The music of the French native, Valencia-based cellist Matthieu Saglio combines influences from all around the Mediterranean, from North Africa to Southern Europe. He first gained international recognition as a member of the trio "NES" and the album "Ahlam" in 2018. Soon after Saglios' solo debut "El Camino de los Vientos" earned huge success, especially in the digital world, and has been played over seven million times on Spotify alone.
His new album "Voices" continues on the same musical path, emphasizing the characteristic most often attributed to the sound of the cello: its similarity to the human voice. The album features singers from different parts of the world: Susana Baca (Peru), Alim Qasimov (Azerbaijan), Natacha Atlas (Belgium), Nils Landgren (Sweden), Wasis Diop (Senegal), Anna Colom (Spain) and Camille Saglio (France).
In “Voices”, Mathieu Saglio, with his quartet and a fascinating roster of guest vocal soloists from many countries, follows a bold dream. “Voices” builds on the success and the momentum of Saglio’s previous ACT album “El Camino de los Vientos'' (2020), a 'varied musical journey through the Mediterranean, Africa and Asia.'(JAZZTHETIK). Both Fono Forum and Stereo magazines in Germany made “El Camino” an album of the month, and Jazz-Rhone-Alpes had it as their best album of the year. France-Musique's Nathalie Piolé called it "an album you never tire of listening to,” and her opinion has been completely validated by the streaming statistics for the past three years: plays of tracks from “El Camino” on Spotify are now over 7 million.At the heart of both “El Camino" and "Voices" is the cello playing of the “talented and c...line up
Matthieu Saglio / cello & vocals
Steve Shehan / percussion & drums
Christian Belhomme / piano & keys
Léo Ullmann / violin
Vocals on Movement by Natacha Atlas, Wasis Diop, Anna Colom, Vega Tomás, Camille and Matthieu Saglio
Additional vocals on 1 – 4 by Camille Saglio and Matthieu Saglio
Recorded July 2022 – January 2023
Mixed by Juan Carlos Tomás & Matthieu Saglio at La Seta Azul Estudis, Benicassim, Spain
Mastered by Pierre Jacquot, Logodio S.A.S., Le Chesnay, France
Cover art by Uwe Kowski: Vorhang, 2013, used with the kind permission of the artist