Filuzzi Bolognese

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Filuzzi Bolognese

Post by maugein96 » Sun May 06, 2018 10:24 pm

No, you can't eat it!

This is Ruggero Passarini, playing another valzer, but in the Filuzzi dancing style, popularised in Bologna. You should be able to hear the stronger musette used in that style.

Not sure if he's still on the go, although his grandson, Massimo Budriesi, plays the same style.

The accordion is devoid of bass buttons as the original music was played on organetto instruments which didn't have them either.

Ruggero played full sized CBAs with bass buttons when he was younger, but in later years played more on those little hybrid accordion/organetto. PA versions are also available but they are rare.

The clip is part of a concert dedicated to the memory of the late Carlo Venturi, who was also from the Bologna area, and was a virtuoso CBA player who died very young.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kCH98ByS_I

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Re: Filuzzi Bolognese

Post by Stephen Hawkins » Sun May 06, 2018 10:45 pm

Hi John,

I got about 10 to 15 seconds of that clip. (but what little I heard was good) Maybe it is a problem at my end.

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Re: Filuzzi Bolognese

Post by maugein96 » Sun May 06, 2018 11:04 pm

Stephen,

It's working OK on mine.

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Re: Filuzzi Bolognese

Post by Stephen Hawkins » Mon May 07, 2018 7:16 am

Hi John,

Oh Well (scratching head) it doesn't want to work on mine.

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Re: Filuzzi Bolognese

Post by losthobos » Wed May 09, 2018 6:21 am

Ha....reminded me I should pop "waltz des nigilos"...hedgehog waltz...an old gypsy standard often played at funerals back into my repertoire...you'll find old versions by Gus Viseur, Barret, etc
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3qC_krdCm5o
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Re: Filuzzi Bolognese

Post by maugein96 » Wed May 09, 2018 9:15 am

Terry,

Learned that tune before I knew what the translation was, but rarely play it these days. In my early playing days I wasn't aware of any manouche influence at all. It was only after things like video and the internet became available that I was able to piece it all together.

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Re: Filuzzi Bolognese

Post by Geronimo » Wed May 09, 2018 9:40 am

losthobos wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 6:21 am
Ha....reminded me I should pop "waltz des nigilos"...hedgehog waltz...an old gypsy standard often played at funerals back into my repertoire...you'll find old versions by Gus Viseur, Barret, etc
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3qC_krdCm5o
Nice. I wanted to comment that the duo is not balanced well due to the overpowering accordion but that was one case of laptop speakers being quite unsuitable for listening: rechecking with headphones helped a whole lot. Had problems identifying the kind of saxophone, mostly because it isn't a saxophone at all (bass clarinet).

Beats the pants off a dedicated bass accordion (no idea about volume as it's microphoned here, but the articulation and phrasing is very nice), let alone the bass reeds of a standard accordion.

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Re: Filuzzi Bolognese

Post by maugein96 » Fri May 11, 2018 3:00 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNJ-go9BA78

Another version by Daniel Colin on a similar box to mine. Shame he can't play it like me (or have I got it round the wrong way?)

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Re: Filuzzi Bolognese

Post by losthobos » Fri May 11, 2018 4:23 pm

Play it like you stole it John 😉
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Re: Filuzzi Bolognese

Post by maugein96 » Fri May 11, 2018 5:37 pm

losthobos wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 4:23 pm
Play it like you stole it John 😉
That's just it. I have no idea how my box got to the UK from France. I e-mailed Maugein with the serial number a few years ago looking for details. There was no reply or cops at the door, so I'm none the wiser.

I had a little paper receipt for it from the shop in Yorkshire where I bought it secondhand. The shop has since closed down, and I inadvertently threw the receipt away.

It's needing a bit of work done on the bassoon reed valves, but very few UK repairers other than Emilio Allodi will work on French boxes, and his workshop is 360 miles away from here. Last time I made use of a UK courier to have a repair done the accordion came back with damage to the bass side. The repairer never knew that French style boxes really need the bass buttons immobilised before transit. I believe they use cardboard or plastic strips under the button heads, but have never actually seen them.

Considering none of my boxes see much action these days then I'll maybe just run with it as it is, as my thousands of fans have got used to it by now.

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