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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.


One of the most original and compelling jazz albums in recent memory --Montreal Gazette

This agile band of players, led by such a free spirit, makes almost everything sound fresh --National Public Radio

Deft, dramatic beauty --JazzWax

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  • Audio CD (November 9, 2010)
  • Original Release Date: 2010
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • ASIN: B0044E9LT4
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #299,890 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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0 of 8 people found the following review helpful By zi gi on September 10, 2014
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CD with a large scratch which makes impossible to listen first track!!!!
No value, the right place >>> waste-paper basket!!!
Very good music, but no value product!!!
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