Diatonic accordéon music of Centre France, Alsace, Bretagne, Britain and other places.
Monday, May 23, 2011
Castagnari Max, One-Row
Diatonic Accordion players speak affectionately of the warmth or lift generated by the push/pull action of their boxes. It's better for dancing, they might say, or, it has a character to it that's differentfrom (read better than) chromatic or piano accordions. I don't believe that this is always true -- Patrick Lefebvre's chromatic playing has plenty of lift, rhythm, and character -- but when played well ... wow ... one-row, pushing/pulling accordions can really get a little somethin' somethin' going.
Andy from Vermont recently posted three recordings of himself playing Quebecois tunes on his Melodie one-row in D and I find myself completely besotted. Go see for yourself. Wonderful.