Flagship album Haunting Bazaar Available to purchase on iTunes and Amazon and stream for free on Spotify. For a limited period, Haunting Bazaar is also available to download for free from Soundcloud.com. Please scroll down to the bottom of this page and click on the links.
Co-composed with the brilliant French guitarist and singer Yves Mesnil, Haunting Bazaar reflects Teymour's musical journey from the sounds he grew up with as a boy in India, through the decade he spent between London and Paris, exploring the wealth and diversity of musicians these two cities have to offer, many of whom he has brought together on this project.
The album is a sublime collection of transcultural songs and vocally-infused instrumental pieces, some acoustic whilst others are laced with a dash of electronica, punctuated by Teymour's haunting bamboo flute playing and Yves Mesnil's unique style of lyrical guitar playing and entrancing atmospheric vocals.
The album features British singer Tina Grace, of Nitin Sawhney Beyond Skin fame, Sri Lankan singer Manickam Yogeshwaran, Malian singer Kassé Mady Diabaté, top British Asian producer Niraj Chag, world-renowned percussionist Steve Shehan and a host of other talented musicians from around the world (please see album cover below for credits).
“Fusion at its most successful” – Financial Times
“The music of Haunting Bazaar is as imaginative as it is inspired, as exceptionally beautiful as it is enchanting. It would have been very easy to go over the top with this, but Housego's arrangements always remain as sensitive and tasteful as his playing. The title seems apt. This album is both haunting, as in hauntingly beautiful, and a bit of a musical bazaar, with touches of a miscellany of different musical cultures being present.” - rainloresworldofmusic.net
Teymour and his band have performed Haunting Bazaar 'live' at the Alchemy Festival at the Royal Festival Hall, the Forge and the Green Note in London and the Birmingham Symphony Hall.
The current live line-up: Teymour Housego: bansuri and flute Yves Mesnil: guitar and vocals Kumar Raghunathan: Indian/Western vocals and violin Alok Verma: tabla and percussion