Wednesday, August 01, 2007
Ron Carter and Richard Galliano- A Small Ballad
I've never comprehended the widespread dislike of accordions. They're simply breathing keyboards capable of more intimacy than most instruments. This 1990 collaboration between the great bassist Ron Carter and French accordionist Richard Galliano is infinitely charming. Dozens of Galliano videos grace YouTube. This one is particularly gorgeous.
Here's a suggestion for the makers of the next Harry Potter film: Use Leonard Cohen's "Who By Fire" over the end credits. Its lyrics and atmosphere are a perfect fit.
I'm surprised by how quickly I've embraced Mark Ronson's Dylan remix.
Kansas City Click: Wes Borland's Black Light Burns and Shudder are at the brand-new version of The Static Bar tonight.