Matthieu Saglio

VÖ: 28.04.2023

Genre: Stimmen, World Jazz


ACT 9968-2, 614427996824
Matthieu Saglio / cello & vocals
Steve Shehan / percussion & drums
Christian Belhomme / piano & keys
Léo Ullmann / violin

The Voices:
Susana Baca
Alim Qasimov
Natacha Atlas
Nils Landgren
Wasis Diop
Anna Colom
Camille Saglio
Vega Tomás

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

The music of French cellist Matthieu Saglio, who lives in Valencia, Spain, combines the sonic colors of the Mediterranean region, spanning from North Africa to Southern Europe. In 2018, he achieved international acclaim with the debut album "Ahlam" by the trio NES. With his music as a leader, he continues to build on this success, particularly in the digital music world. The tracks from his debut album "El Camino de los Vientos" have been streamed almost 10 million times. The album "Voices" follows the same path, emphasizing the characteristic most commonly attributed to the cello: its proximity to the human voice. It features vocalists from various regions of the world, including Susana Baca (Peru), Alim Qasimov (Azerbaijan), Natacha Atlas (Belgium), Nils Landgren (Sweden), Wasis Diop (Senegal), Anna Colom (Spain), and Camille Saglio (France).

Format: CD
Matthieu Saglio
For nearly 20 years, Matthieu Saglio has been living in the Spanish city of Valencia. The third-largest city in Spain has been a crossroads for millennia, with Greek, Roman, Visigothic, and Arab influences shaping the region. Today, it's a meeting point for cultures from around the world. Valencia is the ideal place for someone like Saglio, who, in his cello playing and compositional ideas, incorporates and embraces multiple cultures. After moving away from a purely classical career, he integrated Flamenco and jazz, early music, Baroque, and West African elements into his various projects, forging exciting new connections. Alongside singer Nesrine Belmokh and percussionist David Gadea, Saglio co-created the internationally acclaimed trio NES, blending Arabic flair and jazz improvisation in their album "Ahlam" released by ACT in 2018.