Following the success of her 2013 U.S. debut album “In Extremis” (#5 NPR annual Jazz critics poll 2013 – Debut album category (USA); #5 CMJ Week 1300 Top Adds 2013 (USA)), Clotilde Rullaud teams with Alexandre Saada to create MADELEINE & SALOMON, a musical duo – the meeting of two artists with well established musical visions, featuring. minimalistic music stamped in impressionist poetry.
Vocalist and flutist Clotilde [CLOW-TEELD ] completed her studies in jazz and improvised music at the IACP and EDIM schools. She also explored world music vocal techniques, developing an original approach to the voice as a multifaceted and narrative instrument. In 2007, Clotilde released Live au 7 Lézards. Accompanied by guitarist Hugo Lippi,.the album was acclaimed by Jazzman, Jazzmag and Jazzhot magazines.
In 2011 Clotilde released “In Extremis”, collaborating with Olivier Hutman (piano), Dano Haider (seven-string guitar) and Antoine Paganotti (drums). This bass-less quartet album, inspired by various musical cultures, ranked No. 5 on the Sunday Times’ Top Ten Jazz Albums of the Year, and received great reviews, including those from TÉLÉRAMA and France Musique. Clotilde has also developed fruitful collaborations with Tristan Macé, Albin Lebossé, Emmanuel Bex, Yann Cléry, Laurent Salzard, and Gautier Garrigue, as well as Alexandre Saada.
Pianist, composer, and multi-instrumentalist Alexandre Saada [SAH-AH-DAH] studied classical music for ten years before expanding to include jazz, pop, and song, studying under Michel Petrucciani. Since his installation in Paris in 1999 he has not only carved out his own career of composing, performing and leading but has also worked alongside many artists as Leonore Boulanger, Electricdiva and Malia. In 2010 he performed solo at the Saint-Germain Jazz Festival. He has composed for cinema, garnering a purse of the Sacem. In 2014 he released Continuation to the end, followed by Portraits in 2015.
A lonely voice, surveying a minor scale and reciting fundamentally feminist lines. Thus commences this first album of Madeleine & Salomon, “A Woman’s Journey”. A minimalist and delicate duo tackling a humanist and rebellious repertoire. Madeleine sings, Salomon sits at the piano. Madeleine & Salomon, a duo with a natural elegance, “less is more” their essence.