Meeting of the Spirits

Matt Haimovitz & Uccello
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Oxingale Records
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Wait, can it be? Is this the Apocalyptica of jazz? Israeli born cellist Matt Haimovitz, already known for his unique and adventurous musical creations, has assembled the 8-piece cello ensemble, Uccello, with the intention of playing as part of a “cello big band” and covering Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, and George Gershwin just to name a few. Well, alright then...quite ambitious to say the least. The cameo appearance by John McLaughlin, among others, isn't even necessary to get me to pay attention, but it sure adds to the hype. A hype that, mind you, is not only met but far exceeded. The sheer