This is not your average accordion music!
A friend gave me this album because she knows that I play accordion modestly well (having recently come out of the closet now that not every accordion joke is also breathed with malicious intent).
And what a delightful surprise! This is a collection from artists around the world, playing on every kind of accordion you can imagine (and you can hear the differences). Even I did not know there were so many kinds. And these are tunes that will rip your socks off, set your toes to tapping and your heart soaring.
You will hear music from Africa, Scotland, South America, Mexico, and of course Germany. The accompanying booklet has a page of information about each artist and the song they play, and it also tells which kind of accordion was played.
It’s fast paced with a good variety. But, well, it's still accordion, if you can't stand it, you just can't...
Artist: Piece - Style
Guy Klucevsek: The Grass Is Blue - Deconstructed Polka
Francois Regis-Gizavo: Mikea - Malagasy Social Protest
Lynn August: Love at First Sight - Blues Shuffle
Phil Cunningham: The Four Stroke Reel/ Martin O’Connor’s Flying Clog - High Octane Scottish Reel
Maria Kalaniemi: Growing Dusky Polska - Passionate Polka
Attwenger: h.e. zaum - Bavarian Punk
Lisandro Meza: Cumbia de los Locos - Slinky Cumbia
Abdel Aziz Ed Mubarak: Afrah Ed-Helwa - Sudanese Melisma
La Zagazougou: Varietoscope - Ten percussionists, two accordions
Eva Ybarra: A Mi San Antonio - Tex Mex Huapango
Hassam Ramzy: Yahliw - Egyptian belly dance
Zydeco Force: B-Flat - Creole Funk
Mpete Teme: Nna Leona - South African accordion
Renato Borghetti: Hospitaleria Vacaria - Brazilian gaucha music
Gil Goldstein: Detour Ahead - new treatment of an old standard
Lars Hollmer: Endlich ein Zamba - strange Samba