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Clotilde Rullaud

French Jazz singer/performer/song-writer, coming from the new generation of French jazz musicians, she went into music school at the age of 5 and studied the flute and singing for 13 years. She has always considered Jazz music as a large melting pot, a mix of influences and cultures, confronting Afro-American music with Latin cultures, mixing African folklore and the art of the words. We can find all this in her music: a reinvention of the roots of Jazz, a desire for originality and freedom, where poetry and the musicality of the words have a prominent place in a completely unprecedented artistic universe.

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“It starts with a surprising opening, a sublime interpretation of La noyée by Serge Gainsbourg, arranged like Bill Evans’s Waltz for Debby, and it is a superb introduction to this young lady’s vocal range. We are immediately aware that we are entering a musical world that is free of the standard jazz formats. A true musical journey awaits us, one that is as exciting as it is demanding. Clotilde Rullaud is a singer whose airy gravity holds no clichés, her sublime arrangements interpreted by a band of quite excellent musicians. (…)
For Clotilde Rullaud, music has that powerful magical ability to transport the soul, carrying with it all influences, all dialects and all borders in the same baggage.
It is as a true musician, rather than a singer, that Clotilde Rullaud (a former flutist) ends the album, rearranging Maurice Duruflé’s Pie Jesu

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Master-class: With Martina A. Catella, Steve Coleman, Peterson Cowan, Marc Ducret, Elisabeth Howard, Constantin Lacatus, Dave Liebman, David Linx, William Parker, Sandra Rumolino. Teaching @ Glotte-Trotters (Paris, FR) - Jazz à Tours ( Tours, FR), CMDL (Dammarie-les-Lys, FR)

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