01); Spreaders Of Light (5:09); Left Alone (8:45); Anthill (5:00); Exploring History (7:34)

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

David León, Sean Conly, Thomas Heberer & more Jerry Granelli

Read "David León, Sean Conly, Thomas Heberer & more Jerry Granelli" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


Aire De Agua from saxophonist David León is a very impressive recording. It's one of the highlights of this episode. Bassist Sean Conly keeps his string of fine recordings going with his latest, The Buzz, and you'll hear samples from other new releases from two Argentinians, drummer Axel Filip and saxophonist Rodrigo Dominguez, trumpeter Thomas Heberer, ...

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Adam Pieronczyk, Francisco Mela & R.I.P. Jerry Granelli

Read "Adam Pieronczyk, Francisco Mela & R.I.P. Jerry Granelli" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


An intriguing track by saxophonist Adam Pieronczyk on a compilation of Polish jazz artists, 12 or so years back, ushered me into the current Polish scene, and I've been enjoying it since. Adam's latest features guitarist Jean-Paul Bourelly. drummer Francisco Mela was mentored by {m: McCoy Tyner}} so he's honouring that important relationship with a three-album ...

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A Pair From Polish Saxophonist Adam Pieronczyk

Read "A Pair From Polish Saxophonist Adam Pieronczyk" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Sometimes music sits in the cellar and ages like fine wine. In 2016, Polish saxophonist Adam Pieronczyk recorded in the quartet outing I'll Colour Around It and a solo soprano saxophone recital, Oaxaca Constellation, both self-produced. These two albums rise up from those wine cellar steps in 2021, ready for consumption, spinning out sounds as intrepid ...

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Aksel Rönning Trio, Blue Reality Quartet & Ches Smith’s We All Break

Read "Aksel Rönning Trio, Blue Reality Quartet & Ches Smith’s We All Break" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


Like Haitian-drums? Drummer Ches Smith does and he taps into the Voudo rhythm and spirit of Haiti on his new Path Of Seven Colors. Like Bob Dylan's music? The German quartet Absolutely Sweet Marie tackles nothing but; their third volume, Wherever You Roam, is just out and there are a some tunes from that featured. What ...

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Jazz Juniors Network Discussion Panel: Requirements Of The Contemporary Music Market

Featuring the music of Adam Pieronczyk
Duration: 99:00

Jakob Flarer (Saudades, Austria); Jaak Sooäär (Estonian Jazz Federation, Estonia); Josh Grossman (Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival, Canada). Moderator: Martyna Markowska (Miasto Ogrodów).
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Jazz Juniors Network Discussion Panel: Jazz In Pandemic

Featuring the music of Adam Pieronczyk
Duration: 99:00

Adam Pierończyk (saxophone player, Artistic Director of the Jazz Juniors Festival, Poland); Sigtryggur Baldursson (Iceland Music Export, Iceland); Shinji Kitakawa (Tokyo Jazz Festival, Japan). Moderator: Piotr Metz (Polish Radio).
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Jazz Juniors Network Discussion Panel: How To Built An International Network In Jazz Industry

Featuring the music of Adam Pieronczyk
Duration: 99:00

Helen Mechitova (Kavkas Jazz Festival, Georgia); Cyril Moshkow (Jazz.Ru Magazine, Russia); Oriol Sana (Barcelona Fiddle Congress, Spain); Ratko Zjaca (More & Jazz Festival, Croatia). Moderator: Agata Grenda (Grenda. Produkcja kultury).

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