Ivo Papasov & His Wedding Band.....look for some live recordings from this type of act circa 2006, or so.
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Accordeon or Accordion or Accordian?
I play accordeon and love to listen to it as well. Very nice sounding acoustic instrument with huge possibilities to replace whole small band. Was experimenting it with drummer only, with trumpet and violin. Also formed 3-piece band with trombonist and drummer. No bassist necessity as accordeon has bass buttons.
My top current picks of greatest maestros of today:
Jazz button accordeon: Eduard Ahanov
Classical button accordeon: Alexander Hrustevitch -- no match see to believe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPnVEVnI9-U
Accordiion Spectacular by Charles Camilleri
Jo Basile -- Rome with Love.
Sophisticated and avantgard jazz on CD
DakhaBrakha -- Life
Modern folk records/cds with accordion:
Japonize Elephants -- there are 4 albums released
Joseph Tawardos/Richard Bona -- Chamelions of the White Shadow
Many of the top Zydeco bands feature great accordion players. Some, like Clifton Chenier and Boozoo Chavis might better known, but I'd start with Zachary Richard. Snake Bit Love, Women In The Room, and Fatras (Live In Montreal) are all terrific, IMHO. As a bonus, Fatras features some smoking guitar from a very young Sonny Landreth.
Thanks all you guys. I love this sound sprinkled in my playlists. Astor Piazolla's bandenoen has astounded me for years. I saw Buckwheat Zydeko live and saw Clifton Chenier no show in Philadelphia. But now you've given me some more folks to look into.
Anyone familiar with Renzo Ruggier? The accordian project? I just ordered these two based on some samples I researched.
Forgot to mention extraordinary accordion artist mostly performing experimental and avangard -- Kimmo Pohjonen.
He's the part of band called KTU with Tony Levin on bass or stick bass(King Crimson)
enjoy his jazz fest video: