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Madsen, Peter / Sphere Essence
Album:Sphere Essence Collection:Jazz
Artist:Madsen, Peter Added:06/2003
Label:Playscape Recordings 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2003-08-18 Pull Date:2003-10-20 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:19 Oct12 Oct14 Sep7 Sep24 Aug

 Recent Airplay
1.Oct 17, 2003:Memory Select
4.Sep 05, 2003:Memory Select
Four in One
2.Oct 10, 2003:Memory Select
5.Aug 19, 2003:No Cover, No Minimum
Trinkle Trinkle
3.Sep 10, 2003:press and release

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2003-08-21 

Solo piano takes on Monk tunes, ranging from straight takes to fast abstract weirdness (10). Shows off some adept traditional-jazz roots... Madsen is an agile and precise player with a lot of soul, doing more than just random hammering -- tracks like 9 show how he can mix faithful Monk lines and sporadic flourishes.

1- Cool little swing-step, mid/fast
2- Sparse and playfully wacky, lots of muffled "prepared piano"
3- Mid/fast; jumpy but mostly straight
4*- Rapid tumbling notes
5*- Slow and grand feel, a Gershwinesque improv
7- Mid/fast and pleasant, after tinkly prepared-piano intro
9*- Playful, lots of little flourishes
10*- Fast abstract tumbling
12- Slow, delicate, lovingly played

6,8,11 - "Monkaludes". Small, short pallettes of sound.

Track Listing
1.Thelonious 7.Criss Cross
2.Evidence 8.Monkalude S
3.Hornin-In 9.Trinkle Trinkle
4.Oska T 10.Four in One
5.Ugly Beauty 11.Monkalude M
6.Monkalude T 12.Feeling that Way Now