Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop, Classical
Richard Galliano is a renowned jazz accordionist and innovator of musette, early-20th-century Parisian dance-hall music. He indeed brings a French touch to this album of jazz improvisation--along with a Brazilian, American... more »
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Richard Galliano is a renowned jazz accordionist and innovator of musette, early-20th-century Parisian dance-hall music. He indeed brings a French touch to this album of jazz improvisation--along with a Brazilian, American, and Italian one. The result is an interesting collaboration among Galliano, saxophonist Michel Portal, drummer Daniel Humair, and the late bassist J.F. Jenny-Clark. Skipping between Miles Davis-influenced bop and Brazilian samba, the music here is rich in thriving rhythms laced with balmy French romanticism. --Karen Karleski
Wonderful in all respects!
S. Seth Hickel | Lenoir, nc United States | 12/02/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"What a wonderful listening experience! Richard Galliano is a wonderful musician. This is a finely crafted CD and has provided me with hours of listening pleasure."
Listenable But Not So Memorable
Kurt Harding | Boerne TX | 06/25/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I first came to the music of Richard Galliano about eight years ago via an amazon recommendation made because of my purchases of CDs by Astor Piazzolla. French Touch was my first Galliano acquisition and since that time I have purchased many more.
French Touch is almost uniformly listenable, but is not nearly so memorable as some subsequent Galliano releases. I best enjoy the opener Bebe, the magnificent jazzy J.F., Caruso, and Sanfona. Listeners may thrill to demonstrations of Galliano's dexterity on A French Touch and on Heavy Tango. I enjoy something about most of the rest of the CD with the exception of Passarinho, on which I find the pounding and whistling rather obnoxious.
If you have not heard Galliano but do like the accordion, you will find in Richard Galliano a man who knows how to make the most of its possibilities. On this CD, he demonstrates his knack for demonstrating those possibilities for nearly forty-five minutes. If you don't choose French Touch, by all means buy at least one of his many other well-regarded albums. You won't be sorry."