“Uccello's use of mood is outstanding. It evokes responses ranging from the visceral to the rapturous, without excessive force. FAB!”
-bass virtuoso/composer (May 19, 2010)
“Symmetria is a sonic journey. ...he coax(es) every nuance available out of his electric & acoustic basses, he also plays percussion, flutes, & guitars himself. It's a very musical album that takes the listener places. At times I felt I was floating down a river, just gazing at different landscapes.”
Solo Bassist/Singer Song-writer
“(Symmetria) is full of colours & moods..i like you bowing & it seems you have very good intonation & sound..you are very sensitive player & you care a lot about sound..your music is great to appear in movies & plays..the compositions seem to be similar to famous Angelo Badalamenti's music
“I enjoyed the disc quite a bit...I got a nice sense of being in another place as soon as the music started. That was most enjoyable for me.”
“...beautiful ambient passages, composed tunes & even veers into experimnental & almost dark ambient territory. A very impressive 1st effort. I look forward to hearing what this talented musician has to play at the Y2K9 looping festival for the 1st time this year.”
omposer/lo fi, toy video artist/found sound/Founder: Y2K Fest
“...the spacious and warm production really draws you into the mysterious organic textures. The blend of instruments is distinct and compelling. The music breathes, swells, and moves. Symmetria occupies a musical place all it's own. Congratulations Steve-this is special!”
Winner of the 2005 Bass Extremes International Solo Bass competition
"Bassist Steve Uccello's Symmetria is filled with cool and unique sounds, textures, and musical ideas, evoking an imagined atmosphere of open spaces influenced by Ry Cooder's desert dusty roads as much as anything a bassist could conjure up. It fits a mellow, contemplative mood perfectly."
Basstist for Steve Vai & Dethklok/Journalist for Bass Player Magazine
“Symmetria is a gorgeous, instrumental and largely unclassifiable record. Best thought of as 'cinematic'...The layers of basses, guitars and percussion ebb and flow, drawing on jazz, folk, blues and African music, blending all the elements into one lovely album. Recommended.
Britian's top solo bassist
“I was swept away by Symmetria...The result of Steve's alchemy is a treat for the senses—at once soothing and sensual, yet musically demanding and virtuous. My favorite tracks? "Golden" and "Meandering Flame" due to Steve's emotive arco double bass playing. Thanks for the lovely sounds!”
Jazz master & pedagogical icon