MARCIO MATTOS cello, double bass, electronics
Marcio Mattos’s first instrument was the cello. He took a few lessons on it, but then the youthful urge to play something sexier won out and the instrument was resigned to its case. Instead, an acoustic guitar was acquired, learnt, then played to semi pro-level in bossa nova bands.
It was during the later semi-pro years that Mattos discovered jazz and, with it, the double bass. He’d graduated to composing and arranging some of the band’s material, and felt a bass would help build the harmonic potential of the group, but there was seemingly no place for it in the line-ups he played in.