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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2021-06-23: Midsummer Night’s Squeeze

June 24, 2021
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I understand this is an image of Natsuki Shinomiya from the mobile video game “Shining Live”, in a level called “Fairy Tale Concerto”

With the coming of the solstice, warm, sunny weather has been unleashed throughout our homebase of Vancouver, BC, and I can see that the weather has been on the mind of our programmer Bruce, who curated a playlist of songs from the sunny side of the street to appear on this week’s hour-long episode of CFRO’s weekly Accordion Noir radio broadcast. If your Apple or Android podcast subscriptions (strongly recommended!) haven’t alerted you to its availability yet, you can enjoy listening to it as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive. Here’s its playlist! 

AccNoir-2021-06-23, Midsummer Night’s Squeeze

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, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2011-06-01: Accordion Night in Canada with Petar Ralchev

June 21, 2021

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From ten years ago, here’s episode 234 of CFRO Co-op Community Radio’s weekly Accordion Noir radio broadcast, featuring the second part of an interview Bruce conducted with Bulgarian accordion master Petar Ralchev.  At its original online home, it logged some 5547 listens, and we’re confident future generations will also be interested in listening to it as digital audio via the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2011-06–01, Accordion Night in Canada

* Artist – Song – Album (year) – Where are they from? – Contact info if we’ve got it.
* Eliza Carthy – 10,000 Miles – The Acoustic Folk Box (4) (1998) – York/Edinburgh, Northeast United Kingdom – “Four Decades of the very best acoustic folk music from the British Isles.” http://www.TopicRecords.co.uk
* Figgy Duff – Lake St. John Reel/The Blackthorn Stick – After The Tempest (1982) – St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada – http://www.ambermusic.ca/artist_figgyduff.htm
* Reno Browne & Her Buckaroos featuring Bill Haley (voc) – My Sweet Little Girl From Nevada – From Western Swing To R-O-C-K (1): Rockry 88 (1949) – http://www.propermusic.com/ Johnny Grande, acc.
* Trackshittaz & Lukas Plöchl – Oida Taunz – Eurovision (2011) – Austria – Rowan brought this back from Europe just for us.
* Tex Williams & the Western Caravan – Cattle Call [cuts off] – Tex Williams & His Western Caravan- 1946-1951 – http://www.interstate-music.co.uk/countryroutes/rfdcd17.htm
* Christa Couture – Fell Out Of Oz – Fell Out Of Oz (2005) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.christacouture.com/ Sara Ciantar, acc.
* Ikue Mori – 8 Million Ways To Die – Hex Kitchen (1995) – New York? – On John Zorn’s Tzadik records. Zeena Parkins, acc.
* Marquiswing Quartet – 7 – Rowan brought this back from Europe just for us.
* Lullaby Baxter Trio – Mama (Should I Bake A Cherry Pie And Hide You Inside?) (LP Version) – Capable Egg (2000) – Montréal, Québec, Canada – http://www.lullabybaxter.com/ Rob Burger, acc.
* Ramblin’ Jack Elliott – How Long Blues – A Stranger Here (2009) – Brooklyn, New York, USA and so on. – http://ramblinjack.com/
* Natalie Merchant – The Man in the Wilderness – Selections From The Album Leave Your Sleep (2010) – http://www.nataliemerchant.com/
* Petar Ralchev – Peter Ralchev Interview (part 2) – Petar Ralchev Interview (2011) – Bulgaria – http://petarralchev.com/
* Peter Ralchev – youtube – “THE MASTERS” BULGARIAN FOLK SEMINAR 2007 (2007) – Bulgaria, Eastern Europe – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkK6CHA_GuY&feature=player_embedded
* Marquiswing Quartet – 5 – Rowan brought this back from Europe just for us.
* Brave Combo – The Innocent Gadfly – Polka’s Revenge (2007) – Denton, Texas, USA – http://www.brave.com/bo/
* Fidgital – souvenir – Departure (2011) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.fidgital.com/main.php

Tonight’s cover illustration is: our kind guest Petar Ralchev, http://petarralchev.com/

Happy spring-time, and please, support Accordion Noir and Co-op Radio (without whom there wouldn’t be an Accordion Noir), by becoming a member. Go to http://www.AccordionNoir.org or http://www.CoopRadio.org and donate online. We really especially supporters who’ve become “sustaining” donors by arranging to donate a little bit every month. Those add up to a lot of support over the year. We love that most of all.

When you’re able to donate, please do add a comment that, “Accordion Noir sent me!” Then we know who loves squeezing.

Thanks much,

Bruce and Rowan

——–

Get all your Vancouver Area accordion information at:
http://www.SqueezeboxCircle.org

Support Accordion Noir, we love our supporters, and our supporters’ supporters – even our detractors love our supporters.

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, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2021-06-16: Pre-Juneteenth #AccordionBandcamp Friday

June 17, 2021
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Antique black and white photo of a seated African American woman in a long formal-looking dress and hat. Holding a large diatonic button accordion on her lap. Instrument has two bass buttons, but the right hand buttons aren't visible. Seems like a fairly intricately designed model from the 1890s-1910s maybe?
Aunt Winnie, former slave of Jesse Stephenson, State Office, St. Louis, Mo.
From: Portraits of African American ex-slaves from the U.S. Works Progress Administration, Federal Writers’ Project slave narratives collections.
So little of the old (English language) African American accordion tradition got recorded. I don’t know of any of those available on Bandcamp. I can share what I’ve got if you contact me: bruce

The monthly “Bandcamp Fridays” artist-support events are on hiatus in favour of more focused fundraisers for specific causes. There’s a good one coming up this coming Friday, June 18th, commemorating the annual Juneteenth commemoration of the struggle to end slavery in the United States. Our relevant pool of known African-American accordionists on Bandcamp remains woefully smaller than we would prefer. All the same, supporting #AccordionBandcamp, artists this Friday while supporting good work is the theme for this week’s episode of CFRO’s weekly Accordion Noir program. If your Apple or Android podcast subscriptions (strongly recommended!) haven’t alerted you to its availability yet, you can enjoy it as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive. Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2021-06-16, Pre-Juneteenth #AccordionBandcamp Friday

Friday June 18, stand with Bandcamp to Support Racial Justice, Equality, and Change
https://daily.bandcamp.com/features/juneteenth-fundraiser-2021

Juneteenth (June 19th) US Commemoration of Emancipation from Slavery
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juneteenth

As on past #AccordionBandcamp episodes of our show, purchases on bandcamp seem to be one of the best ways to support artists online. If you know of more squeezebox folks we should promote, please let us know. Not our place to know what artists need, but if people want to give fans a chance to pay them in exchange for music, bandcamp is doing that right now.

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, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2011-05-25: Rowan returns from Amsterdam, and Petar Ralchev from Bulgaria too

June 14, 2021

 

 

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From ten years ago (more or less — it aired earlier, but went online later, you can see our apology for tardiness below) here’s episode 233 of CFRO’s weekly hour-long Accordion Noir radio program, featuring the triumphant return of Rowan from a continent simply bursting with accordions — including a couple of surreptitious bootleg field recordings.  At its original online home it logged some 6172 listens, and you should be able to continue enjoying it as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist: 

AccNoir–2011-05-25, Rowan Returns from Amsterdam, and Petar Ralchev from Bulgaria too.

(Catching up on older shows, with outdated events!) [Don’t worry about it, Bruce, in the fullness of time all information is outdated! It can still be interesting to look back!]

* Artist – Song – Album (year) – Where are they from? – Contact info if we’ve got it.
* Johnny Meijer – St’ James Infirmary – The Swinging Accordion Of Johnny Meijer. [Disc 1] – The Netherlands
* Dutchmaster – Lover’s Polka – Play Me a Polka – Tex-Czech Polkas (1994) – –
* Dwayne Verheyden – La Feria De Las Flores – Unknown Album
* Totty Wallèns Cowboygäng sång: Wille Wallèn – Sioux City Sue, Cowboy Swing – 78 rpm Musica A 3134 (M 3155) cowboyswing (1950) – Sweden – http://dragspelsmusik.com/
* Geoff Berner (and the Terror of Tiny Town) – Standard Fallout Waltz – ‘Cause I’m Worth It (1997) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.geoffberner.com
* Marquiswing Quartet – Autumn Leaves – Rowan’s Bootleg, Paris.
* Peter Ralchev – Peter Ralchev Interview (part 1) – Peter Ralchev Interview (2011)
* Petar Ralchev, accordion & Jasen Atanasov, bassoon – Bulgarian folklore music – Folklore Seminar in Gabrovo, Bulgaria July 2007 (2007) – Bulgaria – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZyPnL2vscY
* The New Pornographers – The Spirit Of Giving – Challengers (2007) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.thenewpornographers.com/ A.C. Newman, Bass Melodion, but this one has real accordion.
* Marquiswing Quartet – The Girl From Ipanima – Rowan’s Bootleg, Paris
* Cuckoo March – Machine Museum – Rowan’s Bootleg
* Johnny Meijer – Dark Town Struttersball – The Swinging Accordion Of Johnny Meijer [Disc 1] – The Netherlands

Tonight’s cover illustration is: Pablo Picasso’s – Accordeoniste Homme a chapeau
– 1911

Happy spring-time, and please, support Accordion Noir and Co-op Radio (without whom there wouldn’t be an Accordion Noir), by becoming a member. Go to http://www.AccordionNoir.org or http://www.CoopRadio.org and donate online. We really especially supporters who’ve become “sustaining” donors by arranging to donate a little bit every month. Those add up to a lot of support over the year. We love that most of all.

When you’re able to donate, please do add a comment that, “Accordion Noir sent me!” Then we know who loves squeezing.

Thanks much,

Bruce and Rowan

——–

Get all your Vancouver Area accordion information at:
http://www.SqueezeboxCircle.org

Support Accordion Noir, we love our supporters, and our supporters’ supporters – even our detractors love our supporters.

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, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2021-06-09: Pride ‘n Squeezin’

June 9, 2021

Men dancing with each other on a beach with accordion player” (c. 1930), from the Queer Tango Image Archive.

June is when most Pride celebrations kick off, so in its spirit here Bruce programmed a fabulous instalment of our weekly hour-long broadcast featuring some of the simply squeeziest LGBTQ2S+ artists out there. Turn on your bubble machine and get out your rainbow flags! If your Apple or Android podcast subscriptions (strongly recommended!) haven’t alerted you to its availability yet, you can enjoy listening to it as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive. Here’s its playlist! (Well, a video first.)

Alice Marcone & Gabeu – ‟Pistoleira”

AccNoir-2021-06-09, Pride ‘n’ Squeezin’

‟Hidden Wonders: the Speakeasy Magic Experience (virtual edition)” – Shawn Farquhar Presents: a Fundraiser for Co-op Radio, June 24 (2021) – Vancouver, BC, Canada (streaming magically to your home!) – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hidden-wonders-magic-experience-co-op-radio-benefit-virtual-edition-tickets-154506963487?aff=ebdssbeac&keep_tld=1

‟ACCORDION AVAILABLE, from MARION LEFEVRE: 36 Bass 30 Key Piano” – $350 (Inquire about the Queer Pride discount) – In Vancouver, BC, Canada – Text: 778-800-8855 or see photos at: https://vancouver.craigslist.org/bnc/msg/d/burnaby-piano-accordion-stella/7332771095.html

Miss Natasha Enquist – ‟Lock & Key”

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, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2011-05-18: A Sunny Day in Amsterdam

June 6, 2021

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From, er, a bit over ten years ago, here’s episode 232 of CFRO Co-Op Radio’s weekly Accordion Noir radio broadcast, during which I gather I was away in the Netherlands with my life partner, learning about (among other things) its accordion culture and all manner of mechanical accordion-playing machines at Utrecht’s Speelklokmuseum.  At its oiginal online home, this episode achieved a total of some 5195 logged listens, but you can continue enjoying it as digital audio today courtesy of the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2011-05-18, Sunny Day in Amsterdam (Remember when it was spring?)

* Artist – Song – Album (year) – Where are they from? – Contact info if we’ve got it.
* Julz-A – Sunshine Decay – Squeeze Right EP (2007) – New York City, New York State, USA – http://www.julz-a.com
* Andy Fielding – Accordion Noir theme (long version, 2:30) – Accordion Noir (2010) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – recorded special just for our show! More, http://www.andyfielding.com/temp/visigoth.pdf
* yeti (Jetty Swart) – Train de Nuit – Chez Michton (studio dubs?) – France/Netherlands – http://lecrideyeti.free.fr/accueil2.htm
* Kajto – Stacidoma Muzikanto – Lokomotivo, rulu nun! (2004) – Esperanto / Netherlands (Nederlando) – http://www.xs4all.nl/~marianta/indexen.html
* Johnny Meyer – Deed i do – Johnny Meijer: Dutch Swing College Band “128” (1974) – The Netherlands – 00000290 00000290 00000668
* De Amsterdam Klezmer Band – Noushka – De Amsterdam Klezmer Band (2003) – Amsterdam, the Netherlands – http://www.amsterdamklezmerband.nl/english/index.html
* Dsd (the mysterious Derrick Stacey Denholm) – Sunlit Clearing – Norsk Drag (2006) – Prince George, BC, Canada – Apt 9, 423 3rd Ave West. Prince Rupert, BC. V8J 1L4, Canada
* Kate & Anna McGarrigle – sun, son(shining on the water) – love over and over (1982) – Canada – sounds like ABBA
* Quintet Johnny Meyer – Ain’t She Sweet – Squeeze Me 3: 1943-53 Rebop Continental (The Jazz and Swing Accordion Story) (1947) – The Netherlands – http://www.venerablemusic.com/catalog/TitleDetails.asp?TitleID=12048
* Trio Nuevo: Michael Gustorff – violin, Hans Sparla – accordion, Dick de Graaf – Tenor Saxophone and special guest Sandra Coelers – Voice – Sleeping Giant – Jazz meets Tango (2006) – The Netherlands – Hans Sparla, acc. (the other trio members have sites…) http://www.dickdegraaf.com/html/trioNuevo_Eng_001.htm
http://www.dickdegraaf.com/content/?page_id=32
* Gordon Fleming – East Of The Sun – According To Gordie (1950) – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – http://famgroup.ca/gordiefleming/navigation/gordie.htm
* Amsterdam Klezmer Band – Odessa’s Blast Out – Remixed (2006) – Amsterdam, the Netherlands – http://www.amsterdamklezmerband.nl/news.html
* Duo Mares – Amber and Cream – Volume Nuevo (2010) – The Netherlands – http://www.duomares.com
* Mat Mathews – Now See How You Are – Squeeze Me 4: 1951-55 A Lesson In Bop (The Jazz and Swing Accordion Story) (1955) – The Netherlands – http://www.venerablemusic.com/catalog/TitleDetails.asp?TitleID=12048
* Zeellia – Our Spring – Willow Bridge – Vancouver, BC, Canada – http://www.zeellia.com
* Servais Haanen – Ohne Wahnwagen – Cataract (2007) – Niederlande (Netherlands) – http://www.klangwelten.com

Tonight’s cover illustration is: Johnny Meijer’s Grave (how cool is that?) http://www.studiokoning.nl/Foto_24/Vredenhof.html

Happy spring-time, and please, support Accordion Noir and Co-op Radio (without whom there wouldn’t be an Accordion Noir), by becoming a member. Go to http://www.AccordionNoir.org or http://www.CoopRadio.org and donate online. We really especially supporters who’ve become “sustaining” donors by arranging to donate a little bit every month. Those add up to a lot of support over the year. We love that most of all.

When you’re able to donate, please do add a comment that, “Accordion Noir sent me!” Then we know who loves squeezing.

Thanks much,

Bruce and Rowan

——–

Get all your Vancouver Area accordion information at:
http://www.SqueezeboxCircle.org

Support Accordion Noir, we love our supporters, and our supporters’ supporters – even our detractors love our supporters.

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, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2021-05-02: What’s up, June?

June 2, 2021
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Poring over the playlist that Bruce provided, I could discern no emergent theme or topic to this week’s hour-long episode of CFRO Co-Op Radio’s weekly Accordion Noir broadcast. The songs are in every style, from every part of the world. (Of course, that’s the regular theme!) Don’t worry yourself trying to figure out what they have in common, the answer is simply the free-reed aerophone. Just sit back and enjoy the set of tunes! If your Apple or Android podcast subscriptions (strongly recommended!) haven’t alerted you to its availability yet, you can enjoy listening to it as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive. Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2021-06-02, What’s Up June?

‟Maribel” by Caamaño & Ameixeiras – from their new album Aire! (2021)

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, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle (another Zoom session this Friday night, 7-9 pm!) Cheers & squeeze on!

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2011-05-11: Squeezeburgers!

May 31, 2021

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From ten years ago, here’s episode 231 of CFRO Co-Op Community Radio’s weekly hour-long Accordion Noir radio program, featuring great squeezebox music from all over the world, in every style.  This one is named after Bruce’s research unearthing details about Lawrence Welk’s music-themed fast food restaurant, about which you can read more in his book!  At its original online home, this episode logged some 3503 listens, but you can continue enjoying listening to it today courtesy of the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2011-05-11, Squeezeburgers

* Artist – Song – Album (year) – Where are they from? – Contact info if we’ve got it.
* Scott Cook – Song For The Slow Dancers – Moonlit Rambles
* The Bad Things – Springtime Lament – Vaudeville Show (2006) – Seattle, Washington, USA – http://www.thebadthings.com/
* Pee Wee King (Frank Julius Anthony Kuczynski) – Half A Dozen Boogie (1956) – Blue Suede Shoes: Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight – Milwaukee, Wisconsin / Nashville, Tennessee, USA – http://www.bear-family.de
* Cricket & Snail – Day After Day – It Takes Two (2010) – Monteagle, Tennessee, USA – http://www.Alembickmusic.com/cricketandsnail.html Lucie Carlson, violin / James Carlson, accordion
* Lawrence Welk and Myron Floren – Polkas with Lawrence Welk and Myron Floren
* Cafe Antarsia Ensemble – Crows & Angels – Songs of the Table (2007) – – “Just a wayword Christian”
* Hjaltalín – Trailer Music – Sleepdrunk Seasons (2008) – Reykjavík, Iceland – http://www.myspace.com/hjaltalinband
* The Woodshed Orchestra – Geddy Lee – The Woodshed Orchestra (2011) – Guelph, Ontario, Canada – This song’s about the singer from RUSH. http://www.thewoodshedorchestra.com
* One Ring Zero – The Ghost Of Rita Gonzalo – Live At Barbès (2008) – Virgina / Brooklyn, New York, USA – http://www.oneringzero.com/
* Carson Sisters – saxophone accordion 1930s – from where?
* Laura Peek – What It’s For – Key (2010) – Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada – http://www.peekpeekpeek.com
* Eleni Karaindrou – Nostalgia Song – Dust Of Time (2009)
* The Mountains & The Trees – Fear Of Ghosts – I Made This For You (2010) – St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada – http://www.themountainsandthetrees.com
* Naftule’s Dream – Industrial Bulgar – Job – Boston, Massachusetts, USA – http://www.naftulesdream.com/
* The Decemberists – Oceanside – 5 Songs (2003) – Portland, Oregon, USA – http://www.decemberists.com/
* Kaina Nowdlak – Traditional – Music Nunavut – Nunavut, Canada – Alianait Entertainment: http://www.alianait.ca
* Kristin Sweetland – La Fin Du Monde – Own Sweet Time (2007) – Ontario, Canada – http://www.kristensweetland.com

Tonight’s cover illustration is: the much coveted Lawrence Welk ashtray, patented (# D170,898) in 1953.
http://www.google.com/patents?id=mERyAAAAEBAJ&printsec=description&zoom=4#v=onepage&q&f=false

Happy spring-time, and please, support Accordion Noir and Co-op Radio (without whom there wouldn’t be an Accordion Noir), by becoming a member. Go to http://www.AccordionNoir.org or http://www.CoopRadio.org and donate online. We really especially supporters who’ve become “sustaining” donors by arranging to donate a little bit every month. Those add up to a lot of support over the year. We love that most of all.

When you’re able to donate, please do add a comment that, “Accordion Noir sent me!” Then we know who loves squeezing.

Thanks much,

Bruce and Rowan

——–

Get all your Vancouver Area accordion information at:
http://www.SqueezeboxCircle.org

Support Accordion Noir, we love our supporters, and our supporters’ supporters – even our detractors love our supporters.

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, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle (it’s coming up later this week, possibly in person!  Make sure you’re subscribed to our e-mail list to be the first to find out how to take part!) Cheers & squeeze on!

Jazz Accordion Solos: video series with Julien Labro

May 27, 2021

The marvelous Jazz Accordion Solo transcription videos and interviews with jazz 🪗ists are produced (semi anonymously, possibly for copyright reasons?) by French-born accordionist/bandoneonist Julien Labro.

He began in Feb 2021 with short videos showing him performing (on C-system CBA) jazz 🪗 solos along with recordings of great jazz accordionists. The musical notation Labro transcribed for each solo is seen scrolling along with the joint performances.

It’s a history lesson to see these international players whose work has often long been unavailable, and several I’d never heard of. Great stuff, and Julien is an amazing player, reflecting the styles and techniques of these quite different artists.


Recent videos have included video-chats with living jazz accordionists Richard Galliano and Gil Goldstein, which are insightful and a joy to see. Makes you wish we had interviews with all the other historical players featured. Labro has reached out to several of the other still-living players and hopefully we’ll get to hear some of their stories too.

The transcriptions are available as sheet music at: https://gumroad.com/jazzaccordionsolos

He’s also got them available in different formats in other places like:
https://www.soundslice.com/users/JazzAccordionSolos/

All the videos are viewable in series on youtube (and he’s on Facebook too). Worth watching, subscribing, and sharing them all: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbTwGWrQQJ20odJ7Rpeljrg/videos

I’ve really enjoyed seeing this project unfold, and very much recommend subscribing on whatever place you can. It’s the most exciting jazz accordion history I know of, and I look forward to seeing where it will go. Hopefully it will continue in some form when we’re able to play outside our houses too.

Accordion Noir radio playlist 2021-05-26: Brazilian Birthdays, Oliveros Film Fundraiser, Allison Russell Fans, and some Finnish Ambient Metal

May 26, 2021
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This week’s episode of CFRO’s weekly hour-long Accordion Noir broadcast has several themes beyond its standard mandate to simply serve up squeezebox music for the masses. You can see the episode title for the full course of topics covered in this episode. Surely they would all warrant an episode of their own, but sometimes you’ve just got to mix it up. If your Apple or Android podcast subscriptions (strongly recommended!) haven’t alerted you to its availability yet, you can listen to it as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive. Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2021-05-26, Brazilian Birthdays, Oliveros Film Fundraiser, Allison Russell Fans, and some Finnish Ambient Metal

Deep Listening & the story of Pauline Oliveros
Let’s Finish This Film! Watch Party Fundraiser:
Sunday, May 30 3-4:30PM
Tickets Here

More info: http://www.ministryofmaat.org

Twin Brazilian Accordion Birthdays today!

Saint Irmã Dulce Pontes
(26 May 1914 – 13 March 1992)
Born: Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Patron saint of… forró?
Canonized, 2019
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irmã_Dulce_Pontes

Severino (Sivuca) Dias de Oliveira
(May 26, 1930 – December 14, 2006)
Born: Joào Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil
Brazillian Forró Jazz Master
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sivuca

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, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!