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Richard Galliano: Sentimentale

If Richard Galliano is jazz’s greatest accordionist, that’s largely because the French squeezebox virtuoso has had minimal competition. But having the field to himself hasn’t stopped Galliano from casting an ever-wider net, vacuuming up genres over the decades from classical to French folk forms to Italian film music to, especially, Astor Piazzolla’s tangos. Sentimentale is … Read More “Richard Galliano: Sentimentale”

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Christian Howes with Special Guest Richard Galliano: Southern Exposure

Richard Galliano is billed as a special guest on Southern Exposure, but it’s difficult to imagine the album without the French accordionist’s input. Though violinist Christian Howes and the fellow Americans that comprise his rhythm section-pianist Josh Nelson, bassist Scott Colley and drummer Lewis Nash-are virtuosic, responsive and world-wise, Galliano brings eloquent textures and coloration … Read More “Christian Howes with Special Guest Richard Galliano: Southern Exposure”

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