Montreal Gazette: Jamming with the classical

November 20, 2010

One of the most original and compelling jazz albums in recent memory was created by a classical cellist who often plays in rock clubs. As Matt Haimovitz’s world has stretched from the elegant Carnegie Hall to the punky CBGB club, it’s altogether fitting that his new album is titled Continue reading

JazzWaxx: CD discoveries of the week

November 14, 2010

Since we’re living in the download age, I want to recommend a track. On cellist Matt Haimovitz’s album Meeting of the Spirits,  David Sanford has arranged Miles Davis’ Half Nelson for a drum-less string section. You must hear what he does with it. Deft dramatic beauty, Continue reading

NPR: Matt Haimovitz And His Wayward Cello

November 9, 2010

It’s tricky to pigeonhole cellist Matt Haimovitz. He plays Bach‘s solo cello suites in beer halls. He performs concertos with major symphony orchestras. And he fronts an all-cello outfit called Uccello, which has been known to saw through a Led Zeppelin tune from time to time.

Haimovitz is at it again. He and his cello co-conspirators are releasing a new CD today, and this time the road they’re traveling is 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

After Reading Shakespeare

After Reading Shakespeare

After Reading Shakespeare

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Works for solo cello by Ned Rorem, Paul Morevec and Lewis Spratlan.

After Reading Shakespeare features literary-themed solo cello suites by three beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning American composers. These witty and lyrical suites bring to life characters and quotations from Shakespeare, Mark Twain, Continue reading

VinylCello

VinylCello

VinylCello

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VinylCello is an album of new cello concertos written for Matt Haimovitz and unexpected ensembles–big band, choir, DJ and live electronics–along with Haimovitz’s new arrangement of Jimi Hendrix’s Machine Gun for solo cello and all-cello band. On VinylCello, Haimovitz brings together the first three commissions from his ‘Buck the Concerto’ series, Continue reading

Live from the Knitting Factory

Live at the Knitting Factory

David Sanford & the Pittsburgh Collective: Live from the Knitting Factory

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David Sanford and the Pittsburgh Collective: Live at the Knitting Factory, featuring cellist Matt Haimovitz.
In Oxingale’s tenth release, composer David Sanford leads the Pittsburgh Collective big band – five saxophones, five trumpets, five trombones, piano, electric guitar, bass, drums, and Continue reading

Après Moi, le Déluge

Après Moi, le Déluge

Après Moi, le Déluge

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September 5, 2006 – Oxingale Records releases Après Moi, le Déluge at the one year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The debut full length album of new music by composer Luna Pearl Woolf includes two world premiere recordings: Continue reading

Goulash!

Goulash!

Goulash!

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Celebrating Bartk’s fascination with the folk music of Transylvania, Hungary, Romania and Turkey, cellist Matt Haimovitz delves into his own Romanian/Middle Eastern ancestry to create a sonic tapestry that bridges genres, geographic distances and Continue reading

Anthem

Anthem

Anthem

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On September 9, 2003, Oxingale Records launched ANTHEM, cellist Matt Haimovitz’s highly charged collection of solo works by living American composers featuring his live rendition of “Anthem,” inspired by Jimi Hendrix’s “Star Spangled Banner,” recorded live Continue reading