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phileas band

A five stars quartet composed of strong personalities that allows the guitarist to synthesize his previous projects

After his step on the Zappaian side, Pierrejean Gaucher feels the need to return to writing through his compositions. His meeting with saxophonist Eric Seva then gave him the desire to write especially for the extremes: the baritone and the soprano (or even the sopranino). All this in a logic of permanent counterpoint with the guitar, inspired by the duo Gerry Mulligan-Chet Baker.

Always faithful to his drummer of the time (André Charlier), he imagined and wrote a repertoire that travelled by borrowing from European folklore (hence the name of the group) to offer a music rich in colour and very virtuoso. This one benefited from a state order from the Ministry of Culture. This project combines a demanding writing style in the tradition of Abus and Zappa, with improvisation tracks inherited from the New Trio.



  • guitars : Pierrejean Gaucher
  • saxophones : Eric Séva
  • bass : Jean Wellers
  • drums : André Charlier
  • guests : Marc Berthoumieux (accordion), Alain Aithnard (vocal), Etienne Brachet (drums), Pierre Olivier Govin (saxs), Phil Abraham (trombone)


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