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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2008-07-25: Extended Jazz Freak-out

July 29, 2018

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Ten years ago we were airing what looks to have been episode 86 of Accordion Noir Radio, a deep exploration into accordion jazz.  At its original online home it was enjoyed some 3307 times but is anything’s appeal more perennial than that of accordion jazz?  (Wait, don’t answer that!)  We encourage you to go put a smile on your face listening to the recording of the episode now hosted at the Internet Archive.

Accordion Noir: Playlist: July 25th, 2008, Extended Jazz Freak-out.
This episode’s “cover” is… William Schimmel’s accordion
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Artist — Song – Album (date) – Origin – Label/Contact info:

Archipelago (William Schimmel, acc) – Peppermint Twist – Archipelago (2001) – New York, NY, USA – http://www.billschimmel.com/
Gordon Fleming – Close Your Eyes / Lover Man – According To Gordie (2004) – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – http://www.justin-time.com/authors/gordiefleming/
Harry James & His Orchestra (Tommy Gumina, acc) – Ruby (1953) – Squeeze Me 3: 1943-53 – Rebop Continental – Get this record: http://www.venerablemusic.com/catalog/TitleDetails.asp?TitleID=12048
Will Holshouser Trio – Nocturnal – Reed Song (2001) – New York City, USA – http://www.willholshouser.com/
Yeti (Jetty Swart) – Porcherie – Yeti – Tapisserie (2007, non-album version I think) – France/Netherlands – http://lecrideyeti.free.fr/
Gus Viseur – Sur La Glace (#2) (1942) – Gus Viseur A Bruxelles (Les As du Musette) – France
Pete Jolly (He’s on the M*A*S*H theme song) – Jolly Jumps (1955) – Pete Jolly Quartet, Quintet & Sextet (2007) – http://www.freshsoundrecords.com/record.php?record_id=4664
Accordion Crimes (Mark Lllama, acc) – New Bossa – Accordion Crimes (2005) – Toronto, Canada – http://www.accordioncrimes.ca/
The Benny Goodman Quintet (Ernie Felice, acc) – Fine And Dandy (1947) – Squeeze Me 3: 1943-53 Rebop Continental – http://www.venerablemusic.com/catalog/TitleDetails.asp?TitleID=12048
Peter Piccini Jazz Trio – Bass ‘n’ Keys – Cool Change – Australia – http://www.users.bigpond.com/piccini/
Art Van Damme – Let’s Fall in Love (1954) – Squeeze Me 4: 1951-55 A Lesson In Bop – USA – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_Van_Damme
Art Van Damme Quintet – Satin Doll / I Wished On The Moon – Swinging The Accordion On MPS (Most Perfect Sound Edition, 2006) – USA –http://www.spaceagepop.com/vandamme.htm
Fréhel – Musette – Accordeon 1913-1941 (Disc 1) – http://www.fremeaux.com/ – Not Edith Piaf, but her life doesn’t sound much happier: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fréhel
Michael Occhipinti – The Sulphur Miner (Louis Simao, acc) – The Sicilian Jazz Project (2008) – Wow – Toronto, Canada – http://www.michaelocchipinti.com/sicilianjazz/index.html
Richard Galliano Quartett – Beritwaltz – New Musette (1991) – Spain – http://www.richardgalliano.com/index.html
Tony Murena – Café Au Lait – Swing Accordion (This 2003 compilation doesn’t list any information about tracks! Nice essay on musette music though.) – France – http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Murena (in French)
Amanda Jayne – Unwinding Staircase – Swoon (2007) – Barcelona, Spain – http://www.myspace.com/amandajayneswoon
Ellery Eskelin (Andrea Parkins, acc) – Instant Counterpoint – Quiet Music (2006) – New York, USA – http://home.earthlink.net/~eskelin/index.html
Jo Privat – Rythmes Gitans (recorded in 1966) – Manouche Partie (1991) – France
Tito & His Swingtette (Tito Guidotti, acc) – Stuff And Things (1938) – Squeeze Me 1: 1929-40 Accordion Joe
Tony Murena Et Son Ensemble Swing (Tony Murena, acc) – Christopher Columbus (1941) – Squeeze Me 2: 1938-45 Squeezin’ The Blues
Micheael Warlop Et Son Orchestre (Louis Richardet, acc) – Serenade (1935) – Squeeze Me 1: 1929-40 Accordion Joe
Simone Zanchini and Frank Morocco – Spanish Song – http://roadtomarocco.com/home.html (That’s a funny web address. Check out his “Credits” page.)
Saul Berson Quartet (Kim Darwin, acc) – Corner of Cairo & Main – Intricacy (2007) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://cdbaby.com/cd/saulberson
William Schimmel – What is This Thing Called the Accordion? (Bagatelle No. I); Stardust; Postlude (Bagatelle No. II). – Small Hotels (2002) – http://www.myspace.com/seminars

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Get this record at least: Squeeze Me, the Jazz and Swing Accordion Story, http://www.venerablemusic.com/catalog/TitleDetails.asp?TitleID=12048
or:
http://www.cdroots.com/sst-squeezeme.html

Check the Fremeaux (French) catalog too: they have a new DVD! http://www.fremeaux.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2669&Itemid=0
Their Accordion Jazz record has San Francisco’s (one-time) Pezzolo Accordion House on the cover: http://home.earthlink.net/~flynnpub/photo.htm

Thanks for reading us here (and hopefully listening to us, there), but if you find you want more, you can always keep up with us on Twitter (@AccordionNoir and @AccordionBruce), Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fansthe Accordion Noir Festival (which has just announced (and opened online ticket purchases for) its festival-headlining opening night), and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle (taking place this Thursday night!) Cheers & squeeze on!

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