Accordion Tribe - Accordion Tribe
composer: Maria Kalaniemi - Accordion Tribe - Bratko Bibic - Lars Hollmer - Guy Klucevsek - Otto Lechner
interpreter: Maria Kalaniemi - Accordion Tribe - Bratko Bibic - Lars Hollmer - Guy Klucevsek - Otto Lechner
Order number: INT 32202
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Accordion Tribe is both the name of a truly exceptional working band and the title of their first album. Some of the world's best representatives of 'squeeze box' art have gathered here to create a tour project that is just as ambitious as it is unusual.
Guy Klucevsek, highly respected in the jazz and avantgarde scene and known as fellow performer of Bill Frisell, John Zorn and Laurie Anderson among others.
Maria Kalaniemi from Finland is the leading accordion player of her country.
The Swedish self-taught musican Lars Hollmer knows how to enthuse his audience not only with simple tunes but also with complex experimental pieces.
Bartko Bibic from Slovenia performed with the legendary Tom Cora in the band Nimal, among others.
Last but not least: Otto Lechner has played accordion since the age of four. His repertoire includes traditional popular music and waltzes in which he occasionally incorporates jazz improvisations. In his home town of Vienna, he leads two ensembles and writes music for theatres and radio plays in the whole of Europe.
This CD documents the highlights of their first tour in 1996, compiled from more than 50 hours of recorded material, such as in the Großer Sendesaal of the WDR and at Radio Brandenburg in Potsdam – a feast of fascinating music, both folkloric and adventurous as well as innovative. With not one accordion too many!
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