28 October 2016

Aurale Delikatessen reviews MEPHISTO for Pizzicato

The Danish wind quintet ‘Carion’ presents a whole program of transcriptions specifically made for the ensemble. While the reviewer initially had some doubts about the usefulness of such a project, those doubts were quickly blown away upon hearing the wonderful arrangements made by David Palmquist, always enriching the originals and making optimal use of the available instruments. This creates a colourful sound image, which is also still quite funny, despite the gloomy and omnipresent Mephisto-idea, that can sound wonderfully sarcastic. That way all the pieces become, not least because of the outstanding and lively playing of the ensembles, an aural delight.
A special compliment goes to the sound engineer Torsten Jessen, whose pristine and naturally balanced way of capturing sound is phenomenal.
With most refined arrangements, fresh and vivid performances and a marvellous recorded sound, this CD is a sheer aural delight.
01 – MICHELANGELO 70 // Tangata - Domenico Codispoti & Esteban Ocaña
  1. 01 – MICHELANGELO 70 // Tangata - Domenico Codispoti & Esteban Ocaña
  2. 02 – TANGATA // Tangata - Domenico Codispoti & Esteban Ocaña
  3. 03 – SUITE PORTENA DE BALLET // Tangata - Domenico Codispoti & Esteban Ocaña
  4. 04 – OBLIVION // Tangata - Domenico Codispoti & Esteban Ocaña
  5. 05 – LE GRAND TANGO // Tangata - Domenico Codispoti & Esteban Ocaña
  6. 06 – MILONGA DE ANGEL // Tangata - Domenico Codispoti & Esteban Ocaña
  7. 07 – VERANO PORTENO // Tangata - Domenico Codispoti & Esteban Ocaña
  8. 08 – SOLEDAD // Tangata - Domenico Codispoti & Esteban Ocaña
  9. 09 – ADIOS NONINO // Tangata - Domenico Codispoti & Esteban Ocaña
  10. 10 – LIBERTANGO // Tangata - Domenico Codispoti & Esteban Ocaña