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 – Johannes Schondorf – De junge Wetfru // Deeper Standards
  1. 01 – Johannes Schondorf – De junge Wetfru // Deeper Standards
  2. 02 – Simon Krannig – Wo die Nordseewellen // Deeper Standards
  3. 03 – Scottish Ballad – Hartleed // Deeper Standards
  4. 04 – Sea Shanty – Leave Her Johnny // Deeper Standards
  5. 05 – Sea Shanty – De Hamborger Veermaster // Deeper Standards
  6. 06 – Ernst Licht – Ower de stillen Straten // Deeper Standards
  7. 07 – Carl Stiehl – Abendfreden // Deeper Standards
  8. 08 – Folk melody – Weegenlied // Deeper Standards
  9. 09 – Folk melody – Die Moorsoldaten, prisoners’ song from concentration camp Borgermoor // Deeper Standards
  10. 10 – Hannes Wader – Min Jehann // Deeper Standards
  11. 11 – Folk melody – Dat du min Leevsten bust // Deeper Standards
  12. 12 – Heinrich Paulsen – Uun e Doorung // Deeper Standards