Sunday, January 20, 2013

Cabaret Night at the Movies

Something else with a twist, and also appropriate because of Oscar season. Her name is Petra Haden and her music defies most genres. Eclectic to say the very least. I am thinking she is drawn towards jazz but adds some bizarre theatrics in the sense of maybe a Nellie MacKay. She talks about imitating not just voices, but sounds from a very young age. She also possesses a large range. One of her former albums takes on a remount of the Who Sells Out.

But her current offering; Petra goes to the Movies, just out, takes on classic film scores with her personifying the entire orchestrations. Check out her vivid take on the "Psycho" score by Bernard Herrmann no less.

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