SANGY (Maurizio Sangineto), founder of MUSIX Records, started playing at 14 age. His professional career begins in 1978 with the instrumenmtal album Sangi “Steps”. This record become, in the years, a cult of its genre researched by the collectors as unique example of forerunner jazz-fusion-progressive music, still actual and modern.
“I started playing music when I was about 14 age, learning from my father, artist and guitarist. For my discographic debut, in 1978, for the instrumental album titled “Steps” I decided to use as nick name “Sangi” (shorter way of my second name “Sangineto”), soon changed in “SANGY”. After this first record, deeply influenced by some of my music heroes (as for example Morricone, Quincy Jones, Santana, George Benson), I started working on many other projects so I couldn’t dedicate anymore time to myself. That’s why since then I did’n produce any other instrumental record, except for few movie soundtracks, never published as records. And that’s why that album become a cult among collectors around the world.”
GENRE The musical genre of SANGI is in melodic jazz, fusion and progressive rock. It’s music also suitable for images soundtrack. All the songs are instrumental amd characterized by a strong presence of guitar, played by Sangy.
CAREER SANGI (Maurizio Sangineto) started his music career in Vicenza (Italy) in 1971, about 14teen age, as guitarist and composer.
Awarded in 1975 as winner of a qualified schools competition, he created the basis of his first album with the help of a group of friends, from Vicenza too, young musicians: Marco Marchetti (keyboards), Diego Olivieri (bass), Claudio Cibinel (drums).
In the years he also become bass player, percussions and elctronic keyboards player too. He also extended his activity in arrangement, production and msuic publishing.
In 1978, with this group and some special guests, he recorded in Vicenza and released the instrumental album “Steps”, today considered a cult of its genre.
The album, released in a limited edition (only 1000 vinyl copies), has been highly praised by critics and used for lot of TV broadcastings. These the album credits:
Guitar, Percussion – Sangi (Maurizio Sangineto SANGY) Drums, Percussion – Claudio “Cibi” Cibinel* Electric Bass – Diego Olivieri Electric Piano – Marco Marchetti Engineer [Recording & Mixing] – Aldo Menti Photography portraits By – Mauro Novello Photography [Cover] By – Paolo Romio “Krom” Synthesizer [Solina] – Enrico Borgo Tenor Saxophone – Sergio Montini Vocals – Delia Gualtiero
Special guest on Synthesizer [ARP 2600] Lucio “Violino” Fabbri.
Music composed and Arranged by Maurizio Sangineto
After this debut, SANGY in 1978 was called to compose and perform the soundtrack of an important italian movie (“Ombre”, starring Monica Guerritore and Lou Castel), recorded in Milano at Radius Studio.
This album has never been published as record. With this performance, SANGY has been the youngest italian movie composer.
Then, in 1979, he started a successful music career in different genres, especially disco-dance and funky, changing his art name in “Sangy”. Since those years he didn’t release any other record .
After some years he was called again as composer and performer for another soundtrack for another italian movie: “Una donna da scoprire”. Only the main title has been released, inside the music project “The Creatures”. The rest of the soundtrack hasn’t been published as record.