Danish acoustic guitar master Soren Madsen is the epitome of cool in this video for his performance of the Ennio Morricone masterpiece from ‘The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.’
Filmed at the School of Performing Arts in Halling, Denmark, this rendition has all the qualities you are looking for in a memorable performance. First, there is a musician who can make an iconic piece his own.
Madsen arranged the music himself, and specifically for his own performances. That takes not only great talent but a trained ear and many years of practice to get them sound right.
Second, he pulls off a challenge while making it seem remarkably easy. That is perhaps the greatest trick that the best musicians can pull off – they make it seem as though anyone can pick up a guitar and do it.
But something that sets this performance apart is that it is captured not only for audio but on film, so we have the distinct pleasure of seeing him dressed in a full suit while he plays his guitar.
On the table beside him, there is a martini waiting for him – although he did not drink it during the performance, watching him play you can imagine that someone of his caliber could probably do it if he wanted to.
There is no better way to describe this performance than to say that Soren Madsen is one of the coolest musicians working today, and that this rendition of ‘The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly’ lives up to the original.