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Accortet

Label: Relative Pitch Records
Released: 2016
Track listing: AM; Henry’s Theme; Giant Chase; Times That Bond; I Want To Do To You What Spring Does To Cherry Trees; Livin’ Large (A&D); Charles Too !; Sun Mystery Ra History; Livin’ Large (C&B).

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Michael Bisio: Accortet

Read "Accortet" reviewed by John Sharpe

A history of the accordion in jazz would be a slight volume. The accordion sits midway between horn and keyboard, and perhaps it's a surprise given its versatility that it doesn't have a higher profile. Klezmer influenced companies apart, the rollcall at the exploratory end of the spectrum would include Anthony Braxton (of course), The Claudia ...

Accortet

Label: Relative Pitch Records
Released: 2015
Track listing: AM; Henry's Theme; Giant Chase; Times That Bond; I Want To Do To You What Spring Does To Cherry Trees; Livin' Large; (A&D); Charles Too!; Sun Mystery Ra History; Livin' Large (C&B).

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Michael Bisio: Accortet

Read "Accortet" reviewed by Mark Corroto

There is a cartoon circulating the internet that depicts a criminal suspect being interrogated by police. Also in the room is a jazz bassist. The detective tells his partner, “he'll talk, everyone talks during the bass solo." That may be true, unless the bassist is Michael Bisio. Whether performing with pianist Matthew Shipp or saxophonist Ivo ...

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Michael Bisio: Accortet

Read "Accortet" reviewed by Troy Collins

Named after its unusual instrumentation, Accortet is the eponymous debut of a quartet led by renowned contrabassist Michael Bisio, featuring the unique frontline of accordion and cornet, played by Art Bailey and Kirk Knuffke, respectively, with Michael Wimberly manning the drums. An in-demand sideman among free jazz luminaries such as Joe McPhee, Ivo Perelman and Matthew ...


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