Rivages / Matinier, Seddiki
01 Schumannsko 02 Apres la Pluie 03 Les Berceaux 04 Reverie 05 Miroirs 06 Amsterdam 07 Feux Follets 08 Chanson d'Helene 09 In C 10 Derivando 11 Sous l'Hori2on
Accordionist Jean‐Louis Matinier has long been a creative presence on ECM recordings, heard with the groups of Anouar Brahem (on Le pas du chat noir and Le voyage de Sahar), Louis Sclavis (Dans la nuit) and François Couturier (Nostalghia, Tarkovsky Quartet), as well as in duo with Marco Ambrosini (Inventio). Now comes a new endeavour, with guitarist Kevin Seddiki whose far‐reaching musical imagination matches Matinier’s own. Sedikki, who makes his ECM debut here, has a background in classical music, studying at the Strasbourg Conservatory with Pablo Márquez. He has also worked with many improvisers across the idioms from jazz to flamenco to transcultural projects. The range of music addressed on Rivages runs from Gabriel Fauré’s “Les Berceaux” to Jacques Brel’s “Amsterdam” via compositions by both of the protagonists.