DownBeat: Meeting Of The Spirits

April 20, 2011

Like maverick violinist Nigel Kennedy, cello virtuoso Haimovitz is as au fait with Jimi Hendrix as J.S. Bach. This highly eclectic program features his groundbreaking cello octet with guests John McLaughlin, Matt Wilson Continue reading

Globe and Mail: Disc of the week – Meeting of the Spirits

December 5, 2010

Jazz cello isn’t a huge field, but even if it were, the eight cellists of Uccello would undoubtedly stand out. Uccello grew out of the Schulich School of Music at McGill University and delivers a sound so vibrant you might Continue reading

Ariama: Editorial Review

November 23, 2010

A “big band” comprised entirely of cellos meets modern jazz milestones: that’s the highly unlikely, and yet entirely winning, formula behind this album helmed by Matt Haimovitz and his group Uccello. Jazz aficionados will discover Continue reading

Meeting of the Spirits

Meeting of the Spirits

Meeting of the Spirits

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Meeting of the Spirits was nominated for a Grammy for Best Classical Crossover Album and was one of the projects credited for David Frost’s win for Grammy for Best Classical Producer.

Renowned for his fascinating and far-reaching musical adventures and fearlessly virtuosic performances — whether in a club or on one of the world’s great stages — cellist Matt Haimovitz harnesses his eight-piece ensemble of “cello warriors” (San Jose Mercury News), Uccello, for a new program of jazz classics Continue reading