Peter Madsen

Never Bet The Devil Your Head (PSR 042317)

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Never Bet The Devil Your Head

Peter Madsen

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888295678742

PLY 152133

PSR 042317

JAZZ

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CD 12,39 €

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An album like "Never Bet The Devil Your Head" is meant for one thing—to get inside your head! And it succeeds admirably. Composer and pianist Peter Madsen's inspiration for the music came from several literary masterpieces by the master storyteller and poet Edgar Allen Poe, and each piece is titled after a Poe story or poem. Like Poe's strange and foreboding tales, these musical tales are equally strange and foreboding—but with whimsy, beauty, and a touch of the macabre.

Madsen never takes the simple route in his compositions. All the tunes show meticulous care and craftsmanship—everything from arranging to performance. The result is truly engaging, inventive and original music.

PERSONNEL:

PETER MADSEN, piano, compositions
HERBERT WALSER, trumpet
ALEKSANDRA LARTSEVA, violin
MONICA TRACSAY, violin
SIMON FRICK, viola
BIANCA RIESNER, cello
HERWIG HAMMERL, bass
MARTIN GRABHER, drums

TRACKS:

01. The Raven
02. A Dream Within A Dream
03. The Tell-Tale Heart
04. The Cask Of Amontillado
05. The Sphinx
06. Never Bet The Devil Your Head
07. The Fall Of The House Of Usher
08. Mesmeric Revelation
09. The Masque Of The Red Death
10. A Descent Into The Maelström.