5th April 2013
CELLO SOLO : live album soon available...
On the 15th and 16th February 2013, Matthieu Saglio and Emilio Garrida gave two memorable concerts at the mythical Corral de Comedias of Alcalá de Henares (Madrid).
These two evenings turned out to be a time of intense emotion for both the public and the artists, who were in full dominion of their repertoire.
The magic that occurred during the two concerts got recorded and edited on a live CD album, soon available at our online store.
Meanwhile you may catch a glimpse at these spectacular events through a selection of pictures to be seen in our photo gallery.
... Next concerts in Zaragoza and France
In June, Matthieu Saglio will cross again the Pyrenees for a short solo tour in small and heart-warming places: Zaragoza, the Romanic church of Massels (81), Laplume(47) and St-Elix-le-Château (31).
See all dates in the agenda.
JEREZ-TEXAS recording in April
Jerez-Texas’s fourth album is in full preparation. The musicians will start recording in April and will get the mixing ready in May, engineered by Violeta Valenzuela.
Before recording, the three musicians will film their new compositions at the home-studio of Jesús Gimeno, the drummer, who lives up in the Benicassim Mountains. (See Photo Gallery).
Next live music events: at the Benicassim Theatre in April, at the Feria del Libro of Salamanca, at the Centro Cultural of Paracuellos de Jarama and at the so well known Sala Clamores of Madrid in May.
Toutes les dates sur l'agenda
DIOUKE on Radio3 and at the Etnosur Festival
On Radio3, the radio-show Discopolis broadcasted on 18th March the complete release party concert from November 2012 at the Espai Rambleta of Valencia.
You may hear the concert on the website of Discopolis.
Another great news is the confirmation of Diouke’s concert at the famous Etnosur Festival in Alcalá la Real (Jaén) next June.
More dates should be confirmed before the summer.
15 janvier 2013
DIOUKE : Video extracts from their concert in Valencia
On the 8th of November Diouke held its first concert with all its members, choirs and percussions included. A beautiful moment full of shared emotion and seemingly very appreciated by the large public who came to Valencia’s Rambleta Hall.
A success despite a last minute fear: Matthieu’s key got loose from his cello’s neck 20 minutes before the opening of the concert and a string-instrument maker had to come urgently to provide him with a new cello and hook it up to a microphone!
You will find here this short video especially concocted for you from extracts filmed during the concert, hoping to entice you to go and see Diouke live on stage!
Also to be seen: the picture gallery of Diouke’s concert.
JEREZ-TEXAS : new album getting ready
2013 should be a year rich in new events, in particular with the band’s fourth studio album already set on the right track.
The next step is the recording of the demo CD at the end of January at Jesús recording studio, the drummer, nestled in the Benicassim mountains.
The new album will revive the atmosphere of the beginnings of the band with a flamboyant energy, instrumental virtuosity and unending surprises all along each track, without forgetting the melodious know-how proper to Jerez-Texas. A CD that will certainly make more than just one happy!
Meanwhile, discover the new live videos of our trio in best shape, filmed during Valencia’s University Festival last November in a fully packed auditorium where they played a version of the famous Birdland from Joe Zawinul.
Live en Valencia (Novembre 2012 Festival, Universitat Politècnica de Valencia)
|Un Americano en Motril
Live en Valencia (Novembre 2012 Festival, Universitat Politècnica de Valencia)
Live en Valencia (Novembre 2012 Festival, Universitat Politècnica de Valencia)
CELLO SOLO : Soon at the well-known Corral de Comedias in Alcalá de Henares!
Matthieu will present Cello Solo at the renowned theatre The Corral de Comedias in Alcalá de Henares (Madrid) on the 15th and 16th of February with Emilio Garrido.
The event will be recorded for a live album that will present the new themes: Mon Amour, El Rojo de las Cerezas, L'Appel du Muezzi, 20 de abril, etc.
To get you motivated, here is the recommendation of the well-known Spanish songwriter Amancio Prada :
"His music will keep echoing with a trace of beauty and emotion that will attend you for a long time; maybe forever."
And to finish off with good news: The theme Llamado Tango is close to 28 000 views on YouTube!
1rst of october 2012
Beautiful fall !
Diouke’s album is producing touching and beautiful critics, and starts being widely broadcasted on the radio waves from Spain, France, USA, Australia, UK, Ireland, Israel, Belgium, etc.
On stage, the band has a date in Valencia on the 8th of November with all its members, for the album’s opening debut. Meanwhile, you can find the video of the making of, and listen to all the tracks on the juke-box of matsag.com.
Good news for Jerez-Texas this autumn, with great dates planned at the Municipal Theatre of Benicàssim (19th of October), and at the Jazz Festival of the University of Valencia (30th of October), with two other concerts in Belgium in December.
See all dates.
New album on the spotlight
The fourth studio album of Jerez-Texas is presently in gestation. It will take shape in the following months, and the nice surprise is expected for the end of the winter!
Matthieu Saglio continues creating partnerships in autumn. In October, he will take part in a new creation with the virtuoso pianist Marta Espinós and the photographer Xavier Mollà in Ontynient (Valencia).
He will go back to Lyon at the end of November, for a creation with the bass clarinettist Denis Colin and the baroque quartet of the mezzo-soprano Emmanuelle Fruchard.
Diouke’s first album on sale
Nice coincidence: Diouke’s first album comes out on the World Music Day.
For the moment the CD is only available at our online store for the incredible price of 10€.
If you would like to support the band and make your friends happy while you are at it, you can make a gift and not break the bank with the following promotional offer: 5 CD's for the price of only 40€ (you get one free).
You may listen to the complete album right out of the juke-box on the Audio page.
« Grass never grows on the road where people walk by », says an African proverb. That is probably why the three musicians of Diouke, rather than following the beaten tracks, let their sensibility flow free.
The Senegalese Abdoulaye N’diaye (kora and voice), heir of the Griots’ tradition, the Frenchman Matthieu Saglio (cello) and the Spaniard Carlos Sanchis (accordion, harmonica and keyboard) weave a dialogue with four voices: between the kora and the cello, two string instruments full of history, one European and one African, and the delicate timbres of the accordion and the harmonica... Read More about Diouke
Discover three just released titles from Diouke
The titles Lima, Falugalas and Arto can be heard on the page dedicated to the group.
An ideal introduction to this music, which creates a dialogue between two string instruments full of history, occidental for the cello, African for the kora, and where the delicate timbre of the accordion and of the harmonica intermingle .
For their first album, the three musicians have invited some exclusive partners: the Israeli percussion player, Itamar Doari (who accompanied Avishai Cohen), the drummer Jesús Gimeno (long-standing accomplice of Matthieu within Jerez-Texas), the Cuban, Roque Martínez, on the saxophone, the voice of the Brazilian singer Thaïs Morell, and the choirs of the Nigerians Damilola and Morenike Otusemade.
An Autumn jam-packed with trips
Memories of an incredible tour with Jerez-Texas.
September was a very busy month for Jerez-Texas covering 5 countries, 15 planes, 2 night trains, hours and hours of flights, taxis, waiting time and dozens of Passport control inspections!
The result was a string of impressive concerts and unforgettable moments.
The trio seduced the public wherever they performed during the two weeks in Asia (Mumbai, New-Delhi, Tokyo, Beijing, Shanghai) and then in Moldova (Chisinau) and the Ukraine (Vinnitsa).
As a treat, the trio recorded a live video of the Vinnitsa (Ukraine) concert.
The day before the concert the trio were invited by Jose-Miguel López to an hour long interview on the Discópolis (Radio3) programme.
The Mythical San Juan Evangelista, Madrid!
Jerez-Texas participated at the 30 day San Juan Evangelista jazz festival which is the most mythical jazz club in Madrid. It was such an honour to share the line-up with a wonderful cast of high class artists.
After the concert, Tomajazz.com published an interesting entry:
“A kaleidoscopic set where the fun takes over. (…) a collaboration to be reckoned with not only for their excellent performance but also for their ability to source their work from it’s authentic roots with originality and great clarity of ideas in their interpretation.”
Summer is off to a great start!
|After a string of great concerts (and encounters) at the end of spring and start of the summer, Matthieu continued touring with his different projects: Spain, France, Portugal, India, China, Japan, Ukraine, Moldova…|
It so happened that while on tour Matthieu performed his repertoire in various churches. Moments charged with emotion will be vividly remembered.
Among them is the intensity felt during the concert at Vitrac (photo) during the Nuits Romanes festival, which took place in a packed church which had exceptional acoustics.
Another concert which had very special significance was in the church in Moulins (Matthieu’s hometown) for the hearty Désarticulé festival. Another unforgettable performance was at the romanesque chapel of Riglos (Huesca) at the foot of 300 metre cliffs.
The launch of Cello Solo in Paris in June was also very memorable and was played at the Comédie Nation with a very warm welcome by those who attended.
We are predicting magical moments with Cello Solo concerts in the Jardines del Alcázar in Seville in August and also in Zaragoza and Mirandela in Portugal.
Cello Solo will return to France in October.
On Radio 3 (Discópolis) 1st August
Radio3’s famous “Discópolis” programme retransmitted JT’s concert at the Polisonic festival of Gandía last summer on the 1st of August at 7pm.
Jerez-Texas on tour again
This spring, after a long period of time without playing “at home”, Jerez-Texas played two concerts in Valencia in some very interesting surroundings – the hall at the Museo del Carmen and also at the Patio de la Beneficiencia.
It was an incredible opportunity for the Valencian public (more than 1,500 people attended) to see the Valencian band playing at their best.
Jerez-Texas are preparing themselves for an intense tour in September. The group have been chosen by the Insituto Cervantes to carry out an Asian tour that will cover Mumbai, New Delhi, Beijing, Shanghai and Tokyo.
06/09 - Mumbai (India) - Blue Frog
07/09 - Nueva Delhi (India) - Centro Cervantes
09/09 - Tokio (Japón) - Centro Cervantes
11/09 - Beijin (China) - Nine Gates Festival
13/09 - Shangai (China) - Centro Cervantes
With only a few days rest the trio will fly to Moldova and the Ukraine at the end of the month.
Part of the Madrid Jazz festival line-up
Another important date: Jerez-Texas will perform at the Madrid Jazz Festival on the 20th October, with a concert in the mythical San Juan Evangelista.
The unmissable date where all the jazz groups will perform in the capital, hasn’t happened in 40 years.
DUO SAGLIO / BEN YAKOUB
The duo is made up of Matthieu Saglio and the violinist Fathi Ben Yakoub who have performed their first few concerts in France this spring (Agen, Toulouse, Calais and Saint-Bonnet de Chavagne).
On the 4th of July the duo played a dream concert at the foot of the Alhambra in Granada, at the FEX festival, and accompanied by Khaled Ahaboune. Next date in Móstoles (Madrid) on the 27th of August.
A NEW PROJECT IS BORN : DIOUKE
After many months touring clubs across Valencia, the new formation finally has it’s own name – Diouke (“on foot” in wolof which is the language of Senegal).
The trio is composed of Abdoulaye N'Diaye (kora and voice), Matthieu Saglio (cello y chorus) and Carlos Sanchis (accordion).
8th March 2011
An intense weekend in París
Two very intense days in Paris for Matthieu.
On the 6th of March he was a guest on the Summertime programme on Radio Nacional France Inter, where he played for more than an hour.
It was an opportunity to evoke his projects and play three songs live, aswell as a lovely rendition of the song “Summertime”.
The following day Matthieu was playing on the Paris metro to accompany the opening ceremony for the "Le Printemps des poètes " (The Poet’s Spring) festival, which celebrates poetry in all of France for two weeks.
For an hour and a half, he accompanied the poetry readings by various great French actors like Juliette Binoche, the godmother of the festival 2011.
30th of January 2011
2011 kicks off with a string of concerts!
Concerts and trips with Fathi Ben Yakoub and Jerez-Texas
After playing in Galicia at the start of January, Jerez-Texas will fly to Haiti to participate in the Puerto-Príncipe international jazz festival on the 24th of February.
They will perform afterwards in Sabiñánigo (Huesca), Rojales (Alicante) in March, and in Lisbon (Portugal) in May.
In Madrid with Amancio Prada
Amancio Prada invited Matthieu for a string of six concerts with “Coplas de Jorge Manrique a la muerte de su padre” (Versus of Jorge Manrique on the death of his father), his new show which was launched in Madrid in January.
This magnificent production in the Abadía theatre resulted in 6 sell-out shows. (Photo: Ros Ribas)
French tour of Cello Solo
In February, Matthieu will perform a series of 13 concerts around France with the Cello Solo project, accompanied by Emilio Garrido (RNE-Radio3).
He will return to France on the 7th of March for the opening ceremony of “Le printemps des poètes” festival in París where he will accompany the poetry readings of great French actors such as Juliette Binoche and Jacques Bonaffé.
4th october 2010
A documentary on Matthieu Saglio
Discover the wonderful portrayal on Matthieu Saglio carried out by the archivist Toni Polo.
Recorded in Matthieu’s home in Valencia, this video delves into the intimacy of the process of the creation of the artist. He tells us how he discovered the cello, how his project Cello Solo was managed and his encounters and collaborations that have brought him from classical training to the music of the world.
“I’m not a specialist in anything in particular. What I do like using is spices, like a chef, to mix flavours.”
Matthieu also tells us about his concept of the cello and his method of using the full potential of this instrument.
1st of october 2010
Cello Solo in France, february 2011 !
The second French tour of Cello Solo is concluding, after the success of the concerts in March 2010.
Cello Solo will be undertaking a large tour across France in February 2011, with a dozen planned concerts all over the country.
The dates of these concerts will soon be available in the concerts section.
Matthieu’s solo performance, accompanied live by Emilio Garrido (texts), should receive the same warm welcome as it did this summer in the Dos Abrazos Festival in Santiago de Compostela and in the Mercat de Músicas Vivas de Vic in September.
Despite the extremely tough crisis affecting the sector, Jerez-Texas has performed a series of concerts in some very beautiful locations over the past few months.
The concert which was recorded live in the Polisonic Festival in Gandía in August will be aired soon on José-Miguel López’s emblematic show “Discópolis” on Radio 3. You can listen to some exclusive tracks here :
20th september 2010
A concert with Fathi Ben Yakoub which attracted a lot of attention
DUO WITH FATHI BEN YAKOUB
Matthieu is continuing his collaboration with Fathi Ben Yakoub, the virtuous player of Arabic violin.
The duo’s concert in the Murcia Tres Culturas Festival attracted a lot of attention, as the review in the World magazine proves:
“A concert that particularly caught my attention (…) In their music, European classicism and Arabic converge, navigating through the Mediterranean, approaching Eastern Europe and aren’t afraid to play seriously with styles that seem distant to each other (...) They put life, heart and soul into every one of their interpretations..”
The duo will be playing a concert in November in the Tradifira de Manresa, in the Color Elefante in Valencia and in the Arniches Theatre in Alicante
There will soon be videos made available of the concert in the Palau de la Música in Valencia.
AFRICA JAZZ DANCE BIG BAND
The jazz guitarist Ximo Tébar has invited Matthieu to participate in a fusion Project afro-jazz Africa Jazz Dance Big Band.
The group played in the big auditorium in the Palau de la Música in Valencia, during the Valencia Jazz Festival. More than 1000 spectators were standing at the end of the performance.
Many will remember Abdoulaye N'Diaye – an occasional accomplice of Jerez-Texas- who is spectacular with his voice and kora !!
10th of March 2010
A very media-filled start of the year for Matthieu Saglio!
UA magnificent live cello solo recorded during a concert in the Instituto Franco Portugués de Lisboa and broadcasted live on Antena 2, Portugal’s national classical radio. This concert will be broadcasted soon on other European radio stations.
Cello Solo will be on tour in France, with a string of 8 concerts from the 4th to the 12th of March.
After a massive warm welcome by the Spanish media, Jerez-Texas has sold-out the famous Sala Clamores of Madrid. It was a concert that didn’t go unnoticed!
Many other means of Spanish media have acknowledged the new album, SUN:
PRESS: Las Provincias, El Mundo, 20 Minutos, El País, Diario Información, La Razón, ABC...
RADIO: RNE-Radio3, Radio1, Radio5, Cadena Ser, Cadena Cope, Onda Cero, Radio Vallekas, Onda Madrid, Radio Gladys Palmera, Radio Círculo, Radio Sol XXI, Radio Villalba, Radio Libertad, Radio Nou, Radio Intercontinental, UPV Radio, Radio Klara, Mislata Radio, etc.
TELEVISION: Telemadrid, Las Provincias TV, Canal Nou-Punt 2, Onda 6 TV, ESMadrid TV, Redkampus...
RNE DUET WITH FATHI BEN YAKOUB
The programme “Música Sobre la Marcha” (Music on the Move) from Radio Clásica (Radio Nacional de España) –National Radio of Spain, has invited Matthieu Saglio to present the Cello Solo project and the duet with violinist Fathi Ben Yakoub.
A concert-interview was recorded live in the Juan March Foundation auditorium of Madrid and also broadcasted the following day on Radio 1.Listen to the programme:
28 deNoviembre 2009
[Album] Sun, the new album, available to purchase now on our website!
Finally you can purchase Jerez-Texas’ new album SUN on our online store for just 10 €.
With the album SUN, Jerez-Texas continues in its search for new musical territory on the border of flamenco.
Definitely more of a jazz sound, with David Pastor’s trumpet as an invitation to luxury, Sun offers a relaxing invasion of a velvety ambience with this lounge music.
The third album does not however mark an abrupt break in the sound of Jerez-Texas. The original sound of the group is centered more than ever on the trio of flamenco guitar-cello-drums, leaving room for the singer Isabel Julve. Thanks to the sensual songs and daring instrumentals in Sun, Jerez-Texas confirms its ability to create an ambience with rich and varied sounds.
After Saó (2005) and Patchwork (2007), Sun reaches a new stage in the definition of a musical universe that continues to surprise people by its creativity.
The first few comments made in the press are very appreciative:
“Again what we find is the hard work of three incredible musicians with a gift to combine their wonderful instruments. (…) this music is free from getting too close or too distant from stereotypes, and the false ease of creating melodies that envelop you.” - B! Ritmos
“I would say Sun without a doubt is the best of all their records, (…) the trio presents the same fusion of flamenco, jazz, and refined music, achieving an integration of all three languages which is admirable, being both natural and inspired. Precious.” - Acidjazzhispano.com
A solar and cheerful album, revitalising and festive (....) One of the best Mediterranean musical discoveries of the past few years!” - Babelmed.net
8th of October 2009
An ovation for Solo Cello in Valencia!
The presentation of Solo Cello in the Palau de la Música in Valencia at the start of October was a huge success: a hall crammed with more than 400 standing spectators.
he newspaper El País has announced the concert with an article-statement on Matthieu and has acknowledged the concert’s success with a very enthusiastic review (see articles). Solo Cello will be on tour in Galicia, Salamanca and Huesca in the next few weeks. A tour has been confirmed in France for March 2010!
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