The accordion is often relegated as an instrument suited for only certain styles of music-most will think polka, some will think Cajun, Zydeco or Tex-Mex. A few others might think Tango or Mussette. But jazz?
This is exactly why I play the instrument-it's an underdog in the jazz world. Pulling it out in a club will often cause a few to snicker or yell "It's polka time!". But in the right hands, the accordion can not only sound great in a jazz context, it can help show the way to new expressions in jazz.
So, take a listen to some of the tracks on this CD. I hope you agree.