Abhra is a project led by saxophonist and composer Julien Pontvianne featuring vocalist Lauren Kinsella, cellist Hannah Marshall, guitarist Francesco Diodati, pianist Alexandre Herer and bassist Matteo Bortone. Originally commissioned by the Centre International des Musiques Nomades and the Festival Détours de Babel in Grenoble, France (2014), Pontvianne’s music explores the writing of Henry David Thoreau.

“Abhra literally amazed through its superior and original beauty. More than music, the essence of Music."

-Bruno Guermonprez, Jazz News

"A music in a state of levitation"

-Denis Desassis, Citizen Jazz

"An album full of hope"

-Ludovic Florin, Improjazz