This is an album of what I call, \"Accordion Classics\". It represents the style of accordion playing that made it so popular in the early to mid 1900\'s.
However, the music you will hear was made possible with crystal-clear, 21st century state-of-the-art recording.
This album is dedicated to my teacher, Mr. Charles Nunzio, who was a principal student of Pietro Frosini, and is known in his own right as a great performer and instructor of the accordion. His musical genius is evident in his compositions and arrangements, some of which appear on this CD. Mr. Nunzio’s assistance in the execution of these musical selections was immeasurable.
\"In my many years as a musician I’ve heard countless accordionists. Most of these players were quite technically proficient. Many of these artists were primarily concerned with “playing the piece”.
Zevy Zions “plays the piece” and has amazing technique. What sets him apart and above most accordionists is his musicianship. He interprets the music; is subtle and gets to the essence of the selection.
The repertoire of this CD runs the gamut from light pieces such as “Coquette” and “Olive Blossoms” to the substantial “Vivo” which was written by the illustrious accordionist-arranger John Gart. Zions’ “Klezmer Suite” evokes all kinds of images and emotions. It’s magnificent.
This CD exposes an essential selection of Accordion music, played by a great artist.\"
------- Angelo DiPippo, November 2006
Performed and produced by Zevy Zions