“French flautist Guīllaume Barraud wants to deploy the bansuri flute in new musical contexts,
and in a blitz of serpentine melodies set against odd-time grooves,
he makes a punchy pitch for the instrument’s versatility.”
— Songlines —

GUILLAUME BARRAUD QUARTET

THE INDO-JAZZ SESSIONS

ARCANA BAND

‘ to be applauded and enjoyed ’
— Songlines —
‘ never fails to turn up interesting results ’
— Shindig Magazine —
‘ Révélation ! Une belle surprise ’
— Jazz Magazine —
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GUILLAUME BARRAUD QUARTETThe Indo-Jazz Sessions

GUILLAUME BARRAUD : bansuri flutes & composition
TAM DE VILLIERS : electric guitar
JOHANN BERBY : bass guitar
XAVIER ROGÉ : drums
An exhilarating fusion of Indian Music and contemporary jazz with some of Paris’ finest musicians. Refracting the spirit of India through the prism of jazz, Guillaume Barraud launches “Arcana: The Indo-Jazz Sessions” (on Riverboat) finding a sound that floats timelessly whilst bubbling with restless energy; setting the pure tones of the bansuri flute against hard-edged electric guitar and moody, grooving bass and drums.
As the leader and composer for this project, he surrounded himself with a trio of virtuoso musicians with solid references (Trilok Gurtu, Ibrahim Maalouf…) with British guitarist Tam De Villiers, Reunionese bassist Johann Berby and Belgian drummer Xavier Rogé. The album was recorded “live” in just two days at the former VOGUE Studios aka “Sidney Bechet Studios” (nowadays Midilive) in Paris and mixed/mastered by Philippe Tessier Du Cros & Raphael Jonin.
The band has performed in Western Europe, London, Russia and India.
A new album is in development.

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India Tour | The Piano Man Jazz Club — Delhi
India Tour | The Piano Man Gurugram — Gurgaon
India Tour | Shisha Cafe — Pune
India Tour | Music Mulakatein
 — Mumbai ( charity concert )
India Tour | Bluebop Cafe — Mumbai
India Tour | Hriday Drishyam Music Festival — Bhopal
Centre des Arts Pluriels — Ettelbruck LU
Krutushka International Ethnic Festival — Kazan RU
Les Dimanches à Rodemack — Moselle FR
Zanzib’Art Festival — Honfleur FR
Pannonica — Nantes FR
( opening for Nguyên Lê )
Richmix — London UK
( new album launch concert #2 )
Studio de L’Ermitage — Paris
( new album launch concert #1 )
Tonnerre de Jazz — Pau FR
Jazz MDA — Tarbes FR
Jamel Comedy Club — Paris FR
Poët-Laval Jazz Festival FR
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New album in development . . .

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The Indo-Jazz Sessions

GUILLAUME BARRAUD : bansuri flutes
TAM DE VILLIERS : electric guitar
JOHANN BERBY : bass guitar
XAVIER ROGÉ : drums
An exhilarating fusion of Indian Music and contemporary jazz with some of Paris’ finest musicians. Refracting the spirit of India through the prism of jazz, Guillaume Barraud launches ‘Arcana: The Indo-Jazz Sessions’ (on Riverboat) finding a sound that floats timelessly whilst bubbling with restless energy; setting the pure tones of the bansuri flutes against hard-edged electric guitar and moody, grooving bass and drums.
As the leader and composer for this project, he surrounded himself with a trio of virtuoso musicians with solid references (Trilok Gurtu, Ibrahim Maalouf…) comprised of British guitarist Tam De Villiers, bassist Johann Berby from Reunion Island and Belgian drummer Xavier Rogé. The album was recorded “live” in just two days at the former VOGUE Studios aka “Sidney Bechet Studios” (nowadays “Midilive”) in Paris and mixed/mastered by the renowned pair Philippe Tessier Du Cros & Raphael Jonin.
The band has performed in Western Europe, London, Russia and India.
A new album is in development.
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