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Meeting of the Spirits

Artist: Matt Haimovitz
Matt Haimovitz - Uccello - Meeting of the Spirits CD
Label: Oxingale
Regular Price: $15.95
On Sale For: $6.38 
Year: 2010
Format: CD


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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 in original arrangements by Rome Prize-winning composer David Sanford. The cellos wail, slide, and swing in an all-new big band sound - joined by dazzling musical contributions from guitar legend John McLaughlin, percussionist Matt Wilson and Jan Jarczyck on keyboards - in works by Ornette Coleman, Charles Mingus, John McLaughlin (Mahavishnu), Miles Davis, Billy Strayhorn and other jazz greats.

Sanford and Haimovitz's adventurous collaborations include the cellist's acclaimed Anthem and Odd Couple recordings on Oxingale Records but began with the groundbreaking Buck the Concerto series: "When I first heard David's big band music, I had to join in, says Haimovitz, the result was Scherzo Grosso, a concerto for cello and 20-piece big-band. For MEETING OF THE SPIRITS, I gave David carte blanche to choose and arrange a big-band program for cello ensemble and his acute ear and innate sense of rhythmic electricity has given us a new sound and fresh take on some jazz classics. Many moments stand out, like the Bach-like four-part fugue in Blues in A Minor (1973) - for only 2 celli! - or the hauntingly beautiful slow glissandos of Blood Count (1967). John McLaughlin has been a friend for years and I am particularly thrilled to have two high-energy adaptations of his classics, "Meeting Of The Spirits" and "Open Country Joy" where he joins us in a stunning, masterful solo, almost 40 years after the song's original release.

Additional highlights on the new recording include "W.R.U." (1961) by Ornette Coleman featuring the extraordinary Matt Wilson on percussion; George Gershwin's "Liza" (original, 1929), taking musical influences from Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli; Charles Mingus "Haitian Fight Song" (1957), drawn from the 1963 version for a larger ensemble; Miles Davis 1948 bebop composition "Half Nelson", re-cast as in the style of his 1949 debut as a leader in the BIRTH OF THE COOL sessions; and "Triptych", an original piece by Sanford for Haimovitz and Uccello. Recorded at McGill University in Montreal and at the legendary Stadium Red in Harlem, NY, MEETING OF THE SPIRITS is produced by multi-Grammy Award winner David Frost.
Matt Haimovitz (cello); Jan Jarczyk (Fender Rhodes Mark II); John McLaughlin (guitar - track 1); Matt Wilson (drums - tracks 2 & 5)

Uccello: Chloe Dominguez, Amaryllis Jarczyk, Yoona Jhon, Alice Nahyun Kim, Dominic Painchaud, Leana Rutt, Andrea Stewart (cello)

  1. Open Country Joy (John McLaughlin)
  2. Half Nelson (Miles Davis)
  3. W.R.U. (Ornette Coleman)
  4. Blues In A Minor (John Lewis)
  5. Meeting of the Spirits (John McLaughlin)
  6. Blood Count (Billy Strayhorn)
  7. Liza (George Gershwin)
  8. Haitian Fight Song (Charles Mingus)
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