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The accordion is often thought of in jazz as either a joke or a novelty, but there have been a limited number of talented practitioners including, in recent times, Richard Galliano. This best-of collection draws its material from a 16-year period, featuring Galliano on 15 selections, ten of which are his originals. The music ranges from straight-ahead and tangos to mood music and folkish songs. Guitarist Bireli Lagrene and Toots Thielemans on harmonica are among the most prominent sidemen, but Galliano's surprisingly versatile accordion is the main star. This set serves as an excellent introduction to Richard Galliano's music and sound.


Born: December 12, 1950 in Le Cannet, France

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Accordionist Richard Galliano did for European folk — specifically, the early 20th century French ballroom dance form known as musette — what his mentor Astor Piazzolla did for the Argentinian tango. Galliano reimagined and revitalized a musical tradition, expanding its emotional range to reflect modern sensibilities, opening it up to improvisation learned through American jazz. In fact, Galliano was more of a jazz musician than a folk one, although he blurred the lines so much that distinctions...
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