These tracks, recorded at Colorblind Studios in Paris, are part of a project including Joy Poirel, a Franco-British singer-songwriter, and the three musicians who gave her the great honor of playing with her; Florian “Flow” Pellissier on keys, Thibaut Brandalise on drums and Virgile Raffaeli on bass.
Inspired by jazz, soul and hip-hop, the idea was to freely mix programmed music and samples with live improvisation. The A side is a cover of Nas’ tremendous “If I Ruled the World”… Nuff said. The B side, “She Song”, is an original track. First created as part of an ongoing collaboration with Markus Klammer, aka Glammalicious of Main Concept/58 Beats in Germany, this is the Colorblind’s “let it rip and see where it goes” version, including a tribute to the great Leon Ware…
Joy has been dabbling in music for a while now, distilling soft, soulful vocals and intense lyrics, never happier than when howling with laughter at the crazy musicianship of her peers and idols.
Florian “Flow” Pellissier is a classical and jazz pianist, trained at the prestigious New School in New York City. An exceptional pianist and composer, he’s at the head of an avant-garde jazz quintet that just released the insane LP “Le diable et son train” and has collaborated with many French acts (Setenta, Cotonete, The Funk League, Franck Biyong,…)
Virgile Raffaëlli’s sense of music stems from intuition and vibe. Mainly influenced by funk, rare groove, and soul, he fingers glide over his bass with obvious skill and experience. He’s played with several different bands since the age of 14 and also composes in his spare time, under the name Boastful.
Thibaut Brandalise has played the drums since he could just about stand up, having traveled the world and managed to play with whomever he could get a hold of. He has been a full time musician for the past two years, playing at prestigious jazz clubs in Paris such as the Sunset, the Duc des Lombards as well as several festivals such as the St Louis International Jazz Festival, the Saint-Germain Festival, and Jazz à Vannes.