Richard Galliano Quartet
New DOUBLE Album Release On Your Desk
“New Jazz Muzette”
In his 30 year career, Galliano has successfully revamped the image of the accordian, an instrument considered passé, and now takes his inspiration for his new double album from his musical idols: Piazzolla, Coltrane, Bill Evans and Debussy
Richard Galliano has decided to celebrate his 30 years in music together with some talented friends – Sylvain Luc on guitar, Philippe Aerts on acoustic bass and Andre Ceccarelli on drums.
His new double album, “New Jazz Musette”, is releasing on February 17th, 2017, on the Ponderosa label, out of Milan, and features a selection of his favorite compositions.
In fact, it has been thirty years since the release of his first album, “Spleen”, when he was the leader of the “New Musette Quartet”.
“Following in the footsteps of Astor Piazzolla, who invented the New Tango, today I am re-creating the “New Musette”, says Galliano, because I think that this music cannot be played the way it was played in the ‘30s. When I play these tunes now, I take my inspiration from my musical idols: Piazzolla, Coltrane, Bill Evans and Debussy.”
“Musette” is a traditional Italo-French form, popular music. Like the blues in the United States and the tango in Argentina, it surfaced at the same time, in the first decades of the twentieth century. All three are the fruit of a social and cultural fusion: Italian and French musicians for musette, Italians and Argentines for the tango, Africans and Americans for the blues.
Immigrants far from their homelands created new musical forms, combining tradition and melancholy: that’s how it was for the blues in the US, and for the milonga in Argentina. The same thing happened in France, on the forgotten outskirts of the big cities.
And the “New Jazz Muzette” proudly joins the folds.